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English Weather, News, Ski Report - February 8, 2024



Big “Welcome Back” to the snow which is currently falling gently in the village.
Even a small covering on the pavement and a couple of centimetres on the slopes brightens everything.
Especially welcome as they are the first flakes we have had in the last couple of weeks.

The temperature has risen in the village, the inversion has gone so it is now cooler on the mountain.
The clouds should clear later giving us sun this afternoon.

At 10.00 the temperature is

  • 0° in the Village.
  • -2° on Bellevarde.
  • -2° on Solaise.
  • -6° on Pisaillas.

Maximum temperature is expected to be  +6° at 2000 meters.


The small amount of snow is not expected to cause problems on our local roads.


Another good day ahead in our mountains as all our lifts and nearly all our pistes will open.

On Pisaillas

Everything will open and the pistes are all groomed.

At le Fornet

All the pistes and lifts are open except the Tunnel piste.
The pistes that were not groomed are :

  • Foret 
  • Signal
  • Table d'Orientation
  • Col
  • Variante Col

On Solaise

Everything is open.

The pistes that were not groomed are :

  • Marmottons
  • Marais
  • S
  • 3000

On Bellevarde

Everything is open and everything was groomed except :

  • The G
  • Epaulet du Charvet
  • Borsat

The Golden Squirrel Ladies Championship continues with a slalom race on the Raye.

Depending on visibility the boarder cross and snow park may close
and planned training on the upper parts of the Orange and OK may be abandoned, opening these slopes to everyone.

Tignes can be accessed via the Tommeuses or Borsat chairlifts.

The avalanche risk today has risen to 2 out of 5, as there was less of a freeze last night.

If considering skiing off piste.

Avoid scary  and unpleasant surprises by skiing with a professional guide.

Or co-adventurers who are properly equipped with both knowledge and kit.

There have been several collisions recently.
Remember that the skier higher up the slope is ALWAYS responsible for avoiding those skiing innocently below,
even if that person below turns exactly where you thought  you could nip past them.

Please control your speed at all times but especially when approaching the lower slopes.

When your legs are fading, relax, look forward to your evening and take one of our lifts down.

Our walking paths are all open, except les Branges, to pedestrians and dogs but not skiers or cars, .

Cross Country skiing tracks are all open.


The L’Avancher hosted the latest medal ceremony where the platinum medal, recognising 60 years of loyalty to Val d'Isère was premiered.  
The gold medal, which several of our fans are proudly wearing, is no longer the top prize.
This platinum medal was awarded to Peter Von Moller, a German Gentleman who was presented with it by his sponsor, Francoise Kassemberg.  
Peter's love affair with Val d'Isère started in  1960 and is a story intimately intertwined with the original hotel L'Avancher.
Several of his local friends joined him to celebrate this achievement and share tales over drinks.
He has certainly seen a few changes in Val d'Isère over those 60 years.

The ceremony also honoured Joëlle Gravelle with a gold medal,  and both her son Arnaud and Natacha Beckaert with silver versions..

One of Val's own, Aloïs Lefranc, has excelled in The Golden Squirrels Under 16s Championships, on Monday winning the Giant Slalom in St. Foy, and yesterday the Super G at Tignes.
Huge Congratulations !

Last nights cross country skiing relay race lived up to its hype.
16 teams competed and there were even more spectators than previously.
Another brilliant spectacle with both tumbles and bumbles, and skilled aerobatics.
The competitors ranged from those devoted to cross country and complete beginners.

The team ‘Ski Bar 84’ slid and skid 20 laps of the long course in the allocated 20 minutes with team '33 plus' hot on their heels.

We would have thought this was a basic and unnecessary reminder, but pedestrian paths are for pedestrians, and their dogs.
Not for skiers.
And ESPECIALLY not for cars......
Whoever chose to bag his favourite summer camping spot, a few months early, ended up with a stuck car, a fine and their car being dragged to car prison.

Today's Events

Discover the

A squash room in the Swimming Pool & Sports Centre has been transformed into an immersive, interactive, games room.  
A sporty, entertaining technological  experience that anyone can join in.
There are a dozen or more ball games waiting for you.

Human Curling

At the bottom of the slopes in La Daille.
Fun and free.
Transform yourself into a missile, released by your team mates and aimed at the target.

If your nerves don’t like the sound of ‘missile’ at least come and cheer them on.
Children must be accompanied by their parents, and helmets are strongly recommended.
You don't need to reserve.

Suggestions of the Day

Why not book to have Dinner under the Stars, at 2551 metres.
The bubble lift on Solaise is opened exclusively for Gigi’s guests on Friday from 19.00.  
This will be a special ride, seeing the
night lights of Val and
taking you away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Please remember to  phone +33 4 58 83 00 91
or email contact@gigi-valdisere.com to reserve your place
as it will understandably
be very popular.

As Valentines Day approaches,
the Happy Marmotte shop in the Tourist Office square,
has a selection of jewellery, accessories and interesting and beautiful things to decorate your home and also celebrate your love.
You will find a selection of trendy and responsibly sourced brands,
so you will find something to make anyone happy.

Free Public Transport

The red shuttle bus (‘le train rouge’) runs between La Daille and Le Fornet, via the roundabout adjacent to the nursery slopes (‘Rond-point des Pistes’) every 6 minutes from 07.00 to 19.00 and then every 20 minutes until 02.00.

The blue shuttle bus (‘le train bleu’) travels between the Rond-point des Pistes and Legettaz every 15 minutes from 08.30 to 23.20.

The yellow shuttle bus (‘le train jaune’) takes you to the Manchet valley via the main street and the rue de la Balme every 20 minutes from 08.30 to 23.20.

The shuttle bus between Val d’Isère and Tignes does 6 round trips a day.The shuttle bus between Val d’Isère and Tignes does 6 round trips a day.

  • Leaving La Daille at 07.55, 08.35 and 10.50 in the morning and 16.25, 17.25 and 18.20 pm in the afternoon.
  • Leaving Tignes 1800 at 8.05, 8.45 and 11.00, in the morning and 16.35, 17.35 and 18.30 in the afternoon.
Opening times

The Swimming Pool and Sports Centre is open from 10.00 to 21.00.
The Ice-skating Rink is open from 14.00 to 18.00.
The Tourist Office is open from 08.30 to 19.30.
The Multimedia Library is open from 14.00 to 18.00.
The Town Hall (La Mairie) is open from 9.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 17.00.
The Association for employees in Val d’Isere (Vie Val d’Is) is open from 09.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 16.00.
The Reservation Centre (in the basement of the Tourist Office) is open from 08.30 to 19.00.
The Post Office is open from 09.00 to 12.30 and from 14.00 to 17.30.

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