We are in for a warm and cloudy day.
There wasn't a great freeze overnight and the humidity was recorded as 81% in the village this morning.
We have a Foehn, so a warm, dry wind, that may gust at up to 80 km/ hour.
We should have some snow later but we can't promise you a sunny Friday !
At 10.00 the temperature is
- +2° in the Village.
- -3° on Bellevarde.
- -7° on Pisaillas.
Maximum temperature is expected to be +4 ° at 2000 meters.
No problems are expected on the roads in our village, but if you are travelling to or from Val this weekend, please take a deep breath before reading the local news.
Nearly all our lifts and pistes are open, but when you are out, keep your eyes on the Piste Notice Boards as the wind may affect our lifts.
Every thing is open and the pistes are all groomed,
but the wind does like this area.....
At le Fornet
All the pistes and lifts are open except the Tunnel piste.
The pistes that were not groomed are :
- Table d'Orientation
- Pre chemin
- Petit bois
Everything is open.
The pistes that were not groomed are :
- Rhone alps
The L may close, as the warmth may finally set off the slab above it.
All lifts are already running and pistes are all open except the Boarder Cross.
The following were not groomed :
- The G
- Epaule du Charvet
Santons is still at risk of an avalanche engulfing it, so may close later.
Tignes can be accessed via the Tommeuses or Borsat chairlifts.
The avalanche risk today is again 2 out of 5.
Be particularly careful as there wasn’t a good freeze last night.
If considering skiing off piste,
Minimise your risks and increase your knowledge
by skiing with a professional guide.
Our walking paths are all open except les Branges.
Cross Country skiers have the choice of all our tracks.
For those packing to share their holiday with us it would be hope over logic to assume your drive will be swift....
So be prepared ! Have a good nights sleep and pack car with drinks, snacks, people you like and focus on the fab time you will have once you get here.
In summary, this weekend will see more people arrive than at any other weekend this season.
The 'numbers' are measured between Albertville and Moutiers so not all of these vehicles are coming to Val but 73,000 are approaching, and 69,000 heading home.
To add spice into the mix, snow is predicted as low as 800 metres, so to a level just above Bourg St Maurice.
For those heading downhill, the times to avoid are
Between 17.00 and 19.00
Between 09.00 and 13.00.
For those arriving tomorrow……….
Savoie Route are predicting “difficult” (= heavy slow traffic jams) journeys from
09.00 until 19.00.
For those with the luxury of choosing their travel times, think carefully before moving.
For those in a car, relax, drive carefully, arrive safely.
In the final day of The Golden Squirrel Championship, we didn't have any of our talented locals competing, but the slalom on the Raye was won by Cassandre Peizerat, from Tignes.
It is thanks to the close cooperation between the 3 resorts that so many skiers could take part this week.
In total, the resorts of Val d’Isere, Tignes and St Foy welcomed 114 girls and 167 boys over the 4 days of Slaloms, Giant Slaloms and Super G races.
The Golden Squirrels have their next races from 13th to 16th March at Grand Bornard et La Clusaz.
Our Sports Club will be holding its AGM in just over a month, on Wednesday 13th March at 18.00.
News from Team GB
The World Aquatics Championships are currently taking place in Doha,
and with another week to run
we are currently 4th in the medal table. after winning
- 1 Gold
- 3 Silvers
- 6 Bronzes.
Back to Skiing….
Ash Clayton came 2nd in the Big Air Europa Cup FIS Freestyle.
Freddy Carrick-Smith won the Under 18 Slalom category at the World Junior Championships.
Very Well Done to both of you !
The English Alpine FIS Championships are currently taking place in Bormio.
We are confident that there will be many British medals !
Come to the Savonnette piste for this fun and free experience.
The snow bodyboard is controlled by transferring your weight and gives you the impression that you are
flying above the surface of the snow.
You must wear a helmet and be over 9 years of age.
Children must be accompanied by a parent.
As Valentines Day approaches, the Happy Marmotte shop in the Tourist Office square, has a great selection of jewellery, accessories and beautiful things to both decorate your home and demonstrate your love.
You will find a selection of trendy and responsibly sourced brands
something for everyone.
Make your marmotte happy !
Why not book to have Dinner under the Stars, at 2551 metres.
The bubble lift on Solaise is opened exclusively for Gigi’s guests from 19.00.
This will be a special ride both
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a table for yourself and your friends
as it will understandably be very popular.
To celebrate The Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dragon,
the Halles de Val suggest a culinary journey around Asian flavours, beginning today with beef with onions.
Come and meet the team at the butchers counter,
today, tomorrow and Sunday.
You can't miss them, with their Chinese hats
and the tastefully decorated aisle.
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.
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.