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English Weather, News, Ski Report - January 12, 2024



We are in for another sunny day with clear blue skies.
But wrap up well as it is chilly.
Neck warmers and something to protect your face are always welcome when you are on a chairlift and would otherwise get a face full of a cold wind.
There will be a light breeze, with north easterly gusts of 20-40 km/hour.
Temperatures at 09.30 are : 
-8° in the centre of the village
-10°on Solaise,
-5° on Pisaillas.

Maximum temperature at 2000 metres will be zero degrees.


No problems are expected on our roads today.


Clear skies + sunshine + beautifully groomed pistes + all the lifts open = one good day !

At Le Fornet

Everything will open except the Tunnel.
This piste is very exposed, so the mean wind easily blows the snow away.
The Foret and the Signal pistes have not been groomed.

On the Pisaillas area

Everything is open.

On Solaise

The piste L is currently a red run that is currently particularly tricky due to narrow areas so approach with care.

The 3000, Marmottons and Rhone Alps have not been groomed.

The Gorge is NOT PASSABLE.
You would need to call a helicopter to get home in time for dinner.
This will be expensive and unlikely to be covered by your insurers.

On Bellevarde

The Epaule du Charvet, Borsat, G and Lanches have not been groomed.

The two touring tracks are open.
The machines cannot groom the track up to Solaise
So it is always trickier than the track at la Daille
Remember –
Only walk up these tracks,
you are not allowed to ski down them.

Tignes will ALSO be sunny today !
You can get there by taking the Tommeuses
or Borsat chairlifts.
But when having fun over there bear in mind that the last lifts back to Val are at 16.30.
If you miss that deadline, don’t panic as the last shuttle bus leaves Tignes  1800 at 18.30 pm.

The avalanche risk today is 2 out of 5.

The sun does not improve off piste safety, be very careful as there are plenty of plaques.

Only ski off piste with people that you trust to be able to find you and dig you out if your group are caught by an avalanche

If in doubt, stay on our well-marked pistes until you can ski off-piste with one of Val d'isères
many charming and experienced mountain guides.


It is FRIDAY so here is the traffic news for the coming weekend………
Between today and Sunday evening we expect 50,000 vehicles going down the mountain and slightly more, 52,000 coming up.
The dual carriage way from Albertville towards Moutiers might be a bit busy on Saturday between 09.00 and 16.00, but otherwise the traffic uphill should be OK.
For those going home, the traffic will be busiest on Sunday, with skiers, weirdly, preferring the pistes to the roads on Saturday.
We are expecting  the most cars, and therefore the slowest moving homebound traffic, between 17.00 and 20.00 on Sunday.

This morning is the most important Town Council meeting of the year as it includes the vote for the main budget for 2024.
In addition to the financial topics, there will also be a vote to modify the local planning rules, allowing an agreement between the council and a group of local residents concerning the area near the bus stop known as the ‘coin’.
Finally, the aims and plans of several important Local Organisations will be considered, including those of the Club des Sports, le Vie Val d’Is and Radio Val d’Isère.
Everyone was welcome to attend this public meeting in person at the Maison Marcel Charvin, opposite the Church, or thanks to the help of the Town Hall’s IT department, on youTube !  
This link was posted on our website before the meeting started at 08.00 this morning.


The FIS slalom races finished yesterday.
As on Wednesday, the Face took its toll and only 23 out of 64 skiers finished.  
Testament to what a tough course it was.
Benjamin Hoareau took first place, second was Leo Avocat Maulaz and third was the Swiss skier Damien Revey.   
Congratulations to Val d’Isėre’s Rousian Zaysser Lacroix who came tenth.
The next FIS races in Val d’Isėre will take place on the 20th and 21st of January.

In Wengen, Cyprien Sarrazin from the Haute Alpes was second in The World cup Downhill, just 6/10 behind Marco Odermatt.   
This was his second podium for Downhill this season.

Alexis Pinturault, from Moutiers, was back on his skis and came 9th.
The Super G is taking place today, followed by another downhill tomorrow.

The World Cup Female skiers trained on the downhill at Altenmarkt Zauchensee in Austria yesterday and Federica Brignone had the best time.
The fastest French woman was Laura Gauche, from Tignes, who came twenty second.
The Super G is today.  Good Luck Laura !

Today's Events


If you fancy being turned into a missile, and projected by your mates, towards a target ……
Come and try “Human Curling”
on the Savonette nursery slope.

It is both “Fun” and free.
If the idea of spending your evening as a missile doesn’t appeal, do still come and cheer those brave people along !


Mass will be celebrated in the Church.

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 20.00 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.

  • 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 10.00 to 20.00.
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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