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English Weather, News, Ski Report - January 16, 2024

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Weather

Beautiful clear sky to start the day, with the cloud cover arriving progressively this morning, expected an overcast sky by midday. The storm will settle into the region, with snowfall starting later tonight. Moderate West-North-Westerly winds are expected across our mountains, gusting up to 50 km/hr.
It's chilly out there this morning, at 9 a.m. it is -12°C in the village, -4.5°C at the top of Solaise and -9.5°C at Pisaillas. The village will warm up significantly, with a maximum temperature of 2° at 2000m.

Roads

Yesterday's snow has been cleared, however the roads are very slippery this morning. Great caution is recommended on the road between here and Bourg St Maurice.




Ski Report

Avalanche control has been underway since 7:20 this morning in the three sectors of the ski area. Ski touring parties are asked not to go up the mountain until Ski Patrol has finished, the lifts have opened. The majority of the lifts will be open on time, with a handful of small delays.

At 9 a.m. the following is open:
The Pisaillas area will open to the public this morning, with a slight delay on the Montet drag lift. As for the Fornet area, the Signal drag lift and the Leissieres chairlift will have a delayed opening. The tunnel run remains closed.

Over on Solaise, the majority of the terrain and lifts will open on time, apart from Cugnai chair and the 3000 drag lift. All runs will be open today apart from the bottom section of Marmottons.

In the Bellevarde sector, a slight delay can be expected on the Borsat chairlift. There will be race training on the top portions of the Ok and Orange runs, and also on the Raye. These runs will be closed to the public this morning, re-opening to the public this afternoon.

Cross Country skiers and Pedestrians can choose from any of our trails and loops today, apart from the Branges and Pont St. Charles walking trails.

The avalanche risk is 3/5 today. Always ski with a partner, have the appropriate gear and know how to use it, and if in doubt hire a guide.


Local News

The Classicaval festival began yesterday with the 'Ice Piano' at the skating rink. A piano of ice, but also of snow, with pianist Marc Meyer playing amongst the falling snow and in the winter wind. Anne Lise Gastaldi took part in the spectacle for a few minutes before the cold froze her fingers.
Afterwards, it was significantly warmer at 7 p.m. for the musical aperitif à la Savoyarde. A room filled with music fans, coming to listen to these short musical excerpts, an evening comprised pieces specially chosen for the occasion. The first concert is this evening, hosting a substantial program; four pieces on the lineup, from Mozart to Dvorak, Mendelssohn and Grieg.
There are still a few places on sale at the Tourist Office or on the festival's website, found online at; https://www.festival-classicaval.com/

Due to the snowy weather forecast for this evening, the stargazing evening is cancelled. A new observation session could be organised soon.

Many locals were present last night at La Daille for the inauguration of Val Square. A completely renovated space completed over the last couple of months. The reception hall has been expanded, and is now more spacious and modern. Some businesses have changed locations, others have expanded. Almost everyone has received a facelift in the process. Photos can be found on our website.

The village elders are invited this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. for a gymnastics workshop. No need to to move the body, since it's all about brain gymnastics, happening at the maison Marcel Charvin.

Classicaval

6:30 p.m. in the church. 30 years of music from all over the world.
This evening's program includes;
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Cosi fan tutte
- Edvard Grieg – Sonata No. 3 in C minor for violin and piano
- Anton Dvorak – Quintet No. 2 in A major for piano and strings op.81
- Felix Mendelssohn – String Octet in E flat major op.20
Tickets can be purchased online or at the Tourist Office.

Agenda

- From 5:45 p.m. on the snowfront; Yooner and Snooc. Light to handle and comfortable, these new toboggans provide surprising sensations from the very first turn. Come and discover this modern take on the traditional sled, accessible for children with the Yooner and for adults with the Snooc.
- The ice skating rink will be open from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- The Tourism Office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- The Aqua Leisure complex is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- The Bookings centre is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- The Vie Val d'Is is open from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and then 3 - 6 p.m.
- The Post Office is open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and then 2 – 5:30 p.m.
- The Town Hall is open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and then 2 – 6 p.m.
- The Media Library is open between 2 - 6 p.m.

Free Public Transport

- The Red Shuttle will be circulating between La Daille and the Fornet every 6 minutes from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and then every 20 minutes until 2 a.m.
- The Yellow shuttle, up to the Manchet Valley, leaves every 15 minutes between 8:30 a.m. and 11:20 p.m.
- The Blue shuttle going up to the Legattaz is every 15 minutes between 8:30 a.m and 11:20 p.m.
- The free shuttle between Tignes and Val d'Isère runs 6 times a day :
Departures from La Daille at 7:55 a.m. 8:35 a.m. 10:50 a.m. 4:25 p.m. 5:25 p.m. and 6:20 p.m.
Departure from Tignes 1800 at 8:05 a.m. 8:45 a.m. 11 a.m. 4:35 p.m. 5:35 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

PIDA lundi matin sur l'ensemble du domaine skiable.

La route est blanche en station, noire à la sortie des tunnels

Fermeture de la route entre le Fornet et les Richardes aux piétons et de la route du Chatelard a partir de 19h.

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