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English Weather, News, Ski Report - January 21, 2024



Conditions will be mostly clear today. However, the sunshine will be interrupted by passages of high level cloud. Light to moderate North-Westerly winds are expected across our mountains, gusting up to 40km/hr at 3000m.
Lovely winter temperatures this morning, at 9 a.m. it is -10°C in the village, and -3°C at the top of Solaise and -7°C at Pisaillas. We can look forward to a maximum temperature of -1° at 2000m throughout the day.


Fluid traffic conditions can be expected in both directions on the local roads today, with an estimated 14,000 vehicles arriving, with 21,000 departing the region.
You can hit the road with peace of mind if travelling today.

Ski Report

The Pisaillas area will open to the public this morning, with all runs opening, all of which were groomed overnight. As for the Fornet area, the majority of the terrain will be open, apart from the Tunnel run.

Over on Solaise, all lifts will open on time, apart from the 3000 drag lift, where the on-mountain crews are working hard to get the lift operation after the storm. All runs will be open today, but the piste L may close this afternoon due to avalanche danger.

In the Bellevarde sector, the pistes G and the Raye will be reserved for racing, re-opening to the public later on. The rest of the terrain is open, including the snowpark with S - XL lines open. Skiing in Tignes can be accessed via either the Tommeuse or Borsat lifts.

Cross Country skiers and Pedestrians can choose from any of our trails and loops today.

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 torchlight descent returns this Tuesday on the Face de Bellevarde, with the descent of friends. This gathering of mountain professionals pays tribute to those that have passed away. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the event that brings together around a hundred instructors, ski patrollers and lift operators each year.
Participants will gather from 5 p.m. at the bottom of the Olympique, and then from 6 p.m. for spectators on the snow front.

The first FIS Giant Slalom took place yesterday on the G and Raye slopes, in ideal weather conditions with nearly 150 athletes. Same race today, with the same number of participants, same course, and same starting time; 10 a.m. for the first round. Photos and video of yesterday's event can be found on the Radio Val website.

In Alpine skiing news, the French dominated the course yesterday on the Streif. Four frenchies in the top 10 on the second Downhill in Kitzbuehel, with Cyprine Sarrazin taking another win, repeating Friday's victory. He won in style yesterday, ahead of rival Marco Odermatt by almost a second.

Yesterday the ladies competed in a GS in Jasna, Slovakia. Sara Hector won the race, ahead of Mikaela Shiffrin and Alice Robinson. Slalom on the program today, in Jasna for the ladies, and in Kitzbuehel for the men.

Today's Events

- FIS Giant Slalom. 120 elite skiers compete today on the G and the Raye from 10 a.m. These runs will be reserved for the race, re-opening to the public afterwards. Two heats of racing, with a prize ceremony at the same time.
- 4 p.m. Children’s football tournament at the Aqua Leisure Complex.
- 5 p.m. Introduction to Fat Biking: Every Sunday evening, come and learn about electric Fat-Bikes on the snow. Fred (Instructor-guide) offers you a free introduction of a few minutes to help you discover this new snow sport. Meet in front of the Aqua Leisure Complex.
- Sunday mass will be held in the church at 6 p.m.


- 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 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and then 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.

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