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English Weather, News, Ski Report - January 23, 2024



A beautiful calm and clear start to the morning, with cloud cover rolling in from the North at the end of the day. Strong winds can be expected across our mountains today, with gusts of up to 70 km/hr possible.
A normal temperature gradient has returned to the area, at 9 a.m. it is -4°C in the village, and -6°C at the top of Solaise and -12.5°C at Pisaillas. Today is predicted to be another mild one, with a top of 4°C at 2000m.


Yesterday's snowfall has been cleared this morning, yet a layer of white remains on the local roads. Chains or snow socks are still recommended for two-wheel drive vehicles. Pedestrians should note that the sidewalks are slippery this morning.

Ski Report

The entire ski area will be open this morning, however some lifts in exposed locations may close throughout the day as the wind starts to pick up.

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, which will stay closed for the time being until a machine can climb up on the ridge to dig out the top station.

In the Bellevarde sector, everything is open and in great condition; 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

Torchlight descent this evening with the 'Descent of Friends', in tribute to all those who have passed in the mountains. 29th edition of this descent which brings together mountain professionals, instructors, ski patrollers, and lift operators on the Face de Bellevarde. This torchlight descent is renowned for being the fastest of the season, but this year Pierre Olivier Balent, the organiser and leader of the run would like to slow down the pace.
The participants, around one hundred in total, have until 6 p.m. to ride the Olympic cable car. They will then meet at the Bellevarde restaurant, before heading down around 7 p.m. There will be a minute of silence before the P2 wall, then down the Face de Bellevarde, torch in hand, visible from the snow front.

Many curious people stopped by yesterday afternoon in the Tourist Office square to watch André Belibi's performances. For 15, and then 30 minutes, this mental and sports coach immersed himself in a bath of water measuring -0.2 degrees, a feat which requires great preparation.
While ice baths are good for your health, they can also be dangerous and require training and progressive practice. To feel the benefits of the cold, a 30-second shower is more than enough. A video report can be found on our website. This morning André accompanied like minded cold enthusiasts, many of whom are locals, during a swim in the Isère at 7 a.m. this morning.

The Vie Val d'Is association is holding its General Assembly meeting next Wednesday, January 31st, at 6:30 p.m. at the Congress Center. All members and cardholders of the association are welcome to attend. On the program, a review of the past year, the election of the Board of Directors, and a discussion on the association's future projects, before drinks and nibbles. This formal meeting is intended to be fun, far from ordinary board meetings.

Today's Events

- 7:15 p.m. 'Descent of Friends' Gather on the snowfront to watch a torchlight descent conducted by local on-mountain professionals paying tribute to those who have passed in the mountains.
- 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 cinema is showing Priscilla in english at 8:30 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 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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