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English Weather, News, Ski Report - January 27, 2024



Great news ! Clear sky, sunny and warm with only a very gentle wind avering 13 km/h with occasional gusts of 30 km/h.
There is still a temperature inversion, so cooler in the village than on the tops of our mountains.

Temperatures at 09.30 are

  • -5° in the Village.
  • -0° on Solaise.
  • -4° on Pisaillas.

Be careful when you leave your chalet as where there was slush yesterday, there was ice this morning. Where there was deep slush, there maybe thick ice BUT a small truck was out very early gritting the main pavements.


Good news is that there are no problems on the roads in our village.

However have been struggled, but failed to include
'change over day', 'farmers' and 'Chambery' into a sentence that sounds even vaguely optimistic.

For those that have been concentrating on skiing rather than the French National News, the government has so far failed to appease disgruntled farmers, and their colleagues, who have been paralysing the motorways for the last few days.
Unfortunately the A43 will remain closed around the Chignin toll between Chambery, Grenoble and Albertville.
Adding to this misery is the large numbers of holidaymakers arriving and leaving today.
The only word that correctly summarises it is
If you have the chance to delay your drive, seize it.


Nearly all of our pistes and lifts are open !

On Pisaillas

Everything will open and the pistes are all groomed.

At Le Fornet

All the pistes and lifts are open except the Tunnel piste.

The slopes that were not groomed are

  • Col   
  • Signal
  • Foret
  • Table d'Orientation

This will be a great day to enjoy the views  on the “Up and Over”, officially known as the Leisseires chairlift, which links Le Fornet and Solaise.

On Solaise

Everything is open except the challenging 3000  draglift and piste which should open later.
The pistes that were not groomed overnight are

  • Combe martin
  • Glaciers
  • The Marmottons
  • The S
  • Rhone Alps

On Bellevarde

All lifts are already open.

Our talented and speedy teenagers are racing on the Stade Olympique on the Face.
Do stop and cheer them on !

There is training on the

  •  higher area of the OK
  •  higher area Orange, 
  •  Raye.

Please don't attempt to ski down, unless you are involved in the training, until they have officially opened.

The following pistes were not groomed overnight.

  • Borsat
  • Epaule du Charvet

The Santons is open but may close later due the real risk of a slab avalanche.
If it is closed, do NOT ski down it.

Tignes can be accessed via the Tommeuses or Borsat chairlifts.

The avalanche risk today is 2 out of 5.

If considering skiing off piste.
Ski only off piste with people you know do regular, successful, beep searches.
Or stay on our beautifully groomed and well marked pistes until you are skiing with a mountain guide.

At the moment the lower slopes are ‘fast’ particularly after yesterdays “moisture” so PLEASE slow down so you don’t terrify beginners, or knock down pedestrians on the nursery slopes or in the well marked quiet areas ("Tranquille") of our slopes.

If your legs are tired, or if you are a beginner, bow out gracefully and take the lift down.

Top tip from the head of our ski patrol.
Don’t ski without insurance.

Cross Country Skiing tracks

Are all open.

All of our walking paths are open except les Branges.

Saturday Stats.
A quick peek at what we are expecting in the next 7 days.
86,195 overnight stays, or an occupation rate of 80.9%.
This is 5000 overnight stays less than last week, but 1000 more than the same week in 2023.

Our Club des Sports is hosting another race today.  This time the competitors are a little younger, as competing for the Under 16's Silver Cup.
100 boys are expected today and a 100 girls tomorrow for the slalom races which will take place in the Stade Olympique, on the lower part of the Face de Bellevarde.
Many locals are amongst the competitors today, with first heat starting at 10.15.
The rest of the Face will be open to the public, so please remember to pause and cheer on the racers.

World Cup downhill races.
Yesterday in Cortina, Austria's Stéphanie Venier won, ahead of Lara Gut Behrami and three tied for third place.
The fastest French lady was Laura Gauche of Tignes who came 14th.
They have another downhill today.

The men will be racing in the Super G today in Garmish Partenkirchen in Germany.
There are 8 French racers including this seasons rapidly rising star Cyprien Sarrazin.

No new Team GB news but we can continue to bask in their glory of the last few days.

Suggestions of the Day

There is another "Evening at 2512 metres"
on the Top of Solaise at
la Plage de l’Ouillette Restaurant.
Come and enjoy a truly special experience.
Please phone to reserve.
Don’t forget to get the Solaise bubble lift by 20.00.
Going up and down in the bubble, at night, overlooking the  bright lights of Val is fun in itself,
let alone the tasty food and drink in between.

Come and spend a pleasant evening at the
Restaurant le Névé of the Hotel Mont Blanc,
starting with a delicious cocktail by the fireplace!

Restaurant l'Alpin has changed its address and phone number.
This charming authentic local restaurant is now very close to both the centre and the Old Village.
Please phone +33 7 87 97 22 11 to reserve your table.

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 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.

  • 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 14.00 to 18.00.
The Tourist Office is open from 08.30 to 19.30.   
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 12.00.

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