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English Weather, News, Ski Report - January 30, 2024



The mild weather continues across the region, however a layer of high elevation cloud will fill the sky, blocking out the sun. Calm winds continue across our summits, currently averaging 10 km/hr at Pisaillas. As for temperatures, at 9 a.m. it is -3°C in the village, +1°C at the summit of Bellevarde and -2°C at Pisaillas. Today we can expect a top of 5°C at 2000m.


No difficulties are expected for vehicles travelling in the area today.

Ski Report

The entire ski area will be open this morning, however some runs may close in the afternoon due to rising avalanche danger.

The Pisaillas and Fornet sectors will be open without restriction today. All runs will be open today apart from the Tunnel, conditions have improved for the Foret and it will reopen to the public.

Over on Solaise, all lifts will open on time The bottom section of the Marmottons run is closed due to a lack of snow. Everything is open on the snowfront, including the tobogganing area. Piste L may close in the afternoon due to avalanche danger.

In the Bellevarde sector, everything is open and in great condition; including the freestyle area such as the Mode du Gypaete, Expert Border Cross, and snowpark. The Santons may close later this afternoon due to avalanche danger. 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 ski loops today, apart from the Branges.

The avalanche risk is 2/5 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

Happy birthday to the Ski Club of Great Britain!
Around a hundred members celebrated the 120th anniversary of the club last night at the Equinoxes restaurant in La Daille. In 1903, when skiing was still in its infancy and lifts had yet to be invented, a dozen British mountain enthusiasts decided to create the Ski Club of Great Britain. Their objective is to encourage and share with people the joys of alpine skiing.
A mission more than accomplished, with many British people still passionate about skiing, many of them having chosen France and in particular Val d'Isère as their playground.

Yesterday we conducted an interview with Patrick Martin, regarding the municipal budget for 2024, as voted by elected officials during the Municipal Council on January 12th. A “rigorous” budget, announced Véronique Pesenti Gros, the finance assistant, with an operational reduction of almost 1.5 million Euros.
For several years, municipal expenses have exceeded these revenues. A deficit which was largely filled by the administrative overflow of previous years, approximately 4 million euros in 2023, but these surpluses have dried up.
On the other hand, certain revenues have increased, in particular with the increase in the housing tax for second homes, or the signing of amendment no.12 with Val d'Isère Téléphériques, which increases the fee paid to the Ski Patrol and Grooming departments by 2%.

News came to light on Saturday evening that this weekend's Downhill events in Chamonix, for the Alpine Ski World Cup, have been cancelled due to a lack of snow. The France men's speed team have a free weekend for training and have decided to come and do it in Val d'Isère. The French downhillers, who have been on form since the start of the season, will be present with us on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Among them Cyprien Sarrazin, Nils Allegre and Adrien Théaux. Many journalists will also travel to our village, taking advantage of the cancellations in Kandahar

A few words from the Little Big Festival. After the auditions two weeks ago, the organisers have co;e to an agreement on the jurors who will be present on stage on March 29th at the Congress Center. A presentation video is now online on our website to discover this trendy quartet.

The village elders will meet this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the Municipal Council room for an Origami workshop accompanied by afternoon tea, at the invitation of the CCAS.

Today's Events

- Backstage at Val d'Isere: A free guided tour with ski patrol looking behind the scenes of an Avalanche Control program. Learn how a CATEX system functions. The tour will be held in English and French, reservations can be made at the Tourist Office. Meet up at the Solaise Patrol Hut at 1:50 p.m.
- 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.
- Final Avalanche Talk with Steve, hosted by the Vie Val d's Association. Free and open to members, completely in English, meeting at the Maison de Val at 8 p.m.


- The ice skating rink will be open from 2 p.m. - 6 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 Vie Val d'Is is open from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and then 3 - 6 p.m.
- The Media Library is open between 2 - 6 p.m.
- The Bookings centre is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 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.

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.

Daily Deals

Next Tuesday, the POYA restaurant welcomes the famous Alsatian chef Frédéric Metzger for a 4-handed dinner. Be the privileged guests of an exceptional gastronomic evening highlighting local Alsatian and Savoyard products.
For more information, visit the PoyaValdIsère Instagram account or the Poya website: https://www.poyavaldisere.com/

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