With the storm coming to an end, the cloud ceiling has lifted up this morning, with partially clear skies. However, the mountains towards the Col d'Iseran and the Italian will remain socked in, with another 7 cm of snow possible. Moderate winds are expected up high, gusting up to 40 km/hr.
Cold temperatures continue locally, at 9 a.m. it is -7° in the village, -6° at the top of Solaise and -10° at Pisaillas. Today we can expect a top of -6 degrees at 2000m.
Yesterday's 15 cm of snow has been cleared from the roads by the department and municipal teams, no difficulties are expected for vehicles in the local area today.
The vast majority of the ski area was groomed overnight with all lifts expected to open on time this morning.
The Pisaillas area will be open for skiing today with all lifts and runs open to the public. As for the Fornet area, all runs are open apart from the Tunnel.
Over on Solaise, all lifts will be open. The only closed run in the area is the Piste L. Everything is open on the snowfront today, including the tobogganing area.
In the Bellevarde sector, no racing has been scheduled in the area, so no race closures will be in place today. The Expert Border cross and snow park are expected to open to the public today. Skiing in Tignes can be accessed later this morning via either the Tommeuses or Borsat lifts.
Cross Country skiers can head out to the Manchet Valley, La Daille, and the Lake d'Ouillette. Pedestrians have most of the walking trails open 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.
Very good news to start with the arrival of little Constance Dubois, born January 5th at 3:40 a.m. in the maternity ward at Bourg St Maurice hospital. She is the daughter of Victoria Dubois, customer advisor at Moncler, and Benjamin Dubois from the ESF. Constance joins her big sisters Rose, Allyson and Leya, all three couldn't be happier. Congratulations to the parents and all our best wishes!
In the world of sports, a heat of the French Ski Mountaineering Cup was held yesterday in Serre Chevalier in the Hautes Alpes. Diégo Bonnevie represented the Val d'Isère Sports Club and finished 2nd in his category. A great result following his victory on December 23 in Aussois
And finally in alpine skiing news, In the women's division the podium saw Petra Vhlova on top, followed by Lena Duerr and the American A.J Hurt, who celebrated her first World cup podium.
Amongst the men, Clément Noël scratched in the first heat yesterday in the Adelboden slalom, with Manuel Feller holding the fastest time. After a weekend of technical events, the legendary Downhill of Wengen approaches for the men, with training beginning tomorrow.
- 5:45 p.m. on the snowfront; Snake Gliss tobogganing. These collective sleds, real snow-snakes, can be enjoyed by all ages in groups of up to 10 people. Come along this evening under the lights and sounds of the Savonette slope.
- 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 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- The Vie Val d'Is is open from 10 a.m. - 12 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.
- 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.