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English Weather, News, Ski Report - March 06, 2024



We have been reminded over the last week that, despite Spring temperatures in February, winter is far from over !
Yesterday’s snow continued overnight and we woke to at least another 13 cm in the village. 
It is still falling gently, and should continue for most of the day, down to 1000 metres

We have a grey sky with low clouds, so no pretty views of our mountain peaks. ~
Can't have everything !

There are gusts on the Pisaillas of up to 50 kilometres per hour.

It is cooler than the last few days.

At 10.00 the temperature is
-3° in the Village.
-9° on Solaise.
-14° on Pisaillas.

Maximum temperature is expected to be  -3 ° at 2000 meters.


The snow on the roads in the village makes you appreciate your 4X4 with snow tyres, as the rest will need chains.......


Most of our many lifts and pistes are due to open
with a few exceptions.

The Tunnel piste in Le Fornet
3000 lift and piste on Solaise will remain closed.

The Mont Blanc chairlift on Bellevarde is a little bit sick and waiting for a new part ......
So not expected to open this week.

The Signal drag lift in Le Fornet, has a technical problem
which they are working hard to fix and get it open ASAP.

Most of the pistes were groomed overnight.
Those not groomed are :


  • Fôret
  • Petit Bois
  • Table d’Orientation


  • Fourche
  • Glaciers


  • Borsat
  • Epaule du charvet
  • G

The Santons is currently closed and
 the L and the Combe du Geant
 may either not open, or  close early, due to a high risk of avalanches.
Please don’t ski down a closed run,
EVEN if you don’t have to lift the ropes but
access it from an off piste area.

The Boarder Cross and Snow Park
may open or close depending on whether visibility is
kind or evil.

Tignes can be accessed via the Tommeuses or Borsat chairlifts.

The avalanche risk today is 3 out of 5.

Be extra careful as we have a potentially lethal combo of

  • New snow
  • Fluctuating temperatures
  • Wind

When tempted by the lovely fresh snow, to the side of the piste.
Check your insurance.....
If you have an accident the cheeky agents will remind you that even one metre outside of the marked piste Is OFF PISTE.
EVEN between pistes........

IF you do fancy skiing off piste ...
Why not book to ski with, and learn from,
a mountain guide ?

All our walking paths and cross county tracks
are open and were groomed recently
apart from les Branges.
If wind disrupts the Vallon Bubble,
The Col de l’Iseran path may close.


Yesterday evening, more than 1200 spectators were taken on an intergalactic journey starting from La Daille.

While snow continued to fall, and the wind howled,
we were treated to a torchlight descent
Fireworks, Lights and a Stars Themed Show.

The ski down the OK included non-professionals so
70 Jedi Masters from the French Ski School
accompanied 80 padawan.
These brave apprentices, ignored the storm and made a beautiful
long snake of light.

Amongst the torch bearers were local characters such as Jean Pierre Aguillon,
our Master Yoda, and former Director of the Ski Patrol
to whom he dedicated 45 years of his life.
A memorable and fun way to celebrate his 70th birthday !

Photos and Videos will be added to our website today.

Don't panic - yesterday's "last torchlight descent of the year",
does not mean no more special events !  

Weather permitting, this weekend is the
French Parapente Championship, Flight & Ski .

Vol et Ski

Classicaval is back next week continuing to celebrate
30 years of concerts in Val d'Isère
with a program packed with high quality music and musicians.


If there happen to be any English speakers in the local galaxy …........

Next Thursday from 16.00 - 19.00 there will be a conference :
"The Global Impact of Climate Change - its drivers, it’s accelerating rate, and how we are failing to address it"
led by Professor Hugh Montgomery,
a specialist in the effect of climate change on health.

It will only be in English, none of those funny French words.....and is free.

Continuing with an Anglo Theme.

Far across the seas..........
The Force Was With Us.......
Dave Ryding came 7th and Laurie Taylor 8th.
This was the 1st time we EVER had two British skiers
in the top-10 of a Slalom World Cup race.

2 of our ladies managed this in a giant slalom, also in Aspen,
but that was back in the USA of 1968.

However, British ladies continue to excel.
Charlotte Bankes smashed the Snowboard Cross
World Cup in Sierra Nevada winning both a Gold
and a Bronze medal.

Congratulations to all our winter athletes !

Today's Events

Depending on the weather / visibility :

There is a Competition at the Snowpark on Bellevarde.
Open to Everyone !
Skiers !
Snowboarders !
Spectators !
Come and show off your talent !
Win a prize !
It is
Free to take part.
Free to watch.
There will be a barbeque afterwards.
Register on arrival.
Helmets are strongly recommended.

From 15.00
Come and discover the Val Kids area
at the top of Solaise – just as you get out of the bubble.
Enjoy a snack while you are shown some of the
‘behind the scenes’ activities of the teams
that work hard to protect you and make your holiday special.  

Learn how

  • they make snow.
  • the emergency services work.
  • avalanche dogs are trained.

At  17.00
The Multimedia Library is hosting a Video game tournament.  
An immersive experience : competitive spirit + adrenaline + passion + talent
All combine, or collide in the epic battles.


A fun and free experience.
Adjust your weight on this bodyboard to feel like you are
FLYING across the snow.
For those over 9 years old, come to the Savonette nursery slope.
with your enthusiasm , helmet, a parent.

will be celebrated in the Church.

A Show for the children :
"Lison and the Season’s watchmaker"
Join the magical world of puppets and cute animals
while Lison watches the Cherry Tree change with the seasons.

At the Henri Oreiller Conference Centre
Please get your tickets from the Tourist Office before 17.00
Or from the Conference Centre from 17.30, but you risk
disappointing your children if you leave buying your tickets until then.

A percentage of the takings is donated to the Little Princes Charity,
which helps dreams come true for seriously ill children and teenagers.

Association Petits Princes

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 20.00 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 07.30 to 22.00.
The Ice-Skating Rink is open from 14.00 to 20.00.
The Tourist Office is open from 08.30 to 19.30.
The Multimedia Library is open from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 18.00
The Town Hall (La Mairie) is open from 9.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 18.00
The Association for Employees in Val d’Isère (Vie Val Dis) is open from 09.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 19.00.
The Reservation Centre (On the Lower Ground Floor of the Tourist Office) is open from 08.30 to 19.00.
The Post Office is open from 09.00 to 12.30 and from 14.00 to 17.30.

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