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English Weather, News, Ski Report - March 07, 2024



It is a beautiful, clear, sunny day !
A southerly wind will gently gust at up to 30 km/hour.
There may have some of the pretty clouds known technic as « cirrus » but visibility will be good.
It is chillier than it has been for a while, so don't be fooled by the sun, and wrap up well.

The maximum temperature at 2000 metres will be +1°.

At 9.30 the temperature is

  • -6° in the Village.
  • -6° on Solaise.
  • -8° on Pisaillas.


You shouldn't have a problem on the roads today, assuming you drive carefully, but be wary as
some areas of  the pavements are a bit slippery.


It is going to be a great day on the slopes as most lifts and pistes are open.

The few closures are :

The Tunnel piste in Le Fornet
the 3000 lift and piste on Solaise,
as digging out the steep draglift is a bit of a challenge

The elderly Mont Blanc chair lift remains out of action while it waits for a new part.

 The L is very definitely closed as there is a slab waiting to GO.
The Santons may close early due to a high risk of avalanche.

The Snow Park is closed as they are busy, with their huge high tech machines,
moving the snow around so you can have FUN tomorrow.

There will be training this morning on

  • The upper part of the Orange.
  • The upper part of the OK.
    But they should open at lunchtime.

There is racing on the Raye.

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


  • Fôret
  • Petit Bois
  • Table d’Orientation
  • Signal


  • Cascade
  • Champions
  • Montets


  • Combe martin
  • Cugnai
  • Marmottons
  • S


  • Club des Sports

Tignes can be accessed via the Tommeuses or Borsat chairlifts.

The avalanche risk today is 3 out of 5.

Be careful as we have a
potentially lethal combo of new snow, fluctuating
temperatures and wind which has caused some areas to have up to 40 cm of snow.

IF you fancy skiing off piste ...
Why risk testing your knowledge, or lack of …..
Instead book to ski with, and learn from, a mountain guide ?
They have diplomas attesting to their knowledge and skills !

All our walking paths and cross county tracks
are open and groomed apart from les Branges.


You will remember that at Monday's Council meeting,
our wise counsellors decided to request your opinion
on the final outcome for the area  known as the ‘Coin’, where the Main Bus Station currently is. 
There is a book in the Town Hall (Mairie) where you can write your views on this project,
that has already used up so much ink over so many years,
but is now racing towards a conclusion.
You have until the 5th of April to share your feelings.
The final decision will then be voted on at the Council meeting in May.

Due to the serious winter weather expected this weekend,
the French Parapente Championship, « Flight & Ski », planned for Solaise
has been postponed until the end of March.

The Crètes Blanches hosted an Anglo-French Loyalty Medal Ceremony yesterday evening.

David Saada Joffo was awarded a silver medal for the 34 years he has spent here since officially becoming an adult.
His many years as a minor don’t count even though his first ‘ski’ in Val was with his Mama while still in utero !

Anthony Spratt was awarded a silver medal for his 37 years.
Long ago he was bitten badly by the « Val Bug » and,
after much research, the only solution he has found is to spend
most of the winter in our village, as a week here or there is just
not enough to soothe his affliction !

Today's Events

Come to le Fornet and meet the Bailletaz nature reserves rangers
on the path that heads towards Pont St Charles.
They will share their expert knowledge
so you can learn about our mountain fauna.

It is busy on the Savonnette nursery slope this evening !

17.45 - 19.45
Try Yooner
This is a modern version of a Paret,
which was originally wooden and consisted of a single ski,
a plank to sit on and
a handle for ‘ control’
The Yooner is a new light, comfortable,
easy to handle sledge.
Children must be at least 7 years old, and accompanied by a parent.
It is free and you don’t have to reserve.   

There is a much younger, MUCH cuter version of this evening’s torchlight descent.
Children will ski down holding lanterns. 
if you know a child who would also love to light up our hearts and slopes,
please contact the ESF, the French Ski School.

ESF Val Village -
Tel : 04 79 06 02 34

ESF : the French Ski School

Why not go to our comfy cinema in the Maison de Val.
to watch the new Dune in English.
For those that don't know it is a sequel to Dune, an American Epic Science Fiction
and is directed by Denis Villeneuve.

Suggestions of the Day

There is another
"Evening at 2512 metres"
From 19.00 today, and tomorrow,
at La Plage de l’Ouillette Restaurant on the top of Solaise.
You must phone to reserve.
Don’t forget to get the Solaise Bubble Lift by 20.00.
Restaurant Ouillette Val d'Isère

Why not book to have "Dinner under the Stars, at 2551 metres".
From 19.00 tomorrow evening.  
The bubble lift  that takes you up Solaise is opened for Gigi’s guests
This will be a special ride BOTH
seeing the night lights of Val
taking you away from the hustle and bustle
of everyday life.
Please remember to  phone
+33 4 58 83 00 91
or email
to reserve your place
Gigi Restaurant

The Etincelle Restaurant on the nursery slope is open this evening.
Beautiful location, delicious food.
Plus this evening your dinner will be enhanced by
Clémence on the piano and Noémie playing the flute so be sure to phone to reserve ASAP as this will be very popular.

L'Etincelle Restaurant

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 10.00 to 21.00.
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 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 15.00 to 18.00.
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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