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English Weather, News, Ski Report - March 08, 2024



Similar to yesterday, blue skies over breakfast
but there similarities end as the weather is changing
and the clouds are trotting  briskly towards us, bringing more snow this afternoon.

Visability maybe challenging at times so, be prepared, and have suitable goggles.

It is windy, noticeable in the village, but a bit stronger on our mountains.

The temperature is warmer in our city centre than yesterday, but it feels colder due to the wind.

At 09.30 the temperature is
0° in the Village.
-5° on Solaise.
-8° on Bellevarde
-10° on Pisaillas

The maximum temperature will be 0° at 2000 metres.


The roads in the village are not a problem, but it will be busy going down the mountain this evening.


You are in for another great day on the slopes as very few lifts or pistes are out of action.

Looking unlikely at the moment, but the wind may affect lifts later, particularly at le Fornet.

The following are closed :

  • Tunnel piste in Le Fornet
  • 3000 lift and piste on Solaise
  • Mont Blanc lift which patiently awaits a brand new part

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.

The Moutons won’t open as this piste is accessed by the broken Mont Blanc chairlift.

The Santons and L may  close early due to a high risk of avalanches.
Remember, there are still slabs hovering  above the L.

They worked hard yesterday, with their high tech equipment,  moving snow around in the Snow Park
and they are just finishing off before opening, very soon, for you to have FUN.

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


  • Fôret
  • Signal


  • Cugnai
  • Marmottons
  • S


  • Borsat
  • Epaule du Charvet
  • Joseray

Tignes can be accessed via the Tommeuses or Borsat chairlifts.

The avalanche risk today is 3 out of 5.

Watch out as the wind has affected some of the snow,
And there are plenty of slabs that could severely disrupt your play and your day.

IF you fancy skiing off piste ...
Only consider if  your group are all well trained, properly equipped and fully insured.
Choose your companions carefully !

All our walking paths and cross county tracks
are open and recently groomed apart from les Branges.
It is possible that the Col de l’Iseran will close if wind is likely to affect the lifts down
as that would be a very long walk !


You could be forgiven for expecting a calm to descend as the French school holidays come to an end.
68,000 vehicles are eagerly approaching us between now and Sunday evening
while only 10,000 more leave.

The homebound will have a hard time between Moutiers and Albertville

  • 16.00 - 21.00 this evening
  • 07.00 - 17.00 tomorrow
  • 10.00 - 13.00 on Sunday.

For those arriving,
it will « only » be slow on Saturday,
But for 11 hours from 10.00 - 21.00.

The wise say « patience is a virtue »
but the truly smart
choose to travel outside of these busy hours!

The Cultural Department of Val d’isère have organised ‘Poets Spring”
18-22nd March,
This national event is celebrating its 25th Anniversary.

Val-d’Isère will represent every type of poetry in varied and entertaining ways
including real life poets, films, concerts and workshops.
Radio Val is a strong supporter and will be broadcasting poetry recited by our
embryonic poets, currently at school in Val.
They will give a fresh and modern feel to this beautiful art which suffers from a
stuffy, old-fashioned image.

You can hear the Cultural Director,  Manalli Chaibedra, talking about this event on our website.
You can reserve your place for a workshop by emailing

Finally, World Cup Racing.
Only the ladies are racing this weekend.
They are in Are, in Sweden for a giant slalom tomorrow
and a slalom on Sunday.

The gentlemen are having an unscheduled break
after heavy rain destroyed the slopes ear marked
for the races in Kranjska Gora in Slovenia.  
Huge disappointment after the FIS tried, and failed, to find a replacement venue -
but it was at very short notice.

The last slalom of the winter, at Saalsbach on 17th March
will be local Olympic hero Clément Noël's final chance to dazzle us.
Good luck Clément !

Today's Events

Dynastar Trophy:

This race is open to all holidaymakers, and only to holidaymakers
(not pro or semi pro skiers who happen to be here on holiday),
who want to discover the pleasures of competing
in a parallel slalom on the Savonnette slope.
The are three categories: children, women and men.
The winners of each category will receive a prize from Dynastar.
A pair of skis to be won in the draw for the men's and women's competitions.
It is free to enter but places are limited,
and there are a lot of competitive holidaymakers here at the moment,
so if you want to experience the thrill of racing don’t hang around –
get to the Club de Sports office
between the bottom of the Olympique and the Solaise Bubble
to register ASAP.
why not go to our comfy cinema
in the Maison de Val.
One Life
is being shown in English.
It is a film about Sir Nicholas Winton
as he looks back on his past efforts to help groups of Jewish children in
German-occupied Czechoslovakia
to hide and flee in 1938–39, just before the beginning of World War II

The film stars Anthony Hopkins and Helena Bonham Carter.

Suggestions of the Day

From 19.00
"Evening at 2512 metres"
at la Plage de l’Ouillette Restaurant on the top of Solaise.
You must phone to reserve a table for yourself and your friends.
Don’t forget to get the Solaise Bubble Lift by 20.00.
Going up and down in the bubble lift at night,
overlooking the lights of Val d’Isere
is fun in itself,
let alone the tasty food, drink, chat and laughter in between.

Restaurant Ouillette Val d'Isère

This evening The Etincelle Restaurant
on the nursery slope
has the Jazz group JamandJazz
Accompanying your dinner !
Beautiful location,
delicious food.
Great jazz.
To avoid disappointment
Ring ASAP TO reserve your table.

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 18.00.
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 17.00.
The Association for employees in Val d’Isere (Vie Val d’Is) is open from 09.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 16.00.
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 12.30 and from 14.00 to 17.30.

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