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English Weather, News, Ski Report - March 09, 2024



After a clear start to the morning, cloud cover will arrive rapidly from the South, with a storm front rolling into the area. The storm is predicted to bring a total of 30 cm of fresh snow by tomorrow. A strong South-Easterly wind will be present across our mountains, with gusts of up to 110 km/hr throughout the day. Currently, it's a little calmer than that at Pisaillas, where we are recording gusts of up to 50 km/hr.
As for temperatures, at 9:30 a.m. it's 0°C in the village, -7°C at the top of Bellevarde and -10°C at Pisaillas. Today we can expect a top of 0°C at 2000m.


Another complicated day is ahead of us on the roads this Saturday, with 33,000 vehicles expected today on the way up and 34,000 on the way down. In the direction of arrivals, expect a traffic jam on the expressway between Albertville and Moutiers from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

As for departures, there is already dense traffic between Bourg St. Maurice and Moutiers, which is predicted to start to clear up around 5 o'clock. If you have to leave today, consider taking advantage of one last day with us, and leave the village after 4 p.m., in order to avoid most of the traffic.

The weather should further complicate traffic conditions, with 30 cm of snow expected in the village by Sunday morning.

Ski Report

Strong winds at altitude may affect the status of certain lifts throughout the day, please respect all closures across the ski area.The Pisaillas and Fornet sectors will be open, with all runs apart from the Tunnel. The Montets drag lifts will open with a slight delay.

Over on Solaise, everything is open apart from the 3000. The Piste L will likely close this afternoon due to Avalanche danger.

In the Bellevarde sector, there is racing this morning on the Raye, and it will re-open to the public later in the day. The Mont Blanc Chair and Mouton run will remain closed today. Skiing in Tignes can be accessed via both the Borsat and Tommeuse chairlifts.

Cross Country skiers and Pedestrians can choose from any of our trails and ski loops today, apart from the Branges and the Col d'Iseran walking trails.

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.

Local News

New week of the season, and end of the French school holidays. As a result the occupancy rates are starting to drop, this week 80.5% of commercial beds have been reserved, totalling 83,228 overnight stays. This is compared to 91,964 overnight stays last week.
In 2023, the first week of the March break had an occupancy rate of 84,400 nights.

The trailer for the Aventure et Découverte Festival is now online. A one-minute video which gives a taste of the 11 films taking part in the competition from April 15th to 18th. The video can be seen on the festival website, and will be published during the day on our website.

In Alpine skiing World Cup news; the ladies will be competing in a G.S. today in Are, Sweden. The first round will be kicking off at 10:30 a.m. No racing for the men this weekend, as the technical events at Granjska Gora were cancelled. Rain at the start of the week in Slovenia has completely washed out the course.

Our photo: Reopening of the Signal ski lift on Thursday, after the heavy snowfall last weekend and the consequent restoration work on the line. Thanks to the cat operators working for the piste management for the photo.


- 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 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and then 2 – 6 p.m.
- The Post Office is open from 9 a.m. to 12 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 7 p.m. and then every 20 minutes until 2 a.m.
- The Yellow shuttle, up to the Manchet Valley, leaves every 20 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.

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