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English Weather, News, Ski Report - March 11, 2024



The sky is generally clear and sunny this morning. A thick layer of cloud will arrive from the west this afternoon, swallowing the mountains and bringing us 5-10 cm of snow. A light Westerly wind will be present across the ski area throughout the day.
At 9 o’clock the temperatures are -6°C in the village and -7°C at the top of Bellevarde. Unfortunately the Pisaillas weather station is still out of order. The temperature will hopefully stay below freezing today, predicting a top of -1°C at 2000m.


No difficulties are expected on the local roads today.

Ski Report

A progressive return to normal across the ski area, please respect all closures as they exist for your safety.

The Pisaillas sector will re-open to the public today, with everything open apart from the Combe du Geant. The Montet drag lift will open with a delay this morning.

In the Fornet sector, the majority of the terrain will be open today, although a few of the lifts will have a delayed opening, such as; the Pyramid chair, and the Signal and Col drag lifts. The Tunnel run will remain closed.

Over on Solaise, all lifts will be open today, with the exception of the 3000 lift. Piste L will likely close in the afternoon due to the overhead avalanche danger. Everything will be open on the snowfront, including the tobogganing area.

In the Bellevarde sector, the Mont Blanc chairlift and the Moutons run will be closed today, while all other lifts will be open. The top portions of the OK and Orange, and the Raye will be reserved for racing, and will re-open to the public afterwards.Skiing in Tignes can be accessed via the Tommeuse or Borsat lifts.

Cross Country skiers and Pedestrians can head out to almost all of our trails today, apart from the Branges. The trails around the Lac d'Ouillette were not groomed overnight.

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

The Classicaval festival returns for its March Opus this week. Three concerts; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening in the church, under the artistic direction of Frédéric Lagarde. Similar to Anne Lise Gastaldi in January, the pianist thought big to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this classical music festival, created at the time by Jean Reizine. In total, nine musicians will be present, giving the concerts a more orchestral aspect.
Tuesday evenings performance will be dedicated to Mozart, before a trip to the opera on Wednesday. It will also be an opportunity to hear Serge Kakudhi again, counter tenor, who made a lasting impression during his first appearance in 2022. Finally, a trip to the east on Thursday evening for the last concert, with “Frédéric Chopin and the Slavic Soul.” Tickets are already running out for these three concerts, so hurry up and reserve your place at the Tourist Office.
In addition to these three evenings in the church, a musical preview will be held tonight at the Avenue Lodge hotel (by invitation only), then the snow piano Tuesday morning, on the snow front or at the summit of Bellevarde depending on the weather conditions.
Finally, the kindergarten children will be entitled to a musical display, just for them tomorrow at 10 a.m. in the church, performed by the musicians and Elodie Fondacci, journalist at Radio Classique.

Like every Monday, here are the results of the skiers of the Val d'Isère Sports Club during the various competitions over the past week. On the podiums, Aloïs Lefranc finished 3rd in the Soldeu OPA Giant Slalom on March 6th.
Among some of our youngest athletes, Louis Pierre finished 3rd in his category in the first U12's bronze cup slalom in La Plagne. He also finished 3rd overall, and first among the rookies in the third race. Côme Ferrando finished 3rd in the second race, and second in the third. Another 100% local rookie podium in the fourth race with Come Ferrando, Raphael Tuvache and Dougal Davison. The girls also brought it with a 3rd place for Lisa Deiss in the second race.
Jules Dufour Drai won the U12's silver cup slalom in Méribel.
In the Sainte Foy U10's bronze cup yesterday, a victory for Olivia Angus, followed by Alice Paterson. Romy Casanova came 3rd in his category in the first and second rounds. For the boys Marceau Deiss and Frederic Wilde finished 1st and 2nd in the first round.
Another round of congratulations to all our champions, a full list of results can be found in this morning's French local news.

Today's Events

- 5:45 p.m. on the snowfront; Snake Gliss tobogganing. These collective 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.


- 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 Vie Val d'Is is open from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and then 3 - 6 p.m.
- The Media Library is open between 2 - 6 p.m.
- The Bookings centre is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 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.

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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