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English Weather, News, Ski Report - March 13, 2024



Sunshine and blue skies !
Enjoy !

At 9.50 the temperature is

  • +2° in the Village.
  • -2° on Solaise.
  • -3° on Bellevarde.
  • -4° on Pisaillas.

The maximum temperature at 2000 metres will be +5°

No wind is currently noted on the Pisaillas Glacier.
Not often that we share that good news !


No problems are expected on our roads.


A perfect day on the slopes !

Sunshine, lovely snow, beautifully groomed pistes  
and nearly all our many lifts and pistes are already open.

The very few  exceptions are :

  • The Tunnel piste in Le Fornet
  • The 3000 lift and piste on Solaise
  • The Moutons won’t open as this is can only be accessed by the
  • Mont Blanc chairlift which is still out of action, but will be repaired soon.
  • The Joseray is currently being prepared for an event later this week.
  • There is training on the Raye.

    The L will almost defintely close early due to a high risk of avalanches.
    Particularly once the sun warms it up.

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


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


  • Cugnai
  • Marmottons
  • S
  • Combe Martin


  • G
  • Epaule du Charvet

Tignes can be accessed via the Tommeuses or Borsat chairlifts.

The avalanche risk today is 3 out of 5.

IF you fancy skiing off piste ...
make sure you are appropriately
equipped and insured.
If you have the slightest concern
about what your team are doing, or planning to do,
stay on our beautiful pistes
until you can ski with a mountain guide.

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


First concert, first triumph yesterday evening for the Classicaval musicians.
Huge praise for everyone, with a particular mention for the clarinettist Staffan Martensson who was part of the Mozart quintet.
As has become a tradition, musicians and members of the audience shared a drink, laugh and chat afterwards,
during which Frédéric Lagarde, who was present at the 1st Classicaval 30 years ago,
was presented with a silver loyalty medal.

Classicaval continues this evening with “An evening at the Opera of Versailles”, 
and includes a countertenor, Serge Kakudji, who was a huge hit when he performed here 2 years ago.

This evening's concert is already sold out and 2 lucky people have won tickets by listening carefully to Radio Val !

The Sports Club AGM is at 18.00 this evening.
For those unable to attend, maybe lucky enough to be going to have tickets for the concert,
we will share a summary tomorrow.

Continuing with the Sports Club, their very popular nocturnal ski mountaineering race
the “Avaline Trax” is happening again tomorrow evening.
Same route as earlier this season, still an energetic 500 vertical metres up La Daille to the top of the Bubble.
Anyone can enter but recent races were fully subscribed,
so if you are keen to take part don’t risk disappointment,
register online ASAP.
Registration for Avaline Trax

Another sporting event this evening !
Now that the school holidays are safely behind us,
the area between Val Village and the nursery slope will once again be transformed into a
fun but challenging cross country track including bumps, and banks.

Talented, enthusiastic, or just plain competitive, skiers of all levels,
even beginners, can compete.
It is a relay, or a duet if we continue the musical theme !
So you do need to persuade a friend to join you.
There are prizes to be won !
It starts at 18.30.

If you have a good excuse, or just don’t want to compete,
still come along and cheer them on.

The Creperie O Rendez Vous is providing hot drinks
sure you have all heard hot tasty mulled wine is !
If you are brave enough to take part,
and have a similarly plucky partner,
but no kit...
you can borrow any equipment you need
from Boraso Sport, just next to the track.

Skidding quickly on
For any English speakers lurking,,,,,,,
Tomorrow evening there is a
Conference on Climate Change
“ Global Impact of Climate Change - its drivers, it’s accelerating rate, and how we are failing to address it »
hosted by Hugh Montgomery and presented in English.
Professor Montgomery is a specialist in the impact of climate change on our health.

It might sound a bit dry and serious but Prof Montg puts an optimistic spin on it,
looking at feasible solutions which already exist and could limit the damage, if implemented.
On top of this, 2 of our locals are making short but high quality contributions at the beginning and the end of the conference.

Our very own Henry Schneiwind, well known for his Avalanche talks,
opens with an insight into the effect of climate change on …..avalanches.

Another Val resident, Kieran O'Keeffe, closes the conference with suggestions on
capturing carbon from the atmosphere.

This runs from 16.00 - 19.00, so between skiing and dinner.
It takes place at the Henri Orieller Conference Centre
almost next door to the Sports Centre and Swimming Pool, and there is no charge to attend.

Even French speakers are welcome as there will be plenty of visuals,
making it very easy to follow even if your English isn't perfect.

You can listen to Henry talking about this, in French (Even though his English is usually pretty good) by clicking below.

Interview with Henry Schniewind

Today's Events

Doors open at 18.00.
The 2nd  concert in this weeks Classicaval.
"An evening at the Opera of Versailles."

Register from 18.00
Cross country skiing Relay Race
Do not miss it !
Free to enter, free to cheer on !
A temporary track with bumps and banked corners has been installed
on the Place des Dolomites next to the bottom of the nursery slopes.
Boraso Sport, next to the track, will lend whatever kit you need to whoever wants to take part,
and there will be free hot drinks for both competitors and spectators.
The race is a relay, with two in each team.
One skis while the other catches her (or even his) breath,
the aim is to do as many laps as possible in 20 minutes.
We hope to see as many of you as possible.
The teams can be made up of local ski instructors,
novice holiday makers, enthusiastic youngsters from our village, or a mixture of all three !
If you don’t want to ski, come and sip a mulled wine while cheering them on !

Evening event at the Swimming Pool and Sports centre.
You are invited to relax in the centre’s beautiful pools.
From 19.30 until the centre closes at 22.00,
anyone who has bought a ticket for the swimming pool
can take also use the Wellness Centre’s
jacuzzies, saunas and the hammam,
without paying the usual extra charge.
What we call a BARGAIN
Wellness Centre


"Bob Marley - One Love"
is showing in our cinema.
This is a biography of Bob Marley, and will be show in English.
It is directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green
and stars the talented Brits
Kingsley Ben-Adir and  Lashana Lynch.

Suggestions of the Day

The Gigi Restaurant at the Solaise Refuge,
has arranged a special celebratory lunch on Saturday 16th March from 12.30 - 16.00.
Your delicious meal will be accompanied by music
arranged by the DJ Niolas Maille.
Gigi Restaurant Val d'Isère

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 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 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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