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English Weather, News, Ski Report - March 15, 2024



Make the most of the blue skies as clouds are moving in.
It is quite warm in the village but cooler on our mountains.

At 09.30 the temperature is

  • +1° in the Village.
  • 0° on Solaise.
  • -2° on Bellevarde
  • -5° on Pisaillas

The maximum temperature at two thousand metres will be +5°.


No problems are expected on the roads in our village.


Only 4 of our lifts and pistes are closed today. 
The rest are open and in fab condition.

The rare closures are :

  • Tunnel piste in Le Fornet.
    On Bellevarde :
  • Joseray, while they prepare huge bumps for a competition.
  • Moutons can’t open as
  • Mont Blanc chairlift is waiting for a spare part.

The L and the Santons will probably close early.
Maybe you saw the huge avalanche that went into the L yesterday afternoon ?
A scary demonstration of why are security conscious professionals close these pistes - it is not just to annoy you !!
Please always respect their decisions.

A few pistes were not groomed last night, but they are still in good condition.


  • Fôret
  • Signal
  • Table d'Orientation


  • Glaciers
  • Cugnai
  • Marmottons
  • S
  • 3000


  • Borsat
  • Epaule du Charvet

The 3000 lift and piste on Solaise opened again yesterday.
The pisteurs and their shovels have worked hard so that after you have taken the challenging draglift,
and before you approach the steep black run,
you can walk through the tunnel and enjoy the spectacular view of le Fornet.
Best to do this before the clouds settle in !

Tignes can be accessed via the Tommeuses or Borsat chairlifts.

The avalanche risk today is again 2 out of 5.
Never drop your guard as the mountain hides plenty of tricks and traps.
Just, yesterday several slippy slabs went for a ride,
including in the Tour du Charvet and the Bec d'Aigle.

IF you fancy skiing off piste, choose your companions very carefully.
Make sure your team are all properly trained and appropriately equipped.
If in doubt, stay on our many kilometres of groomed pistes
until you can ski with a mountain guide.

All our walking paths and cross county tracks
are open apart from les Branges.
Yesterday the grooming machine had a technical problem, but the tracks are all in good condition.


Happy Friday ! As usual, we share the experts opinion on the Tarentaise roads.

The dual carriageway between Moutiers and Albertville will be less busy than last weekend,
with 62,000 vehicles arriving and
7000 more going home
between now and Sunday evening.
The first slow hour leaving us is this evening 18.00- 19.00.

The heaviest traffic downhill will be tomorrow between 08.00 - 16.00.

Sunday will be a bit slow at the end of the morning and in the evening.
Presumably after you have sensibly topped your holiday with a cheeky final ski.
For those arriving, the busiest time will be tomorrow 12.00 - 20.00,
with a peak at the end of the afternoon.
Maybe a good time to avoid !

Our Baroque Church was rocked by applause at the finale of Classicaval.
This last concert had a more intimate feel with small ensembles and
Frédéric Lagarde
demonstrated his astonishing talent.
Over the 3 evenings a record number of 700 music lovers were treated to impressive performances.
We even needed to find extra chairs !
Despite this, many were left ticket-less and disappointed -
a clear sign of just how popular this festival has become.
So, put a note in your diary, as the musicians will be back, in 10 months,
13th - 16th January.

Onto another event which, although very different, is now also usually fully subscribed.
The Avaline Trax - a Ski Mountaineering Race.
Yesterday evening, 120 lean and fit of the Savoie zoomed 500 vertical feet
up the Brinzei piste, around the bottom of the Tommeuse lift, before the final sprint to the top of the bubble lift.
Baptiste Eveillard, the fastest man crossed the finish line in 29 minutes and 41 seconds and
the zippiest lady, Jessica Martin, in 36 minutes and 26 seconds.
Whereas the winning duo recorded finished in 1 hour and 9 minutes.
The final race of the winter will be on the 26th March.
The Fondu Factory hosted this week’s second Loyalty Medal Ceremony.
Our copper medal, in recognition of ten years of returning to Val, was premiered
and pinned on two chests including Rob O'Kieffe.
Two of the “new-this-season” Platinum medals were also awarded.
A small token of our appreciation.


Human Curling

At the bottom of the slopes in La Daille.
Fun and free.
Transform yourself into a missile,
released by your team mates and aimed at the target.
If your nerves don’t like the sound of ‘missile’
at least come and cheer them on.
Children must be accompanied by their parents,
and helmets are strongly recommended.
No need to reserve.

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

The Gigi Restaurant at the Solaise Refuge,
has arranged a special celebratory lunch
tomorrow 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


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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