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English Weather, News, Ski Report - March 17, 2024



Today will be completely overcast, with a chance of light snowfall above 2400m. A light to moderate Westerly wind will be present across our mountains today, getting up to speeds of 40 km/hr. As for temperatures, it's a mild start to the day, at 9 o'clock it's 1.5°C in the village and -1°C at the top of Bellevarde, and -5°C at Pisaillas. Today we can expect a maximum of 5°C at 2000m.


On the roads of Tarentaise, traffic is expected to be smooth all day, a welcome change after yesterday's traffic in both directions. However, departures should be aware light traffic is possible between Albertville and Moutiers at the end of the morning, and then again around 6 p.m. this evening.

Ski Report

Poor visibility and flat light are going to be likely across the ski area today, however it should not affect operations, with the majority of the terrain open to the public today. Some runs may close in the afternoon, due to avalanche danger, please respect all closures as they exist for your safety.

The Pisaillas sector will re-open to the public today, with all of its lifts and runs.

In the Fornet sector, the majority of the terrain will be open today, although the Tunnel run will remain closed.

Over on Solaise, all lifts will be open today, including the 3000 lift and it's lookout. 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 Santons will likely close at some stage due to avalanche danger. The bottom section of the Joseray is closed due to the upcoming big air competition. 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 avalanche risk is 2/5 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

Starting tomorrow, Val d'Isère will celebrate poetry in all forms during the Spring of Poets. The town hall's cultural department is organising numerous events throughout the week as part of the National Spring of Poets event.
On the program are dedicated cinema screenings, a literary meeting at the media library, a soiree tomorrow evening at the maison de Val, a slam poetry evening and writing workshops. There are still a few places left for these workshops, don't hesitate to stop by the maison de Val if you would like to register.
Poetry will also be played on the radio throughout the week, with poems read by the local children on Radio Val d'Isère every day at midday, just after the news.

In other cultural news; it's the last day for the Little Big festival teams to finish up with their films. You have until 11:59 p.m. and 59 seconds this evening to send your masterpiece to the organisers. Many of you have registered this year, and we hope to be able to broadcast them all during the ceremony, which will be held on Friday March 29th at the Congress Center.
You can send your film to redaction@radiovaldisere.com or come into the Radio Val office with your film on a USB.

Alpine skiing and the final events of the World Cup circuit are in full swing in Saalbach in Austria, with the women's GS and the men's slalom taking place today. Last opportunity for Clément Noël to shine this season. Yesterday, Mikaella Shifrin took home another win in the last slalom of the season.
In the men's Giant Slalom, surprise with a scratch in the second round for Marco Odermatt. The Swiss champion will therefore miss out on the grand slam of the specialty this winter, but another Swissman, Loic Meillard, will take home the trophy ahead of the Andorran Joan Verdu.

Today's Events

- Wildcard comp for Riders First: Try to win your place for Tuesday's Riders First during this competition today at the Val d'Isère snowpark
- 5 p.m. Introduction to Fat Biking: Every Sunday evening, come and learn about electric Fat-Bikes on the snow. Fred (Instructor-guide) offers you a free introduction to help you discover this new snow sport. Meet in front of the Aqua Leisure Complex, and don't forget gloves and a helmet.
- 6 p.m. Sports tournament at the Aqua Leisure Complex.


- 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 7:30 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.
- Sunday mass will be held in the church at 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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