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English Weather, News, Ski Report - March 25, 2024



It's a picture perfect start to the day with blue skies and sunshine. The clear weather will be short-lived with cloud cover building up this afternoon, and a stormfront settling in tonight, bringing us up to 15 cm of snow above 2500m, and a snowrain limit of 1500m. The wind is calm this morning, but will pick up later this afternoon, getting up to speeds of 50 km/hr at altitude.

There's a strong temperature inversion this morning, with -5°C in the village, 0°C at the top of Bellevarde, and -3°C at Pisaillas. The cold will quickly burn off, predicting a top 3°C at 2000m.


No difficulties are expected for vehicles travelling on the local roads today.

Ski Report

With beautiful weather this morning, the majority of the ski area will open this morning without difficulty.
The Pisaillas will open to the public today, with all runs expected to open, and everything was groomed overnight.

In the Fornet sector today, all lifts will be open, and all runs are open apart from the Tunnel.

Over on Solaise, slight delays can be expected on the Leissieres, and 3000 lifts as the on-mountain teams continue to get the lifts in an operational state. Piste L may close throughout the day due to the avalanche danger. Everything will be open on the snowfront today 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 may close later in the day due to avalanche danger. Skiing in Tignes can be accessed via the Tommeuse or Borsat lifts.

Cross Country skiers and Pedestrians can head out to any of our trails today, apart from the Branges and the Col d'Iseran.

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

The week ahead of us is stacked with events, mainly aimed towards locals and seasonal workers, starting with the final Avaline Trax tomorrow night. It's the 4th edition of the ski touring race this year, and for the last one, the Sports Club invites everyone to come in fancy dress. Dynastar will also be hosting ski tests throughout the day on Tuesday, on the Daille snow front, an opportunity to test the brand's latest models, both for alpine skiing and ski mountaineering.
The next afternoon, head over to the Tourist Office square for Ecomoov day, organised by Vie Val d'Is. Explore the second hand stalls, a book exchange with the media library, an exhibition on food waste, as well as a collection of obsolete computer equipment. This Is not to forget the Disco Soup where the volunteers will cook a soup using unsold produce donated by local shops and restaurants, being served up at 5:30 p.m.
A refreshment bar will be run by the La Sauce Association, where you can also register for the Derby du Signal the following day. This is an off-piste race through the Grands Vallons, from the summit of Signal to the snow front of Fornet. The 10th edition of this now legendary race is open to all, and to all types of snow-sports.
However, the event of the week will above all be the Little Big Festival, the 4th edition of this event dedicated to amateur cinema, with a ceremony Friday evening at the Congress centre.
Finally this weekend, weather permitting, the final of the French Flying and Skiing Championships will go ahead. An event due to take place earlier in the season, but had been postponed due to poor weather. Currently the forecast from Météo France indicates a dry weekend, with spring-like temperatures.
A busy week ahead, which will be followed by the Scara, this youth ski world cup, taking place from April 2nd to 5th.

Leading up to the Scara, the young people from the Val d'Isère Sports Club continue to race locally, bringing home once again several podium finishes. Congratulations to Jules Dufour Drai and Téimo Lefranc for their results during the U14's French Cup races last week in Méribel. Jules finished 1st in the GS and Super G, and Timéo 3rd in his category in the GS, 1st in the Super G.
Among the U12's, Jackson Schniewind came 3rd in his category during the Bronze Cup in Sainte Foy, Louis Pierre was also 3rd in his category. Congratulations to all our champions, a full list of results can be found in this morning's french local news.

In world cup skiing news, the last duel of the season for the Downhill crystal globe will ultimately not go ahead. The race has been cancelled due to weather conditions, resulting in Marco Odermatt with the title, ahead of Cyprien Sarrazin, 2nd, 42 points behind the Swiss. Internationally this season is now over, among the men it is Odermatt who wins the overall title.
Among the ladies, a compatriot of Marco Odermatt, Lara Gut Behrami wins the big globe. Laura Gauche, the best French result was 30th. Her season is not yet over,with the French championships coming up in Megève, from April 1st to 7th.

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. weather permitting.
- 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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