27 mars 2024 | Articles

English Weather, News, Ski Report - March 27, 2024



Bit of a dull cloudy day, more Autumnal than Spring.
Though, it might brighten up just as you finish skiing this afternoon.
There are tiny snow flakes are being tossed around by wind in the village this morning
but 5 to 10 centimetres should land on our pistes.
Wind howled around the mountains during the night, but has dropped this morning.

If it wasn't for the wind, it wouldn't feel so chilly.
At 9.50 the temperature is

  • +2° in the Village.
  • -3° on Solaise.
  • -6° on Bellevarde.
  • -9° on Pisaillas.


No problems are expected on the roads today.


Most pistes and lifts will open but the wind may affect our beautiful plans,
so when you are out keep an eye on the electronic notice boards.

At 10.00 all the lifts are already open except the
T bar on Pisaillas, which should open shortly, and the
broken Mont Blanc chairlift on Bellevarde.

The following pistes are closed :

  • Tunnel piste
  • Moutons as you can’t get to it as
  • Mont Blanc chairlift still broken.
  • There is training on the G and the Raye
  • Boarder Cross is closed due to poor visability.

The L and the Santons may close early due to the risk of a slab avalanche. Or two.
The patrollers think carefully about your safety before closing runs.
They don't close them just to annoy you !
Please respect their expert opinion and don't ski down a closed run.  

The following were not groomed :


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


  • 3000
  • Arcelle
  • Fourche
  • Marmottons
  • S
  • Rhône- Alpes
  • Combe Martin
  • Cugnai


  • Borsat
  • Epaule du charvet
  • Club des Sports

Tignes can be accessed via the Tommeuses and Borsat chairlifts.
If wind affects the lifts for your return, don’t panic, there are shuttle buses.

The avalanche risk today is again 2 out of 5.

IF you fancy skiing off piste,
Why not book to ski with, and learn from a mountain guide.

If you are a touring fiend, who goes out early to walk up before the pistes have opened,
The grooming teams work hard until about 10.00 so watch out for the grooming machines and particularly for their long huge cables which may suddenly come under tension..

All our cross county tracks and walking paths are are open except :

  • Les Branges
  • Laisinant
  • Le Col de l'Iseran
  • The longer track at the Ouillette.


Because of todays tricky weather the Ecomove Event has been moved
from the square in front of the Tourist Office to the Maison de Val
which is between the Swimming Pool and Sports Centre and the Conference Centre.
This enviromental awareness day is organised by the Vie Val d'Is, the association for the people who work in Val.
So change of venue, but same fighting spirit !
It includes a thrift store,  second hand skis, books, an area for repairing bikes,
and a skip for your obsolete telephones and computer equipment.
From 17.00 a zero-waste-soup will be prepared from unsold ingredients generously donated by local shops.
Last but not least, La Sauce Association will be running the refreshment bar,
which is also where you can sign up for tomorrows Signal Derby.

Yesterday evening was the last Avaline Trax uphill ski mountaineering race of the season.
More than 150 of our brave and super fit tackled the 500 vertical metres despite the wind and the cold.
The weather conditions didn’t even deter the many who competed in fancy dress !
Batman won the prize for the best costume,
whereas a special mention went to the bare-chested challenger,
seemingly unaware that it was -5 degrees.  
The fastest man arrived in just under 25 minutes, and the speediest lady took only 5 minutes more.

Our ski patrollers are organising a Special Day at La Daille starting at 11.00 on Friday.
100 or so ski patrollers and drivers of the grooming machines from 8 resorts
are expected for this party which marks the beginning of the end of the winter.
The program of races includes :

  • a pairs giant slalom
  • patrollers racing with a bloodwagon
  • Precison grooming.

This year the event is open to the public, and many fun and free activities are planned including :

  • a waterslide
  • rifle shooting
  • a lumberjack competition
  • a close look at the snow grooming machines.
  • A refreshment stand with a bbq and tarte flambées, (tasty, very thin Alsacian version of a savoury pizza) completes the event.

The ski patrollers will finish the day with an evening in the Tontons bar in La Daille.  

The funeral of Firmin Mattis, who died on the 20th of March, will take place at 10.00 today in our Church.
Anyone who knew him is invited to come and pay their respects.

Today's Events

From Noon.

The Ecomove enviromental awareness fundraising day
organised by the  Vie Val d'Is is taking place in
the Maison de Val as this will be considerably cosier than
the original venue in the Square in front of the Tourist Office.
Stands include  :

  • second hand skis
  • books.
  • bike repairs,
  • a collection point for obsolete telephones and computer equipment.

From 17.00 the team will prepare, and share,
a zero-waste-soup from surplus ingredients generously donated by local shops.
Our aim - a greener healthier enviroment.

17.45 - 19.45
Bring your children to try Yooner on our floodlit Savonette Nursery Slope.
This ia a modern Paret,
but instead of being wooden, basic and  a little grumpy,
it is a light, comfortable and easy to handle sledge.
It is free and you don’t have to reserve.
Yooner drivers must be over 7 years old, and parents must accompany their children.

19.30 - 22.00
The fabulous team  at the Swimming Pool and Sports Centre
welcome you to relax this evening in the
jacuzzies, saunas or hammam
of the Wellness Centre.
To take advantage of this generous offer
you just need to buy a ticket for the swimming pool.

A few messages from our partners

Are you looking for a job for next winter ?
Our lift company Needs YOU !
Attractive benefits and a friendly working environment.
If tempted, or even vaguely interested,
come to the bottom of the Olympique lift
on 12th April, between 09.00 -17.00,
to meet the teams and find out what the many different jobs entail.
You can find more information on their website.
Val d'Isere Lift Company recruitment information

Fans of Disco House Funk !
Come and be blown away by the DJ Romind.
Every Tuesday to Saturday from 23.00 to 02.00 at the Poya.
In the main street opposite the bus station.
Poya Restaurant and Bar

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 closed as it is the Eco Moov Day.
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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