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English Weather, News, Ski Report - March 3, 2024



Finally a real winter's storm! Snowfall is expected to continue all throughout the day, reaching rates of 5cm per hour towards the Italian border. The snow-rain limit will stay down around 1300m, and we can expect a 24 hour total of 30cm of snow by tomorrow morning.
The storm is accompanied by a strong South-Easterly wind, with gusts of up to 100 km/hr possible, easing off this afternoon.

As for temperatures, at 9 o'clock it is -1°C in the village, -4°C at the top of Solaise and -9.5°C at Pisaillas. Today we can expect a top of 0°C at 2000m.


Another busy day on the roads yesterday with traffic jams in the direction of arrivals between Aigueblanche and the 'Saint Hélène sur Isère' tollbooth. It looks to be calmer in terms of traffic today, with 16,000 vehicles on the way up, half as many as yesterday, and 21,000 on the way down.

The recent snowfall poses a larger concern, currently the roads are white in Val d'Isère, but no difficulties are expected for vehicles with the mandatory winter equipment.

Ski Report

5-10 cm of fresh snow has already fallen this morning, with more to come. The strong winds are making it difficult to operate the lifts, and many closures will be in place. Please respect all closures and signage, as they are there for your safety. The following is open as of 9 a.m. this morning ;

The Pisaillas and Fornet sectors will not be able to open due to the strong wind.

The Solaise sector is not able to open due to the wind, however all lifts are currently in operation on the snowfront.

In the Bellevarde sector, the following lifts are open ; Olympique cable car, Bellevarde Express, Funicular and the La Daille gondola. Both liaisons with Tignes will be closed today.

Cross Country skiers can head out to the small loop in the Manchet, or over to La Daille. Pedestrians have the majority of trails open this morning, apart from the Col d'Iseran, Pont St. Charles, the Marmottes, and Lac d'Ouilette

The avalanche risk is 4/5 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

New edition of Docu Sundays tonight. This evening takes us to the Bertrand farm, with Gilles Perret. A film which looks back on the operation of a farm in Haute Savoie and its evolution over the last 50 years. A huge success, reaching an audience of 200,000, admirable for a documentary. The recent anger of the agricultural world may have influenced its success, the film having received greater media coverage.
The screening begins at 8:30 p.m. this evening at the cinema, followed by an exchange with Gilles Perret, the director.

U14 Bronze Cup yesterday on the Raye with 150 girls and boys competing in a Giant Slalom. Many local athletes with good results, notably Lilou Legrand Costerg in 2nd, Katrina Schniewind 9th, Manon Trioullier 11th, Liv David 14th, Latika Gungoa 15th, Charlie Salles 22nd, Agathe Denaud 25th, Raphaelle Clément 35th and Manon Quero Battani 44th.
Among the boys, there were also good results, with second place for Jules Dufor Drai, but also Timéo Lefranc, 6th, Sacha Falière 10th, Alexis Mathey 15th; Timmy Brusco 23rd, Ugo Perraud 24th, Quentin Bugnone 25th, Helori Treffot 28th and Théau Frison 41st.
The boys' and girls' races were all completed yesterday, as the conditions didn't look optimistic today. Photos can be found on our website.

Still concerning skiing, but on the World Cup circuit, a Super G yesterday for the ladies in Kvitfjell, the race won by Lara Gut Behrami. The boys are in the United States, in Aspen and competed on Friday and Saturday in a GS. Needless to say, Marco Odermatt took home another win.
It is also worth noting that on Friday, Australian Louis Muhlen came in 27th place, making him the first Australian to score a FIS point on the World Cup circuit in 39 years.

Today's Events

- On the snowfront 1-3 p.m. Snooc-sledding. A seated form of skiing that offers a safe and easy way to whiz down the slopes. Come and try it out on the Savonette slope. Free and open to all, children must be supervised by an adult.
- 4 p.m. Badminton tournament at the Aqua Leisure Complex.
- 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.


- The ice skating rink will be open from 2 - 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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