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English Weather, News, Ski Report - March 4, 2024



The snow continues to fall this morning with conditions generally clearing up throughout the day, the sun is predicted to make its return this afternoon. A light North-Easterly wind will be present across the mountains today, picking up again this evening.
As for temperatures, at 9:30 we have -1°C in the village, -4°C at the top of Solaise and -8°C at Pisaillas. Warm temperatures return today, as we can expect a top of 4°C at 2000m.


Both the Roads up to the Chatelard, and that between Le Fornet and Les Richardes is closed to foot traffic due to avalanche danger. Vehicles can circulate without restriction. Snow removal is underway on the main street and the side roads.

Snowy conditions can be found until Les Pigettes, after which the road is dry. Special winter equipment is mandatory for all vehicles in Savoie.

Ski Report
Ski patrol are currently carrying out avalanche control this morning across the entire ski area. They preventively trigger avalanches in order to purge the mountains before opening to the public. We've had accumulations of up to 50cm of snow in the last 24 hours, with significantly more on certain aspects due to the wind.
As a result some lifts may open with a delay this morning, after the avalanche control has been completed, and the lifts have been dug out and are operational.

The following is correct as of 9:30 a.m. this morning ;
The Pisaillas sector may open this afternoon, if at all, after a successful heli-bombing mission.

In the Fornet sector, a large avalanche has left debris across the Mangard run and the sector will begin to open to the public after it has been cleared.

Over on Solaise, the Solaise gondola is currently open, with the Madeleine and Datcha chairs to follow shortly. Cugnai, 3000, Laisinant, and Piste L will stay closed today.

In the Bellevarde sector, the Olympique cable car has a technical issue, and will have a delayed opening. The terrain can be accessed either the La Daille Gondola or the Funicular. The Santons and Epaule du Chavret will be closed today.

Cross Country skiers and Pedestrians can head out to the small trail in the Manchet valley today. Pay attention to signage as many trails are closed due to avalanche danger.

The avalanche risk is 4/5 today. Skier triggered storm and wind slabs are likely across all aspects. You need to be extra vigilant, with excellent knowledge of the terrain today to go off-piste safely.

Local News

First Monday of the month is Municipal Council day. The elected officials will meet at 8:30 this morning in the room of the Marcel Charvin house to discuss the 11 points on the agenda.
Notably, a decision will be made regarding the dates of the next seasons. The proposed dates for summer skiing, if weather conditions permit on Pisaillas, are June 8th until July 5th. The dates for the summer season should be from June 29th to September 1st and finally for the 24-25 winter season, from November 30th to May 4th.
The Municipal Council is a public meeting, which you can attend, in person, or watch the live broadcast on Youtube
A recap of events will be published in English in tomorrow morning's local news.

In local racing news, the U14's bronze cup did not go ahead yesterday due to snow. Thankfully the Sports Club had anticipated these weather conditions, scheduling all the races on Saturday, which we mentioned yesterday. Otherwise, in the U14's Silver Cup on February 26th, Lilou Legrand Costerg finished 3rd in the slalom, and Jules Dufour Drai, 2nd in the two Super G courses.
Through the events held in Tignes, Roméo Bianchi came in second in his category in the first Super G, Raphael Perier-Leclercq is third in the second heat, and the avalins dominated the rookie podium with Eliakim Bauer Roméo, Frederick Wild and Roméo Bianchi. As for the girls, Olivia Angus was third in the Super G and Romy Casanova 3rd in her category.
Congratulations to all our champions, a full list of results can be found in this morning's French local news.

Today's Events

- 10 a.m. Happy Tote Bag workshop at the media library. Using a stencil, logo, drawing or a quote, create, make and leave with your personalised tote bag!
- 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 2 p.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 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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