Val d’Isère opens in November 24th.
Current Snow Situation in Val d’Isère
Unlike most resorts at the moment, the snow situation in Val d’Isère is excellent at altitude, and the opening weekend will go ahead as scheduled. Val d’Isère benefits from a unique local weather pattern, with snow coming up from the Mediterranean as well as from the Atlantic. This effect known as retour d’est has resulted in some substantial snowfalls since the start of November and there’s now a solid 60cm base at 3000m.
Snow cover above 2300m is good, but there is very little cover lower down, although more is expected. This explains why, for the moment, you have to download by lift to get back to the resort in all three sectors – from Le Fornet, the top of the new gondola at La Daille, and from the Solaise gondola.
To see the extent of the current cover take a look at the webcams: https://www.valdisere.com/webcam/bellevarde/
Pistes and lifts in Val d’Isère
Val d’Isère is opening more than 50% of its lifts
Here’s what’s scheduled for this Saturday as of 9.30pm on November 23rd.
• TPH Fornet
• TC Vallon
• TS Céma
• TSD Cascades
• TSD Lessières
• TK Montet
• TK Pays Désert
• TC Solaise
• TSD Madeleine
• TSD Glaciers
• TSD Lessières
• TSD Datcha
• Tapis PIM PAM
• TS Cugnaï
• TPH Olympique
• TSD Marmottes
• TSD Borsat
• TS Grand Pré
• TSD Fontaine
• Tapis Carpe Diem
The new gondola in La Daille will be open – only for pedestrians – free access (only this opening weekend). You will have the opportunity to test this new amazing lift and to breath some fresh air !
Provisional piste openings
The three massifs of Val d’Isère will be open as scheduled and will include in particular:
– Fornet/Iseran and the Pissaillas glacier. Access is by the Vallon gondola from Le Signal and the Leissières chair-lift from Solaise. Pistes : Pont Abatte, bottom of Pyramide, Col, Iseran massif.
– The top of Solaise
(Pistes : Glacier, Plan Millet, Madeleine, Col, Fourche, Marais, St Jacques, Cugnaï)
– The top of the massif de Bellevarde
(Pistes : top of the OK, Diebold, 3J, Verte, Borsat, Col de Fresse, Genepy and Grand Pré, Collet – to be confirmed)
Lift passes and parking in Val d’Isère
One day Val d’Isère (Fornet – Iseran, Solaise, Bellevarde) : 42 €
1 day on Solaise : 33,50€
Parking is free
Weather forecast in Val d’Isère
More snow is expected at the end of this week.
Weekend festivities in Val d’Isère
The ski test village organised by Ski Force 2019 with 18 ski and five snowboard brands has has been relocated to the top of the Solaise gondola. It’s open from 9am.
In the village:
Saturday, November 24: tombola and vin chaud at the end of the day, hang on to your ski test ticket for the chance to win several pairs of skis.
Saturday evening: watch ski films with local ambassadors Léo Taillefer & Julien Lange at the Henri Oreiller Congress Centre from 6-8pm. Entry is free, with priority given to those staying in à Val d’Isère as part of the First Tracks weekend.
Le Centre Aquasportif and the skating rink welcomes kids and grown-ups.
Accommodation providers, shopkeepers and restaurateurs as well as all the other services of Val d’Isère are doing their best to provide you with a truly great start to the season.
The link from Val d’Isère to Tignes
The link between the two ski areas of Val d’Isère and Tignes will open in the days following the First Tracks Weekend, as soon as snow conditions permit.
Tignes Ski area
Glacier & Grande Motte : Open
|TSD Lanches||EXPECTED 24/11|
Pistes : Glacier, Rosolin, Descente, Dahu, Rimaye, Face, Double M
Autumn lift pass rates continue until 30/11 : 1 day: 33 € / adulte et 27 € / enfant et sénior.
For up-to-date openings