Ski resorts News
Although the winter skiing season will come to an end on Tuesday 1 May 2018, Val d'Isère, in the French Alps, will re-open a couple of its winter lifts for summer skiing on 3 June 2018, just 33 days later. While glacier skiing normally resumes in June, this is the first time – in its 82-year history – that some of the winter pistes, just above the resort, will re-open in summer.
This year, the snow across the high-altitude resort in the French Alps has been phenomenal, with a mighty nine metres of snowfall recorded. Therefore, it is no surprise that there is still more than a metre in the village and 245 cm on the higher slopes.
Val d'Isère has a justified reputation for being the most snow-sure resort in Europe already, but this is breaking new ground.
Pistes that will re-open – from 7 am to 12 pm – include the top of the OK World Cup downhill and the less demanding Verte (snow-conditions permitting). Skiers will reach the area by the Funival funicular from La Daille and the slopes will be served by the six-person Marmottes chair just above the Folie Douce; exactly the same as in winter.
The resort is hoping these runs and lifts will stay open for two weeks until the warmer weather prevails, at which point the Pissaillas Glacier, above Le Fornet, will come into play. Apart from making use of the extraordinary snowpack, this gives the snow-clearing teams extra time to clear the road up to the glacier and the Col de l’Iseran, the highest paved road in Europe and summer gateway to Italy.
Val d'Isere summer skiing on Bellevarde will begin the 3rd of June Cascade chairlift & Montets T bar open from 7am to midday (12.00)
Summer skiing will be open from June 3rd to July 13th, 2018*
* Depending on snow conditions
Summer skiing on Bellevarde during 15 days until the col de l’Iseran opening
Lifts : Funival + TSD Marmottes. Open from 7AM to 12AM.
You can get your ticket at the Glacier, on the road, next to the Col de l’Iseran
1 Day 28 €
2 Days 56 €
3 Days 84 €
4 Days 112 €
5 Days 140 €
6 Days 168 €
Summer Season 330 €
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