It might be sunny in the UK, but there’s some wonderful snow in Val d’Isère, France.
The lifts open for summer skiing on the Pisaillas glacier above Val d’Isère from this Saturday, 12 June. Access will be via the road over the Col de l’Iseran, which opens for cyclists on the same date. A huge amount of snow fell during May at this high altitude and conditions are at their very best.
Athletes, along with recreational skiers, share a total of six pistes that will be open from 7am each day until midday. Three of these runs are reserved for team training and the other three are open to all. The French freestyle moguls team will be in action here from Monday 14 June. Women’s GS takes place on 22 and 23 June and Men’s Slalom and GS from 24-27 June.
For this abnormal season, skiers benefit from an exceptional special offer: €290 for the season (discounted from €350). Passes can be bought on the spot and, at the moment, individual skiers are not required to book in advance.
All skiers must wear masks when queueing, as well as when travelling on the lifts. However, you don’t have to be masked while actually skiing – just breathe in the pure mountain air and enjoy the stunning views.
All the relevant practical information on summer skiing and health safety can be found here: https://www.valdisere.ski/en/ski-ete