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Val d’Isere will open for summer skiing for the first time in its 82 year history

Val d’Isere will open for summer skiing for the first time in its 82 year history

Although Val d’Isere closed its lifts for winter 2017/18 earlier this month, the resort will re-open several of its lifts for summer skiing on 3rd June 2018. 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.

Pistes will be open from 7am to 12 pm from 3rd June to 13th June (depending on snow conditions). Pistes that will be open include the top of the OK World Cup downhill and Verte. The Funival funicular from La Dailie will be open, as well as the 6 person Marmottes chairlift just above the Folie Douce.

The resort is hoping to be open for at least 2 weeks until the warmer weather prevails. Snow conditions are still above average for this time of year and another 30cm of snow fell on Sunday night in Val d’Isere. After the 2 week summer opening, the Pissaillas Glacier, above Le Fornet will stay open for longer. 1 day pass costs 28 Euros.

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Val d'Isere summer skiing

Map of the ski lifts and pistes that will be open for summer skiing

Val d'Isere snowfall

30 cm of fresh snow on 14th May 2018


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