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Val d’Isere Opens for Glacier Skiing

The lifts opened for summer skiing on the Pisaillas glacier above Val d’Isere in France at the weekend. Les2Alpes is already open and Avoriaz also opened some slopes at the weekend.

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The summer skiing conditions are very good after significant snowfall in May.

Six slopes are now open from 7am each day until midday.

Three of these will be reserved for team training with the other three are open to everyone.

The French freestyle moguls team is in action on Monday 14th June.

Women’s GS racing takes place on 22nd and 23rd June and Men’s Slalom and GS from 24th-27th June.

Passes can be bought on the spot and, at the moment people are not required to book in advance.

All skiers must wear masks when queueing and when travelling on the lifts.

Skiers and snowboarders do not have to wear a mask while actually skiing.

Summer skiing. Image c/o Val d'Isere Tourist office

Summer skiing. Image c/o Val d’Isere Tourist office

The slopes can be accessed by driving up the Col de l’Iseran which opened on Saturday.

Many cyclists were heading up too.

See for a related PlanetSKI feature on the 5 best summer skiing spots in the Alps.

In the Portes du Soleil Avoriaz opened six slopes and a terrain park at the weekend after the fresh snow.

The resorts is now offering its summer activities.

France remains on the UK’s amber list of countries.

Last week week some Covid-19 restrictions were lifted with bars, restaurants and sports halls open in French Ski Resorts

Restaurants and bars can operate at 50% capacity with social distancing required.

Outdoor terraces can operate at full capacity.

An overnight curfew will start two hours later at 23:00 local time.

The government has also lifted the demand for people to work from home.

EU nationals and visitors from a small number of other countries can now visit without a PCR test if they’ve been vaccinated.

Summer skiing. Image c/o Val d'Isere Tourist office

Summer skiing. Image c/o Val d’Isere Tourist office

 

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