There remain some provisos – snow depths are still less than half the norm in most cases and coverage on lower slopes can still be patchy. However low temperatures have allowed the snow guns to fire up increasing depths on the main run - the race course at Val d'Isère had a 50/50 natural/machine made snow mix.
The two Val d'Isère downhill races were reschedule downhills that had been cancelled in St. Moritz on December 9th and postponed in Val d'Isère from the 16th. The resort will host a Ladies Slalom race tomorrow (Thursday 21st December). Local girl Ingrid Jacquemod, daughter of the resort's communications officer Jane, came fifth in both races.