Road conditions


WEEK END of APRIL 12th to 14th 2019

Here is the traffic forecast that was established by The interdepartmental directorate of central-east roads and the Savoie Department to facilitate your trip:


  • Friday:

No traffic difficulties are expected on the fast urban motorway of Chambéry.


  • Saturday:


Near Chambéry:


  • On the way up to the resort: the traffic shouldn't cause traffic difficulties on the fast urban motorway of Chambéry in the late morning.
  • On the way back: the traffic should be heavy in the morning and in the afternoon, especially near the access to the highway to Lyon and Geneva.


Tarentaise valley:


  • On the way up to the resort: there could be heavy between Albertville and Bourg-Saint-Maurice in the afternoon.
  • On the way back: there could be slowdowns between Bourg-Saint-Maurice and Moûtiers from early morning until early afternoon.


Saturday return way:



  • Sunday:

No particular traffic difficulties are expected.










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The Petit Saint Bernard and Iseran passes are closed for the winter season. Be wary of the itinerary advised by your GPS!

Before taking the road, follow these pieces of advice.


Advice n°1


I always have snowchains in my car "just in case"


Snow doesn't fall on the pistes only, unfortunately. The sun may be shining on your arrival, but it might be snowing when you leave the resort. Therefore, don't forget your snow chains, and make sure they are easy to access. Try to use them beforehand and stop on the snow chains areas only to make sure you do not interfere with the traffic. Don't forget to check the Tignes snow report to know the weather conditions.


Depending on the weather conditions:


> Special equipment is compulsory:
This means that you must have snow tires or snow chains.

> Snow chains are compulsory:
No choice: only snow chains will help you get to Tignes or leave the resort. It is the only equipment that will be allowed by the police to avoid the slow down of traffic.


Advice n°2

I look for information before or while on the road


> Do you have a smartphone? Then log on these websites to get information:

- Tignes Facebook page

- Tignes Twitter
- PC Osiris

> Don't you have a smartphone? Listen to the local radio stations (in French)

- R'Tignes (88.2 et 92.2) et R'Les Arcs (up and down the road to Tignes)
- France Bleu Pays de Savoie
- Radio Autoroute 107.7


Advice n°3

I check out the webcams to see what the traffic is like


> Tignes 1800 Webcam
>  A43 Highway Webcams



Advice n°4

I adjust my travel in case of bad weather


Have you heard the the traffic would be difficult when you have planned to travel? Whenever possible, follow the recommandations and try not to drive when the traffic is heavy or in case of heavy snow falls.


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