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Come and put on your skis for the Grande Première in Val Thorens, November 20 & 21, 2021!

It's THE weekend to launch the winter season and the meeting place for all snow sports enthusiasts with on the program:

  • skiing, skiing, skiing, the discovery of the ski area and initiations to learn new glides or simply to improve.
  • a test village at Place Caron with all the latest news and equipment tests. All types of snow sports are on display thanks to the presence of more than fifty major brands of ski, snowboard, accessories, ski touring, freeride skiing...
  • many festive activities throughout the weekend: a fun area (mini snowpark, big air bag...), Live DJ, quizzes, many gifts to win... 
  • the "Grande Première Séance" with the projection of mountain films, on Saturday evening at the Church of Val Thorens!


Brands to be tested:


This list is not exhaustive and may be expanded:

  • Ski / ski touring: Atomic, Salomon, Black Crows, Wedze, Liberty Skis, Lib Tech, Gnu, Roxy, Bent Metal, Dynafit, Scott, Stockli.
  • Snowboard: Venice Snowboards, Bataleon Snowboards, Rome Snowboards, Lib Tech, Gnu, Roxy, Bent Metal, Easy Snowboard, Stone Snowboards, Jones, Nidecker, YES., Now, Flow, Karakoram, Drake, Sword.
  • Accessories: Julbo, Scott, Oakley.
  • Snowscoot: Eretic, Snowmoto.
  • Other: UCPA, Boldoduc, Ski Mojo, L'armure Française, Deeluxe.

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Pre-registration for the ski/snow test


Pre-register and book your free equipment test at:

The tests will only be accessible to holders of a ski pass and a test card (free on presentation of the pass). Once pre-registered, this test card can be collected on site with 2 proofs of identity (identity card, passport or driving licence + health card, credit card, student card...)

  • The day before the event, 19 November from 3pm to 8pm at the Tourist Office
  • 20 November from 8am to 4pm at the test village, Place Caron
  • 21 November from 8am to 3pm at the test village, Place Caron

Activity zones run by professionals will also be available: free initiations, mini freestyle zone, big air bag, trampoline for snowscoot, ski touring area and carving zone.


Virgin Radio is a partner of La Grande Première, the opening event of the winter season!

Be the first on the slopes and don't miss this long-awaited Grand Première!

Vom 20/11/2021 bis 21/11/2021
Village - Place Caron
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La Grande Première | Val Thorens ski resort
Package La Grande Première
Package 2 nights accommodation, Val Thorens - Orelle 2 day ski-pass and equipment tests.
ab 129 € /pers.
La Grande Première | Val Thorens ski resort
Hight Test by Decathlon
Pass your weekend in high spirits! 2 night accommodation, 2 day ski-pass adult Val Thorens-Orelle and access to the equipment tests: ski, snowboard... by Decathlon
ab 136 € /pers.