[NEWS] Opening Val Thorens
 

Despite our best efforts to start the season with you on November 19, the warm autumn weather does not allow us to open the ski resort and its slopes in a qualitative way.

So, our teams, motivated and optimistic, have decided to push back the opening date. The snow cover on the tops is satisfactory but currently does not allow a return on skis to the village.

The entire team is ready to prepare the ski area with the hope of opening on November 26. Lift passes and accommodation bought via Val Thorens Reservation for La Grande Première will be reimbursed. We invite our clients to contact their accommodation or Val Thorens Reservation.
 

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Come and put on your skis for the Grande Première in Val Thorens, November 19 & 20, 2022!

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..), Live DJ, quizzes, many gifts to win... 
  • a Raclette Party on Saturday from 5pm followed by a fireworks display at 6.30pm
  • the "Grande Première Séance" with the projection of mountain films, on Saturday evening at the Church of Val Thorens!
     

Book your weekend for La Grande Première!

Package from 140€ / person accommodation + 2 days ski pass

 

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The programme of the 2022 edition


Friday 18th November

  • 3pm - 8pm: Collection of test cards at Place Caron (or at the Tourist Office in case of bad weather)

Saturday 19th November

  • 8.00 am: opening of the "Welcome" tent on Place Caron to collect test cards free of charge and open to all
  • 8.45am: opening of the locker
  • 8.45am: opening of the ski lift ticket office
  • 9:00 am: opening of the ski lifts
  • 9.00 am: opening of the exhibitors' village and launch of the tests on Place Caron
  • All day at Place Caron: DJ, quiz with prizes to be won, photocall, initiation and discovery of the ski area with UCPA, mini-snowpark
  • 9.00am - 10.30am: Breakfast offered by Val Thorens at the Rond-Point des Pistes. Free and open to all.
  • From 11am: opening of the ephemeral brewery of the Brasseurs Savoyards - beers and goodies to win!
  • 2.30 pm: entertainment in the exhibitors' village, many prizes to be won! While stocks last
  • From 2pm: children's entertainment at the bottom of the Place Caron
  • 3.30 pm: last equipment loans
  • 4pm: mulled wine offered on the UCPA stand
  • 4.45pm: closing of the lifts
  • 5pm: Departure for the discovery ski tour with Dynafit (on registration at the Dynafit stand, limited places)
  • From 5.15pm: Raclette Party on Place Caron offered by Raclette de Savoie and live DJ
  • Right after the raclette: fireworks (at about 6.30 pm)
  • "La Grande Première session": screening of mountain films from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm at the Val Thorens Church

Sunday 20th November

  • 8.00 am: opening of the " Welcome " tent on Place Caron to collect the free test cards, open to all
  • 8.45am: opening of the locker
  • 8.45am: opening of the ski-lift ticket office
  • 9:00 am: opening of the ski lifts
  • 9.00 am: opening of the exhibitors' village and launch of the tests on Place Caron
  • All day at Place Caron: DJ, quiz with prizes to be won, photocall, initiation and discovery of the ski area with UCPA, mini-snowpark
  • 9.00am - 10.30am: Breakfast offered by Val Thorens at the Rond-Point des Pistes. Free and open to all.
  • From 11am: opening of the ephemeral brewery of the Brasseurs Savoyards - beers and goodies to win!
  • 2.30 pm: "Ring Toss" animation - many prizes to win! While stocks last
  • 3.30 pm: last loans of equipment
  • From 2pm: children's activities
  • 4.45pm: closing of the lifts
  • 5pm: Closing time!

 

Brands to be tested:
 

  • Ski / ski touring: Atomic, Armada, Blackcrows, Dynastar, Faction, Nordica, Rossignol, Scott, Salomon, Stöckli
  • Snowboard / Splitboard: Amplid, Bent Metal, Burton, Boréalis, Bataléon, Deeluxe boots, Easy snowboard, Flow, GNU, Goodboards, Jones, Karakoam, Lib Tech, Nidecker, Now, Nitro Snowboards, Rossignol, Rome, Roxy, Salomon, Swoard, Skibrid, Skwal, Yes
  • Snowscoot: Erectic Snowscoot
  • Accessories: Blacksheep, Bollé, Boldo'Air Sport, Boldoduc, Cébé, Cairn, Glidenano, Izipizi, Julbo, La Chaussette de France, Oakley, Out Of, Scott, Spy+, Ski Mojo

You are a brand and wish to be an exhibitor for La Grande Première 2022? Fill in this form!
 

 

Lift ticket offices open for the weekend of La Grande Première
 

  • Péclet Funitel ticket office from 8.45am to 4.30pm
  • J. Fontanet Forum cash desks from 8.45am to 4.30pm
  • Olympiades ticket offices from 8.45am to 4.30pm

 

Have you booked your weekend for La Grande Première? Pre-register for the ski/snow test!
 

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, on November 18th from 3pm to 8pm Place Caron
  • On November 19th from 8am to 4pm at the test village, Place Caron
  • On November 20th from 8am to 3pm at the test village, Place Caron
     

Pre-registration for equipment tests
 

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DATUM VAN HET EVENEMENT
Van 19/11/2022 tot 20/11/2022
Lokalisatie
Village - Place Caron
La Grande Première
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