Winter’s key events – 2016/17

Winter’s key events – 2016/17

Yeti Race – 3rd edition – 10/12/2016

In a fun atmosphere in teams of 2, the participants take on teams of champions from the Etoiles du Sport with special events on a snow-covered course (orientation, precision, strength, agility, endurance). Helping each other is the key concept of this race.

2 courses:
20km (1000m elevation gain)
10km (500m elevation gain).

Red Pompom Night – 31/12/2016

Sound and light show in Plagne-Bellecôte. A show, pyrotechnics, artistes among the audience and an open-air disco into the early hours.

Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc – 13/01/2017

La Plagne is taking part in the 13th edition of the Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc: an exclusive for the world’s hardest international sled dog race, which will be coming through the Tarentaise valley for the first time.

20 of the best international mushers and their dogs will be coming through La Plagne

6th stage covering 67 kilometres over a circuit leaving from Plagne Montalbert, with 3140m elevation gain. This will be the stage with the greatest elevation gain.

Special exclusive operation: the Media Odyssey

Ice Climbing World Championships – Elites – 4 & 5/02/2017

Armed with ice axes and crampons, the world’s top 110 ice climbers meet in Champagny-en-Vanoise to take on the Ice Tower. The key element of the competition is the 25m high iced metal structure, the climbers’ vertical climbing frame for the 2 disciplines: “Speed”, a Spiderman-style sprint, and “Lead”, where endurance and strength win the day. The French athletes will be present and are sure to shine on their training structure.

Telemark FIS World Championships – 14 – 19/03/2017

After organising 5 telemark World Cups, Montchavin-la Plagne is proud to be hosting the world’s finest once again for 4 days of competition between the sites of Montchavin-la Plagne and the stadium in Plagne Centre.
To the rhythm of lunges and raised heels, the telemarkers race through the gates like snow warriors combining strength, endurance and grace.

Phil Lau, from France, the local athlete for this stage, and Amélie Reymond from Switzerland have already announced that they are determined to win these world championships! They both have a reputation for being at the top of their discipline and have already won a number of globes.

1st SUPERSLALOM by Julien Lizeroux – 01/04/2017

The world’s longest slalom course! Amateur and experienced skiers measure up against pros from the world of international skiing in a fun, sporting atmosphere. The idea for this event came from 2 of La Plagne’s top skiers: slalom champion Julien Lizeroux and Julien Régnier, pioneer of freestyle and back country skiing.

Race programme: autographs and skiing with the champions, concert with a live band

Athletes present:

Downhill skiers: Julien Lizeroux, Alexis Pinturault, Jean-Baptiste Grange, Tessa Worley, Victor Muffat-Jeandet, slalom skiers of the international top 10, ski legends
Biathlete: Martin Fourcade
Freestylers and freeriders: Kevin Rolland, Ben Valentin, Enak Gavaggio, creators of the web series Bon Appétit
Ski crossers: Ophélie David and Jean-Fred Chapuis

320 poles
4 km of descent
4 to 10 minutes skiing according to level
400 participants

SUBLICIMES – 3rd EDITION   – 5 – 18/04/2017

La Plagne in April is an Easter skifest!

Sublicimes is 12 days of free and original entertainment on 6 key peaks of the ski area. Accessible to skiers (and mostly to non-skiers also), each peak proposes a different theme adapted to all age groups.

Examples of the entertainment at over 2000 m altitude: get your beard trimmed or have a manicure in the world’s highest pop-up beauty salon that looks out over Mont-Blanc, relax in a Jacuzzi or a covered sauna, ride on a merry-go-round, meet a Bactrian camel, get lost in the Yeti’s giant grotto or fly 18 metres up in the air with the bungy ejector!

Information: La Plagne Tourisme