The resorts of Morillon, Samoëns, Sixt Fer à Cheval, and Verchaix are getting together to let visitors discover a range of Nordic activities in the Haut Giffre valley. During the Festi'Nordic 2010, these Haut-Savoyard resorts offer the perfect occasion to try out new activities in a festive and relaxed atmosphere.
At Festi'Nordic, take the opportunity to test cross-country skiing, Joëring skiing with dogs or horses, biathlon with a rifle, Nordic walking, snowshoeing, GPS orientation race, dog sledding for children, and discovery of cross-country and Nordic gear specially adapted to the physically challenged. This will be the occasion to try out a wide range of snow activities, regularly offered in the Haut Giffre valley.
Practical and informative activities are also programmed to teach guests about the importance of environmental protection in the mountains, local plants and animals, and ARVA searches in case of avalanches. Visitors can also learn how to build an igloo, and perfect their cross-country ski techniques, be it in classic or skating style.
All of the activities are planned for Jan. 24, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Samoëns activity base. However, the scheduled events and locations are subject to change depending on the weather conditions.
All of the activities are free, but guests need to stop by the welcome tent to pick up a festival ticket. Gear is lent free of charge for the activities, which last 30 minutes to one hour. If you are planning on discovering the area during a longer ski outing, you will need to hire gear or bring your own.