The annual snowboard equipment test and all that goes with it will sees its 19th outing after the resort staged the first Mondial du Freeski last weekend.
The Mondial du Snowboard is the first snow sports rendez-vous of the winter, while most other winter sports resorts haven't even opened. Now in its 19th year, this event still has the eternally youthful spirit of the early years, launching new products and offering the chance to mix with the stars of the snowboarding world.
Currently the resort has a hard snow base with 3cm of fresh snow falling on the glacier at 3200m to build up the 10cm base on the glacier ice.
This year, the general public will be at the heart of the event thanks to snowboard discovery workshops, organised by the brands in order to inspire the snowboarders of the future.
After last year's success, the Snowboard Awards are back again to reward the best Riders of the season in a super chic awards ceremony where baggy trousers are definitely not the dress code! As always, there will be even more entertainment, activities and competitions.