This biggest European outdoor event of its kind, combines the sporting performances of professional athletes with a creative and artistic aspect and blends it all into a festival of film and photography. View the event trailer by clicking here.
For five days preceding the event, the winter games will host about sixty athletes, photographers and cameramen from Europe and the USA to take part in the competition. Their challenge: shooting and editing 20 pictures and a short film, which according to the rules, must be no longer than five minutes including a sequence of BASE jumping, paragliding, mountaineering, skiing and snowboarding.
Creativity-wise, anything goes... Elected by a jury, the best film will be judged on its photography, its screenplay and the performance of the riders. When it comes to pulling off the biggest moves, these high-level athletes should display the best combination of their disciplines with the Mont Blanc in the background.
The real interaction with the public will start on Thursday the 14th of February. The "Games' Village" in the centre of town will be the place to be for adults as well as kids. A climbing wall, concerts and giant-screen T-V's will be installed. Just next to this, the public will have the opportunity to put on their crampons and ice-picks and have a go at climbing themselves.
There will also be some aerial shows, so that all Chamonix's guests will be able to see the flying stunts of the paragliders, speedriders and BASE-jumpers. They will just have to look up.
The après-ski show will also take part in the centre of town. On stage there will be presentations of the big stars of the mountain, and their films will be pitted against each other. On Saturday evening, the "Golden Peak", award, the main trophy of the competition, will be presented. A lot of teams have already applied, including Americans, French, Swiss and Germans.