Opening Session

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  • Winter activities
  • Fun
  • Solidarity events

We look forward to seeing you again in 2024 for the next edition! The program will be communicated in due course.

The Opening Session event marks the start of the 2023/2024 winter season! What is the concept? Come to the Verbier ski area dressed as St. Nicholas.

An event that combines fancy dress, festivities and skiing! For the occasion, the price of a day’s skiing is just CHF 5 for anyone wearing their best St. Nicholas costume.

The programme for the day begins early in the morning with a free train (in collaboration with RegionAlps) departing from Geneva and stopping at all the main towns between Geneva and Le Châble. You can look forward to coffee and croissants aboard this special train, at Le Châble train station and at the cable car station in Verbier (Médran).

After a few runs down the ski slopes, don’t miss the traditional get-together on the slopes to enjoy Happy Hour with music from DJ Valentin Stutz. The party continues at Médran Café with free cocktails for all the Saint Nicholas who can wiggle their hips to the rhythm of Kudos Live

See the details of the programme below: 

Activities Time
Train departs from Geneva-Cornavin (coffee and croissants on the train) 7.45am
Coffee and croissants at Le Châble 8am–10am
Coffee and croissants at Médran Café 8am–10am
Train arrives in Le Châble 10.02am
Group Photo with St-Nicholas 2 pm
Happy Hour with dj set in Les Attelas (buy one beer, get one free) 2pm–3.30pm
Après-ski at Médran Café (free hot cocktail)
Raclette offered by HUGO
Train departs from Le Châble 4.55pm
Train arrives at Geneva-Cornavin 7.22pm

Do you prefer to come by public transport? A free train from Geneva will connect the main cities of the Lake Geneva region to Le Châble.

★ This event supports Fondation Planètes Enfants Malades, whose mission is to improve and brighten the daily lives of children and adolescents in the hospital.

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