Opening Session

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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 the DJ’s set. 

See the details of the programme below: 

Activities Time
Train departs from Geneva-Cornavin (coffee and croissants on the train) tbc
Coffee and croissants at Le Châble 8am–10am
Coffee and croissants at Médran Café 8am–10am
Train arrives in Le Châble tbc
Group Photo with St-Nicola 14 pm
Happy Hour at Chalet Carlsberg (buy one beer, get one free) 2pm–3.30pm
Après-ski at Médran Café (free mulled wine) 4.30pm–7pm
Train departs from Le Châble tbc
Train arrives at Geneva-Cornavin tbc

Capacity is limited to 2.000 participants, and tickets can only be purchased online. The ticketing will be available online soon; follow us on Facebook to ensure you don't miss out on your spot!

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.

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