Opening Session

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The Opening Session event marks the start of the 2022/2023 winter season! What is the concept? Come to the Verbier ski area dressed as St. Nicholas. Registration are completed ! 

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 at Chalet Carlsberg to enjoy Happy Hour with music from DJ Valentin Stutz. The party continues at Médran Café with free mulled wine for all the Saint Nicholas who can wiggle their hips to the rhythm of the DJ’s set. 
A jump will be installed at Place Centrale in Verbier. The more adventurous can have some fun trying out their most impressive jumps! A photographer will be there, and the best photos will be posted on social media.

See the details of the programme below: 

Activities Time
Train departs from Geneva-Cornavin (coffee and croissants on the train) 7.12am
Coffee and croissants at Le Châble 8am–10am
Coffee and croissants at Médran Café 8am–10am
Train arrives in Le Châble 10.06am
Group Photo with St-Nicola 14 pm
Happy Hour at Chalet Carlsberg (buy one beer, get one free) 2pm–3.30pm
Big Airbag in the central square 2pm–7pm
Après-ski at Médran Café (free mulled wine) 4.30pm–7pm
Train departs from Le Châble 4.58pm
Train arrives at Geneva-Cornavin 7.18pm

To take part, book your spot online! Capacity is limited to 2,000 participants, so don’t leave it too long!

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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