Less than 60 days to go to the start of … The 60th Critérium de la Première Neige

From 11th to 13th December the best men skiers in the world gather in Val d’Isère to compete against each other on one of the most technically demanding hills of all, the Face de Bellevarde.

From 16th to 19th December it’s the turn of the women to race off the back of Bellevarde on the famous OK course.

Check out historic footage and an interview (in French) with Firmin Mattis, winner in 1955 of the first slalom race here:


 Press accreditation:


 Media Accommodation rates for the men’s events:


Two-star b&b from 58€pp (for two people in a twin room)

Three-star b&b from 85€pp

Four-and five-star b&b from 120€pp

To book: accommodation.worldcup@valdisere.com


Three nights in an apartment from 11th to 14th December from 159€pp, based on four persons sharing.

To book: vallocation@valdisere.com


This year’s Very Very Private Concert, sponsored by RTL2 at the Critérium, features singer song-writer Cali and is restricted to a live audience of just 500 guests.