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The 67th Critérium de la première neige

A look back at the 67th Critérium de la Première Neige in Val d’Isère.

Published on 31 May 2023

The 67th Critérium de la Première Neige came to a close in Val d’Isère on a weekend marked by snow and cold conditions. Men’s Giant Slalom and Slalom were on the program, and the public and skiers returned to the draws and prize-giving in the heart of the village, a great moment of celebration around alpine skiing.

In figures

  • 34 cm of accumulated snow since Friday morning at the foot of the Face
  • 230 volunteers
  • 60 racers in the Giant and 72 in the slalom
  • 6000 spectators per day


  • Giant – Saturday December 10: Swiss Marco Odermatt wins the Giant ahead of Manuel Feller and Zan Kranjec.
  • Slalom – Sunday, December 11:Lucas Braathen for Norway wins ahead of Manuel Feller who climbs to second place, Loïc Meillard ranks 3rd and the first Frenchman Alexis Pinturault comes in 5th.

Ingrid Jacquemod, director of the Club des Sports de Val d’Isère:

“All the conditions were in place this year to deliver quality races as Val d’Isère has been striving to do for over 67 years. The preparation of the piste was essential to ensure the best possible weather conditions for the World Cup weekend. The entire village is mobilized for this early-winter celebration, with all the resort’s vital forces and volunteers playing a key role in the organization. The Critérium de la Première Neige has once again kept its promise to provide skiers, the public and television viewers with a great moment in alpine skiing.”


The 68th Critérium de la Première Neige events in December 2023.

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