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Ski & Cheese 6 April 2024

Ski & Cheese

Saturday 6th April 2024

A cheese race on the Face de Bellevarde: hurtle down the slope to catch the Beaufort cheese!

Check out our new event Cheese race

The aim?

Be the first to reach the bottom of the Face de Bellevarde slope, behind THE wheel of Beaufort cheese.

How?

Skiing, snowboarding, telemark skiing, snowblading, cross-country skiing, sledging or even speedriding… Anything goes when you want to win!

Practical info?

Date of the race: Saturday 6 April 2024
Bib collection (foot of the slopes, at the bottom of the Olympique cable car): 9am
Start of the race (top of Face de Bellevarde): 10.30am
Prize ceremony and winners’ podium: 12 noon
Party atmosphere at the foot of the slopes in the finish area, outside the Olympique cable car bottom station, with brass band, refreshments and snacks (with Beaufort cheese tasting, of course 😉).

Accommodation package

Ski & Cheese getaway

Week of 1st April 2024 A great end-of-season opportunity to enjoy our brand new Ski & Cheese event to the full!

The legendary Face de Bellevarde

The iconic Face de Bellevarde is one of the most famous slopes in the entire ski area. Renowned for its technical difficulty, it offers a challenging descent that’s very popular among expert skiers and snowboarders. Level of difficulty: this black-rated slope is for highly experienced skiers only, as the terrain is steep and difficult. Technical features: the slope is abrupt in places and sometimes covered in natural moguls and/or icy patches, which makes it technically very challenging. Length: its impressive length keeps the adrenalin flowing for quite a while. Panoramic view: during your descent, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views over the surrounding peaks and the village. That’s if you have time to appreciate them!

History: The Face de Bellevarde is also famous for having hosted a number of world-class downhill skiing events, including the downhill skiing World Cup heats and even the 1992 Winter Olympics

Accessible from the top of the Olympique cable car, the Face de Bellevarde is a legendary slope that attracts the most intrepid skiers who are eager to rise to the challenge of its technical difficulty, its sheer length and its well-earned reputation as one of the most difficult black runs.

A local product Beaufort

Beaufort cheese is a local product originally from the Savoie region of the French Alps. It is made exclusively with raw, whole milk from cows of the Tarine and Abondance breeds. Since 1968 it has benefited from an AOC (protected designation of origin) which guarantees its quality and authenticity. This cheese is left to ripen for a minimum of 5 months and, for the summer Beaufort, up to 24 months. During this ripening period, the cheese takes on its texture and characteristic taste. It has a rich and complex flavour, with floral and fruity aromas that come from the mountain pastures where the cows graze. It sometimes has notes of hazelnut or butter too, with a slightly salty taste. The texture of Beaufort cheese varies with its degree of maturity. Young cheeses have a meltingly soft texture, while mature ones are more firm and crumbly. It is delicious eaten as it is, in a cheese platter, but is also excellent in fondue, tartiflette and other traditional Savoie dishes. An iconic cheese of our region, Beaufort is appreciated for its rich, complex flavour, its creamy texture and its strong links with the cheese-making traditions of the French Alps.

Ski & Chill From 13 April to 5 May 2024

In Val d’Isère, make the most of our ski slopes, entertainment and activities, until 5 May 2024! Spread the word, these last three weeks of the ski season are ideal for other outdoor activities as well as sunbathing and partying! Here’s your chance to enjoy yourself to the full before putting your skis away for the summer. Your luck’s in, because this year we’ve pulled out all the stops! Ski & Chill offers a complete programme of musical and sporting festivities that will have Val d’Isère buzzing for the three weeks leading up to the resort’s closure. Whatever you do, don’t miss the key events of the end of the season. These include:

  • Adventure & Discovery Film Festival hosted by Sylvain Tesson
  • Val’Athlon, an amusing challenge organised by Evolution 2
  • Folie Douce DJ set electrified by Paul Kalkbrenner
  • Après-Ski galore both on the slopes and in the village…​

Spring skiing, pure bliss!

The weather is perfect, the days are longer, the temperatures are milder and the snow is still here, with the added advantage of great value for money. This could be a chance for beginners to learn to ski or for good skiers to try other wintersports such as cross-country skiing, snowboarding, freeride or freestyle skiing, or ski touring, under professional supervision and in a pleasant atmosphere! For novices and expert skiers alike, spring is a season that’s all about taking pleasure on the slopes. All the conditions you need for a truly exceptional holiday! The sun is shining and it’s time to try new experiences while sharing quality time with the family.

Skiing is your priority in the morning while the afternoon is devoted to all sorts of après-ski activities. There’s no shortage of spa facilities for those who enjoy a little pampering. Whether you’ve planned ahead or left it until the last minute, you’ll find all you need for an enjoyable long weekend or a whole week!

❄️ Winter season: December 2nd, 2023 to May 5th, 2024 ☀️Summer season: June 29th to September 1st, 2024
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