THE FREERANDO RENDEZVOUS

From Tuesday 24 to Thursday 26 March 2020, come and discover the world of ski touring on the Val d’Isère snow front!
3 days of activities, outings and tests with the best brands to experience ski touring & freerando, try out the equipment, exchange ideas and enjoy the mountains in winter otherwise!

PROGRAM :

EVERYDAY :
The Ski touring village: Free test touring skis, freerando & splitboards 2019-20 with many brands. You can try the material free or during initiations organized every morning. If you are going alone, you can test the equipment on the marked Val d’Isère track to discover on http://valdisere.communitytouringclub.com/. Do not go off-piste without having safety equipment. The different brands present on the snow front as well as the staff of Val d’Isère Tourisme will be there to advise and guide you.

TUESDAY, MARCH 24:
9 a.m. — 11.30 a.m .: Free introduction to ski touring, lasting 2 to 2.5 hours with a guide. Level in ski touring: beginner. Ease in red track recommended. Meet at 8:30 a.m. on the snow front to equip yourself with test brands or at 8:50 a.m. if you already have all your equipment.
11:30 am — 2:00 pm: Free initiation to ski touring lasting 2 hours to 2:30 hours with a guide. Level in ski touring: beginner. Ease in red track recommended. Meet at 11 a.m. on the snow front to equip yourself with test brands or at 11.20 a.m. if you already have all your equipment.
5:45 pm: Night ski mountaineering race — The Avaline Trax Grand Final: Departing solo, in a duo or in a group, put on your skis, heat your thighs and set off for a great ascent! The awards ceremony and aperitif take place at the top before descending to the front on the sleeping tracks. The partners Dynastar and Millet will reward the winners. Collection of bibs on site from 5 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. Registration 5 € / person.

WEDNESDAY 25 MARCH:
9 a.m. — 11.30 a.m .: Free introduction to ski touring, lasting 2 to 2.5 hours with a guide. Level in ski touring: beginner. Ease in red track recommended. Meet at 8:30 a.m. on the snow front to equip yourself with test brands or at 8:50 a.m. if you already have all your equipment.
11:30 am — 2:00 pm: Free initiation to ski touring lasting 2 hours to 2:30 hours with a guide. Level in ski touring: beginner. Ease in red track recommended. Meet at 11 a.m. on the snow front to equip yourself with test brands or at 11.20 a.m. if you already have all your equipment.
1 p.m. — 5 p.m .: Creative and educational workshops on the winter disturbance of wildlife by Be Part of the Mountain ambassadors, on the initiative of the Vanoise National Park (on the snow front in the village of brands):
• The Lab «Analyzes the imprint of your trail»: advice and analysis on your ski touring routes.
• Live illustration workshop , large fresco for children, customization of sliding equipment with graphic designer Lauriane Miara.
• Pierre Tardivel, Mathieu Navillod, high-level skiers, and Matthieu Roudouin, mountain guide , will be present to discuss outdoor activities in winter.
5:30pm: Evening “Freerando” at the Congress Center:
«Crossed views: natural skiing & protection of wild fauna»: Round tables and discussions led by Be part of the Mountain ambassadors.
Film screening: selection of the latest ski touring film productions, including «Back to Basics», with one of its protagonists and Val d’Isère ambassador Simon Bellabouvier.

THURSDAY, MARCH 26:
9 a.m. — 11:30 a.m .: Free introduction to ski touring, lasting 2 to 2 and a half hours with a guide + team DVA research workshop. Level in ski touring: beginner. Ease in red track recommended. Meet at 8:30 a.m. on the snow front to equip yourself with test brands or at 8:50 a.m. if you already have all your equipment.
11:30 am — 2:00 pm: Free introduction to ski touring lasting 2 hours to 2:30 with a guide + team DVA research workshop. Level in ski touring: beginner. Ease in red track recommended. Meet at 11 a.m. on the snow front to equip yourself with test brands or at 11.20 a.m. if you already have all your equipment.

REGISTRATIONS:
Registration for a ski touring initiation: https://www.valdisere.com/fonctions/village_skirando.php
Registration at Avaline Trax — The Grand Final: Registration on site between 5 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. Online registration link coming soon. More information on https://www.valsport.org

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