On Saturday the world’s top skiers from several ski-disciplines will be flocking to La Plagne to take on the Super Slalom Course – the longest slalom course in the world!
Created by La Plagnyards Julien Lizeroux (slalomer) and Julien Réignier (freestyler and back country pioneer), the Super Slalom will be kicking off this from 9am.
The course will start from the top of the Becoin chair and shooting down all the way to La Roche – that’s 4km and 320 slalom gates to navigate! There are 400 participants in the racing on Saturday and the organisers reckon that it will take racers between 4 – 10 minutes depending on skier ability.
There are some huge names coming to town, representing the crème de la crème of disciplines like free-style skiing, cross country skiing, alpine skiing.
Alexis Pinturault; Jean-Baptiste Grange, Tessa Worley; Victor Muffat-Jeandet; Kevin Rolland; Ben Valentin; Enak Gavaggio, Ophélie David; Jean-Fred Chapuis…. to name just a few!
So how can you watch it?
To watch the start of the course, use the Becoin chair, but be aware that pedestrians cannot get on the Becoin. There is a ‘Pit-Stop’ area in Aime 2000m which you can get to on foot or use the La Roche chair to get there (skiers and pedestrians can use this chair). Alternatively, head to the foot of the La Roche chair for the finish line. Pedestrians can also use the free shuttles that will be running to the finish line.
Chalet de le Roche at the finish line is then hosting a fab day. There will definitely be a great party atmosphere. The vibe there is festival fun and will be open from 9am – 6pm with music and shows happening throughout the day.
Make sure you up early and bag your spot, it promises to be a really epic day.