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Le défi des 300 / Vercorin (The 300-gate challenge)

31 March 2018 - The 300-gate slalom course on the Crêt du Midi-Vercorin piste is the longest open competition course in the world. With competition coverage displayed on a giant screen at the finish line, refreshment stands, paragliding demonstrations and live music, there'll be a great atmosphere!

The third edition of the Défi des 300 will take place on Saturday 31st March 2018

On 31st March 2018, bring your family, friends or colleagues with you and try to outdo them on the longest open slalom course in the world! The Défi des 300 will take you hurtling down from the Crêt-du-Midi to Creux du Lavioz at Vercorin, a descent of almost 1000 metres with 300 gates.

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Vercorin invites you to enjoy the Défi des 300 with its friendly, party atmosphere. Whether you're here to compete or just to have fun, there's something for everyone. If you start to feel tired during the slalom, there's a refreshments tent half-way down where you can give your energy levels a quick boost before tackling the rest of the course. For the braver entrants, there's even a fancy-dress competition!

There are events and activities (and refreshments!) for all the family, including live music, paragliding demonstrations, a children's slalom course in the finish area, a bouncy castle, and more. The competition will be shown on a giant screen, and is open to anyone – alpine skiers, telemark skiers or snowboarders.

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  • 9:00 - 10:00 - Course reconnaissance
  • 10:00 - 14:00 - Slalom, Défi des 300
  • 13:00 - 15:00 - Children's race at Creux du Lavioz (for childre born in 2007 or later) registration on the day, free participation.
  • 16:00 - Results are announced

Slalom participants

Challenge your friends, your ski club or your colleagues and register for the Défi des 300 !

  • Registration: CHF 49, including ski pass for the day, coffee and croissants, numbered bib, refreshments and meal 
  • Registration for holders of an annual ski pass: CHF 29, including coffee and croissants, numbered bib, refreshments and meal 


Support family or friends : adult CHF 39.-, child CHF 25.- (coffee and croissants,ski pass included) 

Categories for entrants

  • Cadets Girls 2006-2008
  • Cadets Boys 2006-2008
  • OJ Girls 2001-2005
  • OJ Boys 2001-2005
  • Junior Girls 1996-2000
  • Junior Boys 1996-2000
  • Women's 1 1975-1995
  • Men's 1 1975-1995
  • Women's 2 1974 and older
  • Men's 2 1974 and older
  • Women's Telemark
  • Men's Telemark
  • Women's Snowboarding
  • Men's Snowboarding




Further information: or 027 455 58 55.


We thank our generous sponsors for their support

With the support of : Sierre Energie, IP Raclette du Valais AOP, Banque Cantonale du VS, Axius, Garaventa Sion, Bureau d’Affaires Touristiques Vercorin, Hôtel Victoria Vercorin, Vaudoise Assurances, Fidag SA, Mazots de la Source, Virage Sports.