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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.

*** Guest stars: Didier Défago, Amélie Reymond et Yoann Provenzano***

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.

Stay tuned through our Facebook page Défi des 300



  • 9:00 - 10:00 - Course reconnaissance
  • 10:00 - 14:00 - Slalom, Défi des 300
  • 16:00 - Results are announced

Slalom participants - Register HERE

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 

Supporters - Register HERE

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

Categories for entrants

  • Ski U11, Girls 2007-2009 (shortened course)
  • Ski U11, Boys 2007-2009 (shortened course)
  • Ski U16, Girls 2002-2006
  • Ski U16, Boys 2002-2006
  • Women's ski 2001 and older
  • Men's ski 2001 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 : Banque Cantonale du Valais, Axius, Garaventa Sion, Bureau d’Affaires Touristiques Vercorin, Hôtel Victoria Vercorin, Fidag SA, Borgeat Electricité et l'Agence les bosquets.