Backstage week

Have you always dreamed to put a movie in the cinema, riding in a snow groomer or opening the slopes with the ski patrol ? Backstage week is for you! Take advantage of this week to follow the jobs that "make" the resort.
In view of the current health context, the programme remains provisional and will be subject to the conditions of the governmental obligations in force. Of course, we will do our utmost to welcome you in the best conditions.

The Backstage week will show you behind the scenes of La Rosière as you have never seen it before! You will be able to take part in activities previously reserved for the resort's professionals and discover its nooks and crannies while sharing the expertise of its trades.

OPERATION :
For all activities, participation is 100% free! The activities are offered by the socio-professionals of the resort and the Tourist Office, registration at the Tourist Office is mandatory beforehand.

ACTIVITIES :
- Opening of the ski area with the ski patrol:
Ski the slopes before anyone else, following the tracks of the ski patrollers as they open the ski area for the day. You get to learn a bit more about their job as they secure the slopes before the lifts open and make the first tracks across the powder!
When: Every morning from Monday 13/12/2021 to Friday 17/12/2021.
Info: Every day, 2 participants will be chosen by random draw. They should meet at 8.30am at the bottom of Roches Noires chairlift. Participants must be competent skiers (minimum red slope level) and must have a valid lift pass. Minimum age: 14, if accompanied by an adult, 18 if not.


-Learn all about snow grooming:
Hop into a slope grooming machine and embark on a three-hour trip alongside a professional driver. This unforgettable experience is only possible as part of Backstage Week…
When: Every evening, from Monday 13/12/2021 to Friday 17/12/2021.
Info: Every day, 2 participants will be chosen by random draw. Meet at 5pm at the slope groomer garage in the forest. Subject to weather conditions.


-Guided tour of the snow factory
Get a fascinating insight into the world of artificial snow production in La Rosière! One of our snowmakers will explain how the snow cannons work and how they go about producing snow for the slopes.
When: Thursday 16/12/2021.
Info: Maximum 10 participants. Meet at 4.45pm on the Place des Eucherts, where a guide will take you to the snow factory and pass you over to a snowmaker for the tour. Subject to weather conditions.


-Avalanche search (DVA) taster session:
La Rosière’s ski area boasts an outstanding off-piste playground, but when venturing off the marked slopes it is important to have the proper equipment – avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe – as well as the necessary know-how and practical experience! Anyone wanting to venture off-piste should first take part in an avalanche search simulation, so step into a ski patroller’s shoes and try out the brand-new DVA park by Evolution2.
When: Monday 13/12/2021.
Info: Maximum 10 participants. Meet at 9.15am at the bottom of Roches Noires chairlift. Participants must be competent skiers (minimum blue/red slope level) and must have a valid lift pass. Subject to weather conditions. Minimum age: 14 if accompanied by an adult, 18 if not.

-Waxing/edging workshop:
Come and take advantage of the professionals’ expertise as they welcome you into their workshop and teach you how to service your skis or snowboard. Bring your own equipment along to get it ready for the season!
When: Every day from Monday 13/12/2021 to Friday 17/12/2021.
Info: Maximum 5 participants. Meet at 5pm at the day’s participating ski shop.

-Bootfitting workshop :
Become an expert in the anatomy of the foot by discovering the technique of customised sole fitting for ski or snowboard boots! You will be surprised by the importance and efficiency of bootfitting, beyond comfort it allows you to fully exploit the capabilities of your boots and therefore your skis.
When Thursday 16/12/2021.
Info : Limited to 5 participants maximum. Meeting point at 5pm in the ski barn shop. Come equipped with your ski boots.

-Screen at film at the cinema:
Step into the projectionist’s booth and help set up a cinema screening. A unique opportunity to ask any questions you might have about being a cinema projectionist. You then get to watch the film for free!
When: Monday 13/12/2021 and Thursday 16/12/2021.
Info: Maximum 5 participants. Meet at 5.30pm at Le Ruitor cinema in La Rosière.


-Sweep the ice rink:
Have you ever wanted to resurface an ice rink and make it all shiny and smooth before the evening’s hockey match? Well, thanks to Backstage Week, now you can! Step behind the scenes at the ice rink and find out how the ice is resurfaced and what machinery is used, as well as taking a glimpse at the locker room and equipment in La Rosière ice rink!
When: Thursday 16/12/2021
Info: Maximum 10 participants. Meet at 6.45pm at Les Eucherts ice rink.


-Discover the ESF Snow Garden:
From “Piou Piou” to “Ourson” level, young skiers learn the basics in a secure area decorated with plenty of fun figurines. Join our ESF instructors as they set the scene in the snow garden, and help make learning fun for the pint-sized skiers!
When: Tuesday 14/12/2021 and Thursday 16/12/2021.
Info: Maximum 5 participants. Meet at 8.30am at the ESF Snow Garden (Eucherts). Subject to weather conditions.


-Teach a skiing lesson with the ESF:
Head out into La Rosière’s ski area with a qualified instructor and learn the different techniques for teaching skiing, from “flocon” to 1 Star level for children, and up to Expert or Slalom level for more competitive skiers!
When: Wednesday 15/12/2021.
Info: Maximum 12 participants. Meet at 8.45am at the bottom of the slopes at the Resort Centre. Competent skiers only (blue/red slope level). Participants must have a valid ski pass. Subject to weather conditions. Minimum age: 14 if accompanied by an adult, 18 if not.


-Follow an event organizer from the Tourist Office for the screening of a ski film:
Go behind the scenes of the Tourist Office of La Rosiere to follow the event/animation team for the setting up and the animation of a ski film in the Jean Arpin’s hall.
When: Tuesday 14/12/2021
Info: The 2 daily participants will be chosen by random draw. Meeting point at 4pm at the Tourist Office Resort Centre.

From Monday 13 to Friday 17 December 2021.

Free of charge.