Will it be a pool party to rival Ibiza’s? Black Weekend finale

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I’ve been reading about the various Alpine Music Festivals being held across the Alps this winter, Snowboming, Snowboxx, Top of the Mountain  etc. and things seem to get bigger and bigger each year with quite a dedicated crowd of followers it seems. One of the Austrian festivals even focuses solely on comedy (Altitude Comedy Festival) which is great for the Jekyll and Hyde’s Monday night comedy night as it often gets to book the big stars after the event in late March.

So I’m wondering if Chamonix’s Black Weekend will eventually grow to be large enough to be placed on the significant winter festival map? The Black Weekend (3rd to 6th April) relies on the identity of the local brand of free skiing Black Crows, which symbolises the convergence of two worlds: free skiing and urban cultures.  It comprises gear testing, off piste outings, a giant tartiflette, lots of dancing to funky tunes and even an old skool ‘hot dog’ race where two skiers go head to head on a moguls course (usually in fancy dress). During the evenings there are also many ticket only events and I was amused to see that there is even a pool party on the last evening in Hotel Les Aiglons.  Eat your heart out Ibiza!!!

bar grand montets

I’m not sure of the current event capacity, but I gather both nightclub and lift bookings are advisable so maybe their aim is to keep it select?  CMB are offering special deals on lift passes for this, the Easter weekend, though if you buy a Mont Blanc Unlimited pass by Sunday 15th March giving a 20% discount. There after, a 10% discount if you buy online between 16th March to 29th March.  The passes also entitle you to free entry in a number of evening events and a happy-hour.  Perhaps as a sense of irony they are calling their offer Jour Blanc….

Even if you don’t want to partipcate in the events, it sounds like a deal.

So here is what to expect in the day….

Daytime itinerary:

6.30PM – 11.00PM : Inauguration – Plan Praz 2000m / Bergerie (Brévent)

Village Festival. Ski Test Black Crows and live at Lognan (Grands Montets)
Live RECONDITE at Aiguille du Midi (north terrace)

Village Festival. Ski Test Black Crows and live at Lognan (Grands Montets)
Live at Grand Hôtel du Montenvers (Montenvers-Mer de Glace)

Village Festival. Ski Test Black Crows and live at Lognan (Grands Montets)
Live at the Top of the GRANDS MONTETS

And here is the link to the evening activities.

And what’s more we even have availability from the 2nd – 10th April 2015, so finding accommodation won’t be a problem 🙂


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