Birthplace of the 1st Winter Olympics in 1924, the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc valley has hosted some of the most prestigious of international
events, such as the 1937 and 1962 World Championships and twenty or so editions of the Kandahar (Alpine Skiing World Cup) since 1948.
This winter, Europe’s best slalom skiers will be cutting edges in a nocturnal event to take place on the Planards red run.
Thousands of spectators are expected to encourage the competitors from the side-lines and a sound system will be specially set up on the
run for the occasion. Just before the prize ceremony, the ski instructors of the Chamonix ESF French ski school will set the run ablaze one last time,
with a torchlight descent.