Social Events

Snow Session

The morning of Monday, 30th January is reserved for winter activities!

For skiers: the Courmayeur - Mont Blanc ski resort can be accessed with the cable car that is departing very close to the meeting location. For more details have a look at The meeting for skiers is at 8 AM in the reception of the Hotel Pavillon. From there we are going and buy the skipass and accessing the ski area through the cable car Funivia Plan Checrouit.

For non-skiers: the Val Ferret is a Special Protection Zone (ZPS) which starts from the hamlet of La Palud and extends to Col Ferret. This vast area of special protection shelters part of the great massifs of the Mont Blanc, with imposing glaciers and moraines, vast green valleys with pastures, shrublands and woods of larch, and peat-bogs on the valley floor: a true “reservoir” of biodiversity. The meeting for non-skiers is at 9 AM in the reception of the Hotel Pavillon. From there we are going to Val Ferret (Planpincieux) by public bus. In Val Ferret you can walk and enjoy the scenario, try cross-country skiing or snow bike! The temperature might be quite low and there will be snow on the ground. Please put on some warm clothes and snow shoes!

For the lazy: enjoy the beautiful scenery, the food and the wine! The Pavillon hotel provides its guests a large swimming pool with Jacuzzi area, ideal to relax body and mind. In winter, thanks to large windows surrounding the pool, you will have the unforgettable thrill of swimming surrounded by snow. Sauna, Turkish bath, relaxation room, solarium, gym and various types of massages complete the package offered to our guests. 

Social Dinner with Best Demo Award Ceremony

The social dinner will take place on Monday evening. The dinner will be in the Hotel Pavillon (the meeting venue). During the dinner, the Best Demo Award ceremony will take place and the winner will receive the award sponsored by the GTTI.

The social dinner is included in both Full and Student registration.