Sport week of 26 November; The Escalade, Supercross, Ice Hockey and Football

Don’t miss this week;

Running; The Escalade!

See Geneva Out and About section for this great event; running through the Old Town of Geneva on December 1; The race has different levels and is throughout the day. Don’t miss the Marmite!

Running l’escalade…

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Indoor Supercross, Palexpo; November 30 – December 1; Tickets from 59 CHF;

Ice Hockey
Genève-Servette v Lugano, Patinoire des Vernets, December 1, 7.45pm


Geneva Servette v FC Thoune, Stade de Geneve, December 2, 4pm

Date for the Diary;

Horse riding eventing; December 6 – 9

Rolex World Cup finals at Palexpo; Tickets and more details available at


UN Ski Club

Meeting place each Thursday 6 – 7.30pm for The Ski Club of the UN at Varembe Swimming pool, Av Guiseppe Motta 56; Ski Lessons from CHF 40, day trips and excursions. Registration 50 CHF.

Ski pass discount;

Last chance to buy your ski pass early for the season! 50% off!
One of the nearest resorts to Geneva, the Grand Massif offers over 250 km of high altitude skiing including the resorts of Flaine, Les Carroz, Morillon and Samoens.

Less than 1 hour away, the skiing is varied with slopes for beginners and wide areas of off piste.
The season ski pass is available at 50% off until 10 December at a price of 439 Euros (usually 878 Euros). This includes 5 discovery days at other resorts and 1 day at Verbier! If you ski there at least 10 days during the season, it looks like a good buy!

For under 17s the price is 254 Euros (usually 635 Euros); Buy your ski pass online at;

Check out our guide to the different ski resorts in the Mountains section over the season. Find the best off piste ski areas, the best slopes for beginners, the best for lunch, the best places to buy your ski’s and boards and more…

About the Author

Originally from the UK, I have a legal background. I have been in the Geneva area since 2005 and love the mountains, the lake and the quality of life here. The Winter snow sports are fantastic and the Summer season is full of festivals, outdoor sports, picnics and barbecues. I have met some great people here from all of the world. Geneva is a cosmopolitan city with lots of cultural events and good restaurants and bars and I hope that through Biskotti I can share a few hidden places I have discovered…