Grächen | Switzerland
Event Report
World Snow Day in Grächen | 19 January 2014
100 Event Participants
On Sunday 19 January 2014 100 children in Grächen enjoyed free lift passes, equipment rental and an unforgettable snow sports day at Hannigalp. Air Zermatt provided a lot of entertainment with the EC135 and the Grächner PistenBully.

The post course started already in the morning for the older children (8-14 years) and at midday for the younger children (4-7 years) Children were able to try various snow sports such as skiing, snowboarding and snow biking. In addition, they could rapidly slide down the snow tube. The various post have been coached of professional instructors, among others, the winner of European Cup in snowboarding, Yannick Imboden, and the snow bike world champion Björn Walter. For additional fun children were able to search in the artificial avalanche of buried treasures, where they learned facts about avalanches from the “Grächner Pistenpatrouilleuren” and the avalanche dog handler. For the first time, this year also an avalanche dog was on site. The children were able to learn a lot and were impressed by the skills of the avalanche dog.

But the big highlight of the day was the helicopter and PistenBully experience. When approaching the EC135 helicopter all eyes turned towards the sky. The crew of Air Zermatt showed the astonished children rescue procedures and answered all questions patiently. Children were also to explore the Grächner PistenBully. At midday it was hunger time! In the mountain restaurant Hannigalp the children get a delicious plate of free spaghetti and tea to gather new strength for the post run in the afternoon. After the midday we take a group picture of all children with the mascot Grächner SiSU, Bogi and Snowli in front of the EC135 helicopter.

At the big Toblerone competition everything was at stake. A 4.5 kg giant Toblerone was the prize along with other small Toblerone deliciousness. At the end of the day a great ceremony was held in the mountain restaurant Hannigalp. The mascot Grächner SiSu, Bobi and Snowli gave each child his personal medal as a memory of the World Snow Day 2014 in Grächen. On Tuesday after the World Snow Day every child received an e-mail with the great group picture in front of the EC135 helicopter as an additional memory of the World Snow Day in Grächen.

The 3th World Snow Day in Grächen was again a great success
Special Offers
- Free skis/snowboards use
- Free ski passes
- Free ski/snowboard lessons
- Free entry tickets
- Free food & drink
- Free accommodation
- Free transportation
- Free gifts & prizes
Group picture in front of teh EC135 helicopter of the Air Zermatt
The children togehter wiht the avalanche dog
The happy winner of the 4.5kg Toblerone with SiSu
Location Map
World Snow Day in Grächen

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