Which is why the resorts are doing everything they can to attract recreational skiers and boarders to enjoy week-long stays or one-day outings with activities and festive events organized around ski. For example, in Morzine, the third edition of the "Rock the slopes" festival will take place from March 20-24, 2013. The festival will propose numerous concerts all day long, on pop-up stages spread throughout the Portes du Soleil ski area: a pleasant opportunity to combine the joys of music and winter sports! March 23-24, 2013, La Mongie invites you to watch or participate in the Pic du Midi Grand Tourmalet Derby, a hors-piste competition that’s part of the Derby Trophy. This high mountain ski race is open to skiers, snowboarders, telemarkers and monoskiers, licensed or not; participants will race down a 1500 meter elevation for guaranteed thrills. In Risoul, in the French Southern Alps, the ski resort will organize the first ever Risoul Snow Duathlon on March 30-31, 2013: a 7-mile bike road race with an rise of 2500 feet and a 3-mile snow cross. As for the Peisey-Vallandry ski resort, from March 21 to April 12, 2013, it invites its visitors to step into ski patrol boots and to take advantage of the ski area before the lifts open with the “First Track”: a unique moment on the slopes.
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