2024 UEC MTB Downhill European Championships

Champéry

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The best downhill mountain bikers face off at the European Championships in Champéry!

The Valais is gearing up for an exceptional 2024 with a sporting calendar packed with mountain bike events! Several international-level races will be hosted by Valais resorts, including the UEC Mountain Bike Downhill European Championships in Champéry from Friday August 9 to Sunday August 11.

The Portes du Soleil is renowned for its top-quality bike parks and numerous black runs. The Champéry “World Cup” track is undoubtedly the most renowned for its demanding technicality. Its route, punctuated by natural obstacles, is a real challenge: steep sections, roots, jumps and tight bends. As long as it is vertiginous, this track puts riders’ technical and physical skills to the ultimate test! It has already welcomed the world’s best riders to international competitions, and promises to put on another great show in August 2024.

In addition to giant screens to follow the races, exhibition stands, spectacular Trials performances, family entertainment, initiations and concerts will entertain the public at the bottom of the track in the entertainment village located in the Grand-Paradis parking lot in Champéry.

Practical information:
– Catering and drinks on site
– Giant screen and live broadcast
– Entertainment and exhibitors
– Access to lifts and piste
More info on valais2025.ch or by downloading the full program below

Accessibility & transport:
– Spectators will be able to reach the event via the TPC train, by bike, on foot or by car. On site, a shuttle bus will take ticketed spectators to the competition area, where the entertainment village and exhibitors will be located. Spectator areas are provided at the start and finish of the competition course, linked by a chairlift included in the entry ticket. The surrounding area is accessible on foot.
– For further information, download the full program below.

Opening hours

From Friday 9 to Sunday 11 August 2024.
Opening hours for the three days:
- Friday 08h00 > 20h00
- Saturday 08h00 > 23h00
- Sunday 08h00 > 20h00


Complete program of competitions and events to download below.

Accessibility

  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
  • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 100 m from the site
  • Absence of protrusions > 2 cm
  • Doors >=77 cm wide
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move

Trains and buses are equipped to accommodate wheelchairs and the visually or hearing impaired.

The arrival area and the entertainment village are accessible to people with reduced mobility :

• Transport to and from the AOMC railway station/cable car to the competition site
• Parking on site
• Reserved zone in the finish area
• Accessible toilets

The start area is at the top of the Grand Paradis chairlift (ticket included in the entry ticket but not wheelchair accessible).

Prestations

Prices

Free for children under 15.

Ticket 1: single admission at CHF 15.- / €15 with:

- Access to the event on Saturday and Sunday (Friday free access): bleachers, giant screens (live racing), entertainment village (concerts, trial show, bars and catering, prize-giving, etc.), finish area with final road gap and announcer.
- Train from Monthey town Gare du Téléphérique (return)
- Shuttle from Gare du Téléphérique Grand-Paradis competition area (return ticket)
- Grand Paradis chairlift from finish to start area.

Ticket 2: combined package at 37€ (pre-sale on internet until 31.07) with:

- Portes du Soleil mountain bike day pass (Switzerland/France)
- Access to the event (Portes du Soleil membership day): bleachers, giant screens (live race), entertainment village (concerts, trial show, bars and catering, prize-giving, etc.), finish area with final road gap and announcer.
- Train from Monthey town Gare du Téléphérique (return)
- Shuttle from Gare du Téléphérique Grand-Paradis competition area (return ticket)
- Grand Paradis chairlift from finish to start area (return ticket - pedestrians only)

After 31.07, the ski pass will be available at 42€ only at the Portes du Soleil lift ticket offices.

Access to the competition site is free for holders of a Portes du Soleil mountain bike season ticket.

For people with reduced mobility, a free ticket is available for a companion, on request by e-mail to info@rddm.ch.


VIP access ticket

Saturday 10.08: CHF 130.00
- Access to the exclusive area with cocktail reception + VIP parking + visibility on the finish area. Valid only on Saturday, August 10.

Sunday 11.08: CHF 150.00
- Access to the exclusive area with cocktail reception + VIP parking + visibility in the finish area. Valid only on Sunday, August 11.

Useful links

Location

Parking du Grand-ParadisRoute du Grand-ParadisCH - 1874Champéry
Get directions

A free shuttle bus takes you to the Grand-Paradis from the Champéry cable car (train stop on the Aigle - Monthey - Ollon - Champéry line).