Sports News

Dorigny sports center

Located by the lake, by the bus stop “Ecublens VD, Blévallaire”

Location here

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Free and open access sports equipment on campus

Where : UNIL campus

How much : free

Use the app BoxUp (App Store or Google Play) to rent free sports equipment located in lockers : boules, table tennis, Mölkyy, spikeball, football, basketball, volleyball, etc.

You can find them here :

 

Polysports

“Polysports are to the faculties and sections of UNIL and EPFL what the Olympic Games are to the countries !”

When : April 2nd-3rd, 9th-12th, May 6th-8th, 11th, finals on May 15th

Where : Dorigny sports center

“Inter-faculty competition over 4 weekends offers you to compete by sections among more than 20 different sports.”

Sports : 20 km de Lausanne, athletics, badminton, baseball, basketball, beach volleyball, crossfit, chess, climbing, football, golf, handball, laser tag, swimming, orienteering, boules, rugby, tchoukball, tennis, table tennis, ultimate frisbee, unihockey, sailing, volleyball.

 

More information here

Polysports instagram page

 

Trail running weekend

When : June 3rd - 6th

Where : les Diablerets

How much : 105.- 

A weekend in the mountains for runners of all levels, including trail running classes.

 

More information here

 

Nuit du badminton (badminton night)

When : Friday June 10th, 18:30 pm - 2 am

Where : Dorigny sports center

How much : 20.- (one meal included)

Registration deadline : June 1st, here

Popular/discovery tournament, the goal is to have fun and to play with many people ! Teams will be formed randomly and changed after every match so no need to come with a partner.

 

More information here

 

Park Volley

When : Saturday August 20th

Where : Dorigny sports center

Registrations open on June 1st.

One-day tournament on grass (or indoors if the weather decides otherwise). Teams of 4. 3 categories : woman, man, mixed.

 

More information here

 

Running events

35e Tour du Chablais 

When: April 20th & 27th, May 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

Where: Vionnaz, Evionnaz, Bex, Morgins, Aigle, Leysin

6 stage running scheduled at 6 different dates, from 7 to 10km each race.

 

More information here

 

Generali Geneva Marathon

When: May 14th - 15th

Where: Geneva (Departure Chênes-Bourg ; Arrival: Pont du Mont-Blanc) 

Registration deadline : May 11th, here

 

More information here

 

Tour du Pays de Vaud 

When: May 18th, June 1st, 8th

Where: Essertine-sur-Yverdon ; Nyon ; Apples

3 stage running race scheduled at 3 dates, around 7 to 9km each race.

 

More information here

 

Wake up and run

When : June 3rd

Where : Lausanne

How much : 38.-

Non-timed 5 km run at 5:30 am, followed by a take away breakfast including regional products.

 

More information here

 

Neirivue-Moléson (Mountain running) 

When: June 19th

Where: Neirivue (Fribourg) 

10,3 km run with 1’300 m uphill. From the bottom to the summit of the Moléson.

Registration deadline : Friday June 17th, here

 

More information here

Other events

Vevey Lavaux Up

When : Sunday May 15th 2022, 10 am - 4:30 pm

Where : Route cantonale 9, between Cully and Vevey (20 km back and forth)

How much : free

Come enjoy the view of the vineyards, the lake and the mountains as you walk, bike or skateboard by the lake, as the cantonal route 9 is closed to vehicles for the day !

 

More information here

 

Cyclotour du Léman

When: Sunday May 22nd

Where: from Lausanne to Lausanne 

How much: from 89 CHF to 109 CHF 

Cycling around Lake Geneva (175km) by bike.

 

More information here 

 

UEFA Nations League

When: June 9th, 12th

Where: Stade de la Praille, Geneva

The Swiss national football team will play against Spain and Portugal.

 

More information will be added in the future about how to get tickets for the 2 games.

 

Tour de France

When : Saturday July 9th

Where : Lausanne

International cycling competition in multiple stages throughout France and its neighbouring countries. You’ll be able to watch some of the best cyclists in the world.

 

More information here

Mountain activities

Hike in Les Diablerets + Raclette

Where: Les Diablerets

How much: 20CHF per person (minimum for 2)

Les Diablerets offers you to book a raclette bag for a full day, containing raclette cheese, sausage, bread and beer from the Brasserie des Diablerets. You can collect it at their Tourist Office and set off on an adventure on one of their proposed trails.

 

More information here

 

Canyoning 

Where: Hongrin gorges, Col des Mosses region

When: May 1st - October 31st

How much: 105 CHF per person

Canyoning is a type of mountaineering that involves traveling in canyons using a variety of techniques that may include other outdoor activities such as walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling (rappelling) and swimming.

Supervised by a guide and accessible to beginners, no need to be a good swimmer.

 

More information here 

 

Caving (aka spelunking or potholing) 

Where: Leysin

How much: may vary depending on the length of the activity. We recommend to go with others to split the costs

Caving is a recreational pastime of exploring wild cave systems. 

Leysin is the first spot in Switzerland where an underground course includes a zip line and a via corda underground. This is a unique opportunity to trek down to -650 m for physically fit amateurs.

 

More information here 

 

Useful websites / apps

Datasport.com

A website where you could find plenty of sports competitions (running races, triathlon, duathlon, cycling competition, …) mainly in Switzerland.

 

Website here

 

MSO.swiss

It’s similar to Datasport.com. You’ll find a large choice of sports competitions on this website and you’ll be able to register directly on this website.

 

Website here

 

SwissTopo and SchweizMobil

Both are similar apps that show you all running, hiking, cycling paths in Switzerland, as well as winter hikes, cross country slopes and a few other winter sports. It can help you find your path while hiking in the mountains and also create your own hiking itineraries.

 

SwissTopo here

SchweizMobil here

 

Skiing

Swiss Snow

An app (App Store) that gives you all the information that you need about forecast, plans and how much snow you can find in every ski resort in Switzerland.

 

More information here

 

Snow25 (by SBB CFF FFS)

Where : many ski resorts in Switzerland

How much : 25.-

Includes afternoon ski pass and public transport journey if you’re under 25.

 

More information here

 

Snow’n’Rail (by SBB CFF FFS)

Where : many ski resorts in Switzerland

Offers on ski pass, public transport journey, ski rental, private lessons.

 

More information here

 

Magic Pass 

When : from the 1st May to the 30 April of the next year (i.e from 1.5.22 to 30.4.23)

How much : Starting at 400 CHF and going up to 900 CHF for adults. Depends when it is bought

A skiing pass (for the winter season) and a hiking pass (for summer season) in different ski resorts. It gives access to cable cars (for winter and summer season) and access to the ski slopes (during winter) in the French part of Switzerland. 

 

More information here

 

Villars - Gryon - Les Diablerets day pass

Where : Villars - Gryon - Les Diablerets ski resorts

How much : 36.- for the day when showing your ESN card

 

More information on the ski resort here

 

Verbier - La Tzoumaz - Bruson day pass (by the Dorigny sports center)

Where : Verbier, La Tzoumaz, Bruson ski resorts

How much : 58.- (instead of 77.-)

“As part of the Verbier sponsorship of the university volleyball team (LUC), enjoy discounted day passes starting this Monday, December 6th ! They are on sale at the Villa des Sports at the sports center, Monday to Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM, cash only !”

 

More information here

 

Bruson day pass (by the Dorigny sports center)

Where : Bruson ski resort

How much : 40.- (instead of 53.-)

“As part of the Verbier sponsorship of the university volleyball team (LUC), enjoy discounted day passes starting this Monday, December 6th ! They are on sale at the Villa des Sports at the sports center, Monday to Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM, cash only !”

 

More information here

 

Cross-country skiing daily pass 

Where : anywhere in Switzerland

How much : 10.-

You might have to pay an extra cost in some resorts to take the cable car up to the slopes.

 

Romandie cross-country skiing

This platform will give you all the general information about the cross-country skiing slopes in the French speaking part of Switzerland. We recommend checking the local forecast before going skiing. The quality of the slopes might change quickly depending on the weather. 

 

More information here. Buy the cross-country skiing pass here.

 

Cross-country skiing in Ste-Croix / Les Rasses

The price to get the access to the slopes is 10CHF for the day. 

 

The main cross-country skiing is in Les Rasses. To get there, you’ll need to take a (ski-)bus up there. 

Every weekday (from Monday to Friday) between 10am and 12am and especially during the weekend (from Ste-Croix & Les Rasses), it is mandatory to call this number (+41 24.455.43.30) to book the ski bus. It is mandatory to call at least 60 minutes before you expect to leave Ste-Croix (and Les Rasses during the weekend). 

For example, if you arrive at 10.20am at the Ste-Croix with the train, they ask to call at the latest at 9.20 to book the ski bus from Ste-Croix to Les Rasses. There’ll be a 2CHF fee if you need to take the ski bus. 

 

For more information: https://gsfr.ch // https://romandieskidefond.ch/images/plans/plan18.pdf

 

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4Vallées annual pass “Mont 4 Card”

Where : 4 Vallées (Verbier, La Tzoumaz, Nendaz, Thyon, Veysonnaz ski resorts)

How much : 400.- for the annual pass, if under 25 y.o. (otherwise 1’449.-)

Registration deadline : Tuesday November 30th

 

“The 4Vallées annual pass gives you unlimited access to the largest ski area entirely situated in Switzerland. Make the best of the 410 km of slopes which link up Verbier, Nendaz, Veysonnaz and Thyon. To crown it all, there is the Mont-Fort (3,330 m), from where you can admire the breathtaking panoramic view over the most spectacular peaks in the Alps. With the card, you can obtain a digital vouchers booklet, which allows you to spend up to 50 days in our partner resorts (in Switzerland and abroad) during winter and summer and get discounts on a number of activities as well as in certain shops.”

Advantage booklet : https://verbier4vallees.ch/en/online-shop/advantage-booklet

 

For more information on the annual pass : https://verbier4vallees.ch/en/online-shop/tickets/early-bird-sales-mont-4-card_ticket_149829

 

Table tennis tournament

When : Tuesday November 30th, 8 pm for non-licensed players and Tuesday December 7th for licensed players and non-licensed players that have qualified on November 30th

Where : Dorigny sports center, SOS1 - salle 3

Registration deadline : Tuesday November 23rd

 

Table tennis tournament for students and PhD students.

 

For more information : https://sport.unil.ch/?mid=183 

 

Nuit de la Danse (dance night)

When : Friday December 3rd

Where : Dorigny sports center

 

Demonstrations and introductions to all types of dance offered at the sports center. Food and drinks for sale on site, as well as shuttle service from the sports center to the city center (Montbenon) from midnight to 1:30 am.

“Dance Night will ignite the Dorigny Sports Center with 15 demonstrations and 3 initiations. And there will be some great people… including Swiss champions (top 20 in the world) and cha cha cha teachers Daniel Juvet and Zuzana Sykorova !

So, will you be among us ?”

 

For more information : https://sport.unil.ch/?mid=102 

Instagram publication : https://www.instagram.com/p/CW5ZqmPI9pU/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link 


 

 

Trail

When : December 4th, 2 PM

Where : Sauvabelin car park, Lausanne

 

Organized by AGEPOLY EPFL.

“You will learn techniques and tips to start training and having fun in your mountain races. There will be goodies and a snack to reward the runners !”

 

Registration via this link : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1BZgnkUXGSGNNgOwxiUdNFWyFDlO1wdiWHmn4EyKT0Xs/viewform?edit_requested=true 

 

Course de l’Escalade

When : December 4th - 5th

Where : Geneva

 

Sold-out.

 

For more information : https://escalade.ch/en/

 

Lausanne Christmas Run

When : Saturday December 11th

Where : Riponne, Lausanne

How much : https://christmasrun.ch/inscriptions 

Registration deadline : December 11th, 6 pm

 

Disguised (or not) race through downtown Lausanne. Christmas themed.

 

For more information : https://www.christmasrun.ch/ 

 

Coupe de Noël

When : December 18th - 19th

Where : Geneva

 

Sold-out.

 

For more information : https://www.gn1885.ch/cdn 

 

Ski and Snowboard Camp (by the Dorigny sports center)

When : January 5th-9th

Where : Les Diablerets

How much : 400.- (everything included), 275.- if you own a Magic Pass

Registration deadline : December 14th

“Start 2022 with a week of sliding in the Diablerets! The camp is open to everyone, whether you're a fan of ski or snowboard, and regardless of your level.”

 

For more information : https://sport.unil.ch/?mid=90&aid=154&utm_source=mailpoet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=le-mot-de-la-chouette-or-epfl-printemps-2021_2 

 

E-bou

When : March 21st - 27th

Where : online

“New student hub taking over to organize E-sports events on campus! Coming soon: tournaments, training sessions, game sessions,…”

Four games are on the program this year: Chess, Rocket League, Super Smash Ultimate and Swiss Engineering Mario Kart Cup

 

More information here

E-bou instagram page

 

Tour de Romandie 

When: From Tuesday 26th April to Sunday 1st May 2022

Where: In different localities in the french part of Switzerland  

International cycling competition in multiple stages throughout the French-speaking part of Switzerland. You’ll be able to watch some of the best cyclists in the world.

 

More information here

 

Students’ games

When : April 29th - May 1st

Where : Dorigny sports center

How much : 50.- or 65.-

Registration deadline : April 17th, here

“Come and defend the colors of your university in this multi-sport and inter-university tournament, bringing together institutions from Switzerland and neighboring countries!”

Sports : athletics, badminton, basketball, climbing, fencing, football, orienteering, swimming, tennis, table tennis, ultimate frisbee, volleyball.

Registration will open in early 2022.

 

More information here

Students’ games instagram page

 

Leukemia charity run

When : April 30th - May 1st

Where : anywhere in Switzerland

How much : free

Virtual event raising funds towards the fight against leukemia by walking, running or hiking ! Choose your route, distance, pace, track your results with an app and share them with Marrow, a medical students' society engaged in the fight against leukemia.

 

More information here

 

Free health check-up day

When : Wednesday May 4th, 11 am - 2 pm

Where : UNIL and EPFL

How much : free

Visit 3 stands throughout the campus and get a basic health check-up.

  • Booth 1 (UNIL, Unithèque entrance) : anthropometric measurements and nutrition 

  • Booth 2 (Dorigny sports center, SOS2 entrance) : joint mobility

  • Booth 3 (EPFL, esplanade) : cardiovascular test

 

More information here

 

 

20 km de Lausanne

When : May 7th - 8th

Where : Vidy, Lausanne

Registration deadline : May 2nd, here

2, 4, 5, 10 or 20 km runs along the shores of the lake and the cobblestones of the cathedral.

 

More information here

 

Nuit du volley (volleyball night)

When : Friday May 20th

Where : Dorigny sports center

How much : 30.- per team

Registration deadline : May 1st, here

Disguised indoor volleyball tournament (36 mixed teams, at least 3 women on the court). The best costumes will be rewarded ! This year’s theme : Fasnacht do Brasil.

 

More information here