The Riviera Yacht Support Snow Bonanza is the biggest winter snow day for the superyacht industry on the French Riviera with a growing turnout of Sponsors and participation from yacht crew, yachting companies and marine services.

Now into its 9th year, this full-day event is a sociable day on the slopes at Auron ski resort in the Alpes Maritimes. The day includes return bus transfers, breakfast, full day ski pass with insurance, apéritif followed by a 3-course lunch with wine and coffee, friendly slalom race, aprés-ski with open bar / nibbles and prize giving.

The 9th Riviera Yacht Support Snow Bonanza is scheduled for Friday 23rd March 2018.


We have a full marketing campaign underway to ensure our buses are full! As well as Mailchimp, social media and printed flyers, our event is being promoted widely with our main Media Partner The Superyacht Group, the radio network for Riviera Radio, digital yachting news from Onboard Online, the Riviera Ports network and via all our participating Sponsors.


7am SHARP Transfer buses leave from the meeting points in Golfe Juan, Antibes and Monaco. The Cannes bus will leave at 6.45am; Nice bus at 7.30am. Please make sure you are there well before the bus leaves! Each Bonanzee will enjoy a continental breakfast of pastries, coffee, fruit, juice and water to fuel them up for the day.

Pick-up point Antibes


Pick-up point Cannes


Pick-up point Golfe-Juan


Pick-up point Monaco


Pick-up point Nice


The journey to Auron will involve introducing our valued Sponsors enroute, and footage of snowsports videos to whet your appetite for what's up ahead on the slopes!

09h30 On arrival to Auron, ski passes with insurance will be distributed. Those people who have pre-ordered rental gear (via our registration portal) will have their gear ready and waiting to get kitted out! Everyone else is welcome to hit the slopes as soon as they can.

10h00 One-hour ski or snowboard lessons begin for those who have booked them (via our registration portal). Everyone else has free ski time, or you can head to the Snow Park where our photographer for the day will be capturing the action in the morning!

12 midday Everyone will meet at La Bergerie restaurant for an apértif - La Bergerie is located at the bottom of the pistes and is a great place to share a glass of rosé or vin chaud with other Bonanzees.

La Bergerie is the venue for the apéritif and 3-course lunch

Following the apéritif, we continue at La Bergerie for a 3-course lunch with wine and coffee. Key Sponsors will be introduced over the course of lunch.

After lunch, some people opt to continue with free ski time or the daring among us can participate in a friendly downhill slalom challenge, set up for us by the ski school and ending with a shot of Génépi. This is the time for showing off your coolest snowboarding moves and slickest ski action!


4pm - 5pm After the downhill challenge and more free ski time, everyone meets up for our après ski session and prize giving which is being hosted at L'Alpage restaurant. 

This year we are partnering with the great team from BLUE COAST BREWING COMPANY who are sponsoring refreshments with their magnificent range of craft beers.

BLUE COAST BREWING COMPANY embodies all things good in the South of France: the magic of a warm summer evening, a BBQ with friends, a day at the beach, a fast run down the slopes followed by an après-ski by the fire. A hike to one of the region’s many dramatic viewpoints, a cycle through rocky hilltops, a boat ride and a dive into the big blue. Their finest quality brew is crafted to celebrate and refine every activity as the day draws to an end.

Produced using only the finest ingredients, BLUE COAST BREWING COMPANY beer is the calling card for all discerning beer drinkers, as well as the ideal gateway for curious consumers who want to discover craft beers.  

No matter where you enjoy a BLUE COAST, either by the sea, by the pool, on the slopes, in a bar or at their brewery: you will experience top quality craft beer and the knowledge that you are #WHEREIBELONG

As well as Blue Coast's fine brews, Snow Bonanza attendees can enjoy vin chaud, rosé and nibbles during the après ski session. The ambiance for the après ski is very relaxed, so please take the opportunity to meet our Sponsors.

For prize giving, we have a number of fantastic prizes up for grabs this year:

  • A chalet weekend getaway (for up to 4 people) in Chamonix, kindly sponsored by Chamonix Holidays who are your first point of call for winter & summer family vacations, weekend breaks, ski holidays with your friends, corporate groups or summer getaways.
  • A gift voucher from Chullunka, the outdoor sports specialists.
  • An action camera from ONO Camera
  • Lifepacks from Solgaard : Solgaard Lifepacks featured on Mashable, USA Today and Inc include a 3-in-1 solar powerbank, bluetooth speaker and integrated retractable lock

5.30pm After prize giving, the buses will return back to the coast with everyone in high spirits!

To see photos of last year's Riviera Yacht Support Snow Bonanza, click here


1) If you opt to register for the Riviera Yacht Support Snow Bonanza as an 'Individual', choose 'Individual' and follow the onscreen steps.

2) If you opt to register a 'Team', choose 'Team (group from the same yacht or company)'.  If you are registering a new team, choose 'Create Team', or enter the name of an existing registered Snow Bonanza team you are joining.

At the next step, enter your Eventbrite log-in details. If you are not already an Eventbrite member, choose 'Sign Up'. Simply enter your email address and add a password before continuing registration.

3) Give your team a name (e.g. your yacht name or company name) and select registration option that applies. Please make sure EVERY participant's name, yacht name (or company name), job title, email and mobile number is given so we can match registrations to our list on the day.

NOTE: If you have forgotten your Eventbrite password, go to, enter your email address and click 'I have forgotten my password' where a reset password link will be sent to you by Eventbrite. Riviera Yacht Support does not have access to your forgotten password!   Once you reset your log-in, you can use the Eventbrite search function to find 'Snow Bonanza' in the events.


The Riviera Yacht Support Snow Bonanza 2018 is an annual event open to the superyacht industry and would not be possible without the support of many industry Sponsors. THANK YOU!


Please come and join us for this great event and we’d appreciate it if you could please share this on your social media pages to ensure the day is the success we anticipate! 

Event is subject to terms and conditions.

T: +33 (0)4 93 34 06 43 



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