Before the start of the 1989-90 season an argument began late one night in a Bar in Val d'Isere as to which ski station had the best Skiers, Chamonix or Val d'Isere.
It was decided in true "school yard" fashion that the following March the two stations should meet to settle the disagreement once and for all.
So on the 3rd Thursday of March 1990 Val d'Isere brought their team to Chamonix and the first Boss des Bosses was held at the Grands Montets. The Val team was a mono short (Yes, monos rode bumps in those days) and the result was tied, 9 all.
The following week Chamonix set out for the Away Match and won the day, 14-5 at the HOP course in Val.
Of course, this did nothing to settle the argument, once and for all; so it went on..
The following year we extended the challenge to 2 more resorts who hosted bumps competitions; Verbier ("Mogul Mania") and Zermatt ("The Trifty Bump Bash").
The year after that, one more station was added Meribel. Their competition at the time was "The Shaker".
One by one, bringing together the mogul skiers of Europe's top resorts, the legend that is the BOSS DES BOSSES was born....