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Events

Giro d’Italia 2019

Famous cycle tour the Giro d’Italia comes to Courmayeur in 2019! In what is a bit of a coup for the resort, the world’s best road cyclists will be pedalling all the way along the Aosta Valley to the impressive Monte Bianco Skyway cable car. It’s going to be pretty epic, as we all know... More... Read More

Easter Monday Fair

On what is also the last scheduled day of the winter ski season on the slopes of Courmayeur, there’s a craft fair in the town centre. Things are kicked off by a music parade through the streets, where you’ll find around 300 stalls showing off their wares. The speciality around these parts is woodcraft and... More... Read More

Mardi Gras Carnival

Make your way to the church square in town for a warming cup of soup served with fontina cheese, sliced meats and wholemeal bread – all part of the tradition of Mardi Gras in Courmayeur. The day is rounded off with a woodcutting competition (like you do!), before partying way into the early hours! More... Read More

Valentine’s Day in Courmayeur

As well as being the patron saint of lovers, St Valentine is also the patron saint of winter on Courmayeur! So, it’s time to get romantic in Courmayeur with horse and carriage rides, strolls along the illuminated streets and drinking a hot choc or mulled wine together. Perfect for showing the one you love how... More... Read More

New Year’s Eve Torchlit Descent

Leaving from the main snow front at Checrouit at 17:45, you’ll all ski down together with the Italian Ski School instructors to Dolonne, where there’s a little party with milled wine served. You can bet your bottom dollar the colours will be red, white and green and it’s great way to start New Year’s Eve... More... Read More

Father Christmas in Courmayeur

Santa arrives in Courmayeur town centre on Christmas Eve, with a sackful of presents for all. It’s a lovely atmosphere and the whole resort is lit up for the festive period. Nothing beats a wander around those narrow cobbled streets after a hard day’s skiing, culminating in meeting the big man Santa himself! More... Read More

Snowboxx Festival 2019

One of the best spring festivals in the whole of the French Alps, Snowboxx is a highlight of the Avoriaz event calendar. It’s all really chilled out and involves a bit of slope time, some apres-ski, concerts on the snow and a lot of night-time partying. It all kicks off each day on the main stage... More... Read More

RFM Winter Week

RFM is a popular radio station in France and they set up camp in Avoriaz for a whole week, broadcasting and putting on free concerts, with internationally-renowned headline artists. What’s more, it’s all for free! The line-up for the 2019 edition is yet to be announced, so watch this space… More... Read More

Avoriaz Kidszone

It’s all about the kids in Avoriaz for four weeks of fun for little ones (don’t worry, big ones can still have fun too!). There’s everything from laser archer and electric snowmobiling, to craft workshops and sledging comps to take part in. Not forgetting the traditional Mardi Gras carnival and the torch-lit descents too. More... Read More

New Year’s Eve in Avoriaz

Hosted by French station FUN radio, it’s everyone down to the main concours in Avoriaz for a mahoosive dance party. The DJs will be spinning the tunes to get you dancing out of 2018 and straight into 2019 at 1800m above sea level. It’s free entry too, so what’s not to love? Bonne année everyone! More... Read More

Christmas in Avoriaz

Where better to spend the festive holidays than the snowy mountains of Avoriaz? Being so high up the view is certainly spectacular and only more so when the resort wears its festive colours with a spectacular light show after dark. One of the main events is the Christmas show on the 24th December with a... More... Read More

Rock On Snow

The opening weekend in Avoriaz with the Rock On Snow event. It’s all about fun on the slopes, with skiing, snowboarding and music combined. There’s a huge gear test village, where you can browse what new stuff the winter sports brands have to tempt you for the 2018/2019 season. There are on-snow events too, with... More... Read More

St Gervais 35th Festival of Humour

Every year Saint Gervais gets the giggles thanks to the town’s very own comedy festival. There are all sorts of acts on the bill and you can even vote for your favourite rising star. Programme information for the 2019 edition to come! More... Read More

Saint Gervais Gourmet Market

A special market for foodies in Saint Gervais town centre! This is your chance to get all those delicious sweet and savoury goodies for your Christmas meal. There are tastings, demos and workshops too, so if you’re unsure how to serve your salmon, can’t open your oysters, or never tasted foie gras, the market on... More... Read More

Saint Gervais Festival of Light 2019

Saint Gervais town centre lights up for this wonderful festive tradition. Buildings and land marks are lit up around the town, from the church and the Pont du Diable (the big bridge that transfers all the traffic straight through to Megeve!) to the Esplanade Marie Paradis. It’s lovely to walk around and take in the... More... Read More

Megeve International Jazz Festival 2019

It’s all about the Jazz in Megeve! This funky little festival is rather discreet, but manages to score some serious heavyweight acts in the world of modern Jazz. Last year saw Norah Jones, Gregory Porter and Marcus Miller headline each of the three evenings of concerts. Finger crossed this years line-up will be just as... More... Read More

BMW Megeve Winter Golf

Snow and golf…how does that work then? This is a new way of playing golf, as you tee off on a snowy round of golf. High-vis golf balls are a must! It’s all quite eccentric, but never fails to draw many a competitor and a healthy crowd at the renowned Arbois golf club up on... More... Read More

Grande Odyssey Husky Race 2019

Twenty mushers teams from nine nations, cover over 1000km across Savoie, Haute Savoie and the Jura with their Husky dogs during the celebrated Grande Odyssey husky race event. This season there’s a stop off in Megeve, where you’ll be able to see the dogs and watch the excitement of this wonderful race featuring furry friends... More... Read More

Megeve’s Christmas Lights Switch On

A big party in aid of switching on the sparkling lights of the enormous Christmas tree in the centre of Megeve has been a tradition for over 50 years – and this year is no exception. Expect incredible decorations that shine brighter than any other tree we’ve seen in the Alps! This is Megeve after... More... Read More

Morzine Ladies Night Tour

The best of the France’s pro women’s ski racers head to Morzine for a night time parallel ski slalom event. Its on the Taille de Mas Du Pleney stadium and there’s always a really good ambiance. Kids get to see and meet members of the current French women’s alpine ski team – give them something... More... Read More

Morzine’s Enchanted Village

The Enchanted Village in Morzine offers workshops, parades and parties that all the family will enjoy. The kids can get totally hands on during this festive celebration, with activities ranging from ice sculptures and building a Christmas cabin, to treasure hunts and baking workshops too. Most are free and there are loads of early evening... More... Read More

Musilac Chamonix 2019

After Chamonix’s inaugural Musilac event in 2018, the music festival in the mountains is back. Last year the stages were set up on the Parapente landing field on the outskirts of town for three days of live music at the foot of Mont Blanc, so we’re expecting more of the same fun in the spring... More... Read More

Chamonix Unlimited Festival

The well-established Chamonix Unlimited Festival is quite literally the coolest electro festival going, with altitude stages at Plan Praz, Aiguille du Midi and Montenvers and night time parties inside the Plan Joran lift station. Combines skiing and partying in spring time Chamonix. What could be better than that? More... Read More

Vallorcine’s ‘L’Oursinette’ Ski Race

The vertical ski race in Vallorcine is back! Setting off at 18:00 from the main square in Vallorcine by the train station, it’s a race up to the top of the col des Posettes. A good atmosphere is all part of the event, with lots of people cheering the sporty types off. Watch out for... More... Read More

Chamonix in Red

Every year in early spring the ski instructors of ESF Chamonix leave the slopes behind and bring the party to the streets of Chamonix town. There’s a musical parade and a big party with fireworks in the square in front of the church next to the Maison de la Montagne where ESF Chamonix is based.... More... Read More

Chamonix’s Run and Skate Event

Cross country skiing and trail running combine for a fun and convivial sporting competition. Anyone can enter and you can take part as a duo (one skiing, the other running), or go for it all by yourself! It’s a really good event and takes in the Bois du Bouchet pistes and trails just beyond Chamonix... More... Read More

Junior Kandahar Ski Race

The Junior Kandahar is a renowned ski racing weekend just for kids. It will once again be held on the pistes of Les Houches. It’s a mini version of the FIS World Cup Kandahar race that sees skiers under the age of 14 years devouring ‘La Verte’ piste at ridiculous speeds on slalom events. Watch... More... Read More

Chamonix Light Parade

Chamonix hosts this incredible larger than life parade, where actors in spectacular costumes walk on stilts and entertain the crows gathered around Place Balmat (where the Post Office is). You can follow them on their illuminated walkabout at 17:00 and 18:15. Kids love it (especially the funny hats!) and it’s all free! More... Read More

Argentiere Apres Ski Show

The centre of Argentiere village will come alive every Wednesday at 18:00 with free street entertainment shows for all ages. A great way to round off a day on the slopes and there are plenty of bars and tea shops near by too! What’s more, it’s free and there’s bound to be vin chaud and... More... Read More

The Arrival of Santa(s)!

Santa is very busy in the Chamonix valley this winter… Pere Noel arrives in Les Houches on the 23 December, where he’ll be greeting everyone at the main Place du Village in front of the Tourist Office from 18:00 After a good night’s sleep, the bearded one then arrives in Chamonix on 24 December with... More... Read More