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Main Events in Val Thorens

Discover the main Val Thorens events in the year

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There are numerous events in Val Thorens organised year-round. From quirky local affairs to large scale sporting spectacles there is always something worth seeing. 

In this section we bring you information about the major annual Val Thorens events in resort and don't forget to check out our Events Calendar for the latest updates.

January Events in Val Thorens

Oxygene Off Piste & Mountain Guiding, Val Thorens

This is the month the locals get their town (and slopes) back, for a little while anyway. January is a great time to visit the resort, there are a couple of skiing competitions on, which are great to watch whilst you're up the mountains, but generally it's quieter and the cold temperatures keep the snow nice and crisp.


February Events in Val Thorens

Get lucky this Valentines Day

February is school holidays time and the resort is full of families enjoying their Spring half-term break. There will be lots of activities and events put on by the ski companies and the tourist office, so be sure to keep an eye on our Events Calendar.

Valentine's Day
There will be no shortage of places to go to celebrate with your loved one whilst in the land of romance. Be sure to book early if there's that certain spot you would like to go with your special someone. Dates & details.


March Events in Val Thorens

Top of the world!

A busy month in terms of events happening locally, take a look at our Events Calendar for what else is on.

Fest Val Tho
A free festival mixing Electro, House, Techno, Trance and more music genres for a three-day party on the slopes and afterwards in town. Dates & details.


April Events in Val Thorens

3 Vallees Enduro 2020,

As we get close to the end of the Winter season, in Val Thorens it's time for some competitions on the hill for you to spectate.

Les 3 Vallées Enduro
An unforgettable day of skiing, snowboarding or telemarking in the 3 Vallées, with different races in each resort: Big Air Bag, Freeride, Giant slalom, Moguls, Skicross, Triplette des Belleville, Boardercross, Family Schuss, Adri'Naline, Speed Skiing. Join up in teams of three to take part in a host of games and enjoy a giant Savoyard buffet lunch. Much more than just a competition, the Three Valleys Enduro is a fun day out. All races are open to all categories, from beginner to expert, from children to oldies - with prizes for everyone! Dates & details.

Dutch Week
For decades, the Dutch have come to Val Thorens to finish the winter season. The Dutch Week has become a premier family event where everyone can experience winter sports fun with some Dutch flavour: free concerts on the slopes and free​testing of ski and snowboards, and in the village centre, Snowtime sets up a big tent where you will be treated the whole week to cool après-ski parties with bands and DJs. Dates & details.


May Events in Val Thorens

Dutch Week in Val Thorens

Usually a quiet time of the year in resort, check our Events Calendar for info on what might be going on.

Dutch Week
For decades, the Dutch have come to Val Thorens to finish the winter season. The Dutch Week has become a premier family event where everyone can experience winter sports fun with some Dutch flavour: free concerts on the slopes and free​testing of ski and snowboards, and in the village centre, Snowtime sets up a big tent where you will be treated the whole week to cool après-ski parties with bands and DJs. Dates & details.


June Events in Val Thorens

Fete de la Musique

Summer arrives with an array of festivities, including the French national day of music.

Fête de la Musique
The Fête de la Musique is the celebration that takes place every summer solstice on 21st June in cities, towns and villages across France. More than a music festival, the Val Thorens Fête de la Musique is a free event that spills out from the bars and restaurants onto the streets and encompasses every type of music imaginable, from local amateur teen bands to professional classical musicians, from club DJ’s to traditional folk bands. Dates & details.


July Events in Val Thorens

Les Trois Vallees VTT

As the weather ramps up so do the number of events and you'll find the resort is buzzing with activity.

Bastille Day
Celebrated across the whole of France with a bang...well, several in fact, fireworks always feature heavily. And the residents of Val Thorens celebrate this national holiday with as much enthusiasm as the rest of the country. Various activities are held across the city on the 14th, in memory of the storming of the Bastille on the same date in 1789. Traditionally the fireworks display normally starts off between 22:00-23:00. Dates & details.

Tour de France
The Alps have played a large part in the race over the years with the gruelling mountain climbs providing some of the most exciting spectacles of the event. The route changes slightly each year, taking in different towns, villages and cols along the way. Even if the race doesn't pass near to where you are this summer you can guarantee that it will still be avidly watched in bars and cafés around the country with everyone joining in to cheer on the famous yellow jersey! Dates & details.

Les Trois Vallées VTT
The Three Valleys Mountain Bike competition takes place in Méribel at the start of the official summer biking season. Dates & details.


August Events in Val Thorens

VT Summit Games, Val Thorens

Always a busy month with a multitude of sporting events for those fit enough, crazy enough, or courageous enough - so keep an eye on our Events Calendar for updates.

VT Summit Games
A trail running and games event designed by the Val Thorens resort in partnership with runners and athletes to provide participants of all levels the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of activity in the mountains. Dates & details.


September Events in Val Thorens

The sun sets on Val Thorens

A rather quiet month in Val Thorens as the summer tourists leave and a sense of calm returns to the valley. There won't be too much going on, but check our Events Calendar to keep up to date with anything that might be happening.


October Events in Val Thorens

Cime de Caron

The summer months are a distant memory, and in October the locals enjoy some autumnal bike riding and hiking before the first snow falls.


November Events in Val Thorens

Val Thorens from  the Plein Sud piste

Not much on in terms of events, November is usually a time when everyone is taking a well-earned break before December arrives and the opening of the Winter season.


December Events in Val Thorens

Christmas & New Year 2019/20 in Val Thorens

December is always a busy month, the Christmas and New Year brings a flurry of social and sporting events, so take a look at our Events Calendar for more details.

Christmas
The festive season in the snowy Alps is always magical and every year there is some sort of celebration in resort to mark the occasion. Christmas in Val Thorens officially starts at the beginning of December when the Christmas lights are switched on. The night is marked with vin chaud, hot chocolate and music. From then on you can enjoy Christmas concerts, festive markets and live music throughout town as the resort gears up for Christmas and New Year. Dates & details.

New Year's Eve
Come midnight the hoards of merry revellers head the centre of town for the big countdown – not an official event as such, more of a long-held tradition. On the stroke of midnight you are advised to duck as champagne corks and fireworks are unleashed in celebration! Likewise, planning ahead is advised if you have your heart set on ringing in the New Year in a particular bar or club – some of them are ticket-only, so enquire in advance to avoid disappointment! Dates & details.