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Val Thorens in March 2020 - What weather to expect & what to do

Lots of music, light shows & wine tasting

Featured in: | Rachel Wilson, Val Thorens Reporter | Published
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Spring is in the air and the February French ski holidays are finally over. March is often a lovely time for skiing as the pistes are still in very good condition and there can even be some late powder days.

Sunshine and blue skies are also a regular part of March ski trips, so read below to know where the best terraces for sunbathing with a cold, refreshing drink in Val Thorens are. Don’t forget the clocks ‘spring forward’ on March 29th, so don’t miss your flight!

What weather to expect in Val Thorens in March?

The sun should be shining on the slopes across Europe as winter transforms into spring and skiers start to reach for the suncream. Bluebird skies are on the way if you have been waiting for your sunny snow fix. However, there may still be some heavy snowfalls across the Alps... the powder days aren't necessarily over in March!

Weather in Val Thorens

What’s the snow like in March in Val Thorens?

Even though spring is on the way, the snow is still good even if slighter softer in the lower resorts towards Les Menuires. Soft spring snow is ideal for learning so, for those of you earning your first turns in Val Thorens in March, this is the time to book an instructor. On the flip side, if you're an experienced skier or snowboarder and you want to explore the off-piste areas to make some fresh tracks on the March powder or the ripe, velvety corn, then book a ski guide. There are some snow showers forecast for the end of February which will top-up the pistes nicely for cruising around Val Thorens.

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The best spots for some spring sunbathing in Val Thorens

Top up on vitamin D at La Folie Douce Val Thorens where the music kicks off at midday – bag yourself a table and chill with a beer or enjoy a few hours of dancing on the tables with the most incredible view of the mountains. Bar 360 is popular with younger skiers who like to party and its terrace gets the sunshine in the afternoon. Here you can also enjoy live music and cheap drinks during their happy hour, from 16:00 to 18:00. Favela’s terrace is bathed in sunshine and BBQs are often hosted here as well as live music outside.

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What's on in Val Thorens in March 2020?

Snow Leopard Day Ski Touring Event
On Sunday, March 1st you have the opportunity to hang out with the Dynafit team and try out ski touring free of charge and for a good cause. Dynafit hosts its Snow Leopard Day every year to raise money for a wildlife conservation charity in Pakistan with every metre of vertical gain climbed. This event is for everyone and there is an introductory session for those who haven’t tried the sport before. The higher you ski tour, the more chances you have to win competition prizes like a GoPro or even a pair of skis. Equipment rental is completely free and the event ends with a family-friendly barbeque in aid of the Snow Leopard Trust. It takes place at the Lower Stadium in Val Thorens.

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Festi Val Tho
This is the first free electronic festival in the Alps and it boasts an exciting and electrifying line up mixing Electro, House, Techno, Trance and much more. It is a three-day mega fiesta at the Chalets du Thorens, the largest chalet in Europe on the slopes. There will be professional riders putting on an epic ski show with new DJs never seen in Val Thorens. The ski slopes become the dance floor, so don’t miss out on this free event. It starts at 12:00 and finishes in time for après at 18:00 from March 24th to 26th.

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Live music concerts
For those with more cultured music tastes, there are also the usual classical, blues and jazz music concerts taking place at the church in Val Thorens every Tuesday at 18:30, which are also free to attend. Come and check out performances by pianist-keyboardist Irwin Gomez on March 3rd and 10th.

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Wine tasting evening
Finally, for food and wine lovers, three-Michelin-starred restaurant La Bouitte is offering a fantastic wine tasting evening at their restaurant in St Marcel on Wednesday, March 18th. The evening includes a taster menu with two appetiser courses, starter, fish course, meat course, cheese platter, pre-dessert, dessert and mini pastries along with up to 10 fine wines to accompany and tea and coffee to finish. Any menu that includes a pre-dessert has got to be worth tasting! The price is €290 per person.

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