The Best Winter Events in Val d’Isère, French Alps

Lively Val d’Isère, which opens for the season on 28 November 2015, is one of our favourite resorts, not least for its packed program of fantastic events. We’ve listed our favourites for 2015/16.

FIS Alpine World Cup, 12 and 13 Dec (Men’s), 16–19 Dec (Ladies’) 2015
Consecutive weekends of heartstoppingly exciting international racing, with free entry for all.

Christmas, 22–26 December 2015
A white Christmas is guaranteed in Val d’Isère, as are giant floodlit snow sculptures, a life-size nativity, a visit by Santa, and shows and concerts galore, from magic to ski demonstrations, fireworks and a torchlit descent by the National French Ski School. See our blog on Christmas at the Chalet-hotel Val d’Isère.

Classicaval, 26–28 January and 8–10 March 2016
Val d’Isère’s classic music festival sees brilliant performances by leading musicians in the Baroque church of Saint Bernard de Menthon – perfect for a little civilised après ski!

Frostgun, 16–18 February 2016
The chance to watch some of the world’s best freestyle skiers performing on the jump at the foot of the mythical slope of the Face de Bellevarde, accompanied by tunes by big-name DJs from Scandinavia, France and the UK.

Winter Golf, 28 March–3 April 2016
This unique golf-on-snow tournament begins with a snow street session of seven holes through resort shops and bars, stopping off for a welcome cocktail, glühwein and a concert. The next day, teams head to the glorious Alpine Manchet Vallet golf course. Watch this video about winter golf.

Read about 2015 ski holidays in Val d’Isère.

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