December -World Cup Alpine Ski Racing
CRITÉRIUM DE LA PREMIÈRE NEIGE
ULTRA HIGH SPEEDS – DECEMBER 11-19 The legendary Critérium de la Première Neige (1st European World Cup step of the season) offers the best skiers in the world a formidable place to perform.
“My first Critérium” by Vincent Jay Director of the Club des Sports in Val d’Isère, biathlete, double medal- winner at the Vancouver Olympic Games in 2010
“2014 was the first Critérium I organized. Hosting a race such as this involves completely covering the 3 kms of the legendary Oreiller-Killy with 80 cms of snow. For this, we mobilized a team of 500 people (technicians, pisteurs, volunteers) day and night for weeks. In total, more than 150,000 m3 of snow were brought over, moved around and smoothed over by 5 snow- grooming machines with 85 snow canons for optimum snow conditions. It was a Herculean effort in order to give skiers and spectators a unique event. In 2015, we will be celebrating 60 years. We’ve planned a few surprises of course but I’m not telling you any more about them
March -WIinter golf
FROM MARCH 28th TO APRIL 3rd
Golf on snow… It’s a one-of-a-kind event for anyone who is mad about the sport. Everything is “white and green” in this magnificent setting
December - Christmas Magic
DECEMBRE 20 - 26TH
Giant snow sculptures, shows, concerts, torchlight descent, visit from Father Christmas...
December - New Year’s Eve “Airstar Night Light”
Discover this year’s colourful new version of Val d’Isère’s traditional pedestrian evening
On this evening’s programme :
– Illuminations by Airstar at the Tourist Office square and main street.
– Percussion music and live at the Tourist Office square.
– Admire the giant snow sculptures along the main street
– Sound and light show
– Fire throwing spectacular at Margherio square at 7pm
– Complimentary hot chocolate and mulled wine served at the Tourist Office square
– Festive street entertainment
Main road closed to traffic between the two central roundabouts from 6pm to 7.30pm
February - Frostgun Festival
For freestyle lovers, it’s THE Big Air freestyle event in Europe
The Frostgun Festival is a Platinium event on the AFP World Tour, at the same rank than the X Games or the Dew Tour, the only Big Air competition to have this accreditation.
Freestyle jumps competition at the foot of the Bellavarde slope which will host the best professionals in this discipline.
January / March - Classicaval
CLASSICAVAL JANUARY 26th - 28th & MARCH 8th - 10th
On the stage of the baroque Saint-Bernard-de-Menthon church, the festival showcases musicians and singers in a wonderful event for music lovers.
April - Festival of Adventure and Discoveries
The International Festival of Adventure and Discoveries Movies is an inevitable event, rich in meeting, emotions, testimonies and of course skiing with the marvellous spring snow.