About Main Events in Val d'Isere
There are loads of events in Val d'Isere organised year-round. From quirky local events to large scale sporting spectacles there is always something worth visiting. In this section we bring you information about the major annual Val d'Isere events in resort and don't forget to check out our Events Calendar for the latest updates.
The Frostgun Invitational
This freestyle ski competition attracts the best skiers and snowboarders from around the world, to a huge jump built especially for the competition each year.
European Snow Pride
After a full day of skiing and boarding in the company of your friends, our guided groups or our ski classes you will enjoy at your leisure the variety of great events that we provide throughout the week: après ski on a sunny terrace, cabarets and shows, parties with Europe's best gay DJs and clubs, the giant Pool Party taking place in "Le Lagon", Tignes' enormous 5000m2 pool and spa complex, after hours clubbing...
The Brits, Tignes
The British Championships, or Brits, moved to Tignes in 2013 but it's been one of the highlights of the British snowsports calendar for years. A week long festival and competition fo skiers and snowboarders with Halfpipe, Big Air, Boardercross, Skiercross and Slopestyle events.
International Adventure & Discovery Film Festival
The Festival du Film Aventure et Decouverte showcases short documentaries featuring at least one of the following themes: adventure, exploration, ethnic encounters, sport or expeditions. The festival has been running annually since 1996 and goes from strength to strength each year - worth checking out. Ask at the Tourist Office for the full schedule.
Fete 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 d'Isere 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.
Celebrated across the whole of France with a bang...well, several in fact, fireworks always feature heavily. And the residents of Val d'Isere 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 10-11pm.
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!
Ice Trail Tarentaise
The Ice Trail Tarentaise boasts the highest highest trail race in Europe with 65km of trail and over 5000m height gain.
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 d'Isere 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.
New Years 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!
Location: Val d'Isere Region