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.
Since 1993, the festival brings together lovers of classical music in the Baroque church "Saint Bernard de Menthon".
Formerly called "Musicaval" or "The Classics of Val d'Isère", the festival is now called "Classicaval" and is part of the cultural event of the winter season in Val d'Isère. Dates & details.
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. Dates & details.
GEM Altigliss Challenge
The GEM Altigliss Challenge is a student ski world cup which attracts more than 1000 students. A week of competition but also many parties, celebrations, concerts and a professional freestyle show contest, the Ride Her First, and the best French riders. Dates & details.
Winter Golf Cup
Founded in 2013, this unusual event sees many of the best French pro players attending. There is a one day competition in collaboration with the Ryder Cup, as well as street golf that everyone can participate in. Dates & details.
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. Dates & details.
Towards the end of the ski season, the yoga festival arrives in Val d'Isere. Three days of classes, workshops and music in a wonderful mountain environment. Dates & details.
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. Dates & details.
High Trail Vanoise
The High Trail Vanoise event consists of seven trail running races - High Trail 70km solo or relay, Trail of 6 passes 42km solo or duo, the balconies of Val d'Isère 19km, Vertical Kilometer (KV) and mini trail for young people. The High Trail Vanoise counts for the UTMB® (Ultra Trail of Mont Blanc) and for the Skyrunning circuit. Dates & details.
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. 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!
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. Dates & details.
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! Dates & details.
Location: Val d'Isere Region