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Val Thorens events

There's always something going on in Val Thorens! Amongst the regular Val Thorens events are festivities at Christmas, New Year, and Easter. In the school holidays, there's entertainment for kids, as well as torchlit descents by the French ski school, and fireworks. You can see top-class sports events in Val Thorens too, including the Trophée Andros (racing on the ice circuit), and ski cross and boarder cross races. There are rock concerts, DJs, and the popular Tuesday classical and jazz concerts.


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This is an archived page with the events from the final week of the 2012-13 winter season, plus an overview of the events for the whole 2012-13 season. For winter 2013-14, see our Val Thorens events 2013-14 page

Val Thorens events weekly highlights

Val Thorens events: Saturday 27th April to Thursday 9th May 2013Val Thorens events - Apotheose Days

Download the tourist office's events leaflet for Apotheose Days.

There's an end-of-season programme of events, under the name Apotheose Days, with an impressive range of things to do on the piste during the day, plus evening concerts.

There are various payment options for the events and concerts. These include:

Tuesday 30th April 2013

9pm, Chalet de Thorens: Fireworks to open Apotheose Days

Wednesday 1st May 2013

10am-4pm, Chalet de Thorens: ski tests (ID required) 

10am-12noon, place Caron: Initiation in Segway

11am-12noon & 2-6pm, place Caron: Bungee Ejection Air

10am-4pm, Stade: Slalom in parallel

10am-5pm, place Caron: Learn to do handbrake turns in a Mini, with a professional driver

10am-5pm, Chalet de Thorens: Big Airbag

1-5pm, Stade: Water slide

2-6pm, place Caron: Kid's Park

3-6pm, place Caron: Segway trundle around

4-5pm, place Caron: Giant yoga (book at the tourist office by 12noon)

5-7pm, Sports Centre: Musical cocktail

9pm, Sports Centre: Concert: High Voltage (a tribute to ACDC); Slash (covers band)

Thursday 2nd May 2013

As on Wednesday: ski tests, Segway, Bungee, parallel slalom, Mini-driving, airbag, water slide, kids' park, musical cocktail 

11am-12noon, & 1-4pm, place Caron: Initiation in Capoeira 

9pm, Sports Centre: Concert: Pop sings U2

Friday 3rd May 2013

As on Wednesday: ski tests, Segway, Bungee, parallel slalom, Mini-driving, airbag, water slide, kids' park, musical cocktail 

11am-12noon, & 1-4pm, place Caron: Initiation in Capoeira 

9pm, Sports Centre: Concert: Echoes (tribute to Pink Floyd) & Patchwork (history of rock, including Elvis, the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zep, and Queen) 

9pm, Forum Joseph Fontanet: Balinese Kontum evening

Saturday 4th May 2013

As on Wednesday: Segway, Bungee, parallel slalom, Mini-driving, airbag, water slide, kids' park, musical cocktail (Capoeira)

All day, place Caron: Jameson bus (?)

All day: French Championships, street golf. Teams of three, €10 per person

9am-4pm, Snowpark: Apo'Kids Slopestyle contest

11am-12noon & 1-4pm, place Caron: Initiation in Capoeira

1-5pm, Stade: Bow Trap

3-6pm, around resort: Sambaloelek Battacuda

8.30pm, place Caron: fireworks and drums

9pm, Sports Centre: Concert: the Excitements (Rhythm & Blues), and Exit (the band that plays in Malaysia)

Sunday 5th May 2013

As on Saturday: Jameson bus, Capoeira, Bungee, slalom parallel, Mini-driving, airbag, water slide, bow trap, kids' park

5pm, centre of resort: Waiters' race. Complete the course carrying a tray of glasses as fast as you can. Book at the tourist office, 100 places max

5-7pm, Musical & dancing cocktail with Sambaloelek

9 & 11pm, place Caron: Giant pinball & DJ set

Monday 6th May 2013

11am-12noon & 2-6pm, place Caron: Bungee jumping

11am-12noon & 1-4pm, place Caron: Initiation in Capoeira

10am-4pm, Stade: Slalom in parallel

10am-4pm, Stade: X-Speed Tour with Xavier Cousseau - speed trap

10am-5pm, Chalet de Thorens: Big Airbag

1-5pm, Stade: Water slide

1-5pm, Stade: Bow trap

2-6pm, place Caron: Kids' park

5-7pm, Sports Centre: Musical cocktail

9 & 11pm, place Caron: Giant pinball & DJ set

Tuesday 7th May 2013

As Monday: Bungee, parallel slalom, X-Speed Tour, airbag, water slide, bow trap, kids' park, musical cocktail

9pm, Sports Centre: Concert: SM (electro) & Les Partymakers-Folie Douce

Wednesday 8th May 2013

As Monday: Bungee, parallel slalom, X-Speed Tour, airbag, water slide, kids' park, musical cocktail

Touring skiing race: 4km (1000m vertical) from Parking P4 up to the top of the Funitel Péclet. Information and booking at the Club des Sports

4pm, place Caron: Percussion group Timba del Mundo

9pm, Sports Centre: Concert: Sortie de Secours. A 4 hour concert in 3 parts, with songs from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and up to the present day

Thursday 8th May 2013

12noon, Plateau du Snowpark: giant picnic, with music. Order hot meals on Tuesday at Cafe Peclet (€10), or buy on the day (€15)

3.30pm, top of Moraine chair: fancy dress descent, with music

Val Thorens events for winter 2012/13

These are the special events in Val Thorens for the 2012/13 winter season which have been announced so far. (Or see our full list of Val Thorens events 2012-13).

Val Thorens events: November 2012

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th November 2012: Ski Force Winter Tour Val Thorens events winter 2012-13, Ski Force Winter Tour, Val Thorens 24th & 25th November 2012

Val Thorens events, winter season 2012-13, Ski Force Winter Tour

A chance to test the new models from fifteen top ski manufacturers, for free. These ski brands will set up on place Caron to offer free ski tests: Atomic, Blizzard, Dynastar, Elan, Fischer, Head, K2, Kastle, Movement, Nordica, Rossignol, Salomon, Scott, Volkl, White Doctor. 

Val Thorens events, winter season 2012-13, Ski Force Winter Tour

Val Thorens events: December 2012

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December 2012: Rock On Snowboard Tour

Val Thorens events, December 2012, Rock On Snowboard Tour

The Rock On Snowboard Tour offers free tests of the latest snowboards for 2012-13, from brands which include Ride, 77 Customs, Nidecker, Yes, Jones, Drake, Lebtech, Gnu, Roxy Snowboards, Apo, K2, Santa Cruz, Bataleon, Nitro, Raiden, Furlan, Light, Oakley, DC, Burton, Artec, Dupraz, Elan, Flow, Rome SDS, Rossignol, SP united, Never Summer, Forum, Drift, Contour and Gopro. 

It also involves contests, kids zone, free lessons, and live concerts. They bring their own snowpark, to add to Val Thorens's snowpark facilities.

Saturday 1st - Saturday 8th December 2012: Varsity trip

Oxford and Cambridge's annual ski trip to Val Thorens brings around 2,000 skiers and boarders early in the season. 

Friday 7th - Sunday 9th December 2012: Trophée Andros

Val Thorens events, season 2012-13, December 2012, Trophée Andros in Val Thorens

The annual motor racing event on Val Thorens' ice racing circuit brings some big name drivers to resort, including Alain Prost and Olivier Panis. 

Saturday 8th - Saturday 15th December 2012: Dutch Wintersport Kick-off week

Promoted in Holland as a special Dutch week in Val Thorens, in addition to the skiing and boarding, there are DJs and concerts by Dutch bands, especially in the 360 bar, Malaysia, and Veronica's Snow Cafe.

Saturday 15th - Friday 21st December 2012: Ski and Boarderweek

Val Thorens events, Ski and Boarderweek, December 2012, the Easy Fun Park

This week brings mainly German snowboarders and skiers to Val Thorens. There are ski and snowboard contests, including on the airbag and on the boardercross course. They set up an Easy Fun Park on the Voie Lactée, with free coaching by experts. There's also entertainment, including live concerts, and a freestyle ski show.

Monday 17th - Wednesday 19th December 2012: World Cup Skicross

Val Thorens hosts a World Cup skicross event. Training on Monday 17th, qualifications on Tuesday 18th, and the semi-finals and finals on Wednesday 19th December 2012. See last winter's European Cup event in the video below.

Saturday 22nd December 2012: French Cup skicross

A French Cup skicross event, from 9am. Finals 1.30-3.15pm.

Saturday 22nd - Friday 28th December 2012: Magical Christmas week

Father Christmas will be in Val Thorens this week. Entertainment includes the Christmas show on the piste, and children's torchlit descent.

Thursday 27th & Friday 28th December: Rossignol Demo Tour

Free tests of Rossignol's equipment.

Monday 31st December 2012: New Year's Eve Show (Val Tho Crazy Night)

For New Year's Eve, there'll be a torchlit descent, ski and snowboard freestyle show, live concert, and fireworks at midnight.

Val Thorens events: January 2013

Wednesday 9th - Friday 11th January 2013: SFR Freeskiing Tour

SlopeStyle and Half Pipe competitions. The best competitors will win wild cards to the X Games. Training on Wednesday, qualifications on Thursday, and semi-finals and finals on Friday.

Val Thorens events: February 2013

Val Thorens events: March 2013

Friday 1st March 2013: French Cup SlopeStyle

The French Cup SlopeStyle takes place in the snowpark in Val Thorens. A series of linked jumps on the kickers in the snowpark.

Sunday 31st March 2013 - Saturday 6th April 2013: Easter week

Easter week will involve a treasure hunt for chocolate eggs, a parade, and lots of surprises for children.

Val Thorens events: April 2013

Sunday 7th April 2013: 3 Vallées Enduro

Special events and races around the Three Valleys, including slalom, schuss, and derbys.

27th April 2013 - 4th May 2013: Dutch week

The annual week of Orange madness, when the Dutch come to Val Thorens to celebrate their Queen's birthday (Koninginnedag).

Val Thorens events: street market

There's a market in place Péclet, every Tuesday and Thursday of the winter season (and in the summer season). Read more about Val Thorens market...


Make the most of all the Val Thorens events!