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Apotheose Days poster, with events in Val Thorens in May 2013

Val Thorens events 2014-15

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.


Our Val Thorens events page has the weekly highlights, and an overview of the events in Val Thorens for the whole winter. You can also read about the street market.

Val Thorens events: Apotheose Days

Thursday 30th April to Saturday 2nd May 2015

End of season events for Apotheose Days.

Val Thorens events for winter 2014/15

These are the special events in Val Thorens for the 2014/15 winter season which have been announced so far.

Val Thorens events: November 2014

Saturday 22nd November 2014: season opening

Val Thorens opens for the 2014/15 ski season.

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd November 2014: Ski Force Winter Tour

Ski Force Winter Tour, Val Thorens

A chance to test the new models of ski from eighteen brands, including Atomic, Head, K2, Salomon, Scott, and Volkl. The tent village/test centre will be at Rond Point des Pistes, but register for the test at Maison de Val Thorens. 

Free mulled wine at 4pm, place Caron. DJ, and an open-air concert in place Caron from 8pm to 1am on Saturday.

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th November 2014: Rock On Snowboard Tour

Val Thorens events, December 2012, Rock On Snowboard Tour

Free tests of the latest snowboards for the 2014-15 season, from thirty brands, including Burton, K2, Nidecker, Oakley, Drake, and Roxy. There'll be a kids' snowgarden, a temporary snowpark, and rock concerts in the evening.

Val Thorens events: December 2014

Friday 5th to Sunday 7th December 2014: Trophée Andros in Val Thorens

Trophée Andros in Val Thorens

The first stage of the car and motocross ice circuit competition is in Val Thorens. The races are cars, electric cars, and motocross bikes. The Trophée Andros continues in other French ski resorts, including Alpe d' Huez. This video shows the action at last year's Trophée Andros:

Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th December 2014: Skicross World Cup

Postponed to 8th to 10th January 2015, due to snow conditions.

The best ski cross competitors in the world will be in Val Thorens for this World Cup stage, including Val Thorens's own Olympic champion Jean-Fred Chapuis. Training on Thursday and Friday, qualifications on Saturday, and semi-finals and finals on Sunday. Free for spectators. This videos shows last year's World Cup:

Saturday 13th to Saturday 20th December 2014: Ski and Boarderweek in Val Thorens

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

Ski and Boarderweek 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.

Saturday 20th to Friday 26th December 2014: Magical Christmas

Father Christmas will be staying in a cabin in Val Thorens this year, so there's an opportunity to meet him at the Lapland-themed village. A Christmas Eve show at the Rond Point des Pistes, and a children's torchlit descent.

Sunday 29th & Monday 30th December 2014: SX Rider Kids Skicross

The best 12, 14, and 16 year old Skicross racers.

Wednesday 31st December 2014: New Year's Eve (Valtho Crazy Night)

There'll be a torchlit descent by the instructors of the ESF, entertainment for children, a DJ on place Caron, and fireworks at midnight. This is what it was like a couple of years ago:

Val Thorens events: January 2015

Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th January 2015: World Cup Skicross

Postponed from last month, see 11th to 13th December 2014 above

Wednesday 21st to Saturday 24th January 2015: SFR Tour

Slopestyle competition in the snowpark. This video shows some of the action last year:

Val Thorens events: February 2015

Monday 2nd to Thursday 5th February 2015: Europa Cup Skicross

Training & qualification Monday, qualification Tuesday, finals on Wednesday and Thursday.

From Wednesday 11th February 2015: Touring skiing taster

On Wednesdays (11th, 18th & 25th February, 4th March, and 15th & 22nd April) there are ski touring taster sessions, at 5pm, with a walk up to the Chalet de la Marine. Book at the Club des Sports. €9 with head torch, onion soup, and mulled wine; €26 with equipment hire too.

Thursday 12th & Friday 13th February 2015: Rossignol Demo Tour

Test the latest kit from Rossignol.

Saturday 14th February 2015: Valentine's Day

On Valentine's Day in Val Thorens there'll be a demonstration of ice sculpture (doesn't everyone love to celebrate 14th Feb with a chainsaw?). Free mulled wine, and roses for the ladies.

Friday 20th February 2015: Tournoi des 6 stations rugby on snow

Six teams, representing six different ski resorts, play short games of Sevens Rugby on snow. There are usually some ex-internationals taking part, including Marc Lievremont. Recommended. See the video from 2014 (when it was properly cold):

Friday 28th February 2015: Rossignol Demo Tour

A chance to test the latest skis and snowboards from Rossignol. There'll also be entertainment and games.

Val Thorens events: March 2015

Tuesday 24th to Thursday 26th March 2015: Festi Valtho

Loud dance music at the Chalets du Thorens (electro, house, techno, trance, and low).

Val Thorens events: April 2015

Sunday 5th April 2015: French Championships in Snowboarding

French Championships in snowboarding. The events are slopestyle (in the snowpark), boardercross (on the Skicross JF Chapuis), and parallel slalom (Stade Yannick Richard).

Sunday 12th April 2015: 3 Valleys Enduro Rally

A series of 'specials' set up around the Three Valleys. Enter as a team of three, and go and try the Big Air Bag, giant slalom, freeride course, ski cross, and more. There were about 1,500 participants last year.

Thursday 30th April to Saturday 2nd May 2015: Apotheose Days

A series of events and entertainment, to celebrate the closing days of the season.

Val Thorens events: May 2015

Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd May 2014: Ski World Pro Cup

Slalom race in Val Thorens

Organised by Prosneige, the Ski World Pro Cup is a slalom event for ski instructors from anywhere in the world. Qualifications on 1st May, finals on 2nd May, and prize money of €10,000.

Saturday 2nd to Saturday 9th May 2015: Dutch week

Dutch week at Le Monde

The traditional Dutch week in the spring in Val Thorens, to celebrate Koningsdag (the King's birthday - actually the 27th April).

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!