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Main Events in Avoriaz

Discover the main Avoriaz events in the year

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There are numerous events in Avoriaz organised year-round. From quirky local affairs to large scale sporting spectacles there is always something worth seeing. 

We've listed the major annual Avoriaz events below, but you can also check our Events Calendar for the latest updates.

January Events in Avoriaz

Taxis - Avoriaz style!

It’s a new year in Avoriaz and both the town and the slopes have emptied out after a hectic New Year. It’s one of the best times to visit as the snow is almost always good and lift queues are at their shortest. There will be a few skiing events up the mountains, which are always good to stop and watch as you cruise on down.


February Events in Avoriaz

Avoriaz Snow Carnival

February is school holidays time and the resort is full of families enjoying their Spring half-term break. There will be lots of activities and events put on by the ski companies and the tourist office, so be sure to keep an eye on our Events Calendar.

Snow Carnival
During the February holidays, the Avoriaz tourist office organises a children's winter carnival with entertainment and shows for families. There are sledge races, carnival parades, sound and light shows, fireworks and concerts to enjoy, and most of the events are free of charge. Every Thursday there is also a weekly carnival parade where children can dress up in fancy dress and ride through the resort on procession floats. Dates & details

Valentine's Day
There will be no shortage of places to go to celebrate with your loved one, however be sure to book early if there's that certain spot you would like to go with your special someone. Dates & details.


March Events in Avoriaz

Snowboxx Festival

Always a busy month in terms of events happening locally, a couple of our favourites are highlighted below, but take a look at our Events Calendar for what else is on.

Rock the Pistes Music Festival
The best of French and International rock and pop music is featured in this week long event high up on the pistes of the Portes du Soleil ski area. And it's all included in the price of your lift pass! Dates & details.

Snowboxx Music Festival
Running at the same time as the Rock the Pistes, Snowboxx Music Festival features an international line up playing on stages around Avoriaz every evening. A real treat for lovers of skiing and music! Dates & details.


April Events in Avoriaz

Avoriaz

As the end of the season nears, it's time to make the most of those sunny Spring days up the mountain. There will be some skiing events and end of season events to take part in, so take a look at our Events Calendar for any updates.


May Events in Avoriaz

Mountain biking in Avoriaz

Usually a quiet time of the year in resort, our Events Calendar is a good place to find out what might be going on.


June Events in Avoriaz

Fete de la Musique

Summer arrives with an array of festivities, including the French national day of music.

Fête 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 Avoriaz 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.

Pass'Portes du Soleil MTB Event
The Pass'Portes du Soleil event sets the start of the summer season - three days of mountain biking across the Portes du Soleil. The classic circuit is 80km long, it includes 7,000m of downhill and 1,000m of uphill. 15 lifts give you access to nine different resorts, with some great riding along the way ranging in altitude from 2,250m – 1,000m through both France and Switzerland. Dates & details.


July Events in Avoriaz

Tour de France 2019 route announced

As the weather ramps up so do the number of events and you'll find the resort is buzzing with activity.

Bastille Day
Celebrated across the whole of France with a bang...well, several in fact, fireworks always feature heavily. And the residents of Avoriaz 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! Dates & details.


August Events in Avoriaz

Trail des Hauts Forts

Always a busy month in resort with a multitude of sporting events for the those fit enough, crazy enough, or courageous enough - so keep an eye on our Events Calendar for updates.

Trail des Hauts Forts
Avoriaz mountain trail race held in August. It is an all natural trail runners race with a short (23km) and a long (43km) version of the Trail des Hauts Forts. The route takes you through three mountain passes around the Hauts-Forts peaks and through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Portes du Soleil area. Dates & details.


September Events in Avoriaz

And they're off - Mont Blanc Rallye

A rather quiet month in Avoriaz as the summer tourists leave and a sense of calm returns to the area. There won't be too much going on, but check our Events Calendar to keep up to date with anything that might be happening.

Mont Blanc Motor Rally
For petrol heads in the Alps the Mont Blanc Rally is one of the big events of the summer season. First held in 1947 it was originally organised as part of the Fête d’Evian and was known as the “Rally Paris-Evian”. Over the years the rally’s course and focus shifted and it became the “Rally Evian – Mont-Blanc” and then in its tenth year, the “Rally Mont-Blanc Iseran”. It was not until 1961 that it finally became the “Rally Mont-Blanc”. Dates & details.


October Events in Avoriaz

Dropping into Avoriaz

The summer months are a distant memory, and in October the locals enjoy some autumnal bike riding and hiking before the first snow falls.


November Events in Avoriaz

Avoriaz

A very quiet month in terms of events, usually a time when everyone is taking a well-earned break before December arrives and the opening of the Winter season.


December Events in Avoriaz

What's on in Avoriaz Christmas & New Year 2018/19

December is always a busy month, the Christmas and New Year brings a flurry of social and sporting events, so take a look at our Events Calendar for more details.

Christmas
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 Avoriaz 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 Year's 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.