The mountains are not just for skiing. The Portes du Soleil also offers some of the best music, film and cultural events in Europe (and that’s before all the fondue-eating and free-flowing mulled wine!). Here is our ultimate guide to Winter Events in the Portes du Soleil.
The opening weekend of the season always includes a major ski and snowboard test in Avoriaz. Over 50 major brands show up and you can pick and choose which 2017 skis and snowboards you want to try. There are also live music performances all weekend long, including a live set form Kavinski; there are fireworks displays; there is always mulled wine and most importantly, it’s our first slide on the mountains this season. Get your ski legs ready!
The Snow Carnival is a 4-week long mountain festival dedicated to children. To coincide with the kids holidays, the Portes du Soleil and all its ski resorts, such as Morzine, Les Gets and Avoriaz, organise sledge races, carnival parades, snowmen contests, fireworks, concerts and kids creative workshops. Lots to keep families busy!
Les Gets hosts its 3rd annual SkiColour event this year, which was inspired by the Color Run event that runs worldwide. Skicolor requires you and your friends, family and children to ski down a run through explosions of coloured powder getting yourself as colourful as possible before you cross the finish line. So are you ready to paint the mountains Technicolor?