One of the reasons that Chamonix is such a great destination for a ski weekend is that there is so much going on throughout the season.
Here’s a useful guide to all the main events taking place in Chamonix this winter, so you can plan your ski weekend around them.
25 December 2019 - ESF Ski Instructors’ Procession
Part of the Christmas celebrations in Chamonix
10-12 January 2020 - Kandahar Junior
An international Alpine ski competition, Les Houches
08-09 February 2020 - Kandahar Men’s Slalom World Cup
The world’s best skiers converge on the famous ‘Verte’ run in Les Houches as the Kandahar returns to Chamonix.
14 February 2020 – ‘Chamonix In Red’
Free entertainment organised by ESF instructors
17-23 February 2020 - Les Houches Kids Contest
Snowriding competition for 7 to 14 year olds
01 March 2020 – ‘Run and Skate’
Try this combined trail running and cross-country ski competition
31 March-05 April 2020 - Chamonix Unlimited Festival
A major international line-up, with some of the most influential artists in from the modern music scene. Concerts in town and in superb mountain locations.
04-05 April 2020 – ‘The Grand Street Sale’
Enjoy special deals, late night shopping, free pop-rock concerts and free entertainment in Chamonix town centre
16-18 April 2020 - Pop Rock Festival in Chamonix
This is the big end of season party with three days of spectacular concerts with an international line-up at the foot of Mont-Blanc.
Previous years have featured acts Ben Harper and Rag’n’bone Man.
23-26 April 2020 - Mont Blanc Magic Festival
Éric Antoine hosts three days of spectacular magic performances featuring some of France’s best magicians.
This eclectic magic festival is suitable for all ages and includes close-up sessions, kids shows and introductory workshops.
Early May 2020 - Freeride Day
End the season in style on the Grands Montets slopes. Ski and slide on the Grands Montets ski area with this traditional closing party organised by the Compagnie du Mont Blanc.
The fit can take part in the ‘Vertical des Grands’ challenge, a ski touring race from Argentière base station to the Croix de Lognan. Plus there’s a fancy dress theme, DJ and live music, water skiing, flying fox, BBQ and much more…
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