Courchevel Tourism hosts some of the best and biggest free events throughout the season and they will not disappoint this winter. With the likes of an epic opening day, lots of festive fun and interesting shows, this season hopes to be one of the most exciting and engaging.
After last year’s record breaking snow levels, Courchevel is opening on December 8th with hopes of a similar forecast. There will be hot chocolate and vin chaud aplenty at the Croisette with live DJs playing some season starting tunes. Remember La Tania lifts are not open until 15th December.
Women’s Ski World Cup
Just before Christmas is the Women’s Alpine Ski World Cup at the Stade Emile-Allais in Courchevel 1850. 92 athletes from 26 nations come together to race in front of 17,000 excited spectators. The giant slalom takes place on Friday December 21st and slalom is on December 22nd. There will be DJs and free entertainment and activities around the World Cup village which is open from 09:00 both days with races starting at 10:30. Get there early if you want a good spot to see all the action.
One of the highlights of the Courchevel calendar is the International Pyrotechnic Festival from February 14th – March 7th. If you are in resort around this time, do try and make sure you get to see one of the displays. Some of the most talented firework teams from around the world put on fantastic shows in time to themed music. Last year’s Star Wars show was amazing, so keep your eyes and ears peeled for this years theme.
The Fly Courchevel event will take place on March 30th to 31st where you get to see an extraordinary journey through history in the air surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. On the same weekend as Fly Courchevel is the crazy Derby to Roc Merlet where anyone can enter to race as fast as they can ski or snowboard from the top of Roc Merlet chairlift to Courchevel Moriond. This is taking place on March 31st and you can sign up at the Tourist Office in Moriond centre.