BEFORE FEBRUARY HALF TERM
Rock on Snowboard (usually 9-11 Dec )
The opening weekend of the season always includes a major ski and snowboard test in Avoriaz. Over 50 major brands arrive and showcase the newest skis and snowboards to test for free. There are live music performances all weekend, fireworks and mulled wine. It’s the first official slide of the season so get your ski legs ready.
La Grande Odyssée (January)
Europe's largest husky dog race sets teams of dogs and mushers against each other as they attempt to cross fourteen resorts across the Savoie region including Morzine, Les Gets, Morillon, Megève and Samoëns. The race runs for around 10 days in January. If you are in resort it’s a must see.
The Snow Carnival, (February month long)
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. A great addition to any family holiday.