About Main Events in Les 2 Alpes
There are loads of events in Les 2 Alpes organised year-round. From quirky local events to large scale sporting spectacles there is always something worth visiting. In this section we bring you information about the major annual Les 2 Alpes events in resort and don't forget to check out our Events Calendar for the latest updates.
Festival Junior Foliz
Each year Les Deux Alpes welcomes children and families with a week of fun and games. A carnival atmosphere transforms the resort with street entertainments, musicians, story-telling, circus tricks and more. For the parents there are quiet zones and relaxation areas for them to retreat to while the children are wearing themselves out with the many games and workshops that are on offer!
Mountain Bike Opening Party
This event sees the mountain bike trails open for the summer season in mid June. There's normally a party, a BBQ and gifts from one of he key bike manufacturers for anyone that takes part.
Fete 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 Les 2 Alpes 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.
Mountain of Hell
This free ride downhill mountain biking competition is open to a number of international downhill experts and amateur riders. Organised by Choucas bikers, the event attracts up to 300 riders annually and consists of 2 races and 2 incredible routes over a three day period. The highlight of the event is 25km of downhill riding on an unmarked route from the top of the glacier.
Celebrated across the whole of France with a bang...well, several in fact, fireworks always feature heavily. And the residents of Les 2 Alpes 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.
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!
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 Les 2 Alpes 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.
New Years 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!