3 Valleys Event Diary 2022

Always subject to change, availability, resources, weather, etc.
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Winter 2022

October 2021
16 – Tignes Glacier Opens for Winter 

November 2021
18 – Beaujolais Nouveau Night! Le Jardin, Le Praz
19 – Members & Guests preview day at Val Thorens 
20 – Val Thorens Schedule to open 
20 to 21 – La Grande Première & Ski Testing at VT Opening 
26 – Le Farçon Restaurant, La Tania opens for Winter
27 – La Taiga Restaurant, La Tania opens for Winter
27 – Tignes / Val d’Isere, Espace Killy Ski Area opens
27 to 28 – Val Thorens Decathlon Ski Testing

December 2021
03 – Pub Le Ski Lodge opens for Winter
03 to 11 – Varsity Trip VT, World’s Biggest Student Ski Trip
04 – Orelle scheduled to open 
04 – Courchevel 1850 & Méribel lifts open (50% off!)
04 to 05 – Andros Trophy VT, Car & Motorcycle ice racing
09 – Public Meeting with Mairie, La Tania Cinema 18:00
09 to 12 – Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup, Val Thorens
11 – La Tania & Courchevel Moriond 1650 Lifts Open
11 – La Folie Douce Méribel Opens
12 to 18 – Ski and Boarder Week, Val Thorens
13 – www.latania.co.uk Saisonnaire Welcome Party (tbc)
20 – Ladies FIS Alpine World Cup Giant Slalom, 1850
22 – Santa Visits La Tania
24 – Christmas Party at The Ski Lodge
25 – Christmas Day (Sat). Yes, the lifts are open!
26 – Boxing Day
31 – New Year’s Eve Party in La Tania 
31 – New Year’s Eve Dance Party at Courchevel 1850 Snow Front

January 2022
01 – New Year’s Day (Sat). Yes, the lifts are open!
07 – Russian Christmas Day… Only noticed in 1850
11 – Winter Film Festival – Méribel
25 – Burns Night
25 to 26 – FIS Men’s Skiing Downhill, Méribel Stade / World Cup Piste
26 – PUB LE SKI LODGE PARTY: Australia Day
27 – FIS Men’s Skiing Giant Slalom, Méribel/ World Cup Piste
28 to Feb 01 – The #OldSchool #OldGits Long Weekender
tbc – Derby du Roc Merlet, mad race with Le Mans type start down to Courchevel 1650
30 – PUB LE SKI LODGE PARTY: Toss the Boss, Tim Wall’s 58th Birthday

French School Holidays Half Term Winter 2022:
Sat 5 Feb 2022 to Sat 5 March 2022 split as follows…
Zone A – 12 Feb to 26 Feb 2022 – Besançon, Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Grenoble, Limoges, Lyon, Poitiers.
Zone B – 05 Feb to 19 Feb 2022 – Aix-Marseille, Amiens, Caen, Lille, Nancy-Metz, Nantes, Nice, Orléans-Tours, Reims, Rennes, Rouen, Strasbourg.
Zone C – 19 Feb to 05 Mar 2022 – Créteil, Montpellier, Paris, Toulouse, Versailles.

UK School Holidays Half Term Winter 2022:
Main Half Term Week is 14 Feb to 18 Feb 2022
Some UK Half Term Holidays 07-11 Feb and 21-25 Feb 2022

Easter 2022:
Good Friday 15 April 2022
Easter Bank holiday Monday 18 April 2022

February 2022
05 – Last lifts open until later, 30 mins extra skiing
05 to 06 – The Six Nations opening weekend of matches…
tbc – PUB LE SKI LODGE PARTY: Pirate Night
08 – Ski Schools Ski Show with fireworks & skiing display, 1650
10 – Festival d’Art Pyrotechnique. Fireworks Festival & Competition
12 – Worst transfer day (main half term Sat). It will snow today!
14 – St Valentine’s. Red, Amber, Green party time
15 – Ski Schools Ski Show with fireworks and skiing display, 1550
tbc – Torch Lit Descent on Piste M / Piste Basher Show
17 – Festival d’Art Pyrotechnique. Fireworks Festival & Competition
22 – Ski Schools Ski Show with fireworks and skiing display, 1850
24 – Festival d’Art Pyrotechnique. Fireworks Festival & Competition
25  – SoundClash – Méribel

French School Holidays Half Term Winter 2023:
Sat 04 Feb 2023 to Sat 04 March 2023 split as follows…
Zone A – 04 Feb to 18 Feb 2023 – Besançon, Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Grenoble, Limoges, Lyon, Poitiers.
Zone B – 11 Feb to 25 Feb 2023 – Aix-Marseille, Amiens, Caen, Lille, Nancy-Metz, Nantes, Nice, Orléans-Tours, Reims, Rennes, Rouen, Strasbourg.
Zone C – 18 Feb to 04 Mar 2023 – Créteil, Montpellier, Paris, Toulouse, Versailles.

UK School Holidays Half Term Winter 2023:
Main Half Term Week is 13 Feb to 17 Feb 2023
Some UK Half Term Holidays 06-10 Feb and 20-24 Feb 2023

Easter 2023:
Good Friday 07 April 2023
Easter Bank Holiday Monday 10 April 2023

March 2022
01 – St David’s Day
01 – PUB LE SKI LODGE PARTY: Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday. Massive Carnival Party…
01 – Festival d’Art Pyrotechnique. Fireworks Festival & Competition
02 – Festival d’Art Pyrotechnique. Fireworks Festival & Competition
03 – Festival d’Art Pyrotechnique. Fireworks Festival & Competition
tbc – PUB LE SKI LODGE PARTY: School Disco

14 to 20 – Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals 2022 Courchevel / Méribel
18 – World Cup Men & Women Parallel Slalom – Méribel Stade Piste
19 – World Cup Men’s GS, Women’s Slalom – Méribel Stade Piste
20 – World Cup Men’s Slalom, Women’s GS – Méribel Stade Piste 

17 – PUB LE SKI LODGE PARTY: Saint Patrick’s Day
19 – The Six Nations Rugby final day of matches…
19 to 27 – Geneva Motor Show, additional airport traffic CANCELLED
tbc – Piste Bash Music & Comedy Festival, Meribel
tbc – PUB LE SKI LODGE PARTY: Mexican Night
26 – Derby du Roc Merlet – Timed race to 1650
27 – Mother’s Day, don’t forget!
tbc – Ronnie Loves Music Festival, Rond Point, Meribel (tbc)
tbc – Ski et Toiles Festival – Free Film Premieres in Courchevel
tbc – Kids ski & snowboard comp for 10-18 year olds
tbc – White Ink Tattoo Show with Art & Hip-Hop
21 to 23 – Festival Ski et Toiles
tbc – Festi ValTho, Chalets du Thorens Mega Party
tbc – French Ski Jumping Championships, Le Praz
27 – Clocks forward 1am. Don’t be late for work or flights!
27 to 28 – Fly Courchevel Festival

April 2022
03 to 05
– Folie Douce Courchevel Festival – 1850
tbc – The 22nd Annual La Tania Saisonnaires Awards
07 – EASTER Good Friday
10 – EASTER Bank Holiday Monday
10 – Winter Legacy by Alexis Pinturault
11 – The 3 Vallées Enduro. Race, Speed, Freeride, Slalom, Skier-X for all
11 to 16 – Board Game Festival, Courchevel
15 – Good Friday
tbc – The La Tania Charity Ball at La Taiga Restaurant
tbc – International Ice Hockey Tournament
18 – Easter Monday
18 – Dynastar X3 Triathlon: Cycling, Running, Ski Touring
tbc – La Taiga Closing Night
tbc – Ski Lodge Closing Night
22 – La Tania, Courchevel, Méribel & Mottaret lifts close
23 – St George’s Day
tbc – Dutch Week in Val Thorens

May 2022
08 – Val Thorens and Orelle lifts scheduled to close

Summer 2022

June 2022
tbc – Val d’Isère Summer Skiing opens for Summer
tbc –  Le Farcon, La Tania opens for Summer
tbc – The Méribel Fly Fishing Trophy, Altiport Lake
tbc – Pub Le Ski Lodge opens for Summer
tbc – Fête de la Musique Courchevel Le Praz
tbc – Fête de la Saint-Jean, La Perrière
tbc – Tignes Summer Skiing opens for Summer
tbc – Col de la Loze Cycling Time Trial

July 2022
tbc – 3 Valleys Lifts open for Summer
tbc – Red Bull 400 – The running race UP the Le Praz Ski Jump (we started this in 2002!)
tbc – Theatre Festival
tbc – Les 3 Vallées Addict Tour Mountain Bike Comp
tbc – Magic Festival
tbc – Courchevel dans les Etoiles
tbc – Summer Skiing in Val d’Isère ends
14 – Bastille Day, French National Day. 
tbc – Drive-in Cinema, Courchevel Altiport
tbc – Fête des Bûcherons, Lumberjack Champs, La Tania
tbc – Concert Fêtes Musicales de Savoie
tbc – Beaufort cheese production expérience
tbc – Pyrosymphonie Live
tbc- Fête de la Madelon, Le Praz
tbc – Fête Notre-Dame des Neiges, Courchevel Moriond 1650

August 2022
tbc – Ice Skating Gala, Courchevel
tbc – Hoka One X Trail Courchevel
tbc – Summer Skiing in Tignes ends
tbc – The Val Thorens Summit Games
tbc – Summer Ski Jumping Le Praz Ski Jump
tbc – First Flight / Flight Demos, Courchevel Altiport
tbc – Festival de Magie
tbc – Concert Fêtes Musicales de Savoie
tbc – Fête des Tovets and VTT Trial & Concert, 1850
tbc – Grande braderie des commerçants, shop sales
tbc – Courchevel X3 Triathlon
tbc – Frappadingue
tbc – Fête au Village, Courchevel Village 1550
tbc – Alpine Golf Cup
tbc – Méribel Golf Show Pro-Am, Méribel Golf Course
tbc – 3 Valleys lifts close for Summer

The Week In Winter…

Saturday: Full English Breakfast in the Ski Lodge then out to ski on empty slopes for the lucky few. The SSSC (Sad Saturday Soccer Club) meet at 5pm in the Ski Lodge to watch the footie results come in on the vidiprinter on Sky and check out the new arrivals in resort. Motd drinks specials and Beer pong later on…

Sunday: A free welcome drink outside the Tourist Office (hopefully!) and the first lively Happy Hour of the week plus live music tonight at La Taiga.

Monday: Buy a shot and win a pair of skis or a snowboard at the Ski Lodge DJ Shot Night – a big night this one! Apres music at The Chrome sometimes too (now Bistro Machet).

Tuesday: Biggest night of the week (it’s chalet girls day in bed tomorrow) with the best live bands in the Three Valleys at The Ski Lodge plus some après music at La Taiga.

Wednesday: Après ski live music plus it’s usually chalet staff day off so book early if you want to dine out anywhere – make a night of it and end up at Dick’s Tea Bar (was O’Sullivan’s, Now Sully’s) Méribel until 6am.

Thursday: Live music in the Ski Lodge with the biggest Après Ski of the week…

Friday: Last night – packed Happy Hour, live music at Ski Lodge Après and usually Open Mic at La Taiga later on too.

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