Main Events in Val Thorens
Annual & Big Events

Andros Trophy Val Thorens

High speed ice driving competition that tours the Alps

France's most prestigious ice-racing series stages its third race of the season at the French ski resort of Val Thorens.
The Andros Trophy has been running since 1990 and attracts the world’s best drivers and car manufacturers. A glamorous and spectacular event, it consists of further races in mountain resorts namely: Alpe d'Huez, Andorra, Isola 2000, Lans en Vercors, Serre Chevalier with a grand finale pitting the leaders against each other in the Stade de France, Paris.
The race is divided into two categories, Elite and Promotion, which are then further split into two individual heats. Each driver and co-pilot team is divided into two groups for the heats and the finals; the winning team being the one with the highest points tally.
The ice tracks are prepared weeks in advance in each of the resorts, habitually and rigorously sprayed with water to ensure an even and stable coating of ice. The unpredictable alpine weather conditions can make for exciting viewing when ice melts or re-forms at unexpected points of the race!
Of course, we like to be where the action is and this is a not-to-be missed day out! 

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Location: Val Thorens

Event: Races / Competition

Ice driving circuit

Chess Festival, Val Thorens

International chess tournament, mid July

The Chess Festival is internationally famous and regularly attracts chess star champions and future champions, such as Gata Kamsky, Rustam Kasimdzhanov (FIDE World Champion in 2004) and the best French players such as Joël Lautier, Etienne Bacrot, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (French champion in 2007 at 16 1/2 years old). You can register at PROMO-ECHECS Tel : +33 (0)6 11 11 53 86.

Festi Val Tho, Val Thorens

Electronic Music Festival, March

This dance music festival has been running since 2008, and brings an excellent line up of DJ's and concerts on the slopes of Val Thorens. The parties continue all the way through to the night.

Three consecutive days of mega partying at the Chalets du Thorens and the 360° Bar.
Swanky Tunes, Sebastien Benett, DJ Paulette, DJ Getdown, Benjamin Franklin, Fred Pellichero Will all be taking turns to set the dance floor on fire.

The "warm up" wil lfeature Decastel Pierre, Jr. From Dallas, Alexandre Billard, Calvin Carter, not to mention the incomparable electronic percussion "Mad In Thai" just to name a few.

Maestro MC Adrian will be orchestrated the whole event.

As for skiing & snowboarding: there will be a Big Air show featuring of pro-rider Antoine Diet. There wil also  be a Big Air Bag will on the site which will be open to all.


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Rock on Snowboard Tour, Val Thorens

Free testing of the latest gear, start of the ski season

The Rock on Snowboard tour allows everyone to test the latest equipment on the slopes, free of charge. You can even have some lessons for free! All the brands are here... Ride, 77 Customs, Nidecker, Yes, Jones, Drake, Libtech, Gnu, Roxy Snowboards, Apo, K2, Santa Cruz, Bataleon, Nitro, Raiden, Furlan, Light, Oakley, DC, Burton, Artec, Dupraz, Elan, Flow, Rome SDS, Rossignol Snowboards, SP united, Never Summer, Forum, Drift, Contour, Gopro.

You can also enjoy free concerts and parties throughout the weekend.