Words by Matt Hampton
If there’s one thing mountain folk love, it’s a party. Make your trip to the Alps truly memorable by visiting for one of the special events hosted throughout the winter.
Don’t miss these upcoming events…
SIX STATIONS RUGBY SEVENS TOURNAMENT, February 13-19 Rugby on snow? Yes, you read that right. Six Stations is an epic rugby sevens tournament played by legends of the sport, across six resorts, on frozen lakes or fields of snow. 2017 hosts are Valmorel, La Clusaz and Val Thorens, Châtel, Les Menuires and Contamines. Previous star players include Wales’ Shane Williams, England’s Simon Shaw and Iain Balshaw, plus Serge Betsen from France. The 2017 edition promises to be a big hit, full of big hits!
SKICOLOR, Les Gets, March 11
Inspired by the international Colour Run event, Skicolor is now in its third year in the Alps. The white of the mountains is the perfect backdrop for the explosion of powder paint. Participants ski down a run through clouds of technicolour powder, the goal being to cross the line as colourfully as possible!
SUBLI’CIMES,La Plagne, April 5-18
Seeing out the season in style, La Plagne decks out its seven summits in a remarkable range of themes in time for the Easter holidays. Expect bungee jumping, reindeer, saunas, jacuzzis and beach bars at the top of the mountains across La Plagne’s vast ski area!