Historically, here in the Portes du Soleil our resorts have hosted internationally renowned events: world championships, the Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont-Blanc husky race, the Festival du Film Fantastique, the IX CUP... In recent years, we've developed two major events:
For the last 12 years the Pass'Portes du Soleil MTB festival has launched the summer season in the Portes du Soleil. Always over the last weekend of June, this MTB tour - with nine participating starter resorts - makes it possible to do an 80km circuit through our mountains, with a little help from the 15 lifts in operation. The traditional food stops, the MTB fair and grandiose scenery have made it a huge hit with riders all over the world. With 6,600 riders and a record 95% satisfaction rate, what could be better!
The Cyclo Thomas Voeckler by Matra takes place on 24 & 25 August 2019
After a successful inaugural event in Avoriaz 1800, the Cyclo Thomas Voeckler is spreading its wings to take in the fabulous Portes du Soleil ski & bike territory. 4 routes from 40km to 120km are on offer over the weekend so that everyone can push their limits and make the most of the roads and the area's mythical mountain passes. The Cyclo Thomas Voeckler is a sporting challenge as well as an adventure for visitors, since you can ride either "timed" or "touring". Former professional cyclist Thomas Voeckler is behind this event and as part of the organising team will of course be attending. He will be on hand to share his experience and passion for bikes. You can chat, swap riding stories and even tackle a mountain pass or two with him!
In winter for the last 6 years, our Rock the Pistes music festival has been causing a frenzy with music and ski fans! As the first music festival of the spring, taking place in the third week of March, this atypical festival takes place on the ski slopes at altitude. Concerts by French and international rock artists including Kesiah Jones, Babyshambles, Shaka Ponk, Selah Sue, Caravan Palace, Skip the Use, Ben l'Oncle Soul, Cali..., begin at 1pm every day, with access on skis! So you can be sure to have a "Ski, Sun and Sound" cocktail this winter!