Dates of Main Events of Winter 2021-22
13 events this winter and a programme of activities for the whole family. A new event with all the Espace Diamant resorts: the Diamond Cup. The challenge cup replaces the Pure Diamond Days for season skipass holders. A new solidarity event: the 1st edition of Snow for Refugees.
19-31 DECEMBER 2021: CHRISTMAS IN THE PAYS DU MONT-BLANC AND NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY (NB: CANCELLED!)
During December and January, the 14 villages and resorts of the Mont Blanc region will be offering more than 120 events during the festive period. The programme includes illuminations, street shows, sports activities and, of course, Christmas parades and markets, in the heart of traditional villages and snow-covered landscapes… An exceptional and eclectic programme which should delight young and old and the many holidaymakers present during this festive period. Christmas in the Mont Blanc region is also an opportunity to discover or rediscover the traditions and stories of these 14 villages located at the foot of Europe’s highest peak, to share encounters with the men and women who live there and perpetuate their know-how, a time to simply experience magical moments with family and friends. To find out more, visit the dedicated website: https://noelaupaysdumontblanc.com/.
SATURDAY 8 – SUNDAY 9 JANUARY 2022: THE INTERNATIONAL MONTGOLFIADES
Benefiting from ideal aerological conditions, the resort of Praz-sur-Arly has become THE spot for mountain hot air ballooning in France. Hot air balloon flights are possible all year round thanks to the Alpes Montgolfière team. But, during one weekend, a real hot air ballooning festival awaits you in this small village! There will be many fun activities for the whole family (creative workshop on the theme of air, games, competitions).
SATURDAY 22 and SUNDAY 23 JANUARY 2022: TSL YOONER CHALLENGE
Come and discover the Yooner, with initiation and tests on Saturday and then challenge your friends and family to a race in the derby on Sunday. Strong sensations and lots of laughs are guaranteed! More information (FR only).
FROM 25 TO 27 JANUARY: MATRA VTT SNOW CROSS TOUR
The Matra Snow Cross returns to Praz sur Arly for a new edition of this fun FAT-BIKE competition. The Matra Snow Cross is an e-FatBike (electric mountain bike) championship, which takes place in several stages. This unique competition is open to all: beginners, amateurs, sportsmen or experienced riders, and will allow you to test your limits on snowy circuits. More information (FR only).
DRAZ’S MARDI GRAS DAYS: TUESDAYS 8-15-22 FEBRUARY and 1 MARCH 2022:
Every Tuesday during the February school holidays is devoted to children! Creative workshops, children’s show with Opoual, meetings with Praz-sur-Arly’s gentle dragon mascot, Draz. Lots of activities to create unforgettable memories of our resort.
PRAZ ADRENALINE DAYS: WEDNESDAYS 9-16-23 FEBRUARY and 2 MARCH 2022: NEW SNOW SPORTS DAYS
Discover the new snow sports: speed riding, wingjump, fat bike and other freestyle sports for unbelievable sensations!
MONDAY 28 FEBRUARY – FRIDAY 4 MARCH 2022: MOUNTAIN PROFESSIONS WEEK
Come and learn about the mountain professionals who work in extreme conditions. Drivers of snow-grooming machines, ski patrol, ski-tow men… they’ll all be here to show you their jobs.
FRIDAY 18 – SUNDAY 20 MARCH 2022: TASTE FESTIVAL
A fun cooking festival in the mountains with chefs. Workshops and cooking demonstrations, conferences and tastings in the village but also in the ski area. More information (FR only)
SUNDAY 27 MARCH 2022: THE VAL D’ARLY SMUGGLERS’ TRAIL
On snowshoes or trekking skis, take part in an historic and fun mountain walk! Three different levels of trails are available so that all the family can participate together and then enjoy a Savoyard buffet at the end! More information.
SUNDAY 3 APRIL 2022: THE TOWN COUNCIL’S CUP (EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS. THE SALE OF TAKE-AWAY TARTIFLETTE IS MAINTAINED.)
As is done every year, the people of Praz, permanent residents or visitors, young or old, are invited to ski a giant slalom race for the Town Council’s Cup, held either on the Thomas Fanara stadium or the Quezet piste (one run only). A friendly ski race, free of charge, with no sporting stakes, just for the pleasure of getting together at the end of the season. The ESF will propose a pro and non-pro ranking, men and women, by age category and a family ranking (1 child + 1 adult from the same family). Fancy dress is highly recommended and rewarded.