There are plenty of ⛷ SPORTS EVENTS for families & children au Pays du Mont-Blanc over the ❄️ winter season, both in the participating and spectating mode!
In this article, you will first find information about:
- 🏃♀️ winter trail running (sometimes on ❄️ snow!) events;
- ⛷ biathlon, ski rando & ski alpin and snowboard races and competitions;
- ❄️ fun runs and obstacle races in the snow;
- 🛷 sledging, paret & yooner events;
- ⛸ ice-skating, 🏒 ice-hockey and 🥌 curling events;
- 🐺 cani-rando and husky dogsledding . . .
And also, ❄️🗓 a WINTER SPORTS EVENTS CALENDAR (I have included a few events that don’t have specific children or family events, incase there is the odd teenager or family memeber interested!);
COLOUR CODE for LISTINGS
Pays du Mont-Blanc
Chamonix Valley (Chamonix, Argentière, Les Houches, Servoz & environs) and Vallorcine
Passy & environs
Sallanches, Combloux, Cordon & Domancy
St Gervais, Le Fayet & environs
Megève, Praz-sur-Arly & environs
Les Contamines & environs
🇫🇷 Further France
❄️🗓 WINTER SPORTS EVENTS CALENDAR
🇨🇭🏃♂️ Saturday 11th December 2021 – Christmas Run (LAUSANNE Riponne);
🇫🇷🏃♂️ Sunday 12th December 2021 – Trail de Noël – trail running on the snow (LES SAISIES);
🇫🇷⛷ 13th ⇒ 19th December 2021 – BMW IBU Coupe du Monde de Biathlon – world cup of biathlon (ANNECY-LE GRAND BORNAND);
🇫🇷🐺 8th ⇒ 19th January 2022 – La Grande Odysée Savoie Mont-Blanc – dogsled racing (SAVOIE MONT-BLANC);
🌈 weekend 8th & 9th January 2022 – 31è Montgolfiades Internationales – hot air ballooning (PRAZ-sur-ARLY)
⛷ weekend 8th & 9th January 2022 – Monoyaute (LES CONTAMINES-MONTJOIE);
🐺 Wednesday 12th January 2022 – La Grande Odysée Savoie Mont-Blanc – dogsled racing (an étape in Megève);
weekend 15th & 16th January 2022 – Tournoi International de Curling Open Air (Patinoire, LES CONTAMINES-MONTJOIE);
⛷ weekend 22nd & 23rd January 2022 – Venez glisser pour elles (LES CONTAMINES-MONTJOIE);
⛷ 29th January 2022 – Edelweiss Megève Ski – ski rando nocturne (MEGEVE);
🐺 weekend 29th & 30th January 2022 – Conta Musher Race – dogsled racing (Domaine Nordique, LES CONTAMINES-MONTJOIE);
⛷ 21st ⇒ 26th March 2022 – Coupe d’Europe de Skicross (LES CONTAMINES-MONTJOIE);
⛷ weekend 2nd & 3rd April 2022 – 34è édition du Ski d’Or (LES CONTAMINES-MONTJOIE);
More about the events (in chronological order) . . .
🇨🇭 (LAUSANNE Riponne) – 🏃♂️Christmas Run – Saturday 11th December 2021
🇫🇷 (LES SAISIES) – 🏃♂️Trail de Noël – trail running in snow – Sunday 12th December 2021
🏃♂️” Course à pied de 10 et 20 km dans la neige, conviviale et festive. Une course à pied sur neige avec 2 formats : 10 km, 395D+ et 20 km, 770D+ dans une ambiance conviviale. Venez déguisé! ” / departure 20km at 9h30, departure 10km at 9h45 / with 🏃♂️a children’s trail des lutins!
⇒more information here;
🇫🇷 (ANNECY-LE GRAND BORNAND) – ⛷BMW IBU Coupe du Monde de Biathlon – biathlon competition – 13th ⇒ 19th December 2021
⇒more information here;
(LES CONTAMINES-MONTJOIE) – 🏂 rassemblement Monoyaute – rassemblement – 8th & 9th January 2022
🇫🇷 (SAVOIE MONT-BLANC) – 🐺 La Grande Odysée Savoie Mont-Blanc – husky dog sled racing – 8th ⇒ 19th January 2022
and . . .
(MEGEVE étape) – 🐺 La Grande Odysée Savoie Mont-Blanc – husky dog sled racing – Wednesday 12th January 2022
It is unlikely that you’ll be competing in this event, as it is quite a unique discipline: 🐺 dogsled racing (huskies; mais pas que!)! It is an absolutely AMAZING event to watch! I’ve now headed to Megève a couple of times with my boys, and we were in awe! / head early, as parking fills quickly! / 🗓 dates also in nearby: Samoëns, Morillon, Praz-de-Lys Sommand, Les Gets . . .
⇒ more information on website;
(PRAZ-sur-ARLY) – 🌈 31è Montgolfiades Internationales – international hot air ballooning event – weekend 8th & 9th January 2022
There will be plenty of animations for the whole family at this event – creative workshops and games around the theme of hot air balloons!
Praz-sur Arly has ideal aerological conditions, and has hence become THE spot for 🌈 hot air ballooning in the mountains of France! Hot air balloon trips are available all year because of the team behind Alpes Montgolfière.
⇒ more information here;
(LES CONTAMINES-MONTJOIE) – 🥌 Tournoi International de Curling Open Air – 15th & 16th January 2022
(LES CONTAMINES-MONTJOIE) – ⛷ Venez glisser pour elles – 22nd & 23rd January 2022
(LES CONTAMINES-MONTJOIE) – 🐺 Conta Musher Race – course de chiens de traineaux – 29th & 30th January 2022
A competition with around 600 dogs – with dog-sled racing, ski-joering and canicross blanc ! / where? Domaine Nordique 4 Saisons / food trucks, sledging, great for families!
(MEGEVE) – ⛷ Edelweiss Megève Ski – ski rando nocturne – 29th January 2022
A NEW night-time ⛷ ski rando event!
(LES CONTAMINES-MONTJOIE) – ⛷ Coupe d’Europe de Skicross – 21st ⇒ 26th March 2022
(LES CONTAMINES-MONTJOIE) – ⛷ 34è édition du Ski d’Or – 2nd & 3rd April 2022
A ⛷ ski alpin competition created by ESF