News & Events in Chamonix

Throughout the year Chamonix hosts some excellent sporting and cultural events. From globally recognised through to local fairs there is always something happening within the valley to entertain visitors and locals alike.

The Ice & Orange team have assembled our list of favourites so click though and perhaps even plan them into your Chamonix holiday experience. Come back here regularly to see what’s new and hip.

Christmas Village

Friday Dec 16 to Friday Dec 30 2016

Christmas market located in the center of Chamonix will be open every day from 16 to 30 December 2016.

Swatch Freeride World Tour Chamonix 2017

Swatch Freeride World Tour Chamonix 2017

Fri Jan 27 to Thu Feb 2 2017

The SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR is the premier big mountain freeskiing and snowboarding tour in the world, featuring the sport’s top athletes competing in the in the world’s best mountain resorts.

Chamonix Unlimited Festival

Thursday 6 to Sunday 9 April 2017. Dates to be confirmed.

Marathon du Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc Marathon 2014

Thursday 22 June to Sunday 25 June 2017

Every summer one of the world’s toughest and respected mountain marathons takes centre stage in Chamonix. With 4 events the vertical km, 10km, 25km and full marathon it attracts not only a European but an International crowd competing to push their limits in this spectacular landscape.

IFSC Climbing World Cup Chamonix

IFSC World Cup Chamonix 2014

2017 dates to be announced

Impossible angles, impressive pitches and talent from across the globe, that pretty much encompasses the worlds free climbing champs. The first of the summer events that really signal the start of the season.

Cosmo Jazz Festival Chamonix

Cosmo Jazz Festival Chamonix 2014

2017 dates to be announced

Blues and Jazz with attitude at altitude. Music from near and far played in the most spectacular locations around the valley afternoon and evening for a week. You can’t help but be drawn into the festival even if strolling through town to run some errands. Inevitably you’ll be dancing in the street with the rest of the population and more likely with a cool glass of something in your hand.

La Fête des Guides

Established in 1821, the Chamonix Guides’ Company is the oldest and largest guides’ association in the world. Founded in 1921, the "Fête des Guides" has become an unmissable event in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.

Ultra Trail Du Mont-Blanc - UTMB

The North Face Ultra Trail Du Mont-Blanc 2014

Monday 28 August 2017 to Sunday 03 September 2017

Following the stunning but demanding Mont Blanc Tour trail the North Face Ultra is the world’s toughest Ultra marathon. Over 2000 participants from over 35 countries come to pit their talent, fitness and motivation again the formidable course. The atmosphere generated in town for the week is electric and vibrant. Certainly our favourite event of the summer.