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What's on in Courchevel April 2019

The best events in Courchevel this month

Featured in: | Rachel Wilson, Courchevel Reporter | Published
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The end of the 2019 season is almost upon us with April bringing in Spring events that are will get your heart pumping. Sporting events are aplenty but there is also family friendly activities that are suitable for everyone.

Late snowfall in March means the pistes are still perfect for Spring skiing and hopefully some Easter sunshine will mean outdoor après ski parties in each of the villages of Courchevel.

Three Valleys Enduro, Courchevel 1850

On April 7th you can take part in one of the many events as part of the Three Valleys Enduro. From freeride to biathlon, there are lots of challenges that are open to everyone. The event is sponsored by Salomon, and they strive to create new  events with the aim of as many skiers as possible being able to discover the Three Valleys ski area in an original and fun way, proving that it is accessible to all. You can enter solo, with friends or with family members, and have a super fun ski day in the mountains. There is also a huge Savoyard buffet for the competitors to tuck in to in their respective resorts. You can enter any of the events on the Three Valleys own website.

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Dynastar X3 Triathlon, Courchevel

The ultimate test of fitness is on April 14th, and you can register at Courchevel Tourist Office. The Dynastar X3 Starting near Bozel roundabout in Le Carrey (830m), competitors will set off on road bikes to Courchevel 1850m, where they will then take off on a 6.3km loop run through the forest, then ski tour up to the top of La Saulire at 2710m. This is a mountain triathlon like no other, and you can enter as an individual or in a team of three. You do not need to be a professional triathlete to enter this race; if you have your own bike and touring skis then you can enter too. If you are more of a spectator, then watching the athlete's tour up the Verdons and Combe Saulire pistes in Courchevel is also very impressive.

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Three Valleys Charity Day, Meribel Village

Despite this event not being in Courchevel, it’s only around the corner in Meribel Village. You can ski in for the start at 13:00, then either get last lifts back, or stay later and get a taxi back to Courchevel. This event fully supports Sebastian's Action Trust and La Ligue Contre le Cancer, and all proceeds raised will be split equally between the two charities. Join the rest of the Three Valleys for an amazing lineup of live music featuring all the favourite local bands, plus joint headliners Jaguar Skills and Bring Your Sisters - this is their one and only end of season gig in the Alps. There will also be a prize charity draw and auction, tombola, face painting, barbecue and curry food tents, VIP lounge, and outside bars provided by the Pub Le Ski Lodge and Meribar, plus much more. Standard day tickets cost €15 and are available to buy online or in local establishments like Pub Le Ski Lodge and Lodge Du Village.

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Courchevel Gaming Event, Courchevel 1850

The ongoing event “Two Weeks for the Family” continues with gaming competitions that are perfect for children that are missing their Fortnite fix. From April 15th to 19th, you can access Fortnite and Fifa 19 contests on the PS4, old school games, and Just Dance and Mario Kart contests on the Nintendo Switch. This event is free of charge, and you can pop into your local Courchevel Tourist Office for more information.

End of Season and Easter Party, Courchevel

Monday April 22nd is the final day of skiing for the season, but with great sadness comes a final blowout. Courchevel organises a water pool to test your water skiing technique, and live music to go along side the fun and frivolities. If you manage to get first gondolas then you may also find a little Easter present left by Courchevel Tourisme in the form of chocolate Easter eggs and sweets. It’s a great Easter egg hunt if you have children in your ski party.

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