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What's on in Courchevel for January 2019

The best events in resort this coming month

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| Rachel Wilson, Courchevel Reporter | Published
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The excitement of the Christmas period is over and the New Year has finally arrived. 2019 has started off with a bang after the dazzling firework display in Courchevel and there’s some fantastic events planned for January that will suit everyone in your ski party.

With colder and more progressive storms expected, there should hopefully be some moderate snowfall to help increase the amount of snow. Conditions higher are great yet if you want some time off from the slopes, check out this what’s on guide for January.

Orthodox Christmas

On January 6th there is a special event celebrated in Courchevel 1850 called Russian Christmas, also known as Orthodox Christmas. It is a unique event with horses, a torchlight descent and grand fireworks. There will also be visits by Father Christmas and Snégourochka. The entertainments start at 18:15 and go on late into the night. Entry is free, just turn up and join in.

  • 18:15 Show with horses
  • 18:45 Torchlight descent with ESF
  • 19:00 Grand firework display then arrival of Santa and Snégourochka
  • 19:30 Dance party on the snow front with live DJ

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Fly & Ski

On the weekend commencing January 5th is the 31st Fly & Ski challenge where paragliders will take off and land at designated spots around the valley. The skies will be filled with colourful canapes and spectating is free. If you wish to register and take part, then do so at the main Tourist Office in Courchevel.

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Ice hockey match

On January 5th there is an exciting French division championship ice hockey match at Le Forum ice skating rink in Courchevel. It begins at 20:00 and there is free entry for children six years and under. The Grizzlys of Vaujany will take on Meribel-Courchevel, so come along and cheer on your favourite team. Entry can be paid on the door.

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Maple taffy treats

There are two opportunities to try some maple taffy on January 8th and 23rd on the Snow Front in Courchevel. It starts at 15:30, is free and, is a great sugary treat for kids.

Human curling

Yes, you have read it correctly, human curling is back for 2019. You can register your teams of three at the Tourist Office in Courchevel. It takes place at Le Forum ice rink in Courchevel on January 22nd. Get there by 20:30 to start the tournament at 21:00. It's a brilliantly, fun event which is a once in a lifetime experience.

Ice Sculpture

On January 22nd, check out an amazing opportunity to watch an ice artist demonstrate how to make an ice sculpture in Courchevel Moriond. Ask at the Moriond Tourist Office for start times.

Party time at Pub Le Ski Lodge

Enjoy the party season in La Tania on January 26th where Australia Day is celebrated with kangaroo steaks and lots of drink deals. On 30th January, the infamous “Toss the Boss” night takes place where you can gamble your round of drinks on a coin toss to celebrate Tim, the owner’s, birthday. Good luck.

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Chamallow Party

Warm up around an open fire and toast some marshmallows with a hot drink. It's all free and is happening in Le Praz and La Tania on 10th January and on 30th January in La Tania again, and Courchevel 1850. It starts at 15:00 and the event is open for everyone and perfect for families.

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