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Snow Sculpture contest Valloire

International snow sculpture contest Valloire

Valloire, a pretty Savoyard village resort, is organizing at the end of January the 2019 international snow and ice sculpture competitions!

Ice carving – From Tuesday 15th to Friday 18th January:

This year’s 28th edition, it is fascinating to see professionals bring their ice blocks to life and to observe every detail of each piece. The sculptures are presented in pedestrian area. The contest ends Friday at noon, the awards ceremony then takes place at 17:30, followed by a torchlight descent on the massif of Sétaz by the ski instructors of the resort and a fireworks display. During the contest period there are also canadian animations from Québec and every night hot mulled wine and hot chocolate.

Snow sculptures – From Tuesday 22 to Friday 25 January:

This is a unique moment not to be missed! Valloire is the only French winter sports resort to organize a snow sculpture competition. Artists from around the world are internationally renowned specialists. Valloire has been welcoming them for 36 years, during 4 days they will give birth to incredible ephemeral works: contemporary monumental sculptures. The results are really impressive, especially as night falls, they are highlighted by beautiful lighting games. Just like the ice sculpture contest, it ends on Friday at noon, the awards ceremony takes place at 17:30, followed by the traditional torchlight descent and a nice fireworks to close the event .

Your accommodation for the occasion:

Enjoy these two beautiful events while spending your stay in a superb accommodation.

Book a beautiful chalet or a charming apartment, which can accommodate from 6 to 16 people, at a more than reasonable rate. Indeed, outside school holidays, it is the ideal time to have access to dream accommodation at low prices. Contact us at and we will offer you a choice of accommodation adapted to your needs.

To facilitate your stay in the mountains we also offer partnerships for the rental of ski equipment: rent your equipment in advance and at the best price! skis, poles, snowboards, ski boots, our partners have all the equipment you need. Travel light and serenely!

A terminal package is also available at our agency (located in the heart of the village), it will allow you to buy your skipass in a few minutes upon arrival, and thus avoid the queue at checkouts.

So don’t wait too long, it is very soon: there are still some housing available for this season, otherwise think to book for the next season!