Key dates for outdoor sports in 2022

Surfing, mountain biking, trail, climbing... Here are the dates not to be missed in the national and international outdoor sports calendar in 2022.


This year, the UTMB World Series Events begin on February 12 with the Tarawera stage in New Zealand. This will be followed by 14 other stages before the grand finale in France during the UTMB, which will be held from August 22 to 28, where the best runners in the world traditionally meet.

- Tarawera™ Ultramarathon by UTMB® (New Zealand), Feb. 12
- Ultra-Trail Australia™ by UTMB® (Australia), May 12-15
- Trail du Saint-Jacques by UTMB® (France), June 11
- Mozart 100 by UTMB® (Austria), June 18
- La Sportiva® Lavaredo Ultra Trail® by UTMB® (Italy), June 23-26
- Trail 100 Andorra by UTMB® (Andorra), June 24-26
- Western States® 100-Mile Endurance Run (USA), June 25-26
- Val d'Aran by UTMB® (Spain), July 7-10
- Nice Côte d'Azur by UTMB® (France), September 22-25
- Puerto Vallarta México by UTMB® (Mexico), October
- Thaïland by UTMB® (Thailand), November 10-13
- TransLantau™ by UTMB® (Hong Kong), November
- Panda Trail by UTMB® (China), dates to be confirmed
- Gaoligong by UTMB® (China), dates to be confirmed
- UTMB® World Series Finals: UTMB® Mont-Blanc (France, Italy, Switzerland), August 22-28

Another international trail circuit is the Golden Trail World Series, whose 2022 edition will be based on three key events (Zegama, the Mont Blanc Marathon and Sierre-Zinal).

May 29: Zegama-Aizkorri, Spain

June 26: Mont Blanc Marathon, France

August 6: Stranda Fjord Trail Race, Norway

August 13: Sierre-Zinal, Switzerland

September 17: Pikes Peak Ascent, USA

September 25: Flagstaff Sky Peaks, USA


It is in France that the MTB World Cup will live its first stage of the 2022 season. After an Olympic year in 2021, the international circuit organized by the UCI will be the main objective of the French riders, including Loïc Bruni, who will try to keep his position as world number one in downhill (DH) after winning the overall World Cup in 2021, and Loana Lecomte, who will try to do the same in cross country (XCC and XCO). Another must-see event for our Blues will be the World Championships in Les Gets, France, from August 24 to 28. 

March 26-27: Lourdes, France (DH)

April 8 -10: Petropolis, Brazil (XCO/XCC)

May 6-8: Albstadt, Germany (XCO/XCC)

May 13-15: Nové Město, Czech Republic (XCO/XCC)

May 21-22: Fort William, UK (DH)

June 10-12: Leogang, Austria (DH/XCO/XCC)

July 8-10: TBC (DH/XCO/XCC)

July 15-17: Vallnord, Andorra (DH/XCO/XCC)

July 29-31: Snowshoe, USA (DH/XCO/XCC)

August 5-7: Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada (DH/XCO/XCC)

August 24-28: World Championships - Les Gets, France

September 2-4: Val di Sole, Italy (DH/XCO/XCC)

On the freeride and freestyle side, the Red Bull Rampage will take place in October, although the exact dates are not yet known. Finally, the Crankworx World Tour will be the traditional circuit of the world's best freestylers who will meet on three stages in Innsbruck (Austria), Whistler (Canada) and Rotorua (New Zealand).


It is in Hawaii on the famous Pipeline spot that Johanne DefayPrivate Sport Shop ambassador, will start her 2022 world championship. She will face 17 other female competitors during the season, while 36 men will compete for the supreme crown. This year, no French surfer will be part of the elite. The final of the season next September will bring together the 5 best men and women who will compete in this final event that will determine the 2022 world champions.

January 29 - February 10: Pipeline, Hawaii
February 11 - 23: Sunset, Hawaii
March 3 - 13: Peniche, Portugal
April 10 - 20: Bells Beach, Australia
April 24 - May 4: Margaret River, Australia
May 28 - June 6: G-Land, Indonesia
June 15 - 22: Trestles, USA
June 27 - July 4: Saquarema, Brazil
July 9 - 18: Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
August 11 - 21: Teahupoo, Tahiti
September 7 - 18: Rip Curl WSL Finals, location to be determined


After a first Olympic experience in which participated the Mawem brothers (they are also Private Sport Shop ambassadors), the best climbers in the world will meet on 12 different sites in 2022 for the World Cup. Each stage will have its own program of bouldering, speed and difficulty. France will be on the 2022 calendar next July for two events in Chamonix and Briançon.

April 1-3: Moscow (RUS) - Block and Speed
April 8-10: Meiringen (SUI) - Block
April 29 - May 1: in Japan - Block
May 6-8: Seoul (CDS) - Bouldering and speed
May 20-22: Salt Lake City (USA) - Block
May 27-29: Salt Lake City (USA) - Bouldering and speed
June 22-25: Innsbruck (AUT) - Bouldering and difficulty
July 1-3: Villars (SUI) - Difficulty and speed
July 8-10: Chamonix - Difficulty and speed
July 22-23 : Briançon - Difficulty
September 3-4: in Slovenia - Difficulty
September 22-24: Bali (IDN) - Difficulty and speed
September 28-30: in China - Difficulty and speed

Ski / Snowboard

Five stages will mark the 2022 Freeride World Tour season. As tradition dictates, Verbier will be the finale of this reference freeride circuit next March and April. New this year, the stage of Baqueira Beret in Spain makes its appearance. On her side, Marion Haerty (you can discover the podcast that we made with her recently at this address) will take a break from the FWT and will focus more on the Natural Selection Tour (see dates below).

Freeride World Tour

1. Baqueira Beret, Spain: January 22 to 28, 2022

2. Ordino Arcalis, Andorra: from January 30 to February 5, 2022

3. Kicking Horse Golden BC, Canada: February 12-17, 2022

4. Saalbach Fieberbrunn, Austria: March 15-20, 2022

5. Verbier, Switzerland : from March 26 to April 3, 2022

Natural Selection Tour

1 YETI Natural Selection at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort: January 24-30

2 Natural Selection at Baldface Lodge: February 21-27

3 Natural Selection in the Tordrillo Mountains: March 21-27

In freestyle, the ski season is already well underway, whether in moguls, skicross or halfpipe. Several stages are planned in France, either in

Mogul skiing :
Megeve (March 19-20)

Freeskiing :
Font-Romeu, slopestyle (January 14-16, 2022)
Tignes, slopestyle (March 11-13)

Skicross :
Val Thorens (December 3-5)

As for the Olympic Games in Beijing, they will be a must for freestyle skiers and snowboarders, especially in big air, skicross and halfpipe.

Olympic Games of Beijing: 

Skicross : 

Wednesday, February 16th

4:30 am : women's qualifications
8:13 a.m.: women's finals

Friday, February 18

4:45 am: men's qualifications
8:58 a.m.: men's finals 

Mogul skiing : 

Thursday, February 3rd

11am: Q1 women's moguls
12:45 pm: Q1 moguls men

Saturday, February 5th

11am: Q2 moguls men
From 12:30 pm: Men's moguls finals

Sunday, February 6th

11am: Q2 women's moguls
From 12:30 pm: Ladies' moguls 

Ski park and halfpipe: 

Monday February 7th

2h30 : Q1 Big Air women
3h15 : Q2 Big Air women
4h: Q3 Big Air women `
6h30 : Q1 Big Air for men
7:15 am: Q2 Big Air for men
8:00 am: Q3 Big Air for men

Tuesday February 8th

3h : Final 1 Big Air women
3h33 : Final 2 Big Air women
3h45 : Final 3 Big Air women

 Wednesday, February 9th

4h : Final 1 Big Air for men
4h22 : Final 2 Big Air men
4h45 : Final 3 Big Air men

Big Air: 

Monday February 7th

2h30 : Q1 Big Air women
3h15 : Q2 Big Air women
4h: Q3 Big Air women `
6h30 : Q1 Big Air for men
7:15 am: Q2 Big Air for men
8:00 am: Q3 Big Air for men

Tuesday February 8th

3h : Final 1 Big Air women
3h33 : Final 2 Big Air women
3h45 : Final 3 Big Air women

 Wednesday, February 9:

4h : Final 1 Big Air for men
4h22 : Final 2 Big Air men
4h45 : Final 3 Big Air men