8th "Blue Devils" ski mountaineering race

Montchavin - Les Coches

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Les Diables Bleus
Salle Marcel Pignard
Les Coches
73210 Montchavin-les-Coches
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La Plagne Montchavin-Les Coches organizes its "Les Diables Bleus" ski touring event on the former training route of the 7th Battalion of Alpine Chasseurs (Les Diables Bleus).
2 courses and 3 types of event:
- Short course of 4km (450D+) with a start at Les Coches (1,440 m altitude), a passage to the high point at Plan Bois (1,820 m altitude) and a descent via a signposted off-piste route to Les Coches.
- 6.300 km (1,000D+) with a start at Les Coches (1,440 m altitude), a passage to the high point
tête de l'Arpette (2,348 m altitude) and an off-piste descent via the Plan de l'Aigle to Les Coches.
Prizes will be awarded to the male and female winners of each course.

- Duo event to be completed in pairs on the long course only: parent and child (aged 16 and over), as a couple, with your best friend... All combinations are permitted, as long as you start and finish with your partner.
- Each type of event - Solo Grand Parcours, Solo Petit Parcours or Duo Grand Parcours - can be run either in Discovery format (no ranking at the finish) or in race format with ranking.
The trophée d'Ussel / Garcia (a tribute to two Chasseurs Alpins who died in an avalanche) is awarded every year.

Registration for the "Grand parcours" and "Petit parcours" races costs €20 per person (excluding insurance) and includes a snack before the start and a hot meal at the finish.
The duo race costs €30 per pair.

The race starts at 9:00 am on Saturday, March 23, 2024. Numbers can be collected
from 8:00 am at Les Coches (Salle Pignard at the top of the resort).
Each competitor must be equipped with an avalanche beacon, shovel, probe, survival blanket and helmet.
Competitors must also be in possession of a FFME or CAF license or medical certificate, as well as insurance. (Daily insurance available).
Duo race (from 17 years old) - Price: 30€ / duo (meal included)
Solo race (from 17 years old) - Price: 20€ /pers (meal included)
Solo short-course race (from 13 years) - Price: 20€ /pers (meal included)
Short solo discovery run (from age 13) - Price: 20€/pers (meal included)
Grand parcours découverte solo (from 17 years old) - Price: 20€ / person (meal included)
Saturday, March 23 registration possible on site from 8am (please bring your insurance) - Payment by cheque or cash only.
Saturday 23 March 2024 at 9 am.
Accepted payment methods
Online payment
Languages spoken
Minimum age
13 yrs

8th "Blue Devils" ski mountaineering race

Salle Marcel Pignard
Les Coches
73210 Montchavin-les-Coches

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