"Les Diables Bleus" ski touring race

Montchavin - Les Coches

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Les Diables Bleus
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Les Coches
Les Coches
73210 Montchavin-les-Coches
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La Plagne Montchavin-Les Coches is organising its "Les Diables Bleus" ski touring event!
On Saturday, March 20th, 2021, La Plagne Montchavin-Les Coches is organising the 6th edition of the “Les Diables Bleus” ski touring race (Ussel / Garcia challenge).
The competition will take place on the old training course of the 7th battalion
of the Chasseurs Alpins (the Alpine regiment, known as the "diables bleus", the Blue Devils).

One race, two courses:
- The short course, 4km (450 elev. gain) starting from Les Coches (altitude 1440 m), climbing to the highest point at Plan Bois (altitude 1820 m) and coming back down on a marked off-piste trail to Les Coches.
This course is essentially for non-licensees (and license holders born between 2004 and 2007, who are too young to compete on the long course)

- Long course, 6,300km (1000 elev. gain) starting from Les Coches (altitude 1440 m), climbing to the highest point at the Dos Rond (altitude 2340 m) and coming back down off piste via Plan de l’Aigle to Les Coches.
Awards will be given to the male and female winners of each race.
An Ussel / Garcia trophy (in memory of two Chasseurs Alpins who died in an avalanche) will go every year to the winner of the main race.
- Duo race in teams of 2, elev. gain 1000 m (course A): Climb => from the top of Télébufette gondola to the top of the Dos Rond. Descent=> From the top of the Dos Rond to the top of the Télébufette gondola (off-piste on a marked trail)
N.B: the 2 competitors must cross the finish line together.

Registrations:
Registration for the "Long course" and "Short course" races costs 15€ (not including insurance) and 20€ (Duo race) for the team (not including insurance). This includes a snack before the start and a hot meal at the finish of the race.

Organisation:
The race starts at 9am on Saturday, March 20th, 2021. Bibs will be given out from 8am in Les Coches (Salle Marcel Pignard at the top of the resort).
Each competitor must have an avalanche transceiver device, a shovel, a probe, a space blanket and a helmet (climbing helmet authorised)

Competitors must have an FFME or CAF license or a medical
certificate less than 3 months old, as well as insurance.

Rando Challenge La Plagne 2021:
The Les Diables Bleus race is the 3rd of 4 events grouped under the new
Rando Challenge organised by La Plagne, with prizes for the 3 best men and women who have competed in the 4 races:
- Montée des Raveillus (Champagny en Vanoise) on 27/03/2021
- La Course des Dahus (Montalbert) on 30/01/2021
- Les Diables Bleus (Montchavin-Les Coches) on 20/03/2021
- Rando By Night (Plagne Centre) on 31/03/2021.
Prices
Open
Saturday 20 March 2021 at 8.30 am.
Languages spoken
English
French
Payment method
Online payment
Characteristic
Minimum age
16 yrs

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"Les Diables Bleus" ski touring race

Les Coches
Les Coches
73210 Montchavin-les-Coches