Val d’Isère High Trail Vanoise 2017
From July 7th to July 9th, 2017, Val d'Isère offers lovers of mountain races an exceptional weekend. The High Trail Vanoise is a unique event, with courses that evolve in a breathtaking natural environment!
The Odlo High Trail Vanoise 2017 will be in 5 races of all levels, allowing you to cross the most beautiful panoramas of Haute Tarentaise and Maurienne.
Discover the different routes you will have the opportunity to browse:
- High Trail 70 km,
- Trail of the 6 passes 39 km,
- Balconies of Val d’Isère 18 km,
- Kilomètre vertical,
- Mini trail for young people.
Val d’Isère High Trail Vanoise
Exceptional and unique of its kind, the High Trail Vanoise of Val d'Isère is a grandiose mountain race, in full nature.
With its various passages such as the ascent of the Grande Motte, whose summit is at 3653 meters of altitude, this route is technically endless and endurance. It also allows to discover breathtaking landscapes such as the magnificent Lake of Ouillette at 2500 meters or the "Valley Perdue", of rare beauty. A unique experience in France for the mountain trail.
This year, the High Trail Vanoise will be an important event of the Skyrunning circuit and will count for the UTMB (Ultra Trail of Mont Blanc).
The Trail of the 6 passes
Although it counts less than kilometer than the High Trail Vanoise, the Trail of the 6 passes of Val d'Isère is not to be taken lightly. With 39 km and 3200 m D +, it is just as brittle.
Here you will discover magnificent places such as the Grande Sassière Nature Reserve, the Grand Pisaillas glacier, ascent of the Aiguille Pers (3386 m), passage of the Lessières Tunnel (original and spectacular at 3000 m of altitude) will be on the program of this mountain race!
The balconies of Val d'Isère
Trail mountain of 19 km and 1000 m D +, the balconies of Val d'Isère presents a great difficulty at the beginning of the course, with the ascent to Lake Ouillette by the Mancher valley, perched at 2500 m.
After going around the lake, you will descend by the Combe du Laisinant, towards the village of Fornet. You will take the path of the Balcons until Crêt and then cross the forest of Balme which will take you to the finish.
The vertical kilometer of Val d'Isère
More and more Kilometer Vertical fans want to exceed their limits on this dry climb. Today, an international circuit is entirely dedicated to Vertical Kilometers and Val d'Isère is now one of the 17 points destinations.
Open to all, this race allows the most adventurous to rub shoulders with the world's best, for a time.
Indeed, the Vertical Kilometer of Val d'Isère is in the form of a time trial, with an individual start every 30 seconds. From the amphitheater of greenery, participants will have to tackle the Face of Bellevarde, crossing paths, alpine pastures and diverse paths that compose it, reaching its summit, at 2827 meters above sea level.
Mini Trail for Youth
In order for everyone to participate in the High Vilaine Trail, Val d'Isère also organizes races for children from 7 to 11 years old and teenagers from 12 to 15 years old.
This mini mountain race will give its top start on Sunday at 15h. A loop for everyone and a common start for a dynamic and jovial atmosphere!
Everyone's race and preferences! And do not forget, the different courses of the Hight Trail Vanoise will qualify for the Ultra Trail races of Mont Blanc 2017!