Home Derby de la Meije 2019 – 31st edition
Mythical race of the end of the season with the best skiers and freeriders and also all the passionate and silly ones from the freeride espace. Solo racing,or with a team, disguised or not, each to his own during this great and fun event.
This now legendary race is an opportunity for around 700 competitors from over 20 countries to compete in the famous valleys of La Meije.
The principle of the race has remained the same since its creation: starting at 3550m altitude on the Dome de la Lauze, an obligatory passing at the 3200m Ruillans pass for an arrival gate below 2000m, depending on snow conditions.
Apart from these 3 points the choice of route is up to the racer and the race is almost entirely off-piste. Competitors can ride on skis, snowboard, telemark, monoski or with any other equipement that will slide on snow, in teams or individually.
A team must consist of at least 3 people with at least one girl and 3 different types of equipement. All riders, whether fast or slow, are welcome to participate in the race. The best will finsih in less than 7 min, the slowest ones might take 2 hours.
The Derby of La Meije is above all the big race on Friday but there is also many mountain workshops, a richly endowed tombola, plus music and concerts organised.
PROGRAM year 2019 ON CONSTRUCTION
- Free ride
- Disabled ski
- Snow surfing
- Downhill skiing
- Telemark skiing
From Wednesday 3 to Friday 5 April 2019.
Prices not available. Rates in development.
- Bank/credit card
Located 3Km far from Villar d'Arene
Office de tourisme des Hautes Vallées - La Grave
Domaine skiables des Vallons de la Meije / Place du Téléphérique
05320 La Grave
- 16 years old minimum