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 by Les Breby de la Meije, the party association of the village !
DERBY DE LA MEIJE EVENTS - MOUNTAIN WORKSHOPS
The Derby de la Meije is also a way to inform and train yourself in a fun and educational way with MOUNTAIN WORKSHOPS.
Established for 11 years, the Workshops feature allow anyone with a ticket for the Cable Car Les Glacier de la Meije, in the two days previous to the race, to register and participate in one or several specific workshops.
The workshops are free and supervised by mountain professionals through corporate partnerships or local partners specialized in all Mountain practices.
Our goal is to allow you to learn the basics of mountaineering in order to become more independent in the mountains and be able to balance pleasure and safety concerns.
The workshop is also an exhibition area.
Thanks to our Mountain Workshops partners :)
- Free ride
- Disabled ski
- Snow surfing
- Downhill skiing
- Telemark skiing
From Wednesday 3 to Friday 5 April 2019.
Waiting for the information about the prices for 2019, you will find there the prices of the last edition (2018) :
Early Registration from December 07, 2017 to January 30, 2018:
70 € (without tax) for adults
70 € for the young people of 16 and 17 years and refund upon arrival of 15 €
Registration from February 1st to March 15th 2018:
75 € (without tax) for adults
75 € for young people of 16 and 17 years and refund upon arrival of 20 €
Registration from March 16th to April 2nd 2018:
85 € (without tax) for adults
85 € for young people of 16 and 17 years and refund upon arrival of 30 €
BEWARE : If you sign up upon arrival on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th April 2018, the fee will increase by 10€ :
95 € (without tax) for adults
65 € for 16 and 17 year olds
Parental authorization required for minors.
- Bank/credit card
Located 3Km far from Villar d'Arene
Office de tourisme des Hautes Vallées - Bureau d'Information de La Grave -Villar d'Arène
Domaine skiables des Vallons de la Meije / Place du Téléphérique
05320 La Grave
- 16 years old minimum