Transvanoise Alpinisme Pralognan Vanoise

April 7, 2019
11th edition of the legendary TransVanoise ski-mountaineering race, the only race in France on a glacier!

One-hundred 3-person teams are expected to compete against each other on the slopes of the legendary Vanoise glaciers.
The competition is part of the Alpi Ski Tour by the French Alpine Club and also a part of the FFME's French National Ski-Mountaineering standings.
This race offers a truly unique setting: the Vanoise Glaciers, a wild and protected environment in the heart Vanoise National Park.

11th Transvanoise

Description

A truly unique ski-mountaineering race: the Vanoise Range and its legendary glaciers host this race on Western Europe's largest ice cap. 2 races by teams of three: the TransVanoise (3820m vertical gain), the Trophée des Dômes (2390 m vertical gain).

From Pralognan to the Vanoise glaciers and back, this is the only authorized winter race in Vanoise National Park. It includes a section where team members rope up.

More glaciers, more vertical, more fun!

Transvanoise Pralognan Vanoise

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2 races: enough vertical for everyone!

TransVanoise

Course A: 38km/3820m vertical gain.
Part of the FFME French national team ski-mountaineering standings
3 racers per team.
THE feature race of the TransVanoise, reserved for "well-honed" skiers. A grueling, technical, and… spectacular course!
The course crosses the Vanoise glaciers via Brèche de la Réchasse notch (3210m), Pointe du Dard (3210m), Dôme de Sonnailles (3360m), and Rocher du Pelve (3230m).
An incredible setting, an unforgettable adventure.

Trophée des Dômes

Course B: 24km/2390m vertical gain.
3 racers per team.
A "more accessible" high-mountain course, including a few technical sections both on skis and on foot; a truly amazing experience for all participants.
Course identical to course A, minus the climb to Brèche de la Réchasse notch. Almost half of the course takes place on the glaciers, above 3000m elevation.
All racers will enjoy this course, which offers just the right balance between performance, enjoyment, and exploration.

Course profiles

Parcours principal Transvanoise Pralognan Vanoise

Profil Course Transvanoise Pralognan Vanoise


2017 bird's eye view!