The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® is an event, the essence of which is to offer several events deep in the countryside, making use of the well trodden paths of the Mont Blanc and Beaufort regions. Each event is run in one stage, at one’s own speed, but within a time limit.
• UTMB (Ultra Trail Mont Blanc) Start and finish : Chamonix
The UTMB® [Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®]: around 168km with about 9,600 metres of height gain, starts from Chamonix, in semi-autonomy and in 46 hours maximum.
• TDS (sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie)
The TDSTM : around 112km with about 7,150 metres height gain, starts from Courmayeur, in semi-autonomy and in 31 hours maximum.
• CCC (Courmayeur, Champex, Chamonix)
The CCC® [Courmayeur-Champex-Chamonix] around 100km with about 5,950 metres height gain, starts from Courmayeur, in semi-autonomy and in 26 hours maximum
• PTL (la Petite Trotte à Léon)
The PTLTM [La Petite Trotte à Léon]: this event is appreciably different from the 3 other events and has its own regulations.
> To consulate the full list of regulations regarding qualifying races please consult the “Qualifying Races” page at www.ultratrailmb.com.
Every year in September
Start Chamonix, Finish Servoz, 50km, 4000m D+
Via: Lac Blanc, le Buet, Col de Salenton, Refuge d’Anterne, Le Brévent, Aiguillette des Houches
Maximum running time: 11 to 18 hours
Every year in Chamonix
• MONT-BLANC MARATHON
TRAIL in semi autonomy. Distance of 42.195 km coupled with an elevation gain of 2511m, a 1490m vertical drop of. Open to Hope from the category. Limited to 2000 runners.
• MONT-BLANC CROSS
SHORT TRAIL COURT in semi autonomy. Distance of 23 km with an elevation gain of 1454 meters and a vertical drop of 474 meters. Open from the Junior class. Limited to 1500 runners.
• VERTICAL KM
Race organized as a against the clock. Distance of 3.5 km accompanied by a positive elevation of 1000m. Open from the Junior class. Limited to 400 runners.• 10 km du Mont Blanc
• MONT-BLANC 10 KM
Nature race. Distance of 10 km on the route from the ski base, accessible to all riders regardless of their level.
• MINI CROSS
Course of 800 m to 3 km for children (categories of schools athletics minimal) set in the Bois du Bouchet.
Every year in late July in Passy
Departure and arrival Plaine Joux, 63km, 5300m D+
Maximum running time: 16 hours
The Trail of the Tour of Fiz was born in 2009, following a determination of the Tourist Offices of Passy and Sixt to discover and use the walking route of the Tour of Fiz.
The Chamonix Guides Company : on the summit since 1821
Established in 1821, the Chamonix Guides Company gathers over 150 certified mountain guides and leaders. They provide mountain guiding service through the Mont Blanc massif and throughout the world. Famous, talented guides have been members of the “Compagnie”. Today, young talented guides join the organization each year during the traditionnal August 15th Guides’Festival.
August 12th: Bread baking Day at Le Lavancher
August 13th: Guides Festival in Les Houches
August 14th: Traditional Guides’ parade in Argentière
August 14th: Villafe evening celebration in Argentière
August 14th: Light and sound show in Chamonix
August 15th: Traditional Guides’ parade in Chamonix
Club de minéralogie de Chamonix et des Alpes du Nord
In early August, two days
Exhibitors from 50 to 60 sellers of minerals and fossils from around the world; number of stands on the minerals of Mont Blanc.
End of July
The golf tournament that brings together the world's elite women's golf, more than one hundred twenty players of nationality.
No Kandahar before 2016
Men's Alpine Skiing World Cup in Chamonix Mont-Blanc,
Feb. 3 &4 for a Downhill and Feb. 5, 2012
for the Super Combined, on the Verte piste in Les Houches.
1- BAUMANN Romed (AUT) 2:56.10 2- PINTURAULT Alexis (FRA) 2:57.20 3- FEUZ Beat (SUI) 2:57.29
1- HUDEC Jan (CAN) 2:03.25 2- BAUMANN Romed (AUT) 2:03.78 3- GUAY Erik (CAN) 2:03.88La Verte des Houches
The "Verte" piste
The "Verte" piste in Les Houches is 'green' in name only.
This legendary piste in the Mont-Blanc massif is outlined with pine trees. Its environment and orientation towards the sun often offers an ice covered, green tinted slope, from where it gets its name. This downhill piste is in fact a 3343m long black run with an 870m vertical drop. The best skiers in the world launch themselves down it in two minutes. A series of highly technical sections and jumps, including the Cassure and the Goulet, make this one of the most spectacular downhills in the world. It is the only FIS authorised downhill piste in the Haute-Savoie included on the men's World Cup circuit. In France, only the resorts of Val d'Isère and Chamonix have a men's downhill piste on the World Cup circuit. Altitude at the start gate: 1871m Altitude at the finish line: 1001m Vertical drop: 870m Length: 3343m