Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc

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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.

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Trail des Aiguilles Rouges

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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

Marathon du Mont-Blanc

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Every year in Chamonix


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.


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.


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


Nature race. Distance of 10 km on the route from the ski base, accessible to all riders regardless of their level.


Course of 800 m to 3 km for children (categories of schools athletics minimal) set in the Bois du Bouchet.

Trail du Tour des Fiz

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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.

Fête des Guides de Chamonix

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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

Bourses des minéraux

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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.

Evian Masters

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End of July

The golf tournament that brings together the world's elite women's golf, more than one hundred twenty players of nationality.

KANDAHAR Men's Alpine Skiing World Cup in Chamonix Mont-Blanc

La verte des Houches

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.

Winners 2012

Super Combined:

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

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