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News Ski Republic


Jul 24, 2020


Nature race par excellence, the trail is a discipline that attracts more and more people every year. In the heart of a rich and preserved nature, competitors compete on sometimes steep trails and difficult terrain and accumulate a certain amount of elevation gain. Running trail, ultra trail, night trail, there are several types of trail, all become symbols of surpassing oneself. 

By immersing themselves completely in a natural environment, runners use all their bodies to swallow miles in the mountains. In addition, the trail requires determination, concentration and precision at every step. With a series of climbs and descents, alternating between walking and running, the participants move over varied terrain and sometimes overcome obstacles.

The trail is a demanding discipline, it is strongly recommended to have adequate equipment to absorb shocks, stay hydrated or boost its performance. The choice of trail shoes is important, as is the trail backpack or a trail watch to follow the difference in altitude. 


On Sunday 2 August 2020, in the heart of the Vanoise National Park, various races are proposed to you within the framework of the Hoka One One Xtrail Courchevel. 11, 22, 33 or 50 km, several trail courses are offered to you. Combining the pleasure of running and grandiose landscapes, you will be immersed in an incredible outdoor adventure as you hurtle down mountain trails in the heart of a rich and varied nature. Find us this winter in store for ski hire in Courchevel


On August 6th, take part in a family race in the commune of Montchavin-les-Coches. This mythical trail offers different fun courses to have fun with the family! The Family Race is a friendly event that mixes sports activities, quizzes and games over nearly 3.6 km. All our rental shops in La Plagne are happy to welcome you for your holidays!



In the Vanoise massif, an incredible nature race awaits you! On the 3 Valleys domain, the Méribel Trail is at the same time technical, wild and spectacular. For all lovers of nature and wide open spaces, you will reach summits with breathtaking panoramas at over 2,800 metres altitude. You will be full of emotions with different races such as the Kilometre Vertical, a 2.5 km trail with more than 1,000 positive altitude difference! And for the little ones, the Merib-Kids allows young sportsmen and women to compete in their turn on a race in the mountains. Visit us online or in our Meribel rental stores



On August 21st, 22nd & 23rd, the Pralognan La Vanoise resort is organising the Tour de la Grande Casse (TGC). This trail race is an incredible adventure which consists in going around the highest peak of Savoie. This demanding and at the same time grandiose event starts at the Col de la Vanoise, at the foot of the Grande Casse and its 3,855 metres. Throughout the weekend, different races are proposed such as the Maratrail de la Vanoise or the Bochor Express with a dry ascent of 3.5 km. Find us in our Pralognan La Vanoise rental shop for your ski equipment. 



On the weekend of 15 and 16 August 2020, come and take part in a mountain race to surpass your limits and reach the summits! For all trail enthusiasts, several courses are offered during the Tignes Trail; one of 12 km and one of 26 km. In a breathtaking environment, each participant will evolve in a majestic and natural setting with grandiose landscapes and a privileged view of the summits. In a high mountain atmosphere, a great challenge awaits you! Go to one of our Tignes rental shops to equip yourself with the right equipment for the trail!