Ski mountaineering: “La Verte à l'envers” race is to take place on 19 Jan 2023


On Thursday 19 January 2023 , “La Verte à l'envers”  race is back at Les Houches !

The race is organized by the High Mountain Military School, with the support of the Town Hall of Les Houches, the Chamonix PGHM and the ski lifts.

“La Verte à l'envers” race 2023
“La Verte à l'envers” race 2023

More info:

Date: Thursday 19 January 2023 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

La Verte: Elevation drop of 870m D + timed. Descent marked but not timed.

Dry ascent in ski mountaineering, with at least one portage.

  • Departure at 7 p.m. from the bottom of the Kandahar trail.
  • Arrival at the hut at the start of the descent.

La petite verte: D+ 270 or 400m of your choice (during the hike). Marked descent on blue track.

Non-timed ski or snowshoe hike, more accessible due to its lower elevation.

  • Itinerary identical to La Verte.
  • Departure at 7:10 pm from the bottom of the Kandahar trail.

The registration price is 10 euros and includes:

  • The bib and welcome gift;
  • Timing and safety on the course;
  • The arrival meal (mulled wine + soup)
  • Prize giving and drawing of lots;

Presentation of a CAF, FFME or FFS license to register. Otherwise, a medical certificate of no contraindication to the practice of ski mountaineering will be required.

Compulsory equipment: Ski, ski boot, skins, poles, helmet with headlamp, bag with the possibility of attaching the skis.


Registration on:

CSA EMHM phone: +33 4 50 53 76 22

Schedule Thursday 19 January 2023

Registration and collection of the bib from 4:45 p.m., in the building at the bottom of the track, route des trabets au houches. (Bellevue or Prarion car park).

  • From 4:45 p.m., welcome of competitors on site.
  • 7 p.m. Mass start of the race
  • 7:10 p.m. Departure from the small green (not timed)
  • 7:25 p.m. Arrival of the first competitors
  • 8:45 p.m. Time barrier for arrival.
  • Between 7:45 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Refueling
  • 9 p.m. Prize giving


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