Derby de la Meije

33nd edition : from the 29th to the 31st March

La Grave 05320,
Téléphériques des Glaciers de la Meije


From April 3 to 7, 2024



Les Breby de la Meije Association


Registration soon available


Le Derby de la Meije is back !

For more than thirty years, le Derby de la Meije has been a significant event for the entire county of La Grave and Villar d’Arène, and more largely for the world of Freeride.
A stunning race and a welcoming gathering putting at the centre anything that slides such as skis, monoski, snowboard but also snow-scoot, skwal, airboard, snowskate, ski chair and many long as you can control the speed.
With le Derby de la Meije, we are talking about a festive weekend, where any freeride lover, willing to have fun, is welcome to join.
The 2023 edition is taking place on the last weekend of March, thanks to Les Brebys de la Meije Association, who has taken over the race organisation for this 33rd edition.
Now, you know what you have to do, if you are in tune with the event slogan, “Liberty, Equality, Freeride”, save the date and get ready to spend one of the most awesome weekend of your life.
Be a part of La Grave Freeride history !


The rules are simple, the start of the race is given from the Lauze Dome (3,550m) through waves of ten skiers per minute. The finish line is located at Chal Vachere, at the altitude of 1,840 meters. The point is to be the fastest to ride down this distance. 

There are no gates, nor an established route to follow; only a few crossing points that are mandatory and others that are forbidden for safety reasons.

  • One of its particularities is, without doubt, its long tradition to dress up for the occassion and/or participating as a team of 3 .
  • The second particularity is that you have the opportunity to do it with anything that slides as long as it has breaks or a way to control speed, such as skis, monoski, snowboard but also snow-scoot, skwal, airboard, snowskate, ski chair and many more...


What's on

A programme for 2023 will be out soon ...
What you can do, for now, is save the date in your calendar ! 


Skiers can register as a team!

Nonetheless, to register you would need to be 3 participants with at least a woman in the group. Moreover, you will need to have three different contraptions to slide down to the finish line.

A team can be either composed with 2 men / 1 woman or 1 man/ 2 women or 3 women.