Derby de la Meije

Registration for 2022


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Since the first edition, in 1989, the Meije Derby has become the most important freeride ski race in France. The starting line is situated on the top of the Girose Glacier at 3,550m above sea level and the finish line is situated at the altitude of 1,840 metres.

Today, the race enjoys a worldwide renown for its unique character but also thanks to the vibrant atmosphere it creates in the entire village for 3 days straight!




32nd edition : from the 30th of March to the 1st of April.



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...



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.


📢Novelty 2022: Participate with your father/ mother, brother/ sister, cousin or uncle/ aunt with the "family" category. 
A team name will be asked for the race. 





(16 to 21 years old)

Early birds registration : 

From the 15th of January to the 20th of March 2022

80€ 60€ *

Registration from the :

21st of March 2022

95€ 75€ **

*80€ for the on-line registration but a refund of 20€ will be done on site.

**95€ for the on-line registration but a refund of 20€ will be done on site.


⚠️ ATTENTION : if there are remaining number bibs during the week of the event it will be possible to purchase one on site. The price for the registration will be higher and will cost, for everyone, 110€


Here all the rules to follow during the event




What's on

  • Wednesday, 30th of March:

Mountaineering introduction in order to discover some useful technics to use on a glacier; rappelling descent, flying kilometer and techniques to use in crevasses.

  • Thursday, 31st of March

Mountaineering introduction 2.0

5pm Tombola

6pm Safety briefing

8pm Diner with a show and a concert made in Turbozaricos

  • Friday, 1st of April

9am The start of the race

9:30am A concert with La Palessous on the terrasse of the restaurant La Cabine situated at 3200m above sea level.

12pm Lunch

*Get ready with Turbodancing for some nice hustle and bustle during the day.*

6pm Prize giving

7pm Food will be served at the Village Hall

The Kolectif Alambik will illuminate the cablecars and a concert with Super Brozil and Avinavita will make you boogie for the rest of the night.

For information: a free shuttle will be running back and forth from La Grave and its villages around between 11pm until 5 am.