La Crève-Cœur is an unmissable event of the winter season in Combloux. Competitive ski touring enthusiasts and novices meet each year in January to take the start of this night race.

A ski touring race accessible to all

La Crève-Cœur is a friendly ski touring competition accessible to all with its 2 courses. The night climb offers a unique atmosphere to this sporting event!

While some will fight neck and neck to get on the top step of the podium with the best time, others will simply be satisfied with the pleasure of the climb. So, rather a “chrono” team or a “quiet climb” team? Go to the Crève-Cœur to find out!

2 routes to challenge yourself

The Crève-Cœur ski touring race offers two routes.


  • Course: 5,8 km – elevation gain of 730 m.
  • Departure: 19:00 p.m. – Les Brons car park (Baghera track).
  • Arrival: summit of Jouty.
  • Specificity: a segment with a descending part (about 300 m).
  • Age: open to participants aged 17 and over.
  • Classification: scratch (M/F), under 20 (M/F), over 20 (M/F).
  • Prize giving: scratch (M/F).

The Little Heartbreaker

  • Course: 3,9 km – elevation gain of 570 m.
  • Departure: 18:50 p.m. – Les Brons car park (Baghera track).
  • Arrival: summit of Jouty.
  • Specificity: dry climb.
  • Age: open to participants aged 15 and over.
  • Classification: scratch (M/F), under 20 (M/F), over 20 (M/F).
  • Prize giving: scratch (M/F).

Prices and registrations

  • Online: €19
  • On site: €23 (subject to availability of places on D-Day)

Registrations are online from January 1st. on the Njuko platform.

The amount paid corresponds to the right to take part in the race, access to supplies, the post-race meal (18€) and the administrative costs (1€), i.e. a total amount of 19€. Online registrations will be made until the Thursday preceding the race (18:00 p.m.). If there are bibs left, on-site registration is still possible on the day of the race, and the price will be increased by €5 (i.e. €23 per registration). Please note that for on-site registration, only payments in cash or by check, payable to the Combloux Tourist Office, will be accepted.

Creve-C rulesSPOTLIGHT

Registration for one of the races implies acceptance of the Crève-Cœur rules. We invite you to read these rules carefully, which include all the useful and essential information for your participation. You will find there in particular the compulsory equipment as well as the types of sports licenses or medical certificates accepted to be authorized to take the start, the conditions of participation and the practical information of the event.

Mandatory equipment

Any runner entering the race must be equipped with the following equipment:

  • Skis of 50 mm minimum width under the foot with metal squares
  • Bindings allowing the blocking of the heel on the descent
  • High shoes
  • Seal skins
  • Headlamp
  • Helmet

A helmet (climbing / mountaineering type) is compulsory for the Crève-Cœur, and strongly recommended for the Petite Crève-Cœur.

Become a Crève-C volunteerSPOTLIGHT

If you would like to take part in the event as a volunteer, you can inform our events and entertainment manager of your availability.

Be a spectator of the Crève-CSPOTLIGHT

Come and support the participants during their race!

You can attend the event, to encourage the participants, at 2 places:

  • In the departure area: Baghera track (at the end of the Brons car park). Accessible on foot.
  • In the finish area: at the top of Le Jouty. Access to the arrival area, as well as the return to the resort, must be done by your own means. For safety reasons, for any ski descent, only the route of La Croix must be taken.

Media library: photos of the 2022 edition

Find all the photos of the 2022 edition.

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