La Crève-Cœur x Völkl is an unmissable event of the winter season in Combloux. Adepts and novices of competitive ski touring meet every winter on the slopes of our village resort to start this night race.

THE2024 edition of Crève-Cœur x Völkl will take place on 12th January 2024 in the Combloux station.

Visual of Crève Coeur 2024 in Combloux

You will find on this page all necessary іnfоrmation роur organize your participation to this famous comblorane ski cоmрétіtіоn, is :

  • The date and time of the next Crève Cœur
  • Registration methods
  • How to get to the starting line
  • Details of the routes
  • The rules of the race
  • Mandatory equipment to participate in Crève-Coeur
  • Where to collect your bibs
  • How to become a volunteer at this event
  • How to attend the race to support your loved ones

La Crève-Cœur x Völkl in Combloux: a ski touring race accessible to all

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

While some will play against the clock to hope to get on the podium, others will be satisfied with the pleasure of simply climbing. So, rather “chrono” team, or “quiet climb” team? Come to Crève-Cœur to find out!

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2 routes to challenge yourself in Haute-Savoie

Once again this year, this 100% combloran sports competition offers 2 routes. Whatever route is chosen, the event consists of a dry climb : the timer will stop once the ascent is finished. In other words, the descent back to the starting point is not timed.

La Crêve-Cœur x Völkl

  • 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.

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.

Crève-Cœur x Völkl 2024 program

  • From 16:30 p.m.: registration on site and collection of bibs at the off-bag room (to the left of the ski lift ticket office – Parking des Brons)
  • 18:50 p.m.: departure from Petite Crève-Cœur (3,9 km)
  • 19 p.m.: departure from Crève-Cœur (5,8 km)
  • 20:30 p.m.: podiums and awards ceremony – Hors-sac Room
  • Warm post-race meal – Hors-sac Room

Prices and registrations for Crève-Cœur x Völkl

Prices for Crève-Cœur x Völkl

  • from October 09, 2023 to January 12, 2024 (12:00 p.m.) €19 (+ €1 management fee)
  • On site, Friday January 12, from 16:30 p.m.: €24

Special rate: reduced price registration for Comblorane for Crève-Cœur participants

Register for Crève-Cœur x Völkl today and benefit from a discount on your registration for Comblorane 2024*.

 

*Registrations for Comblorane 2024 will open from December 1, 2024.

Register for Crève-Cœur x Völkl 2024

For any registration, you will need to provide:

  • a FFCAM (National Federation of Alpine Mountain Clubs) or FFME (French Mountain and Climbing Federation), or FFS (French Ski Federation) license.
  • or a medical certificate stating that there is no contraindication to “the practice of ski mountaineering (or ski touring) in competition”. This certificate must be dated less than one year on the day of the race.

Until January 12 (12:00 p.m.)

Register on site on the day

If there are bibs left, on-site registration will be possible on the day of the event. Please note that if you register on site:

  • The price will be increased by 4€. Registration for the Crève-Cœur will then cost you 24€
  • Only payments in cash or by check – payable to Combloux Tourist Office – will be accepted.

Crève-Cœur x Völkl 2024 participant’s guide

Race route

To note ! Competitors on the major “La Crève-Cœur” route will therefore have to “undress” during the race – the downhill part of 300 meters being included in the course time.

Settlement of Crève-Cœur x Völkl

Registration for one of the two courses – the Crève-Cœur or the petite Crève-Cœur – mentioned above is valid for acceptance of the race rules.

We invite you to carefully read this settlement which brings together 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.

Compulsory equipment to participate in the tests

Any runner entering the “Crève-Cœur x Völkl” ski touring 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

Packet/Bib Pick up

To collect your bib, go to:

  • Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 18:30 p.m., at the Tourist Office reception
  • Friday January 12 from 16:30 p.m. in the Brons hors-sac room (to the left of the ski lift ticket offices)

The withdrawal of bibs must be done by the competitor in person on presentation of an identity document.

Getting to the start of the event

The Crève-Cœur x Völkl ski touring race will start from the end of the Parking des Brons (Baghera slope) to arrive at the top of the Jouty chairlift.

Podiums and prize giving

Heartbreaker

RankingAwards ceremony
– Scratch (M/F), -20 years (M/F), +20 years (M/F)Scratch (M/F)

Little Heartbreak

RankingAwards ceremony
– Scratch (M/F), -20 years (M/F), +20 years (M/F)Scratch (M/F)

This year, our partner weather will offer 1 pair of touring skis to the first man and the first woman in the 1 races.

Wearing a helmet is absolutely obligatory on both races.

Results of the 2024 edition

Little Heartbreak

Heartbreak


Become a volunteer at this ski touring competition in Combloux

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


Being a spectator of Crève-Cœur x Völkl

Come and support the competitors during their ascent!

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.

Photos from the last edition


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