Courses and reconnaissance

Get yourselves ready for the UTMB®

Approved training courses to prepare you

* avec l’UCPA : programme complet de stages d'initiation ou d'entrainement au trail

Several formulae:

  • UTMB® reconnaissance course
    You are registered for the UTMB® (or have it in mind) and you would like to get to know the route. This course will allow you to do the route in four stages. Each day, 30 to 55 km and 1500 to 2900 metres ascent.
  • CCC® reconnaissance course
    You are registered for the CCC® (or have the idea in mind) and wish to get to know the route. This course allows you to do this in 3 stages. Each day, around 30 or 45 km and 1500 to 2500 metres ascent.
  • TDS® reconnaissance course

Find the complete list of Trail-running courses run by UCPA Argentière at !
umerous courses of 4 - 7 day formats for trail-running beginners, improvers...

* with Vincent Delebarre

Thanks to the courses run and led by Vincent Delebarre himself (3 UTMB podium and winner in 2004 and a high mountain guide), you can evolve along the route of your choice, while profiting from the advice and experience of mountain trail-running specialists. Courses for the  UTMB since 2004 ! or 39 courses sharing experience !There is no doubt that you course will contribute to putting chance on your side !

  • UTMB® Course : The tour of the 'bump' in four stages at the rhythm of the race respecting time barriers. The block of training will give you the necessary basics, for finishing, throughout the tour in the mountain environment. Note; included in the service; a welcome to the area the evening before, with an important briefing and help for being serene at the start of the first stage  !
  • TDS® Course : This course takes place over three days, with logistical support and assistance, as well as a friendly welcome the evening before in Chamonix.
  • CCC® Course : The semi-tour of 'the bump' in 2 stages at the race rhythm and respecting the time barriers.
    For more information:
Preparation with the family

La Forêt des Tines

Ideally placed as a base from which to prepare for the UTMB® with the family

  • Situated 4 km from Chamonix, 50m from the station at les Tines and 800m from the Flégère cable-car
  • Accommodation in rooms for 2, 3 or 4
  • The bonus of a holiday village: Heated swimming pool, an open air terrace serving the bar and restaurant, free Wifi
  • New: reconnaissance for accompanying persons! Discover, while hiking, certain passages of the route where you can go to encourage your favourite runner! (Minimum 6 persons)
  • Logistical help for the runners (distribution of route maps, advice for accessing different points of the route etc…)

For the family (included in the tariff):

  • Accompanied walks and hikes each day
  • ½ day’s climbing per week for children
  • Evening entertainments (shows, dancing, cinema)
  • 1 children’s club (3-12 years) 5 days out of 7
  • Lift pass for the Chamonix Valley

Tariff: 523€ per adult for full board, with the lift pass, the week of the UTMB®
from 465€ per adult per week for full board in summer

Offer available from June 17th to September 3rd 2017 -  Reservations mentioning this offer.
Further information: +33 4 50 53 06 35 or +33 6 63 20 74 94 or