Courses and reconnaissance

Get ready for the UTMB®

Approved training courses to prepare you

 

With UCPA : complete program of introductory courses or trail training

Several formulae:

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 4 stages.
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You are registered for the CCC® (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 3 stages.
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You are registered for the TDS® (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 3 stages.
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You are registered for the OCC (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 2 stages.
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Find the complete list of Trail-running courses run by UCPA Argentière at www.ucpa-vacances.com !
Numerous courses of 4 - 7 day formats to start to learn trail-running, improve your level...
Need an accommodation during the UTMB®? Here is our solution

 

With Coach Banfi

You are taken care of from A to Z: accommodation, catering, transfer from the meeting point. We will do some on-site reconnaissance and explore the most relevant parts of the route. The plus of the Team Banfi: a vehicle will provide you with assistance (logistics, transportation of your bags, food supplies...)
Information on www.coach-banfi.com

 

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 four stages, 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.

More information : www.stem-outdoor.com

 

With Columbia & 5th ELEMENT

This summer, how about preparing for your UTMB® RACE with Columbia & 5th ELEMENT?

Trail running training specialists for more than eight years, 5th ELEMENT provide race recce training camps with experts, in small groups for a more personal approach and advice.

Training camps with 5th ELEMENT include :

  • Qualified and competent leadership and training given by professional trail running specialists,
  • Small groups,
  • Turnkey logistics during the camp allowing you to run as light as in the race,
  • Adapted accommodation,
  • Savvy advice to give you every advantage: training, nutrition, technical issues, and equipment choices.

5th ELEMENT also provide trail running training camps for all levels: Initiation - Intermediate – Race Recovery – Camps with Champions – Mythical Traverses

For further information and registration please contact us at www.5eme-element.fr and by mail info@5eme-element.fr

RUN the ALPS

UTMB® Experience with Krissy Moehl and Jeff Browning :Join us in Chamonix, France, for a week immersed in the world's most famous-trail-racing scene, the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®. Noted US ultra runners Krissy Moehl and Jeff Browning will lead this unique and memorable trip.

Are you thinking that you’d like to run one of the UTMB® races someday? Here’s an opportunity to check it out and experience some of the route.

Maybe your name was in the lottery, but luck wasn’t with you? Now you can get a front row seat until your magic lottery day arrives!

Or, perhaps, you simply love trail running – really love it – love the mountains, the sport’s characters and the history. In that case, experiencing Chamonix during the week of the six UTMB® races has to be on your list. UTMB® is the “Capitale Mondiale du Trail,” or the “World’s Trail Running Capital.” And during UTMB® week, the town is electric, with thousands of trail runners from around the world converging for the highlight of the year. We’ve coupled this great vibe with two of our favorite US trail runners who know UTMB inside and out– Krissy Moehl and Jeff Browning.

For further information and registration please contact us at www.runthealps.com

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 chamonix@touristravacances.com
www.touristravacances.com