Ultra 6000D info

The Organising Commitee decided that the
Ultra 6000D will not be renewed

  • 110 kms on a marked course with checkpoints.
  • No way marks in the Vanoise National Park.
  • 5800 m of height gain
  • Altitude at the start and finish: 670 m
  • Highest point of the race: 2657 m
  • Race time limit 25 hours
  • To keep as close as possible to the Trail Running Spirit, there are only 5 feeding points (food and drink). 5 rest points with beds will be available to you along the course.

Principal difficulties by Jeannot Germain (president of the VEO 2000 club, la Plagne):

The start: Although the race starts very quickly, you must never panic, 110km is a very long way and a lot can happen along the way!!

From les Esserts up to the Pas des Brebis you should find a cruising pace because the climb is constant (one or two flat parts or slight declines for recovery, but very few). Enjoy the view from the ridges!!!
From le Becoin to Plagne Centre, descent by path then mountain road with a bit of scree.
From Plagne Centre to Champagny. Ascent to the Quillis quite loose then descent through the alpine pastures and the forest to Champagny.
After passing through the village very steep to gain height then the end of the valley is fairly flat for 10km.
The ascent to the Col du Palet is taken in stages but isn't too demanding.
Descent to the Chalet de Rosuel quite technical in places but not dangerous.
The climb back up to Plan Bois is long and peaceful without major difficulty.
From Plan Bois to the Arpette, now that's a climb!!! Save your energy!!
From the Arpette down to the valley is a fairly steep descent with a lot more loose areas than previous years especially towards the finish.

Don't forget to look about you, the landscape is magnificent and worthy of being on a post card!!
Supportors may go and watch the runners from the points shown in the Road Book. Please note that the Col du Palet can only be reached via the resort of Tignes.