Speed skiing

World Championship

Vars Speed Skiing World Championship

Around a hundred of challengers from 14 different countries are in vars to win the world's speed skiing grail..

The slope has the potential to bring the ultimate dream of speed to reality. The fastest skiers in the world will meet in Vars – the planetary spot of speed- from 21st to 24th March.


The competition will be held on one of the greatest sipots on Earth for speed skiing, the slope of Chabrières with an impressive 98% steepness at the top of the slope! Nearly a wall!

A unique competition which intrigues, fascinates, attracts ... a captivating event that leaves no one indifferent.

Speed World record attempt

26th march 2016

254.958 Km/h

Ivan Origone
breaks the world record of speed skiing for the second consecutive year.

The slope of Chabrières is one of the most impressive in the world and inspires great respect to all KLists
- Start altitude: 2720 m
- Finish altitude: 2285 m
- Lengh: 1400 m
- Difference in height 435 m
- Max steepness: 98 %!
- Average steepness: 52.5 %

The slope of ChabrièresVars-Hautes Alpes


Speed Skiing:


It is the most natural type of competition : a steep slope, a pair of skis and a good amount of self-control.


Vars la Forêt Blanche: Speed Skiing Mecca


The KLists



Further information

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