Haribo Challenge

Saturday, March 30th

On Saturday March 30, get ready for the adrenalin rush of the Haribo Challenge and the French Youth Ski Speed Championships in Vars! On the renowned Chabrières piste, young skiers aged 6 to 18 will gather for a frantic competition, driven by their love of skiing and their quest for speed.


Young talent

On Saturday March 30 (postponed Sunday March 31 in the event of bad weather), the Haribo Challenge will take place on the legendary Chabrières piste, to promote speed skiing. The event brings together hundreds of children aged 6 to 18 from all over the Massif to compete in a friendly, competitive atmosphere. In parallel, the Championnat de France Jeunes de Ski de Vitesse offers young skiers the opportunity to measure themselves against the best and win national titles.

The Challenge Haribo is an event to promote speed skiing, open to U8 to U18 racers holding snow cards or competition licenses. It will be followed by a French youth championship round, reserved for competition licensees only, which will be used to award national youth titles and which will comply with national youth event regulations.

Who? Children aged 6 to 18.

400 children are expected from all the massifs.

For the French Championships (U12 to U18): competitor’s license required

(U8 and U10): snow card required



U8 = years 2016-2017

U10 = years 2014-2015

U12 = years 2012-2013

U14 = years 2010-2011

U16 = years 2008-2009

U18 = years 2006-2007

Only U12 / U14 / U16 and U18 categories take part in the French Championship ranking.

The U8 and U10 categories are classified as “Challenge Haribo”. (No French Champion title).

For the U18 category, the 2024 French Champion will earn a place on the French S2 Junior Speed Ski Team next season.


8:00 am: Welcome at the Tourist Office.

9:00 am: Ski lifts open.

9:15am: Race briefing for children on the Chabrières speed ski run.

10:00 am: 1st Haribo Challenge Run.

1 p.m.: 2nd Haribo Challenge Run + French Championship.

4pm: Prize-giving ceremony in front of the Tourist Office.

Each runner participates in 2 runs. The best speed of the 2 runs counts for the ranking. Starts will be free for each category, from U18 to U8, with different starting levels for each category. For example, the U18s will start from the top of the Z (rating 160/170), while the U8s will start at the top of the spectator nets in race configuration (rating 90).

The top 5 finishers in each category will be rewarded (boys and girls).

A total of 60 prizes will be awarded.

Directly via the FFS website

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