Simon Billy en run sur la piste de ChabrièresSimon Billy en run sur la piste de Chabrières, la piste la plus rapide du monde
©Simon Billy en run sur la piste de Chabrières, la piste la plus rapide du monde|Rémi Morel

Speed skiing

the hunt for records

Once again this year, the fastest skiers on the planet will gather in Vars to set the world record!

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Since the early 1990s, Vars has been the temple of speed on snow. Whether on skis, bike, snowboard or snowscoot, world records have followed one another for almost 30 years on the Chabrières piste. The world’s fastest skiers are now competing at speeds of over 250 km/h on the Vars ski area.

Speed Masters: World Championship and World Record Attempt / Resumption of World Cup races

From March 16 to 29, 2024, Vars becomes the world epicenter of speed skiing with the organization of the Speed Masters and the resumption of World Cup events, events that bring together the elite skiers in a quest to surpass themselves and set new records. On the mythical Chabrières piste, known for its vertiginous 98% gradient, participants will attempt to beat the current world record of 255.50 km/h. The fast-paced fortnight of KL will also be marked by the resumption stages of the World Cup, an FIS event, as well as the French Championships. Come and cheer on the athletes who push the limits of what’s possible!

Speed skiing

The concept

98% slope

The international line-up brings together the very best in speed skiing on the world’s fastest slope. The Chabrières couloir is one of the most impressive in the world, inspiring great respect from all: 98% gradient at the top . The crème de la crème of Klistes from all over the world will once again come to challenge the Chabrières piste. It has inspired, and continues to inspire, the greatest athletes in search of speed and thrills. Proof of this is last winter’s world ski speed record of 255.50 km/h.


KL = kilometer launched

Speed skiing is the only non-motorized sport that allows you to go from 0 to 200km/h in less than 6 seconds, an acceleration equivalent to that of a Formula 1 car. A latex suit, a helmet, streamlined fins and poles, 2m40 skis, a lot of passion, a good dose of courage and a touch of madness… these are the essential ingredients for speed skiing!


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