Ahead of its now traditional appointment of the trail last weekend festivities of July 14, Val d'Isère opens the dance competition with its vertical kilometer on the Face de Bellevarde., Revived it two years ago, this rise dry is a rendezvous expected headlight circuit of World Cup Skyrunning. Nevertheless open to all, the race allows more daring to mix with the world's best in this discipline booming time for a time.

The vertical kilometer runs as against the clock with a start individually. The brave participants, whether licensed or not, rush and every thirty seconds from the green amphitheater before tackling the Face de Bellevarde, crossing paths, pastures and various paths that compose it.

Semi-autonomy in the short test in which each competitor following a free route punctuated with some directional signs to the top of the face 2827 meters where a small buffet awaits the well deserved refueling.