67th Critérium de la première neige

The SKKIL athletes, set off this weekend on the mythical Bellevarde face for the 67th edition of the Critérium de la première neige, in front of a fired up French public.

The giant : Saturday December 10th
At the start of the giant race this Saturday, we found our SKKIL ambassadors: Victor Muffat-Jeandet, Loevan Parrand and Cyprien Sarrazin. 

Finishing 18th in this giant, Victor made us thrilled on the top of the course by lighting up green on the stopwatch. Solid and promising sectors for the rest of the season!

It's only a postponement for Loevan, young rising star of the European Cup circuit, who will not pass the cut of the second run and Cyprien, disappointed by his exit on the top of the course. 

A giant won by the Swiss skier in great shape, Marco Odermatt, current leader of the world circuit in front of the Austrian Manuel Feller and the Slovenian Jan Kranjec. 

See the results of the giant on here

The slalom: Sunday, December 11
The slalom team led by our Beijing Olympic Champion and SKKIL ambassador Clément Noël, launched its season this Sunday in Val d'Isère. 

Unfortunately the 2021 title holder will not reach the finish line, he started well at the beginning of the course and then got stuck after 20 seconds. It is the young Norwegian Lucas Braathen who will win this edition 2022 ahead of the Austrian skier Manuel Feller, achieving an excellent weekend! The Swiss Valaisan Loïc Meillard takes the 3rd place. 

 Back on the slalom World Cup after his serious injury last winter in Zagreb, Victor Muffat-Jeandet finishes once again 18th! 

 On the side of the newcomers, Steven Amiez is not far from being able to express himself on the second run.  In form, with a solid ski we will follow him on the European Cup circuit this week! 

See the results of the slalom on here

Figures of the weekend : 

200 volunteers 
100 athletes 
Broadcasting in 23 different countries 
10 000 spectators 
69 million television viewers 
Maximum slope 70% on the Bellevarde face

We invite you to follow the adventures of our ambassadors on the Italian technical tour, on December 18th and 19th for two giants in Alta Badia and on December 22nd to follow the mythical slalom of Madonna at night!