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Villars 24hr race - anyone done it?

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Hi, my first post after spending a while lurking at the back...

I saw something in the Guardian at the weekend about the Villars 24hr 'Grand Prix', found the website, and was wondering if any snowHeads have done it in previous years or are going to do it in January? Interested to hear about your experiences if you have.
http://www.gp24h.com/english/24hrace.shtml

Basically it's a 24 hr endurance race for teams of 4 to 6. Le Mans on skis! Set up by Jacques Villeneuve and all done in aid of charideee of course. I can't go in Jan 05, already got my trips booked but I've already found one mate who is mad enough to join me in Jan 06....(I think it was the proposition of the racing drivers' girlfriends at the after-party that sold him on it Madeye-Smiley )

There's a Canadian version at Tremblant too, it happened last weekend in fact. http://www.tremblant.ca/24heures/

cheers
john
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Hi John, it's nice to see a lurker converted Very Happy . I'd heard about the Tremblant Race, although it didn't seem to go too smoothly this year.

I never knew there was a Euro version, I hope it's run better though.
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It looks awesome, a mate tried to rope me in but I'm not convinced it's good training for the Inferno a week later (and I'm already booked for that). However, '06 looks promising with better forward planning.

Reports I'd had from him suggested it was pretty good fun...
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thanks for the welcome and for that tremblant insider link.

I do like the look of the Villars event in '06, I'll be working some persuasion on others in my ski groups this winter.

The Inferno is on my list of 'must do that someday'. It looks like chaotic madness with that many skiers on the course. I'm not sure what good preparation would be for Inferno....a couple of stiff schnapps beforehand, a large tub of tigerbalm and my chiropractor on standby.... Smile
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Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
johnnyrotten, The Inferno is well worth doing, it's a blast and you get to dress up in Lycra and all. Also highly amusing to see cable cars full of >210cm skis again. Also a massive excuse for a party.

But the festive season ALWAYS gets in the way of training. The race itself is not so chaotic as you might think, but certainly lots of racers around.
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