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Ripaaa Race




‘‘ Legendary and frenzied winter sledging race !

A unique and exceptional sledging area ! 

Ripa » means « slide » in the local dialect, perfect for this natural sledging run spanning 4 km, with a vertical drop of 600 m.Since the winter of 2010, the Réallon ski area has offered up this sledging area known as the Ripaaa, unique in the Hautes-Alpes region. The piste starts from the top of the ski area, at the foot of the famous Aiguilles de Chabrières that rise to 2,403 m above sea level and offer an unforgettable view of Lake Serre-Ponçon, and finishes on the snow front. Alone, accompanied by a guide, or in a group, you’ll set off for around 45 minutes equipped with your helmet, a bib, and, of course, a sledge – for an unforgettable experience. A little practice information: children aged 7 to 12 must be accompanied by an adult. And for even greater thrills, the Réallon resort offers you an original descent under the stars. Head down the slopes at night with a headlamp, or in the moonlight, for some incredible memories – sure to stay with you for a lifetime ! 


A sledging race bursting with adrenaline … 

The idea of creating a sledging race on this ideal playground was first born in 2015. Taking its name from the sledging run, the « RIPAAA » Race takes place every year at the end of the winter season to mark the resort’s closure for the season. This race, which has become a must for the Réallon resort, is held on the sledging run with a descent of 4 km, where hairpins, banked turns and bumps follow one after the other to guarantee maximum excitement. 

‘‘ I loved setting off on this snowy adventure, with plenty of thrills and fun with friends
Thomas S.