Born:9/14/87 FRANCE

"In each failure lies the key to success, you have to know how to learn from these difficult moments to be stronger later, sport is to be built."



I’m Valentin Favre, I’m 33 years old and I live in the Abondance valley. I started ski mountaineering competitions from an early age. I am part of the France team, I participate in the World Cups. I also do the “La Grande Course” cup. I love skiing, in summer to train I also bike mountain biking and trail running. What I like most is training in the mountains.



1) Which is your favourite place for skiing?
The Abondance Valley and the Swiss Chablais nearby
2) Which is your specialization?
3) When and why did you start Skimountaineering?
I started in 2003 at the age of 16, after being at the ski club from 3 years old I wanted to make my mark in nature with skis on my feet.
4) Do you have a pre- race routine?
I carefully check all the equipment
6) What's in the air?
Ski mountaineering competitions always a priority, a lot of motivation even after 17 years of competition


  • 2010 Winner - Patrouille des Glaciers
  • 2012 Silver Medal - European Championship, relay
  • 2015 French individual Champion
  • 2019 - the most beautiful of my victories: winner of Pierra Menta
  • 2020 2° France Vertical race Championship


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