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.