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Grand Massif athletes

The Grand Massif supports local talents!

 

More than just results, we are looking to support projects, values, personalities, and above all individuals who are proud of where they come from.

As part of its Origine Grand Massif programme, the Grand Massif supports young talents who practise a mountain related sporting discipline.

Two distinct profiles determine the financial support granted:
The professional competing at the highest level of their discipline.
The budding champion, young talent with an ambitious sporting project.

The recruitment for the 2023-2024 edition is closed! The deadline for applications is October 31st, as usual !

Discover the profiles of the sportsmen and women supported by the Grand Massif

Champions, Budding Champions, all aiming to stand on the top podiums. The Grand Massif is committed to accompany and support them throughout their sporting career.

Sixteen candidates have been selected for this sports talent sponsorship program

ARGELINE TAN-BOUQUET

TÉLÉMARK - Champion


Part of the telemark team for the past 10 years, she has been notching up World Cup podiums. She has a great track record: 7 wins, 51 podiums, and positioned 3rd in the 2022 World Cup.
Her goal for 2023 is to win the gold medal.

Find out more about Argeline

MAËLY VERNET-BOUQUET

TELEMARK – Budding Champion


Having started out with downhill skiing in the resort of Morillon, Maëly is now a member of the Samoëns telemark club, as well as being in the French team for the past 3 years.
Last year, she achieved one of her objectives by getting a 3rd place in the Junior World Championships.
She starts this new season with a smile on her face, hoping to get another podium finish!

Find out more about Maëly

MAXIME PEZET

FREERIDE SKIING – Budding Champion


After starting out as an Alpine skier, Maxime took up freeride skiing at the age of 17. He finished 8th in the Junior Freeride World Tour in 2021-2022 and is looking to take part in lots of competitions to give himself the best chance of finishing in the top 20 by the end of the season.

Find out more about Maxime

MORGANE CHARRE

ENDURO MTB – Champion


Vice world champion in 2021 and 2022 in enduro mountain biking, Morgane is part of the Pivot Factory Racing team.
Her goals are to become French and World Enduro Champion and to triumph in the Enduro World Series.

Find out more about Morgane

ROMANE MIRADOLI

DOWNHILL SKIING – Champion


Having won her first Super-G World Cup race in March 2022, Romane is one of the top 10 in the world in this discipline.
She lives in Flaine and Samoëns and hopes to compete again in the 2023-2024 World Cup.

Find out more about Romane

YOAN JEANDEMANGE

DOWNHILL SKIING – Budding Champion


Victim of a plane crash in 2017, Yoan fought bravely to overcome his disability caused by the accident.
He mainly trains with the Carroz Ski Club and would like to join the French team.
Having achieved 3rd place in a French Cup slalom race last year, he is keen to progress further and achieve more French Cup podiums and compete in a European Cup race.

Find out more about Yoan

MORGANE JONNIER

MOUNTAIN BIKING – Champion


A fierce competitor, Morgane takes part in numerous competitions all over the world. She finished first in the Crankwork Summer in New Zealand and second in the Trans-Madeira in Portugal. Her goal for 2024 is to win the Trans-NZ.

Find out more about Morgane

LEONIE HARIVEL

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING – Budding Champion


A skier since the age of 3, Léonie is a member of the Agy ski club. The many international races in which she has competed have enabled her to broaden her experience. Most notably, she competed in the Diagonela in Switzerland, where she finished in sixth place. She is now aiming for a podium finish in a race in France.

Find out more about Léonie

LEANE FRANCIS

DOWNHILL SKIING – Budding Champion


Originally from La Roche sur Foron, Léane first started skiing at the age of 6. She soon started competing and went on to join the Carroz ski club. Her results enabled her to join the Comité Mont Blanc team in 2022, where she earned the status of top-level sportswoman. Classed as “promising” on the ministerial list, Léane won a FIS race this season, a race at international level. She is now determined to make her debut in the European Cup.

Find out more about Léane

EULALIE GIRAUD

DOWNHILL SKIING – Budding Champion


Eulalie started skiing at a young age. Wishing to follow in the footsteps of her brothers and sisters, she joined the Carroz ESF Club. Her performances enabled her to join the Carroz ski club, then later the Comité Mont Blanc team, where she won podium after podium and took part in the French championships, rivalling the best international French skiers. Eulalie would now like to take part in European Cups.

Find out more about Eulalie

TITOUAN AVOCAT

DOWNHILL SKIING – Budding Champion


Titouan, a young downhill skier from Les Carroz, started skiing at the age of 4. He quickly showed promising talent and became French Giant Slalom champion at just 13 years of age. Today, he is a member of the Comité Mont Blanc, where he is pursuing his dual academic and sporting goals. Titouan finished second in the “SkiOpen Coq d'Or” national competition. He is aware that being a top-level sportsman requires constant dedication, but he is determined to continue his efforts to become a professional skier.

Find out more about Titouan

ERWANN LEMOINE

DOWNHILL SKIING – Budding Champion


Born and bred in the Grand Massif mountains, Erwann has always had a competitive spirit. In 2022, he won the Scara French qualifier and finished third in the Super G at the French U16 ski championships. His goal is to finish in the top 5 of the SAMSE U18 rankings and he still has one dream in mind: to win a World Cup crystal globe.

Find out more about Erwann

ZIAN PECCOUX

TELEMARK – Budding Champion


Zian, a keen telemark skier since the age of 10, joined the French national team in 2022. He has competed in the junior and senior world championships, as well as the French championships. An injury forced him to cut short his last season, but he is determined to come back stronger than ever to claim his first podiums at the junior world championships.

Find out more about Zian

TITOUAN COTTRET

SNOWBOARD – Budding Champion


Titouan started snowboarding 13 years ago at the Carroz ski club. He quickly progressed to join the French Snowboard Federation's "New Talent" group, then the "European Cup" group. He took part in a number of competitions and enjoyed a string of victories. He finished first at the FIS race in Lenk and third at the European Cup in Italy. His ultimate goal is to win a medal at the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan.

Find out more about Titouan

MANON PETIT-LENOIR

SNOWBOARD – Champion


Originally from Samoëns, Manon has been snowboarding competitively since the age of 8. A promising talent, she achieved a string of podium finishes and won the gold medal at the Lillehammer Youth Olympic Games in 2016. This victory established her as the first Youth Olympic champion in Snowboardcross. These efforts notably earned her second place at the World Cup in Cervinia in 2022. Manon is currently preparing for the 2026 Olympic Games in Italy.

Find out more about Manon

CAMILLE BOURBON

TELEMARK – Budding Champion


Camille discovered telemark skiing on the Grand Massif ski slopes, where she continues to progress. A member of the Samoëns Team Telemark Club for the past 11 years and of the French Telemark team for the past 5 years, her good results have enabled her to join the A team this season. She won two FIS titles in 2022 and 2023 and is now hoping to achieve her first World Cup podium.

Find out more about Camille

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