The Serre Chevalier Derby - a freeride event for skiers, snowboarders, monoskiers, and telemarkers - returns Saturday, March 19.

This will mark the fourth edition of the Serre Che Derby. The freeride competition takes place on three or four runs and is accompanied by music and exhibitors.

Contestants have a full day: 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. is the handover of race bibs and a chance to get to know the competition over coffee and croissants; 10 a.m. the first race run starts; 12 p.m. a barbecue takes place at the altitude restaurant The Chapka; 3 p.m. is departure of super final second run (30 selected competitors); 6 p.m. is the awards show; and 8 p.m. sees DJ Chazelay hit the stage at Villeneuvre.

Anyone can enter, simply log-on to the website, print off the rules and regulations, sign and send back to the Serre Chevalier Tourist Office. The cost of entering the race is €40 and includes the meal on the mountain afterwards.

The day before the derby (Friday, March 18) the course will be unveiled and all competitors will be able to take a practise run from 7 p.m.

Serre Chevalier comprises 13 ski villages and is spread over four areas: Briancon, Chantmerle, Villeneuve la Salle, and La Monetier les Bains.

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