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François Place

François Place, with his three medals (gold, silver and bronze) in the Skicross World Cup, is the emblematic figure of the resort of Crest-Voland / Cohennoz!
He started his career in alpine skiing to then drift on the skicross and become world champion in 2019.

François Place

It is a resort that welcomed me young, since I am still a member of the club of Crest-Voland, and the resort of Crest-Voland has given me a lot, both humanly and athletically ... So I thank everyone in the resort!

His track record

His specialty is the SKI CROSS
The 31-year-old Frenchman picks up his third medal in three appearances at the World Championships in 2021, and completes his collection after bronze in 2017 in Sierra Nevada (Spain) and gold in 2019 in Solitude (USA). He now has as many podiums at Worlds as he does at World Cups.


2021 : World Vice-Champion

2019: World Champion

2017: BRONZE Medal

PEKIN 2022

On the way to the Olympics

Fou on the way to the Olympics!!

The whole Val d’Arly and more particularly
the resort of Crest-Voland / Cohennoz is behind its champion!

Only one date to remember:

Friday, February 18, 2022

You’ll have to get up early to vibe during the final at 7am!

Note that a replay in the multipurpose hall of Crest-Voland is planned for the occasion.
FREE, upon registration before Thursday the 17th at 12pm at the Tourist Office


Its history

Born in 1989 in Albertville, he joined the ski club “La Gentiane” of Crest-Voland / Cohennoz in 1996, at the age of 7. He then joined the French ski team in 2009, as an alpine skier. He will stay almost 10 years in this discipline before joining the ski cross, in 2016.

It is thanks to this initiative that he wins the world championship, with a 3rd place in 2017, then a 1st place in the United States in 2019, and finally a second place in 2021!

The whole station is behind him, go Foué !


We can say that Crest-Voland / Cohennoz is “flat”, but I like to tell you that the slalom stage is not flat! I have done a lot of slalom, there is a lot to do here, and even if it is a small village resort, we train very well and we ski very well.

back in pictures

The station celebrates its Champion

March 2, 2019 event in Crest-Voland / Cohennoz

A Place at the top for François, crowned World Champion of Ski Cross 2019.
Sharing, broadcast, interview, autographs, torchlight descent …
Enough to make the eyes of the young people of the Gentian Ski Club shine.