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François Place

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

François Place

It is a resort that welcomed me as a child. I am still a member of Crest-Voland ski club, and the resort of Crest-Voland has given me a lot, both as a person and an athlete ... So I'd like to thank everyone in the resort!

His track record

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


2021 : World Vice-Champion

2019: World Champion

2017: BRONZE Medal

PEKIN 2022

On the way to the Olympics

On the way to the Olympics!!

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

Only one date to remember:

Friday, February 18, 2022

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

Note that a replay in the village 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 stayed almost 10 years in this discipline before joining the ski cross, in 2016.

It is thanks to this initiative that he won 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 resort is behind him, go Foué !


Some say that Crest-Voland / Cohennoz is “flat”, but you should know that the slalom part 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.
Broadcasting, interviews, autographs, torchlight descents …
The youngsters of the Gentian Ski Club will be inspired!