A FRENCH SKIING LEGEND AND AN AMBASSADOR FOR VALLOIRE
Jean-Baptiste Grange, born in Valloire, has twice been World Champion, in 2011 and 2015, and won the World Cup in 2009!
“Valloire is my village. I was born here, and my family and friends are here. The mountains are not only my birthplace but also my lifestyle. I love the authentic charm of my village. I can understand that this resort wins over holidaymakers in both summer and winter.”.
Don’t miss THE JB CUP – Valloire – 13 April 2019 – in the presence of Baptiste Grange.
This skiing competition will feature 600 children aged 7-12, competing in 3 disciplines (giant, slalom and super G.). Get ready for a thrilling event!
You can also get the most out of the occasion by skiing down the red route dedicated to our local champion when it was inaugurated in 2017.
Jean-Baptiste Grange, World Slalom Champion in 2011 and 2015
Jean-Baptiste Grange was born on 10 October 1984 in Saint Jean de Maurienne, into a family of skiers. His mother and father were both members of the French national team between 1973 and 1977, as were his aunt Bernadette and his uncle Christian, director of the French Ski School (ESF) in Valloire. He grew up surrounded by the world of skiing from a very early age and it was only natural that he should get involved himself as a member of the Valloire Ski Club. He has always lived in Valloire, un village of which he is particularly fond and where he enjoys recharging his batteries and engaging in his favourite pastimes: trial biking, tennis, beach volleyball, hunting, off-piste skiing and just partying with his friends!
• 2018-2019 season:
18 November 2018: 5th place, slalom, Levi, Finland
• 2017-2018 season:
12 November 2017: 11th place, slalom, Levi, Finland
• 2016-2017 season:
22 December 2016: 14th place, slalom, Madonna di Campiglio, Italie
• 2015-2016 season:
27 March 2016: French Slalom Vice-Champion – Les Menuires
24 January 2016: 12th place, slalom, Kitzbühel, Austria
17 January 2016: 7th place, slalom, Wengen, Switzerland
22 December 2015: 7th place, slalom, Madonna di Campiglio, Italy
• 2014-2015 season:
28 March 2015: French Slalom Champion – Serre-Chevalier
15 February 2015: World Slalom Champion – Vail-Beaver Creek, USA
11 January 2015: 6th place, slalom, Adelboden, Switzerland
6 January 2015: 9th place, slalom, Zagreb, Croatia
• 2013-2014 season:
9 March 2014: 6th place, slalom, Kranjska Gora, Slovenia
19 January 2014: 8th place, slalom, Wengen, Switzerland
12 January 2014: 11th place, slalom, Adelboden, Switzerland
6 January 2014: 6th, slalom, Bormio, Italy
15 December 2013: 4th place, slalom, Val d’Isère
17 November 2013: 7th place, slalom, Levi, Finland
• 2012-2013 season:
20 January 2013: 14th place, slalom, Wengen, Switzerland
13 January 2013: 16th place, slalom, Adelboden,Switzerland
• 2011-2012 season:
26 February 2012: 4th place, giant slalom, Crans-Montana, Switzerland
8 January 2012: 5th place, slalom, Adelboden, Switzerland
21 December 2011: 7th place, slalom, Flachau, Austria
19 December 2011: 13th place, slalom, Alta-Badia, Italy
• 2010-2011 season:
19 March 2011: After the slalom in Lenzerheide, Switzerland that marked the end of the Slalom World Cup, Jean-Baptiste finishes 2nd in the overall rankings for the discipline.
27 February 2011: 3rd place, slalom, Bansko, Bulgaria
20 February 2011: World Slalom Champion – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
25 January 2011: 1st place, night slalom, Schladming
23 January 2011: 1st place, slalom, Kitzbühel
16 Januuary 2011: 3rd place, slalom, Wengen
14 November 2010: 1st place, slalom, Levi, Finland
• 2009-2010 season:
6 December 2009: abandons giant slalom in Beaver Creek, USA due to injury
5 December 2009: 4th place, combined slalom, Beaver Creek, USA
15 November 2009: 3rd place, slalom, Levi, Finland
7 November 2009: European Indoor Slalom Champion, Amnéville
• 2008-2009 season:
Winner of the Slalom World Cup and 5th place in the General Rankings for the World Cup
22 March: Jean-Baptiste becomes French Slalom Champion in Lelex
14 March: 1st place, slalom, Äre, Sweden
25 January: 2nd place, slalom, Kitzbühel, Austria, behind his friend Julien Lizeroux
6 January: 1st place, slalom, Zagreb, Croatia
• 2007-2008 season:
15 March: After the slalom in Bormio, Italy that marked the end of the Slalom World Cup,
Jean-Baptiste finishes in 2nd place overall in the Slalom World Cup
20 January: 1st place, Slalom World Cup, Kitzbühel, Austria
12 January: 1st place, Slalom World Cup, Wengen, Switzerland
11 January: 1st place, super combined, World Cup, Wengen, Switzerland
22 December: 2nd place, World Cup Slalom, Alta-Badia, Italy
12 December: 2nd place, super combined, World Cup, Val d’Isère
16 November: The start of a new season…1st place, World Cup, Levi, Finland.
• 2006-2007 season:
December 2007: 1st World Cup victory in the slalom, Alta Badia, Italy.
17 Februar 2007: Bronze Medla in slalom at the World Alpine Skiing Championiship in Äre, Sweden
4 March 2007: 4th place, slalom, Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.
• 2005-2006 season:
First participation in the Olympic Games!
French Slalom Champion 2006.
Tenth place in slalom in Kitzbuhel, thirteenth place in combined skiing in Wengen, eighteenth in combined skiing in Val d’Isère – Jean-Baptiste Grange is one of the success stories of the winter in Alpine skiing.