Arêches-Beaufort has brought together high-level athletes, as talented as they are accessible, in a team. They are the resort's ambassadors on international races on which they have built impressive records.

Axelle Gachet-Mollaret - Ski mountaineering

World team champion, combined world champion, triple European champion, winner of the Pierra Menta... 

His record is impressive! As a young mother, Axelle turns everything she touches into gold. She discovered this discipline with her parents in the Aravis massif. Today, it is in Beaufortain that she has decided to settle with her companion Xavier Gachet. Together, they navigate the ski mountaineering routes and know the Arêches-Beaufort area inside out. An advantage that allowed him to win the Pierra Menta twice (2016 and 2018). In 2021, she had an exceptional season by winning all the races in which she participated (except one, with 3rd place at the Pierra Menta 2021) and by “logically” winning the Crystal Globe, the general classification of the World Cup. .

Axelle Gachet-mollaret ©Jocelyn chavy

Xavier Gachet - Ski mountaineering

Medalist at the World Championships

Originally from Beaufortain, Xavier fell into ski mountaineering from his earliest childhood. Indeed, he was only a few months old when his father won the 7 meters of the 000rd edition of the Pierra-Menta. He is a ski mountaineering fanatic who never misses a Pierra Menta. Xavier catches the “virus” and has only one ambition: to ski in his father's footsteps! Since then, he has achieved numerous podiums in the World Cup and on the Pierra Menta!

William Bon Mardion - Ski mountaineering

Individual and team world champion, French champion, winner of the Pierra Menta

Discreet and passionate, this native of the country is nonetheless a formidable competitor. He is twice world champions in the circuit's most feared events and won the Pierra Menta in 2013. He arrived in ski mountaineering late after a successful career in alpine skiing. At 38, he continues to aim for the podiums, as his recent victory in the Adamello Ski Raid in April 2021 shows. “Ski mountaineering has always given me pleasure. When you are in the heights, alone and you access landscapes of such beauty, you feel small, but also much stronger. Arêches-Beaufort, in this, offers me real happiness ”. In summer, he welcomes you with his partner to the Refuge du Plan de la Lai, on the Tour du Beaufortain route.

Chloé Pinto – Nordic skiing & disabled biathlon


Chloé Pinto is a young disabled athlete from Arêches-Beaufort. Dreaming of following in the footsteps of Marie Bochet, she decided to resume competitions 5 years ago. Member of the French team for 3 years, his disciplines are Nordic skiing and biathlon. Chaining the World Cups, his dream is to access the Paralympic Winter Games 2026 in Milan-Cortina in Italy.

Team Arêches-Beaufort also has 5 ambassadors


The Arêches-Beaufort region has decided to support young athletes who have a career plan as high-level athletes. The pluralism of disciplines practiced by these ambassadors testifies to the true sporting wealth of our territory. Our 5 ambassadors are:

Célia Hénaff in Biathlon

Julien Szalay paragliding

Gustave Blanc in cycling

Matis Leray in Nordic and trail skiing

Gabin Favre in alpine skiing