The site of the 1st ever Winter Olympic bobsleigh piste!
No longer in use, it's not visible during the winter months, but come the spring you can see it snaking down the mountain in the village of Les Pelerins, just outside Chamonix.
The uphoria of 1924 continued until 1950 when the piste was definitively closed after 6 people lost their lives competing in the French Championships.
1369.88 meters long for 156.29 meters of vertical 'decente' at a maximum recorded speed of 115m!
In the 1960's, the road that leads to the Mont Blanc Tunnel cut the piste in two, ending all future hopes of it's revival. All that is left today are 19 hand built stone curves, the rusty old 'télécabine' pylons and a few mountain bike jumps that local kids have built.