The youth Olympic flame left Athens on September 17.
The biathlon and jurassian Olympic champion Anaïs Bescond was chosen to wear it on its rainy arrival at Les Rousses at 6.30 p.m.
The handover will take place on Saturday 4 January in the center of the village.
At that time, the flame will cross the Swiss border on skis to reach the neighboring Joux valley where the YOG cross-country skiing events will take place.
The departure will be at 1 p.m. at the foot of the Orbe aux Rousses slopes to reach Bois d’Amont then the Swiss border at Carroz customs.
This route will be done by Vincent Defrasne, and Vincent Gauthier-Manuel ; respectively biathlon and paralympic alpine ski champions.
They will be accompanied by Quentin Fillon-Maillet who will be the last minute guest: in the middle of the world cup season, the biathlete grandvallier managed to free himself to participate in this historic meeting.
The three athletes are expected around 2:15 p.m. in Bois d´Amont where they will meet Thierry Rey, the 1980 Olympic judo champion, who will light a cauldron.
Youth Olympic Games will take place from January 9 to 22 in Lausanne and Prémanon.