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Do you like the great outdoors, the snow, animals and adventure?

Then husky sledging is for you. There's no need to go to Canada, Alaska or Scandinavia to experience this unique activity, as professional dog and sledge handlers are on hand here in the Portes du Soleil to show you what to do. There are immense white spaces, edged by forests as far as the eyes can see. With the light patter of the huskies' paws on the snow, dashing across an immaculate natural landscape, far from the daily grind, what could be better?

Avoriaz

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Les Gets

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Chapelle d’Abondance

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Abondance

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Val-d’Illiez / les Crosets / Champoussin

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La Grande Odyssée

The great odyssey, a benchmark race in Europe

La Grande Odyssée is a dog sled race recognized as the most technical at the international level.

Bringing together 25 teams from among the best in the world, the Grande Odyssée is a long race that takes place in 10 stages and spans ten days.

Dog sleds cover more than 800 km through Savoy and Haute Savoie, climb over 25,000 m in the massifs of the Franco-Swiss domain of Portes du Soleil and the Haute Maurienne Vanoise valley.

Usually held in January, this race is one of the most media and popular events of the winter. Several side events are organized to celebrate the Great Odyssey:

  • Baptisms in dog sleds
  • Musical entertainment
  • Ice sculpture demonstration
  • Sale of "La grande Odyssée" products ...

 

More information on the great odyssey at the Portes du SoleilLa Grande Odyssée is an opportunity to discover sled races but also the fabulous Portes du Soleil area. During your stay in the Portes du Soleil, discover the 25 teams that make up the Great Odyssey and take advantage of many additional activities (sliding, snowboarding, hikes and walks ...)To find out more about the Grande Odyssée and the Portes du Soleil ski area, visit our site.