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The Great Odyssey

Reference race in Europe

The Grande Odyssée is a dog sled race recognized as the most technical at the international level.
Combining 25 of the world’s best dog sleds, the Grande Odyssée is a long race that takes place over 10 stages and is spread out over about ten days.

The dog sled race

number 1

The dog sleds travel more than 800 km through Savoie and Haute Savoie, climbing more than 25,000 m in the massifs of the Franco-Swiss Portes du Soleil domain and the Haute Maurienne Vanoise valley.

Generally held in January, this race is one of the most media-friendly and popular events of the winter. Several side events are organized to celebrate La Grande Odyssée:
– Baptisms in dog sleds
– Musical animations
– Ice carving demonstration
– Sale of “La grande Odyssée” derivative products…

The great odyssey

in les portes du soleil

La Grande Odyssée is an opportunity to discover the sled races but also the fabulous Portes du Soleil ski area.

During your stay at the Portes du Soleil, discover the 25 sleds that make up the Grande Odyssée and enjoy multiple additional activities (sliding, snowboarding, hiking and walking…)

To learn more about the Grande Odyssée and the Portes du Soleil ski area, visit our website.

La Grande Odysée Teaser
La Grande Odysée Teaser
Teaser de l'édition 2023 de la Grande Odyssée VVF 2023

The bottom line

Live this experience
See you from January 8 to 19, 2022 ...

On Monday, January 9th, stage 2 presented by Tomojo will take place on the Nordic domain of La Chapelle d’Abondance.

In figuresAn incredible stepat the Chapelle d'Abondance

38 km
720mD+ / 720mD-

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