The official program january 2022

For the 18th edition of la Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc takes place in the best possible conditions, a valid health pass is required from adults and children over 12 years old to access to the start and finish site of the race
On these sites, wearing a mask is also obligatory for adults and children form 6 years old throughout the duration of the event.

 

*Official programme subject to change

If you come with your dog, it must be kept on a lead. We ask you to keep it at least 20m away from the sled dogs, especially if you are on the edge of the course.

 

 

SATURDAY 8 JANUARY: VILLAGE AND OPENING CEREMONY – SAMOENS

 

PLACE: SAMOËNS – BASE DE LOISIRS DU LAC AUX DAMES

2pm – 7pm : Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc village : ice sculptures, partner stands, traditional music (Tradi’sons), light juggling with the bird of passage, ponies
2pm – 7.30pm : Shuttles between the Tourist Office square and the Leisure Centre
4pm – 6pm : France Bleu Pays de Savoie broadcast
5.30 pm : Presentation of the mushers
6pm – 7pm : Opening prologue

7pm : Fireworks

 

SUNDAY 9 JANUARY : STAGE 1 – MONTAGNES DU GIFFRE – GRAND MASSIF

Presented by Francodex

First stage of La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc and first stage of the Flexadin Trophy

STARTING POINT : MORILLON 1100 – ESSERTS CHAIRLIFT
3.30 pm : Animations on the start area
16h30 – 18h : Departures
PLACE OF ARRIVAL : SAMOENS 1600 – CLUB MED
6.40pm – 8.20pm: Finishes and prize giving
PLACES OF PASSAGE OF THE RACE :
5.20pm – 7pm: Passage through the Agy Nordic Centre (car access)

 

 

MONDAY 10 JANUARY: STAGE 2 – PRAZ DE LYS – SOMMAND – GIFFRE MOUNTAINS

Presented by Zolux

Second stage of the Flexadin Trophy

START/FINISH: SOMMAND – SNOW FRONT
9.30am: Entertainment at the start area
10.30am – 11.30am: Children’s Odyssey
11.45am : Children’s Odyssey podium
12:30 – 14:00 : Departures
2.45pm – 4.45pm: Finishes and prize-giving
PLACE OF PASSAGE OF THE RACE :
1.45pm – 4.35pm: Passage to the Col de la Ramaz (snowshoe or ski access)
1.55pm – 4.15pm: Passage to Praz de Lys – Les Moliettes
2.30 pm – 4 pm: Passage to Praz de Lys – resort centre

 

TUESDAY 11 JANUARY : STAGE 3 – LES GETS

Presented by La Caisse d’Epargne Rhône-Alpes

Last stage of the Flexadin Trophy

START/FINISH POINT: LES GETS – CENTRE VILLAGE/SNOW FRONT
2pm – 7pm: Village Grand Nord – Les Gets snow front
2.30pm: Ice sculpture show
2.30pm – 5.30pm: Face painting workshop
3.30 pm : Animations on the departure area
4pm – 5.30pm : Departures
4.30 pm : Ice sculpture show
6.20pm – 8.10pm: Finishes and prize-giving

PLACES WHERE THE RACE WILL TAKE PLACE :
5.20pm – 8.10pm: Passage to Les Perys – Take the côte du Front de Neige (10 min walk)

 

 

WEDNESDAY 12 JANUARY: STAGE 4 – MEGÈVE

Presented by Tractive

First stage of the Eukanuba Trophy

START/FINISH POINT: MEGÈVE CÔTE 2000
11.30am – 12.30pm: The Odyssey for All
1pm: Entertainment at the start area
2pm – 3.30pm: Departures
3.15pm – 4.20pm: Closing at Côte 2000
16h – 17h50 : Finishes and prize giving
PLACES OF PASSAGE OF THE RACE :
2.10pm – 4.30pm: Passage near the hamlet of “Le Lait
3pm – 5pm: Passage to the Chalet de la Livraz (D 309 on the way up to the Côte 2000 – access by car)

 

 

THURSDAY 13 JANUARY: STAGE 5 – VALMOREL

Presented by La Caisse d’Epargne Rhône-Alpes

Second stage of the Eukanuba Trophy

STARTING POINT: VALMOREL RESORT – LUGE TRACK
10am – 12pm : Approach of the Huskies
11am : Film “Grandeur Nature Adventure
2.30 – 4.30 pm : Driving a sled by the children
3pm : Animations on the departure area
16h30 – 18h : Departures
PLACE OF ARRIVAL : DOUCY – SNOW FRONT
10am – 12pm : Leaping Eagle Trapper and his huskies
11am : Film “Adventure in the wild
6.30 pm – 8 pm : Finishes and prize giving
Places of passage of the Race :
16h35 – 17h45 : Passage at the start of the Montolivet road (pedestrian access possible)

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FRIDAY 14 JANUARY: STAGE 6 – PEISEY-VALLANDRY

Last stage of the Eukanuba Trophy

START/FINISH AREA: PEISEY-VALLANDRY – DOMAINE NORDIQUE
1.30 pm: Entertainment at the start area
2.30 pm – 4 pm: Starts
16h30 – 18h : Finishes and prize giving
PLACES OF PASSAGE OF THE RACE :
2.40pm – 4.50pm: Passage to the Romane Bridge (access on foot)
3.40pm – 6pm: Passage to Les Lanches (access on foot)

 

 

SATURDAY 15 JANUARY: STAGE 7 – PRALOGNAN-LA-VANOISE

START/FINISH POINT: PRALOGNAN-LA-VANOISE – PLACE DE LA MAIRIE
2.30 pm: Entertainment at the start area
15h30 – 16h30 : Departures
16h45 – 17h30 : Passage to Pralognan-la-Vanoise (under the starting arch)
5.40pm – 7.20pm: Finishes and prize-giving
PLACES OF PASSAGE OF THE RACE :
16h15 – 17h20 : Passage to Le Plan (Nordic plateau – near the village)
16h20 – 17h25 : Passage to the Vacanciel bridge (village centre)
16h50 – 19h15 : Passage on the Alpine Snow Front
17h10 – 19h10 : Passage to Les Fontanettes – take the côte des Bieux (10min walk)

 

SUNDAY 16 JANUARY: STAGE 8 – BESSANS – BONNEVAL-SUR-ARC

Presented by Wamine

STARTING POINT: BESSANS – LE CARRELEY
9.30am : Animations on the start area, “Givrés Warriors” workshops, mascot Tomy
10am – 11am: The Odyssey of Hope
11h30 – 12h : Mass-Start in 3 waves
1.20pm – 2.45pm : Passage to Bessans (near the start area)

PLACE OF ARRIVAL : BONNEVAL-SUR-ARC – VIEUX PONT

12:25 – 13:40: Passage to Bonneval-sur-Arc (car access)
1.45pm – 3.35pm: Arrivals and prize-giving
Animations Escape Mobile “l’Igloo” (inflatable structure), mascot Bony
PLACES OF PASSAGE OF THE RACE :
1.05pm – 2.05pm: Passage to the Villaron (access by snowshoe or on foot)

 

 

MONDAY 17 JANUARY: STAGE 9 – AUSSOIS

Presented by Tomojo

First stage of the Aésio Trophy

START/FINISH POINT: AUSSOIS – SNOW FRONT (BEHIND THE AUSSOIS HOUSE)
1pm: Animations on the start area
2pm – 3.30pm: Departures
2pm – 5pm : Sardière animation, laser rifle shooting (Chalet du Monolithe) and mascot Marmot’Oé
3.50pm – 5.30pm: Finishes and prize-giving
4pm: Snow shooting, Canadian lollipop making
PLACES WHERE THE RACE WILL TAKE PLACE :
2.55pm – 3.55pm: Passage to the Monolithe de Sardières (snowshoe access)
3:05 – 4:05 pm: Passage on the Sardières plateau – Nordic Centre (car access)
15h25 – 16h40 : Passage to the Croix d’Aussois (car access)

 

 

TUESDAY 18 JANUARY: STAGE 10A – VAL CENIS – POLAR BASE

Presented by EDF

Second stage of the Aésio Trophy

STARTING POINT: VAL CENIS LANSLEBOURG – TOURIST OFFICE
2pm: Great North animation, laser rifle shooting, carricature portrait drawing, Flambeau mascot
4pm: Entertainment at the start area
5.15pm – 6.45pm: Departures
FINISH AREA: POLAR BASE – MONT CENIS PASS (INACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC)
PLACES OF PASSAGE OF THE RACE :
5.50pm – 8.35pm: Passage on the Val Cenis Termignon Snow Front (car access)
18h – 20h20 : Passage at Sollières (car access)
18h30 – 19h45 : Passage to Val Cenis Bramans – Nordic sector and village centre (car access)
7.20pm – 9.10pm: Passage to La Ramasse in Val Cenis Lanslebourg (100m from the start area)
19h30 – 21h30 : Passage to Les Essarts (above Val Cenis Lanslevillard – access on foot)

 

 

WEDNESDAY 19 JANUARY: STAGE 10B – LAC DU MONT-CENIS – VAL CENIS

Presented by EDF

Last stage of La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc and last stage of the Aésio Trophy

START/FINISH POINT : POLAR BASE – MONT CENIS PASS – RAMASSE CHAIRLIFT ACCESS

8am: Non-timed start at Base Polaire (Col du Mont Cenis)
8.25am – 8.35am: Official start on the Val Cenis Lanslebourg Snow Front (Pont de la Ramasse)

FINAL AND GROUPED ARRIVAL PLACE: VAL CENIS TERMIGNON – SNOW FRONT
9am – 12pm: Entertainment at the finish area
9.30am – 11am: Final finish
11.15am – 12pm: Prize giving

PLACES OF PASSAGE OF THE RACE :
8.50am – 9.05am: Passage on the Val Cenis Termignon snow front
8.55am – 10.40am: Passage through Val Cenis Sollières-Sardières
9.10am – 9.50am: Passage to Val Cenis Bramans

CLOSING CEREMONY : VAL CENIS LANSLEBOURG – PLACE DE L’OFFICE DE TOURISME
16h30 – 18h : Closing Ceremony and final prize-giving ceremony of La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc

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