Tuesday 21 January 2020 Val Cenis Polar base Stage 10A

La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc ‑ Val Cenis Polar base

Since its first edition 16 years ago, in January 2005, the Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc has been the annual event for sled dogs in Europe. It is the most demanding stage race in the world in a unique alpine setting, and now a benchmark for mid-distance.

It is also one of the great winter highlights in the heart of Haute Maurienne Vanoise, which, as holidaymakers and residents alike, moves crowds!

13,000 m of positive altitude difference


400 km

The competition takes place over 12 days, from 11 to 22 January 2020, covering 400 km (almost one marathon per day) and 25,000 m of cumulative altitude difference, including 13,000 m of positive altitude difference, representing 3 times the climb of Mont Blanc from Chamonix.

Every year, it brings together more than 55 international mushers and their 500 top-level dog athletes in the superb landscapes of Savoie Mont Blanc.
Every year, more than 50,000 spectators enjoy a unique experience, in the heart of the 20 resorts, towns and villages dressed in festive clothes for the occasion, by attending La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc.

La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc is a real adventure with a great A, which promotes a certain vision of sport, nature and respect for the environment.

Stage n°10A

Val Cenis – Polar base – 43 km

Presented by EDF

Departure point : Tourist Office – Val Cenis Lanslebourg
14h – 19h: Animations Far North
16h45 – 17h15 : Animations on the departure area
17h15 – 18h25 : Departure

Arrival point: Polar Base – Col du Mont-Cenis (inaccessible to the public)
20h – 22h20 : Arrival

Places of passage of the race :
17h50 – 20h10 : Passage on the Snow Front of Val Cenis Termignon (car access)
18h – 19h55: Passage to Sollières (car access)
18h25 – 19h20: Passage to Val Cenis Bramans – Nordic sector and village centre (car access)
19h15 – 20h45: Passage to the “Ramasse” at Val Cenis Lanslebourg (100 m from the start area)
19h20 – 21h: Passage to Les Essarts (above Val Cenis Lanslevillard – access on foot)