Uber enters the French ski market with UberSki, offering rides to six resorts

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Uber enters the French ski market with UberSki, offering rides to six resorts

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Skiers travelling by train to the French town of Grenoble will be able to book a flat-fare Uber transfer to one of six popular ski resorts this February half-term.

From February 9 until March 10, UberSki will be available on the Uber app, providing rides from Grenoble train station to l’Alpe d’Huez, Les Deux Alpes, Chamrousse, Les Sept Laux, Villard-de-Lans and L’Alpe du Grand Serre.

Uber enters the French ski market, offering rides to six resorts.
Uber enters the French ski market, offering rides to six resorts.

Fares cost from €45 to €90 one-way, depending on the destination, which is pretty competitive with both mini-bus and coach transfers from the station.

Rides can be booked on arrival in Grenoble, in English, using the app.

The launch of UberSki follows the launch of UberBOAT in Croatia and UberCOPTER for helicopter rides across the Cote d’Azur.

The six resorts and fares covered by UberSki are:

  • Seven Laux: 45 euros
  • Villard-de-Lans: 45 euros
  • Chamrousse: 45 euros
  • Alpe du Grand Serre: 45 euros
  • Alpe d’Huez: 90 euros
  • Les Deux Alpes: 90 euros

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A British skier has fallen to his death in the French Alps of Alpe d’Huez

Alpe de Huez has great off-piste- Photo by Bureau Des Guides Alpe d'Huez

One out of a group of three got into trouble while skiing offpiste and died.

Unfortunately we have one of these sad stories again; a British guy has fall to his death in the resort of Alpe dHuez in the French Alpes.

The mountain rescue unit in Grenoble confirmed that three skiers got into trouble after venturing off-piste in the resort on Saturday morning.

Alpe D'Huez photo
Alpe D’Huez photo

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