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Published on Friday, February 8, 2019

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



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.


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


Uber said only drivers whose cars were equipped to cope with the snowy mountain roads would be allowed to operate UberSki trips.


 

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