Just heard about this snowy mass start race at Alpe D'Huez, the same location as the famous Megavalanche. The Mega is about 30 kms where as this race is a bit shorter at 20kms, but the difference is I imagine there will be a shed load of fresh snow for the Sarenne Snow Bike race.

So if you're heading out to that area for some late season skiing then take your bike too and give this race a go it's only 25 Euros and you get a free meal too...bargain!

Press Release


Saturday, April 23rd.


You are looking for an original way to start your 2011 mtb season with : Alpe d’Huez is organising the Sarenne Snow Bike for the fourth year in a row :

To do :

Lube your chain and grease your bearings

Bleed your brakes

Change your break pads

Shape up your calves

Go mad

And start the 2000m down from the Pic Blanc (3330m)


For the fourth year in a row, Alpe d’Huez is organising an untimed downhill run  on the mythical  slope of Sarenne.

-Start from the glacier at the summit of the Pic Blanc (3330m) and descend to Huez (1460m) after some 2000metres down along 16 kms of skiing track.

Thrill and fun guaranteed.

-Attend a convivial meal upon arrival

- the most  passionate riders can end their day skiing on Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine and its 240 kms of slopes.

Practical information

On Saturday  April 23rd 2011

Meeting at 08 :45 AM at the cash desks of the DMC in Alpe d’Huez 1860 to get the pass

Take the lift to Pic Blanc

Downhill on the Sarenne Slope (compulsory equipment :  fullface helmet, long gloves, arm  and elbow armour, and warm clothes)

Arrival in Huez (1460)

Return to Alpe d’Huez on  a lift

Convivial meal organised by Alped’Huez Ski Resort

Free access to the lifts for the rest of the day


Registration and reservation

Pass+Meal+Free skiing  afternoon : 25 euros (insurance  included )

For those who already have a pass : downhill+meal : 10 euros  (insurance included)


By phone or by mail, ask  for Anne-Sophie : animalp@satahuez.fr

SATA-BP54-38750 Alpe d’Huez



It is possible to rent a  bike but only on request :

Rocky Sport   / www.rocky-sports.com

Sarenne Sports

If you are looking for  (accommodation), please contact Alpe-Vacances at  resa@alpe-vacances.com


* This package is intended for experts  only, technical slope