“Bolt Ski” package: Uber’s rival takes on mountain resorts

Amidst a transition, French ski resorts are actively innovating to reduce their ecological footprint. Annually, nearly 11 million enthusiasts flock to the mountains. This transportation of vacationers constitutes “nearly 75% of the carbon footprint of a stay in a resort,” according to Arnaud Aymé, a transportation specialist at the consulting firm Sia Partners. To address this issue, many resorts have launched commendable initiatives, following in the footsteps of Savoie Mont-Blanc resorts or SEM Valloire. This commitment is now shared by mobility providers who are taking action. Indeed, Bolt aims to revolutionize trips to ski resorts with its “Bolt Ski” package. Let’s delve into the details of this exclusive offer, currently available in two major cities and around thirty resorts in France…

“Fixed prices defined” in advance

This is the promise announced by Guillaume Burland, Bolt’s French Press Officer, to our BFM TV colleagues. The ride-hailing giant has just launched Bolt Ski. A special package offering ski enthusiasts the chance to book their journey in advance. All this, with a single rate applied to each trip.

This approach guarantees total cost transparency for users, enabling them to plan their transport budget without unpleasant surprises.


As mentioned in the press release, the price of the Bolt Ski depends solely on the type of vehicle booked. For each journey, users can choose between a sedan or a van. As Guillaume Burland points out, these two models are “adapted for transporting ski equipment, with roof boxes on sedan cars, for example, or large boxes in vans”.

18 stations from Grenoble and 11 from Lyon

Although the aim is to extend this service to Chambéry, Bolt has decided to focus on Lyon and Grenoble. This new formula guarantees “a smooth transition from the station or airport directly to the ski slopes”. This is a practice that is increasingly being adopted by holidaymakers, who usually travel to Grenoble or Lyon by train or plane before heading to their resorts.

Resorts accessible from Lyon include Alpe d’Huez, Correncon, Les Deux Alpes, Alpe du Grand S, Oz en Oisans, Autrans, Auris en Oisans, Lans en Vercors, Vaujany and Villard de Lans. A list extended to seven other resorts from Grenoble, including Val d’Isère, Chamrousse, Val Thorens, Courchevel, Les Menuires, Meribel, Les Arcs and Tignes.

Around thirty journeys can now be booked directly on the Bolt application. As an indication, BFM says that a journey between Lyon Airport and Alpe d’Huez will cost €310 in a sedan car and €373 in a van. Between Grenoble and Les Deux Alpes, users will have to spend €152 in a sedan car and €184 in a van. To date, Bolt has not specified a deadline for discontinuing this offer. “We will certainly adapt to the dates on which the resorts close”, says a spokesman for the group…