Ski Holidays in Alpe d'Huez, France
A skier's secret paradise waiting to be discovered
A well-kept secret by the French for years, the ski resort of Alpe d'Huez sits high up in the mountains in a sunny bowl opposite Les Deux Alpes, Alpe d'Huez commands spectacular views of the valley below and has become renowned for its sunshine record. Much of Alpe d'Huez is modern, purpose-built and spread out over the hillside, all connected by basket lifts. Alpe d'Huez also boasts Europe's longest black ski run, La Sarenne, at a leg burning 16kms.
Alpe d'Huez Resort Key Facts
|Resort height:||1860m, 10,922 ft||Snow:|
|Highest lift:||3330m, 10,922ft||Beginners:|
|No. of lifts:||84||Intermediate:|
|Total piste length:||250km||Snowboarding:|
|Purpose built:||No||Night Life:|
Alpe d'Huez Accommodation
With a good mix of all types of accommodation from catered chalets and chalet hotels to self catered apartments and French run hotels, Alpe d'Huez really is a great resort to holiday in.
For those looking for some cheap skiing, Alpe d'Huez has got some fantastic self catering apartments close to the pistes. For those who prefer a catered chalet or a chalet hotel, an extensive range of standards and locations are available for you to choose from.
About the Skiing and Boarding in Alpe d'Huez
Skiing and boarding in Alpe d'Huez offers something for everyone. Beneath the Pic Blanc at 3330 metres is a superbly linked lift system covering 238 kilometres of piste on one ski pass. It is ideal for families and groups of different abilities. For beginners there are easy-to-reach nursery slopes in the centre of the resort. For the early intermediates there are outstanding blues and greens, including tree-lined runs in the Auris and Vaujany areas. Advanced skiers and boarders can enjoy the 16km Sarenne, the longest black run in Europe, the Canyon and some excellent off-piste. If you can contemplate the drop from Le Tunnel you know you've cracked the sport! Alpe d'Huez has gained a great reputation amongst snowboarders and includes a permanent natural half-pipe known as Le Couloir.
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Après Ski in Alpe d'Huez
Alpe d'Huez has a lively nightlife with plenty of bars, live music and good discos. The more popular bars in the area are; 'Pacific Bar', 'O Bar' and 'Crowded House' having lots of local events or for live music , the British-run 'Underground Bar' and 'Le Sporting' are also favourites while the 'Iglu' nightclub has a good reputation amongst dance music connoisseurs.
Relax after a good day's skiing in the heated outdoor swimming pool, go ice-skating or take advantage of the modern sports centre (indoor pool, indoor tennis, climbing wall, squash and multi-gym). There are also great French restaurants, pizzerias, creperies and a selection of gourmet establishments to choose from.
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Chalet-Pregentil - Alpe-D'Huez
The chalet interior enjoys a wonderful cosy atmosphere, and being made virtually entirely from local
Chalet-Le-Lac-Blanc-II - Alpe-D'Huez
As with its sister chalet, Le Lac Blanc I, Le Lac Blanc II is in the most enviable position in Alpe
Les-Eterlous - Alpe-D'Huez
Comfortable, stylish and practical, Chalet Les Eterlous is a fine choice. This chalet offers the lu
Pic-Blanc - Alpe-D'Huez
A superb quality hotel ideally located in the Bergers area of the resort with lovely views. Large l
Alpe D'Huez Snow Conditions
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|Piste||Resort is closed for the season|
|Last Report Update||19th May @ 12:00|