A skier's secret paradise waiting to be discovered
A well-kept secret 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 and purpose-built, the resort spread out over the hillside, all connected by basket lifts. For advanced skiers, Alpe d'Huez boasts Europe's longest black ski run, La Sarenne, at a leg burning 16kms.
Ski Accommodation In Alpe d'Huez
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 is a great resort for any holiday.
For those looking for some cheap skiing, Alpe d'Huez has got some fantastic self-catering apartments close to the pistes and 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.
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.
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' which have lots of local events. For live music, the British-run 'Underground Bar' and 'Le Sporting' are also favourites while the 'Iglu' nightclub has a good reputation among 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.
With over 100 blue and red runs makes this resort a mecca for intermediates. With over 249kms of pistes you will enjoy long ski days trying to cover as much terrain as possible.
Alpe d'Huez, France
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Alpe d'Huez, France
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