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Alpe d'Huez, France

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Ski Holidays in Alpe d’Huez, France

Also known as “L’Ile au Solieil” thanks to an average of 300 days’ sunshine per year, Alpe d’Huez perches on a south-facing plateau high above the clouds with incredible far-reaching views. Skiers of all levels are catered for, from the good selection of gentle runs for beginners all the way up to La Sarenne, the legendary 16km black run.

Alpe d’Huez Ski Resort

The resort has a fantastic selection of non-skiing activities on offer, from ice driving to ice skating on the Olympic-sized ice rink; dog-sledding to paragliding. AS an alternative to the ubiquitous sledging, why not try Ski Joering which involves a person on skis being pulled by a horse?! The ice cave at the top of the DMC gondola must not be missed, every year the sculptures change. In the resort itself there is a good selection of bars and restaurants as well as shops, two cinemas, an indoor pool and a climbing wall.

Great resort and runs into town. The old area is best to stay in. No flat sections on the piste so no pushing or... read full

We went late season (5-12 April), the snow at the bottom got VERY slushy, but the top half was great. Ski Pic Bl... read full

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With 250km of pistes, 2 snow-parks, a half-pipe and boardercross – as well as 50km of cross-country trails – Alpe d’Huez caters to all levels. Boarders may come across a few flat areas on the pistes but the freeriding more than makes up for this.

Experts have a selection of black runs to add to the off-piste offerings and heli-skiing; as well as the famous La Sarenne, four itinerary runs and the Tunnel are a great way for experienced skiers to test their ability. Intermediates have a great choice of everything from long blues to challenging reds;

Beginners have two fantastic networks of gentle green runs just above the village.

Non-skiers can explore 35km of winter walking trails, some of which link up with mountain restaurants meaning everyone can meet up for lunch.This wealth of amenities is the reason why families, groups and non-skiers choose ski holidays in Alpe d’Huez.

Après-ski in Alpe d'Huez is quite lively with a good number of bars spread across the resort. Up until this coming 2014 season most of the action happened a little later than other resorts in bars in town with a little live music. This year Alp d'Huez is joining the après-ski elite with the addition of a brand new La Folie Douce up on a sunny plateau at 2300m. There is a long Blue piste back into the resort from there. La Folie Douce has changed the face of après-ski at every resort it has graced like Val Thorens and Méribel. This will be no different and will become a major focus of the après-ski loving British market. In town we recommend Smithy's and for late night partying we recommend the Igloo Club (of course).
 

Skiing in Alpe d’Huez, France

Alpe d’Huez skiing is perfect for beginners, wide gentle slopes running underneath the DMC Gondola (which are often protected for beginners only), and the local ski schools have an unrivalled reputation in giving novices the best possible start. Ski holidays in Alpe d’Huez are particularly good for intermediates with a wide ranging choice of blues and reds, with particularly interesting trips down to Vaujany, Oz and Auris. The lift system is one of the best in the Alps, with queues rarely a problem, except some weekends. One of the longest black runs in Europe, La Sarenne, is particularly challenging with The infamous Tunnel run providing advanced skiers with plenty to enjoy on their ski holidays in Alpe d’Huez.

Undoubtedly ski holidays in Alpe d’Huez provide a great choice for groups of skiers of mixed ability, and the lift pass also affords one day’s skiing in the nearby resorts of Les Deux Alpes and Serre Chevalier.

Activities

Sports Centre with tennis and squash courts • Archery • Gym • Indoor golf • Handball, Basketball, Volleyball and Indoor-football • Outdoor swimming-pool, FREE with full weekly lift-pass • Parapenting • Ski-dooing • Ice-skating rink FREE with full weekly Visalp lift-pass (skate hire extra) • Ice driving • Night skiing • Sledging slope

Alpe d'Huez Ski Chalets

Igluski has a fantastic range of Alpe d'huez ski chalets available throughout the season. Choose from luxury through to budget chalets in Alpe d'Huez and enjoy the ultimate ski holiday experience.

Alpe d'Huez Ski Apartments

We also offer excellent Alpe d'huez ski apartments which are superbly located whether you prefer a quiet luxury spot or being right in the centre of all the action. Simply browse our huge list of Alpe d'Huez apartments to find the place that's perfect for you.

Alpe d'Huez Ski Hotels

The resort is also home to plenty of top class Alpe d'Huez hotels which range from budget rooms for short breaks to large group ski hotels perfect for larger parties. Whatever your needs on the slopes, our Alpe d'Huez hotels will meet your expectations in every way.

Alpe d'Huez Ski Deals

L'Ours Blanc Apartments ***
L'Ours Blanc Apartments
10 Jan 15
Edinburgh
Les Bergers Belambra Apartments ***
Les Bergers Belambra Apartments
21 Mar 15
Gatwick
Chalet Pregentil ****
Chalet Pregentil
03 Jan 15
Gatwick
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  • 1860m
  • Resort Altitude

  • 249km
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  • Direction of Slopes

  • 16km
  • Longest Run

  • 45
  • Draglifts
  • 98
  • Ski Lifts

  • 1
  • Snowboard Park

  • 3330m
  • Highest Lift

  • 25
  • Chairlifts

  • 26
  • Cable-cars
  • Heated Outdoor Pool
  • Ice Rink
  • Nightclub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Bowling
  • Skidoo
  • Walking Trails
  • Gym
  • Parapenting
  • Snowshoeing
  • Snow sure
  • Glacier Resort
  • High altitude skiing
  • High altitude resort
  • Lively après ski
  • New To Skiing
  • Resort bus
  • Supermarket
  • Tourist Office
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