Igluski.com Latest Ski News List of ski news articles updates on Alpe D'Huez News thoughtout the day en-gb http://www.igluski.com 2015-11-26 Lots to do in Alpe d'Huez ski holidays in Alpe D'Huez will have plenty to do besides skiing, as the resort's calendar is packed full of events and festivals.

January 1st kicked off the filled schedule with the week-long Ice Festival, a "colourful visual show" and a "play between materials, the transparency of ice and the heat of the lightbeams" which features works from ice sculptor Michel Authier.

Those taking ski holidays in Alpe D'Huez from January 5th were in time to catch the start of the FIS Alpine Skiing Race Week - seven whole days of international ski racing.

Younger skiers are also part of the month's sporting schedule with a two-day Fila Sprint meeting dedicated to children aged five to sixteen years old.

Taking place from January 15th until January 20th 2008 will be the eleventh annual International Comedy film Festival. A selection of eight comedy films will be previewed at the event.

Finally, from January 23rd until January 27th, those on Alpe D'Huez ski holidays will be able to enjoy the Mountain Motor Show featuring ecology, hybrid engines and steering on ice.
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Alpe d'Huez is "best" resort for first-time skiers
The Times recommends that first-times skiers ask their tour operator for advice and recommendations on resorts and whether they have had feedback on different regions.

Additionally, the newspaper notes that Alpe D'Huez ski holidays are best for beginners.

"It's also home to one of the biggest areas of nursery slopes in the Alps - right in front of town," the times reported.

The publication adds that for more experienced skiers, Verbier ski holidays in Switzerland may be a good choice.

On January 14th, 36 out of 46 pistes were open at Verbier.

North America ski holidays are also recommended by the Times for new skiers and snowboarders.

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Love on Alpe D'Huez ski holidays skiing in Alpe D'Huez have been encouraged to contact the Ski Club of Great Britain to share their stories

The news comes after Abbey reveals that according to research by Cahootsa number of Britons intend to whisk their loved ones away this leap year in order to propose in a special location.

One Ski Club of Great Britain member of staff even confessed to their own love affair while enjoying a ski holiday in France.

"I met Bonnie when I was a ski host in a resort in France. She had been taken on holiday by her parents to recover from a 'bad boy' experience. We got married last summer," the information manager revealed.

Another story told the tale of Cat who met now-husband Mick while on a ski holiday in Alpe D'Huez.

Following a chance encounter at a bus stop Mick left Montgeneve where he was staying to join Cat in Alpe D'Huez for a fortnight. He stayed for 18 months before marrying Cat.
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'Best snow of the season' falls in Alps family ski holidays in Europe this Easter will no doubt be thrilled with the way the weather has turned out for them.

The Ski Club of Great Britain reports that snow has been falling all across the Alps, benefiting those skiing in Alpe D'Huez and those enjoying ski breaks in Les Deux Alpes.

Other resorts to have benefited from the flurries of powder include Tignes, La Plagne and various ski resorts in Austria.

"The conditions are quite simply the best of the season with light fluffy powder off piste and gorgeous soft snow on the piste," Ski Club member Sarah Vizard commented.

Roughly 50 centimetres of new snow fell in Verbier in the last week with ski conditions described by the Ski Club as "great".

Meanwhile, the Ski Club's Verbier rep described Easter bank holiday weekend as "the best weekend of the season".

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Rhone-Alps 'the jewel in the crown of France's ski regions'
With Vancouver set to host the 2010 Winter Olympics in just a couple of months, many Canadians are already looking to get away for a few weeks, with a significant number likely to look to the guaranteed snowfall and challenging pistes of France for their winter-fix.

Writing in the Toronto Sun, travel expert Ilona Kauremszky advised one such couple that the Rhone-Alps region hasn't gained its reputation as one of the finest skiing and snow-boarding destinations on the planet for nothing.

"The Rhone-Alpes region is by far the jewel in the crown of France's ski regions. No wonder," she wrote.

"The world's largest ski area - imagine six major ski resorts in one place and you get the picture- the area is also heaven for non-skiers as spas and gastronomy are popular."

The Rhone-Alps region has hosted the Winter Olympics on three separate occasions and it boasts excellent transport connections to the major cities of Lyon and Geneva in Switzerland.

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Alpe d'Huez & Les Deux Alpes Resort Update Thanks to our new in-resort reporter, Masterclass ski school's Stuart, here is the low-down on the current work taking place in Les Deux Alpes and Alpe d'Huez.

With the intention of replacing the old bubble lift that runs from Huez to Alpe d'Huez in the near future, the TO Huez piste is being regraded and new snow cannons are being installed for the forthcoming season. The bowl, although south-facing, is a traditionally a 'cold bowl' and also has the benefit of being in the tree line, thus ensuring a bit more visibility in poor weather.

The Signal de l'Homme side of Auris en Oisans has now had a new blue run cut down its eastern side. This extremely quiet sector of Alpe d'Huez has for years been the domain of the 'off-piste brigade' and red run skiers only. This new run will not affect their territory but will make the access to the green areas of Auris much easier.

Deux Alpes have submitted proposals to extend their pistes with the aid of snow cannons down the north face to the Town of Freney. Freney is a very short hop to Alpe d'Huez. Imagine Vaujany to La Grave on the same lift pass. Watch this space!

Written by Stuart Adamson
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Alpe d'Huez Update - Great Snow & Perfect Pistes Our in resort-reporter, Stuart the Silver haired legend [apparently] from Masterclass Ski, has sent us an update of what's going on in Alpe d'Huez at the moment.

The boys at Masterclass have over the last week skied Les Deux Alpes and Serre Chevalier, as well as their home resort.

It doesn't matter where you go, the skiing on piste is great. Alpe d’Huez has the most snow, by over a meter, but the other two resorts are skiing really well. There is practically no powder following the high wind during last week's storm and off piste is limited to a lot of Sastrugi high up in 2 Alpes and Alpe d'. The only option left for the off piste masochists is a lot of breakable crust. All stations are really quiet and the perfect weather —forecast for the next week — makes this period ideal for piste skiers.

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The new lifts in Auris en Oisens, a satellite resort of Alpe d’huez, have been a roaring success, as have the new blue runs that now make the Auris sector available to the more timid skiers. There are also great reports about the new shortcut from the Alpette run to the Alpette lift.

We have just finished hosting the world skicross champs in Alpe d'Huez, where local interest was focused on Ophélie David who announced that she couldn't resist the temptation to compete yet again. After winning the world championship no less than seven times, David unexpectedly continued this season and came a very creditable 5th. Not bad for some one touching 40 years old.

As for the weather, there is a small amount of snow forecast for later next week. Watch this space!

Written by Stephen Adam
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New for Alpe d'Huez in winter 2015/16 Alpe d’Huez is a fantastic large ski domain that consists of 5 linked ski villages - Auris en Oisans, Alpe d’Huez, Oz en Oisans, Vaujany and Villard Reculas. With panoramic views, high altitude skiing, 250 km of ski runs and a lively town, Alpe d’Huez is a brilliant option for a ski holiday destination.

I visited this great resort in March 2015 here are my 10 reasons why Alpe d’Huez is a must-ski destination.

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What’s new in Alpe d’Huez


The legendary Sarenne black slope has 30 new snow cannons and improvements have been carried out along the piste including 4.5km of new piste down to the Alp Auris lifts. The piste management team SATA hopes that the slope will be open from 5th December 15 to 24th April 2016

If you wish to beat the crowds, once a week you will have the opportunity to open Sarenne with the ski rescue patrollers at 8:30am and ski the run before everyone else.

Back again this year is the ‘Sarenne by night’ experience where you take up the last cable car to the top of Pic Blanc, watch the sunset over the Grand Rousses with ski instructors and a glass of vin chaud before conquering the slope and ending with a mountain dinner before returning to resort by bus. The excusion costs approx. 75 Euros.

New beginner lift pass

A new ski pass called ‘Premiere Glisse’ has been introduced that gives access to the ski lifts in the beginner area and to the Sures, Foret and Col charlift for 22 Euros a day.


SATA and Auris-en-Oisans have worked together to give the village a complete maker over. A 3.5 million euro investiment has developed a new ski area at the foot of the slopes in the village.

The beginner ski area has been expanded and enhanced with new and upgraded lifts and snowmaking facilities. At the top of the Sures chairlift, the Corniche piste has been modified to provide another beginner area. An extra 12 snow cannons have been installed at the top of Auris-en-Oisans to guarantee snow cover between the village and Alpe d’Huez throughout the season.

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Oz en Oisans

The Oz-Vaujany chairlift has been improved for this season cabins have been modernised inside and out to improve safety and comfort and speed up access.

New app

A new mobile app « Alpe d’Huez grand domaine Ski » has been launched to help skiers get the most out of their holiday. The app provides information, and interactive piste map, weather updates, webcams and a guide for each resort in the grand domaine ski area.

Events this season:

Ross on tour - Alpe d’Huez: 24th-25th February 2015
Rossignol comes to Alpe d’Huez and will offer free equipment testing to all. Guests can try out Rossignol skis and snowboards, enjoy events and games and try and win some Rossignol kit.

Telemark World Cup - Auris-en-Oisans: 19-20th March 2016
The Telemark world cup will be held for two days at Auris-en-OIsans. Spectators will have the chance to meet the French Telemark team at a special evening with a screening of the film Télémarcoeur. The event will also give participants the opportunity to test and hire telemark equipment, go night skiing with a telemark professional or take part in an introduction to speed skiing with a timed downhill on the Gentiane track.

Ladies Week - Auris-en-OIsans: 5th-8th March 2016
Auris-en-Oisans doesn’t only want to celebrate Women’s Day on 8th March, women will be queens of the pistes all week! The ski area and all traders have prepared a special program of events and promotions for women to be pampered! Of course, men are also welcome.

Sarenne Snow Bike - Alpe d’Huez: 16th April 2016
If you’ve heard of the famous ‘Megavalanche’ in summer then the ‘Sarenne snow Bike’ is the winter version. The un-timed mountain bike decent down the legendary Sarenne black piste will set even the most hardened adrenaline junkie’s heart racing. Riders set off at an altitude of 3300m and snow bike 16km to the village of Huez at 1460m. 

New accommodations

Both of these properties are under new ownership this season and are being renovated by the new owners.

Hotel Alpenrose
Hotel Le Pic Blanc

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