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The flagship project will be to build a gondola link between Alpe d’Huez and Les 2 Alpes, creating one of the largest linked ski areas in the world.

Upgrades and expansions include:

1. Linking Alpe d’Huez & Les 2 Alpes


60 million euros will be spent on this exciting project to connect the 2 popular resorts by 2021. The cable car crossing across the valley will take 18 minutes. Starting at 2200m in the area Signal de l’Homme the cable car will cross the valley passing over Freney-d’Oisans to Mont-de-Lans in Les 2 Alpes.

With 250km of piste in Alpe d’Huez and 225km in Les 2 Alpes, linking the 2 domains will create a ski area totaling 475km! This will be larger than Espace Killy (Tignes and Val d’Isere) and Paradiski (Les Arcs and La Plagne).

It’s likely that the building work won’t start until 2019 for opening in 2021.

The latest plan of the link:



2. More Hotels


200 million euros will be spent on modernising and expanding hotels in Alpe d’Huez, creating 4600 new ‘high end’ beds, including 800 in 5 star hotels and over 3000 in 4 or 5 star apartments.

New hotels in Alpe d'Huez
Four new neighborhoods will be built. Photo: immobilier.lefigaro.fr

3. Less Cars & Better Quality of Life


New underground parking will be created so there are less cars in resort. Roads will become pedestrianised and more trees will be planted.

4. Better Links Across the Mountain & Villages


30 million is to be invested in a new 2 km gondola link between the village of Huez and Alpe d’Huez ski resort.

100 million will be spend on modernising existing lifts to speed up transportation and increase capacity across the mountain.

Vaujany also has long term plans to connect to Les Sybelles region of Maurienne, which would create a linked ski area of over 800km!



 
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Snow Report | 18 Jun 2016: Summer snow
Summer snow showers in France this week:

Les 2 Alpes


Professional skiers and snowboarders have been up on the Les 2 Alpes glacier this week enjoying the fresh snow. Today (Saturday 18th June) the station is officially open to the public with 40cm of fresh powder snow!

Summer skiing will be open in Les 2 Alpes until 27 August everyday from 7am to 12:30pm. This is the largest skiable glacier in Europe with runs between 2800m (foot of Signal) and up to 3600m (top of the glacier).


Pro skier, Kevin Rolland in Les 2 Alpes on Friday 17th June


Val Thorens


Val Thorens


Fat flakes in Val Thorens on Wednesday 15th June

La Plagne


There was a fresh covering of snow in the early hours of Friday morning above 2000m in La Plagne.

La Plagne
Cover of fresh snow on Friday 17th June

Val d'Isere


Snow in Val d'Isere on Friday 17th June

Val d'isere snow report
20cm of snow on Sunday, then bright blue skies on Monday 20th June



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Snow Report | 18 Jun 2016: Summer snow
Summer snow showers in France this week:

Les 2 Alpes


Professional skiers and snowboarders have been up on the Les 2 Alpes glacier this week enjoying the fresh snow. Today (Saturday 18th June) the station is officially open to the public with 40cm of fresh powder snow!

Summer skiing will be open in Les 2 Alpes until 27 August everyday from 7am to 12:30pm. This is the largest skiable glacier in Europe with runs between 2800m (foot of Signal) and up to 3600m (top of the glacier).


Pro skier, Kevin Rolland in Les 2 Alpes on Friday 17th June


Val Thorens


Val Thorens


Fat flakes in Val Thorens on Wednesday 15th June

La Plagne


There was a fresh covering of snow in the early hours of Friday morning above 2000m in La Plagne.

La Plagne
Cover of fresh snow on Friday 17th June

Val d'Isere


Snow in Val d'Isere on Friday 17th June

Val d'isere snow report
20cm of snow on Sunday, then bright blue skies on Monday 20th June



Check out summer ski holidays in Tignes or winter 2016/17 ski deals
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More EasyJet winter 2017 flights on sale 9th June February half term dates so expect some fantastic prices for these peak dates if you book as soon as possible.

Many of our chalet holidays are packaged together with chartered flights, where the Tour Operators will book the entire plane in order to transport all their customers to a chosen destination.

As Iglu Ski sells a wide range of ski holidays on top of the traditional Saturday to Saturday chalet holiday, we use EasyJet flights to create packages for a number of ski holidays including ski weekends, short breaks, accommodation only properties and peak date Club Med.

If you are thinking about one of these types of ski holidays for February or March, call us now so you can secure the best priced flights for your 2017 holiday... flight prices will only escalate once on sale!

If you are wanting flights for later in the ski season, EasyJet will release flights for 26th March to 25th June 2017 in September 2016.

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Ski as much as you want, whenever you want with the Epic Pass USA. Even though the pass is for the whole winter 2016/17 season, when purchased in advance it pays for itself in just over 5 days. In simple, it’s cheaper to buy an Epic Pass than buying locally.

You can only purchase an Epic Pass for a limited time. You will not be able to purchase one once in ski resort. Book your 2016/17 Epic Pass with Iglu Ski for unlimited skiing all winter in a wide range of ski resorts.

An epic pass gives unlimited access all season to these ski resorts:

2016-2017 Epic Pass Price:

Adult (13 years +) $809
Child (5-12 years) $419

With the Epic pass you could take one trip to Colorado, skiing as many of the mentioned resorts as you wish, then head to Tahoe later in the year for another trip all on one lift pass.

The Epic Pass provides our guests with ultimate ease and flexibility to revisit their favourite resorts, plus an opportunity to sample new destinations every year,” said Kirsten Lynch, chief marketing officer of Vail Resorts.

Find out more about Skiing in North America.

Epic Pass in Europe:

The Epic pass has teamed up with Verbier resorts in Switzerland to offer 5 days skiing in Verbier with your Epic pass. This is a perfect way to save money on your lift pass if you are considering a ski trip to USA and one to Switzerland during the season.

To get the 5 day lift pass for Verbier, you must book your accommodation directly through a hotel in Verbier. Unfortunately holiday bookings through a UK tour operator or travel agency won’t be valid to receive the 5 day pass.

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