Alp D'Huez in France Resort Guide
A high, sunny well spread out resort which manages to combine a range of modern, purpose built accommodation with the opportunity to stay in more traditional villages linked to the main resort.
The excellent all round range of well maintained skiing and the resort's committed investment in improving the uplift network and the range and quality of skiing terrain contribute greatly to the enduring popularity of Alpe d'Huez. The range of skiing is excellent. From the extensive off-piste, Europe's longest black run (17km black and 2000m of vertical from the top of the Pic Blanc down the Sarenne to valley level.
Intermediate skiing has been improved with a wider choice of genuine intermediate runs. So too there is an excellent ski school and a web of green runs for the novices and less experienced radiating out from the main village at 1880m. Skiing to village level is supplemented by a share of the armoury of nearly 400 snow cannon. More than 220km of skiing in total.
Accomodation & Après Ski
Alpe d'huez offers some top class restaurants, but you have to pay for what you get. Being one of the larger, more spread out, resorts night life is varied and lively. The buildings aren't particularly kind to the eye but rather of a more functional nature, the older part of the village however is more in keeping with the charm of the mountain. Off piste activities are plentiful in Alpe d'huez, from skating to a climbing wall, to paragliding.
Alpe d'Huez also has a Folie Douce, on the slopes, with a daily apres ski programme of sweet madness - the literal meaning of Folie Douce - MC, DJ, professional dancers, singing, dancing in ski boots......it's an experience to try at least once! Situated on the homebound slopes alongside the main lift, you can choose to take the last lift down when the departure is announced by the MC, or ski back to base.
Mountain resturants in Alpe d'Huez include:
Le Taburle - a good priced restaurant with a large sun terrace
Auberge de la Combe Haute - the perfect stop to relax after skiing down the Sarenne piste.
Chantebise 2100 - Large south facing sun terrace with plenty of deckchairs for soaking up the sun on your lunch break.
Nuvo Self Restaurant - Cheap and cheerful self service restaurant near Folie Douce.
Apres bars in Alpe d'Huez include:
L'Etalon - Rum bar.
Sphere - A small bar in the centre popular with seasonaires.
Underground Bar - A popular London themed bar with live music most evenings.
O'Sharkey's Bar - An Irish sports bar.
L'Igloo - Nightclub.
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|BOTTOM STATION||1860||CHAIR LIFTS||23||INTERMEDIATE RATING||8|
|GONDOLAS/CABLE CARS||15||BEGINNER RATING||7|
Lift Pass Prices From
- Adult One Day Pass : €55
- Adult Six Day Pass : €275
- Child One Day Pass : €45
- Child Six Day Pass : €217
- Senior discounts available
- Duo discounts available
- Group discounts available
- Family discounts available