The Resort: Alpe d’Huez is one of the world’s largest ski resorts with 249 kilometres of piste and 84 lifts taking you to a fantastic variety of slopes. The resort is also home to La Sarenne, the longest black run in the Alps! Established in the 1920's, Alpe d'Huez hosted the bobsleigh run for the 1968 Olympics.
The Pistes: The pistes are known to appeal to beginners with it’s easy and mellow slopes as well as a draw to the advanced skiers with its high-altitude terrain, offering fantastic off-piste and free-skiing. There are also two snow parks for those hungry for some free-style. Unique in the world, Alpe d’Huez offers the opportunity to ski on four different, exhilarating mountain-sides.
Facilities & Apres-ski: Alpe d’Huez has a very vibrant apres scene. Known as a party resort, there's no lack of bars and clubs to suit your every need including one which has a slide down to their toilets! The village also contains an ice rink, night skiing is available a couple of nights a week; and other fun activities include dog sledding, paragliding and snowmobiling. The there's the sports palace with multiple activities will make your stay more enjoyable. Activities include; an indoor swimming pool with water aerobics for adults and children, ropes course, tennis courts, squash courts, ultra modern gym with advice and professional support, power plates, archery, air or crossbow and relaxing yoga classes.
Facts and Figures:
Snow Resort: Alpe D’Huez, France.
Piste Area: 249 km
Height: From 1860m-3330m
Total number of slopes: 123
Lowest Piste: 1860m
Highest Lift: 3330m
Resort Altitude: 1860m
Max. Vertical: 1470m
Snow Cannons: 963 - over a third of the total area.
Snow Record: Strong, see link http://www.onthesnow.co.uk/nor...
Transfer times with Snow.Cab (see link for prices http://www.snow.cab/ )
Open: from 2nd December to 21st April
Snow.Holiday Pros: Abundant activities on and off the slopes. Great selection of pistes.
Snow.Holiday Cons: Can be busy.
An excellent winter holiday location - Alpe d'Huez will charm you for sure, and the new residence Le Cristal de l'Alpe, even more so! Located in one of the biggest French skiing domaines, with shops and pistes in close proximity, this 4* residence has it all. Le Cristal de l'Alpe offers you high-class services with all the comforts you might need for your holiday, in an environment designed to leave you with a sense of well-being and relaxation.
Hotel Le Pic Blanc gets its name from the magnificent Pic Blanc, or "White Peak", situated behind the hotel, which reaches an impressive altitude of 3330m. The hotel itself is located just 130m from the pistes, at the top of Alpe d'Huez’s 21 hairpins, made famous by the Tour de France. With stunning views, cosy lounge areas complete with fire places, spacious suites, relaxing swimming pool and spa area, this stylish 4* hotel really has it all.
Located in the heart of the beautiful ski resort of Alpe d'Huez, very close to the pistes, ski school and local amenities, the Royal Ours Blanc is an ideal place to stay for a couple, family or friends. This 4* hotel is south-facing, with beautiful balconies and commanding views to enjoy. The hotel was recently renovated, with décor chosen to emulate bees and bears; with warm colours incorporated to create a relaxing environment.