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Alpe d'Huez, France ski and snowboard holidays.

How you rate it

The skiing / snowboarding
4 / 5  Good
The resort
3.3 / 5  Good
Family Holidays
4 / 5  Good
Apres ski
3.5 / 5  Good
Poor.

ALPE D’HUEZ SKI HOLIDAYS

Alpe d’Huez offers sun and easy skiing in an extensive ski area. Glacier skiing complements the skiing possibilities and whilst Alpe d’Huez is considered one of the best beginner ski resorts Europe it also has the longest black run in the Alps, from the Pic Blanc, down over the Sarenne Glacier. The ski area is entirely tree-less and the resort is traditional of a French resort at 1860m, with concrete all around. There are glimpses of low rise and more charming structures but Alpe d’Huez is certainly no Samoens. Nightlife and apres ski is better than many of the French resorts and Alpe d’Huez boasts numerous bars and clubs. The lower slopes above Alpe d’Huez are a beginners dream, whilst further up there are numerous blacks beneath the Pic Blanc.

THE GOOD, THE BAD

Good  We like:
Great beginners ski area, with good snow record

Bad  We don`t like:
Treeless and charmless

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ALPE D’HUEZ SKI HOLIDAY INFO

The skiing is on a grand scale in Alpe d’Huez and offers a good deal to most levels. For beginners then Alpe d’Huez is a paradise; the area just above the resort is awash with green pistes. Red pistes are found above this level until the band of black pistes are reached that descend from the Pic Blanc. Blue pistes are unusually rare.Nightlife and apres ski are impressive in Alpe d’Huez. The resort offers sporadic charm but is essentially your traditional French purpose built resort. Alpe d’Huez has developed a draw for partying groups, maybe because of the numerous bars, or because of the ready access to green ski pistes following a drink till dawn night out.

Review by Rachael Lomax, holiday taken

The skiing / snowboarding

Snowboarding
3 / 5  Neutral
Beginner skiing
5 / 5  Good
Intermediate skiing
5 / 5  Good
Advanced skiing
5 / 5  Good
Off-piste skiing
4 / 5  Good
Terrain Park
3 / 5  Neutral
The ski lift system
4 / 5  Good

The resort

Resort attractiveness
5 / 5  Good
Resort facilities
4 / 5  Good
Resort atmosphere
4 / 5  Good
Resort prices
5 / 5  Good

Family Holidays

Family holiday atmosphere
5 / 5  Good
Family holiday facilities
5 / 5  Good
Kids ski class
4 / 5  Good
Kids crèche
4 / 5  Good

Apres ski

Après ski atmosphere
5 / 5  Good
Après ski prices
5 / 5  Good

Review by Sam Robinson, holiday taken December, 2003

The skiing / snowboarding

Beginner skiing
4 / 5  Good
Intermediate skiing
3 / 5  Neutral
Advanced skiing
3 / 5  Neutral
Off-piste skiing
3 / 5  Neutral
Terrain Park
3 / 5  Neutral
The ski lift system
3 / 5  Neutral
More suited to the intermediate skier I felt. I did not find it a great enough challenge.

The resort

Resort attractiveness
3 / 5  Neutral
Resort facilities
2 / 5  Bad
Resort atmosphere
2 / 5  Bad
Resort prices
2 / 5  Bad
We stayed in a small resort which is in the system and it was a real one horse town. Seemed very unwelcoming and cold and there was nothing to do when we couldn't ski. Would not return.

Family Holidays

No children

Apres ski

Après ski atmosphere
1 / 5  Bad
Après ski prices
1 / 5  Bad
Poor.