Match 8th - 15th 2008

The Accommodation

The Skiing

alpe-d'huez-montfrais.jpg (107543 bytes) Alpe d'Huez is the hub of the Grandes Rousses Massif. The central bowl of Alpe dHuez naturally divides into zones catering for different abilities. It should be said that the resort is an excellent place for beginners to learn as the large number of green pistes testify. These currently stand at 39 and the majority occupy the shallow bowl immediately above the resort. There are a number of chairlifts serving this area such as Romans, Fontbelle, and Lac Blanc.

Changes for last season included a glacier visitor resting area at the foot of the Herpie lift and the replacement of the Louvets chair with a new 4-seater linking the Alpauris ( scare chair ) and Auris Express lifts.

Piste Map

Snowsports Areas  
Pisted runs 248 km 
Snowparks 2  
Black ski runs 17  
Red ski runs 36 
Blue ski runs 31 
Green ski runs 39 
TOTAL 123 
Cable car 6 
Gondola 10
Chair 24 
Drag 41 
Carpet 3 


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Snow Cannons 785

Fantastic chalet with very high standards, outdoor hot tub, steam room and doorstep skiing!
It has a fantastic location right on the slopes amongst a cluster of other chalets in a new development. You jump on your skis right outside the door and ski 250m down to the gondola lift. At the end of the day you can ski right back to the door. In the evening the centre of Alpe d'Huez is 20-25mins walk but there are a couple of bars and a scattering of shops only 5-10mins away. Alternatively you can jump on the free ski bus which stops close to the chalet.

The facilities are excellent. The spacious sun terrace has a hot tub and fantastic views. It catches the sun virtually all day. Inside, the chalet is nicely decorated and has large, comfortable sofas, and open fireplace in its spacious lounge with cable TV. Adjoing the lounge is the open plan dinning area. All bedrooms are well furnished. Two have their own facilities and others share facilities on the corridor. There is a heated boot room and downstairs there is a steam room.

The Village

One of the premier resorts in the French Alps, with superb skiing for all abilities and a wide variety of night life

What Alpe d'Huez lacks in chocolate-box charm, it more than makes up for in top convenience and scope. It's a true skier's resort, one of France's real big hitters, with first class piste design, lift system and snow making. It's all blissfully easy to use and the continuous investment keeps it State of the Art.
Beginners have vast nursery slopes close to the resort centre and an array of wide, gentle greens to potter on before venturing further afield. Then they can enjoy endless, wide-open pistes. Intermediates can cover virtually the whole area on cruising blues or testing reds that usually have a black alternative. Experts have all the challenge they can handle, including the longest black in the world and some fantastic challenges from the top of Pic Blanc. From 3300m you can ski black runs almost all the way to the village at 1860m. Snowboarders also have plenty of opportunities with a couple of boarder-cross parks and snow parks with ramps, jump and rails. They also have vast powder fields and natural gullies.

Alpe D'Huez is a big, bustling ski resort with all the aprs ski facilities you would expect from a world-class resort but it still has a nice atmosphere and a wide variety of nightlife.