“Located in the Grandes Rousses massif, Alpe d'Huez (ADH) has long been popular with the French for its breathtaking scenery, alleged 360 days of sunshine per year and huge ski terrain. Unfortunately, the purpose-built town sprawls across four separate quarters, meaning accommodation and restaurants are far apart. The Altiport complex, where most chalets are, is particularly far away from the centre. However, you can stay in the more rustic villages of Vaujany and Huez, which are linked to ADH by chairlift."
On the Rotaski 'tick list' for a while Alpe d'Huez is recognised as one of the resorts to visit and rightly so.The lift system could do with a bit of investment and there's not an ideal 'end of the day' bar to head to as the skiing is generally at the top end of town which is sort of triangular.However the variety of runs is superb in relation to the mileage - the unpisted black combre charbonniere is a leg burner in heavy snow but Europe's longest Black Sarenne is fantastic arpart from the lengthy green road at the end - and of course there's also the famous 'Tunnel' back down from the Sarenne Glacier.