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   Alpe d'Huez

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resort height
 1860m
highest lift
 3330m 
snow range
6,102 - 10,989 ft
snow probability
very good
transfer times
Chambery 2hrs 
Lyons 2.5hrs

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State of the art ski technology combines with extensive skiing to make Alpe d'Huez a top choice.

Alpe d'Huez is a modern and buzzing resort set on a sunny balcony above the Oisand valley near Grenoble in the southern alps. 

Set high in the Grandes Rousses mountains, Alpe d'Huez is the fifth largest skiing area in France linking villages Vaujany, Oz, Villard-Reculas and Auris-en-Oisans. 

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Varied pistes offer easier slopes nearer the resort and long testing runs from peaks with impeccable views. A new run down to l'Enversin d'Oz offers the longest vertical drop in the Alps. 

The resort offers lots of amenities, including an excellent sports centre. The large outdoor pool and skating rink are both free with a full area lift pass.

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  • extensive skiing
  • sunny attractive views
  • snow cannons
  • modern lift system
  • beautiful scenery
  • sunny position
  • variety of mountain restaurants
  • widespread artificial snow
  • ideal for families and mixed ability groups
  • varied off-piste skiing
  • limited tree line skiing
  • weekend crowds
  • uninspired nightlife

aprés ski

for a british atmosphere try Crowded House Bar in the Hermitage. try Smithies Tavern, the Underground Bar in the Hotel Charmois and the Road House Bar in the Vallee Blanche. For a resident pianist try L'Avalanche.

activities

sports centre with tennis and squash courts * archery * gym * indoor golf * handball * basketball * volleyball * indoor football * outdoor swimming pool (free with full weekly  liftpass) * cinema * parapenting *  ski-dooing * Ice skating (free with full weekly Visalp lift pass- skate hire extra) * ice climbing * ice driving * dog sledding

eating out

more than 40 restaurants. * 3 course set menu approx 17-30 * Pizzas 6 * try L'Outa for an excellent à-la-carte menu and La Pomme de Pin for french cuisine. try Smithy's for Tex Mex and Pinnochio for pizza 

other amenities

marked walks *   boutiques  * excursions to historic university town of Grenoble

children

ski school for those 4-12 years
tourist office 
Place Paganon, BP 54, 38750 Alpe d'Heuz
tel 04 76 11 44 44
fax 04 76 80 69 54

 

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