Alpe d`Huez has enviable snow and weather conditions which can be enjoyed against the back drop of the impressive scenery of the Grandes Rousses Mountains. A south-facing resort at 1860 m above sea level, also known as the Island in the Sunshine allows visitors to enjoy maximum sunshine around 300 days a year.
If you wish to ski the longest black run in Europe, head across to Alpe d`Huez and the 16kms, La Sarenne. However you will have to be an advanced skier to start the run - and also to finish it as there are no exit routes on the way down.
Should your intentions be a little less ambitious, then you have a choice of 37 green runs to meet your needs - many of which can be skied on a limited access lift pass for around 10 euros.
Beginners will enjoy the fact that nursery runs are to be found in the centre of the resort, a great base to build on confidence and technique.
For non-skiers there is a large outdoor swimming pool and indoor pool, an Olympic sized ice rink and fully equipped sports centre with tennis and squash courts, aerobics, table tennis and many other activities to enjoy off the slopes.
There are many bars and restaurants within the resort to enjoy on an evening, a great selection of eateries whether your looking for a quick casual snack or fine-dining, you will sure find an option to suit.
Its locations is ideal whether you travel by air or car. Grenoble is 1 hour away and Paris is 5 hours away.
Last Updated: Apr 13