Peter our friendly Ski Chalet Specialist in Alpe d'Huez
Ski range from 1,480m - 3,300m
Renowned for its sunshine as much as for its excellent snow record, Alpe d'Huez is at the same height as Val d'Isère, and the ski area soars to virtually a whole vertical mile above, at the Pic Blanc summit and the guaranteed snow of the Sarenne Glacier.
From here you can see one-fifth of France before you take on the challenge of the Sarenne descent - the longest black run in the world - fully 16kms from top to bottom!
For less challenging descents, the cruisy open slope above the village offer ample opportunity to perfect your carving technique, whilst beginners will be spoilt by the number of blue and green runs they can tackle.
The main children's ski area is at the Rond Point des Pistes at the top of the 'Telecentre' lift, and as children progress, there is a huge range of green, blue and red runs which fan out from here.
Alpe d'Huez has a deserved reputation as an ideal place to start your ski career, with the area around the Rond Point des Pistes offering numerous gentle runs on which to start, and the ski school has a good reputation for sympathetic instruction.READ MORE
GETTING TO ALPE D'HUEZ
Transfer time: 1 hour 45 minutes
- East Midlands
Transfer time: 3 hours