A Complete Guide To Skiing In Alpe d’Huez, France

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Two skiers on a mountain, Alpe d'HuezWhen you, and your family / friends, decide to go away on a winter break, why not head to France for a ski holiday, namely Alpe d’Huez?

It is one of the most beautiful ski resorts that we know of and have had the opportunity to be around, not only for experienced skiers, but for beginners as well.

You need to get in early though as chalets and the like can be booked up pretty quickly due to its massive popularity.  Its popularity could be in the fact that it was a hidden gem for many years, with not a lot of people knowing about its brilliance.

It gives some spectacular views from the valley beneath and has turned out to be renowned for its sunshine record.

If you are looking for a catered ski chalet holiday, then look no further than Alpe d’Huez.  It has a fantastic choice of chalets, which can accommodate between eight and the largest one hosting 20 people.

With its 114 pistes, all of which make up for a wonderful skiing experience, Alpe d’Huez group ski holidays are for everyone.

If beginners attend the ski school (which they definitely should!) they will not regret it; there are a number of wide and gentle blue and green runs perfect for learning the essentials.

For skiers at an intermediate level – they can do all of the fundamentals, but maybe aren’t as confident or experienced as advanced skiers – there are so many runs they could do that they might not be able to fit them all in during one ski holiday.

Advanced and specialist skiers will fall in love with Alpe d’Huez; some of the most testing terrain is found here, with La Sarenne being one of the longest black runs in Europe, and the notorious Tunnel Run, which is known as one of the scariest ski runs in the world.

To relax and calm down after all the excitement of your ski day is over, there are a variety of Après-Ski activities that you can indulge in.

For people that want to relax, there are swimming pools (indoor and outdoor), a library, a movie theatre and a number of cafes and restaurants.

For those of you that want another adrenaline rush, there is paragliding, hand gliding and helicopter flights that you can get involved in.

And for those who want to finish the day and night with a bang, there are loads of bars and four night clubs, and also a cash point, which could come in handy if you spend too much money!

If all of this isn’t enticing you in to a France ski holiday then we don’t know what will!