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Alpe D’Huez

Why visit Alpe d’Huez?

If you love a getaway to the crisp snowy mountains but dream of returning home with a sun kissed glow, Alpe d’Huez is the resort for you.

One of the sunniest resorts in the Alps due to it’s south facing position, you are guaranteed a set of goggle marks to show off on your return home.

Alpe D’Huez has an exceptional ski area with runs and off-piste to suit all standards. The beginner’s area is easy enough to practice your skills before ascending to higher points. Well known for freeskiing due to the varied steep terrain. The Sarenne black run is the world’s longest at 16 kilometres.

For the dare devils among you there are plenty of remote off piste spots such as the Couloir Fleur and Perrins Bowl for vertical descent, with heli drops to deliver you safely back to the resorts altiport.

Alpe D’Huez has everything you need for a good night out, from cosy and relaxed restaurants and bars to nightclubs that keep the wild childs in resort occupied till the early hours.

If you want to take a break from the slopes, included in the price of your lift pass is access to the popular open air swimming pool and the local ice rink.

Should you get thirsty afterwards head to seasonaires favourite, L’Etalon for a rum cocktail. For the beer lovers, they also sell litre steins.

THE STATS

  • 131 Runs
  • 249 Km of Slopes
  • 84 Lifts
  • 2 Snowparks

RUN BREAK DOWN

  • 41 Green
  • 34 blue
  • 40 red
  • 16 black

WHERE WHITEROAD EAT AND DRINK

Best restaurant
Au Montagnard

Consisting of a menu containing a fusion of French and European cuisine, this restaurant comes in high on most locals lists, located in the centre of town you don’t have far to walk from the lifts to get your hands on some tasty food. If you’ve shunned the trend and not gone vegan, we can’t recommend the steak enough.

Not only is the food great but it’s good value as well, what more could you want.

Best cheap eat
Bar Les Berges Chez Leo

Located in Bergers, just at the base of the slopes this is a bustling pub with great food that has an even nicer price tag.

Open for breakfast, grab a takeaway sandwich or sit down for a beer. No matter what time of the day Bar Les Berges is a great place to be.

Best Après

Alpe d’Huez is one of the resorts in the French Alps which loves to party, it is likely to have something to do with the fact that it’s so sunny.

With an abundance of busy bars and two vibrant late-night venues you can start at La Folie Douce on the slopes after a hard day hitting the pow, their après parties are notorious and are bound to set you up well for the rest of the evening.

Head down to the village and try out Freeride Café which has pool tables, a large TV screen and a slide down to the toilets. In addition to this, drinks prices work on a stock market model and fluctuate every 100 seconds! This is as close as you’re going to get to Wolf Of Wall Street on the slopes.

Travel

Fly

  • Nearest airport: Grenoble
  • London to Grenoble: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Birmingham to Grenoble: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Glasgow to Grenoble: 2 hour 20 minutes
  • Dublin to Grenoble: 2 hour 15 minutes

*Coach transfers run throughout Saturday and Sunday (for Sundays there is a £5.50 pp/per journey supplement). These are shuttle transfers and in some cases you will be required to wait at the airport. The last transfer from Grenoble is approximately 20:50pm, we recommend not landing after 19:20pm.

The earliest possible time we can get you to Grenoble is 07:50am on the return journey. We recommend not booking any flight which takes off before 09:50am.

Transfer times are subject to change and availability. As such we do not publish a timetable. If you are concerned please feel free to call the office on 0208 246 6677 (ext: 2) for more advice.*

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Coach travel

  • Grenoble to Alpe d’Huez: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Prices start from £48 return
  • Coaches will drop travellers as close to their accommodation as possible.

Private Transfers

Private direct transfers are available for groups of all sizes from Grenoble, Geneva and Lyon. Get dropped at your door for ultimate convenience.

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