Ski Holidays France

World wide ski accommodation and services.

Alpe d’Huez Ski Holiday Resort
France, St Foy
Last Update: 01/06/20
Overview

After the 21 hair pin bends it takes to reach this resort and upon entrance to Alpe d'Huez, the view just takes your breath away. and you are likely to pull the face of Pat Butcher sucking a particularly sour lemon, it aint pretty! Let's be honest Alpe d'Huez is an architectural melting pot of conflicting ideas. However, as you travel through you will see very encouraging signs that the French have finally put the old vin rouge down and seen the errors of their ways. The recent construction comprises of properties that have a harmony with the glorious mountains that surround this village. The Altiport area is virtually exclusively detached chalets of this nature and VIP have constructed a beautiful enclave close to the DMC gondola. The town itself is quite spread out so little rat runs have been created to facilitate skiers to ski these trails to their accommodation at the end of the day. The size of the ski area can compete with the top tier resorts of the Three Valleys, Espace Killy, and many of the French Tarantaise resorts.

The village height at 1860m ensures a good snow coverage although it's south facing elevation can sometimes lead to slush on the lower runs. No such problems up top though as the height reaches a huge 3330m where the glacier is located. The resort sits as the capital of the "L'Ile au Soleil" and the ski region takes in some charming villages with their own ski areas. The slopes immediately above the resort are of a strange phenomenon whereby, in general, the higher up you go the steeper the pistes become - so you are faced with the greens, then blues, then reds, then blacks. Beginners are faced with one of the world's best and biggest beginners areas - it really is amazingly large.

(Rated 5 out of 5)
Verified
Hot Offer
Multi Hotels
Multi Chalets
At a glance
  • Pistes: 250km
  • Resort height: 1860m
  • Top station: 3330m
Positives
  • Large ski area
  • Sunny slopes
  • Good mountain restaurants
  • Good snowmaking facilities
  • Lively resort
  • Good snow record
Negatives
  • Architectual hotchpotch but getting better
  • Overcrowding on main runs
  • Overcrowding on main runs
Amenities
Property Owner Profile

John Doe (Owner)

Member since February 2020
Verified

Related Property

The latest ski chalets at discounted prices.

Verified
Hot Offer
The Mazots, Morzine

Morzine, France

Verified
Hot Offer
The Loft at 272, Chamonix Valley

Chamonix Valley, France

Verified
Hot Offer
The Loft, Verbier

Verbier, Switzerland