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Club Med L'Alpe d'Huez La Sarenne
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Hotel Club Med L'Alpe d'Huez La Sarenne
This is a full board hotel - including flights/transfers, lift pass, tuition, childcare, open bar/snacks & entertainment*.
At the crossroads of the six valleys of the Oisans lies the resort of Alpe d'Huez, at the heart of the ancient alpine pastures of a mountain village.
Overlooking this island of sunshine, the Resort invites its guests to try out the sliding sports to experience the thrills of the longest black slope in Europe, while those who are partial to relaxing will enjoy the panorama from the indoor heated pool.
The Resort of 364 rooms consists of an eight-floor hotel. Most of the rooms are South facing. Every room has a hairdryer, a telephone, TV and personal safe.
Comfortable, elegant room measuring 17 m2, with all the facilities and services you need to enjoy your stay including shower room and separate WC
Room measuring 22 to 27m2 located in the “Marmotte” building, linked to the hotel by a covered walkway. Includes shower room and separate WC
|The bars and restaurants cater for every palate for breakfast, lunch & dinner.
|Be carefree with an all-inclusive package! You can have the freedom to enjoy drinks and snacks in all the chalet hotel bars, outside normal meal hours, and, as much as you like!
Meal times are a memorable experience. The masterful chefs offer you a choice of the world's finest cuisine with freshly-sourced produce, mouth-watering flavours and ingredients that perhaps you've never tasted before; or you can choose universal favourites such as grilled meats, pizzas and hamburgers or there's also simple, fresh and light options on offer.
Selected drinks of your choice throughout the day and night! Water, fruit juices, soft drinks, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, beer, wine, 'aperitifs', cocktails, local and international alcohol such as rum, whisky, gin, etc...
Unlimited snacks... you can indulge in whatever you fancy day and night! Gourmet moments to make the most of the chalet hotel activities at your own pace: late breakfast, late lunch, afternoon snack, nightclub nibbles... including a wide variety of sweet and savoury snacks (salads, fruits, dairy products, cookies, pizzas, hamburgers, savoury tarts, nachos, tapas, etc.)
Your Package includes*:
* Please note: Ski/board/boot hire is NOT included in the 'per person' price and will need to be paid for as an additional extra.
- Return flights and transfers between the airport and the Club Med Village (if booked package incl Club Med transport)
- Accommodation (in a standard Club room) Other room types available at extra cost
- All meals, with wine, beer and soft drinks
- Open bar and snacks
- Club Med Baby Welcome
- Mini Club Med (from 4 to 10 years)
- Juniors' Club Med (from 11 to 17 years) (During French school holidays)
- Ski pass (from 4 years)
- Group classes at all levels: alpine skiing (from 4 years) or snowboarding (from 8 years during French school holidays)(from 12yrs outside French holidays) or cross country skiing (from 12 years)
- Special Teen's snow sports package (from 11 to 17 years) (During French school holidays)
- Heated indoor pool
Alpe d'Huez Resort Info
Alpe d'Huez skiing
Alpe d’Huez is set on a high sunny plateau, at 1,860m in the Grande Rousses area of the Southern French Alpes. Surrounded by an amazing snow bowl, it has mile after mile of varied pisted and off piste opportunities. With over 250km of skiing to choose from, it provides endless choices for all levels of skiers and boarders. The resort boasts an excellent snow record due to its high altitude – high altitude goes hand in hand with breathtaking views and a wonderful starting point for the Sarenne descent, officially one of the longest black runs in Europe.
Alpe d'Huez is known as Island of the Sun ('Lile au Soleil') and most of the main slopes face south benefiting from the claimed average of 300 sunshine days a year! The resort spreads down a gentle slope in a triangular shape from the main lift station at the top corner. Access roads enter the village at the lower two corners. The main Avenue des Jeux is used as a central focus and this is where you will find some of the shops, bars and restaurants along with the swimming pool and ice rink. Towards the bottom of the town is the older, original core of the resort which has a slightly more traditional feel to it.
Alpe d'Huez has skiing suitable for everyone. The large network of lovely wide green runs immediately above the village is as good a beginner area as you will find anywhere. For intermediates there is a fine selection of blue and red runs, the variety being difficult to beat with trees, valleys and a range of terrain to explore. The slopes divide into four areas with good connections between them. Every section of the resort has some challenging red runs to test the adventurous as well as some serious off-piste routes for the experts to enjoy. Gondolas and fast chairs are the main access to the lifts, although there are a few older chairs and drag lifts scattered around.
More Alpe d'Huez resort information
There are two terrain parks, one near the bottom of the slopes for novices with various jumps and rollers and another 1.5km advanced park close to the Lac Blanc drag which has a half-pipe, jumps, rails, big air and boardercross course. Above Vaujany there is another beginners park. Experienced boarders are well catered for with lots of good freeriding to be had, together with vast and varied off-piste to be tried with a guide. For cross country skiers there are 50km of snow sure trails with varying degrees of difficulty.
The resort is linked to Vaujany where there is some great runs and some lovely little cafes - well worth making the effort to get there as only a short ski away from the main slopes of Alpe d'huez.
Alpe d'Huez Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 27 Mar 2017|
|Last snowed|| 26-Mar-2017|
|Fresh snow||20 cm|
|Lower slopes||100 cm|
|Upper slopes||200 cm|
|Piste state||Spring snow|
|Runs to resort||Slushy|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Typical spring snow, firm in the morning, slushy in the afternoon|
Snow Overview - France (snow news updated 27-Mar-2017)
Monday 27th of March saw a return to sunny weather after recent snow storms in the Alps and Pyrenees.
People skiing in Alpe d’Huez (100/200cm) over the weekend woke up to 20cm of new snow, and for a few hours at least, were able to put down some fresh tracks in the sunshine. It didn’t take long for the slopes to return to spring conditions, however, thanks to the warm weather. Slopes softened up fast today and resort runs were slushy early on. With these late season powder days, you need to be there when the snow is falling or you will miss the best of it.
Alpe d’Huez wasn’t the only place to get new snow towards the end of last week and over the weekend, as a number of places experienced a late season top up. Among the biggest winners were Bonneval sur Arc (90/310cm) and Val Cenis (40/235cm) – both got around 40cm of fresh snow. It’s worth bearing in mind that this is already tracked out and snow is fast returning to spring conditions. There were also some fantastic conditions in Montgenevre (140/250cm), where 30cm of new snow fell yesterday, and fresh powder can be skied for a little while longer. Finally, Val d’Isere (98/227cm) is a great option today with 60cm falling yesterday. Tignes (98/227cm) got marginally less, but still lots of new snow there.
Overall, yesterday and today were great days for many resorts in the Alps and the Pyrenees. As the sun is set to stay out this week, we can expect spring conditions to get more and more intense, with slushy slopes throughout resorts.
European Weather Outlook
Spring has well and truly arrived across the European Alps range. Widespread sunshine and warm temperatures are forecast this week, although parts of Switzerland may be cloudy tomorrow. Currently there is no fresh snow forecast until the weekend, when moderate to heavy snow may come to parts of Switzerland, Italy and France.
In the Pyrenees light snow and rain is currently falling, weather conditions will remain changeable until the weekend when moderate snow is forecast for the region. Finally in the far north Nordic area conditions will remain the normal pattern of light snow and dull weather.