Alpe d'Huez Resort Info
Alpe d'Huez skiing
Alpe d'Huez ski resort offers something to challenge all levels of skier. Two of the biggest attractions for the more advanced skier are the 2230m vertical drop and a 16km black run. Off-piste skiing is also excellent, with decent snowfalls, exceptional scenery and sunnier-than-average weather. Boarders and freestyle skiers are also catered for with a fairly decent snowpark and a funpark for those starting out.
Alpe d'Huez ski resort
With development into a ski holiday destination beginning in the late '60s, Alpe d'Huez did for a long time remain a largely French resort, although it is now welcoming more and more British skiers. Alpe d'Huez still draws a large weekend crowd, with its own altiport and Grenoble only 90mins away. Restaurants are of a good standard both on and off the mountain, and nightlife is ever improving with more and more bright young things gracing these parts.
Overall, Alpe d'Huez is very good, particularly for families who want to eat well, enjoy great scenery and have access to a ski domain to suit all levels.
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Alpe d'Huez Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 19 Dec 2013|
|Last snowed|| 30-Nov-2013|
|Fresh snow||10 cm|
|Lower slopes||20 cm|
|Upper slopes||150 cm|
|Runs to resort||Artificial|
|Off piste snow||Crud|
|Comments||Fast skiing on hard packed pistes|
Snow Overview - France (snow news updated 19-Dec-2013)
Nearly all of our featured French resorts will be open after this weekend with many ski areas starting up their lifts for the first time on Friday 20th December and Saturday 21st December.
Les Gets (40/180cm) will be open every day from Saturday along with Les Carroz (10/30cm) and Bonneval-sur-Arc (40/60cm).
On Friday Le Corbier (10/25cm) and Sainte Foy (35/40cm) will offer free skiing when they kick off their ski season while Les Contamines (15/35cm) is also due to open up on Friday.
European Weather Outlook
The snow is set to return to Europe just in time for Christmas with consistent snowfall predicted across the Alps next week. France is expecting moderate snowfall before the weekend and Isola 2000 could enjoy up to 80cm before this time next week. Alpe d’Huez and Les Deuz Alpes are also expecting a much-needed half metre of fresh snow next week.
Zermatt and Saas Fee in Switzerland should benefit from almost a metre of fresh snow over the next nine days while Austrian resorts are also looking forward to moderate snowfall but could have to wait until the end of next week. Elsewhere, Norway, Spain and Scotland are all predicting scattered snowfall.