All levels of skier should find something there to challenge them on their ski holiday in Alpe d'Huez, with a 2230m vertical drop and a 16km black run considered two of its biggest pulls. Off-piste skiing in Alpe d'Huez is excellent, with decent snowfalls, beautiful scenery and sunnier-than-average weather. However, advanced skiers will groan when the weather worsens, as many of the tougher slopes become inaccessible. Boarders will enjoy exploiting the off-piste options, as well as a fairly decent park.
Restaurants in Alpe d'Huez are excellent both on and off the mountain, and with a wide variety of bars, nightlife is also good. The ski school in Alpe d'Huez is pretty well run and for kids they try to keep groups small. One of the resort's greatest hidden assets must be Vaujany, a satellite village which has kept its rural charm, has good services (including a superb crèche) and a fast cable-car link into the main ski area.
Overall, Alpe d'Huez is very good for a ski holiday, particularly for families who want to eat well, enjoy great scenery and have access to a ski domain to suit all levels.