Breakout Ski in Alpe d’Huez
17-24 January 2016 – £449
TRIP CODE: BO17.ALPEDHUEZ
The low down
Alpe d’Huez is in many ways very similar to its neighbour Les Deux Alpes in terms of access to an enormous amount of high altitude mixed ability terrain with a lively après and nightlife scene. It does have some very enticing draws, loved by the French for its breath taking scenery and with an alleged 360 days of sunshine per year it is a stunning place to spend a week.
ADH is located in the Grand Rousses ski area, which boasts 249km of piste (just 51km less than Val d’Isere and Tignes put together) and plenty of scope for those looking to go off the beaten track. Unlike L2A the pistes are a lot more suited to intermediate skiers and boarders and are well serviced by modern lifts. However, for those with thighs of steel, looking for some serious fact based bragging rights tackling the mighty Sarenne is a must. With a vertical drop of 2200m and at 16km it’s the longest run in the Alpes – Oh and did we mention it’s black all the way. If that’s still not enough to keep you occupied how about skiing in 3 other resorts for the week? No problem – you have a free day skiing included in your lift pass to L2A and Serre Chevalier which we can organize a shuttle for you to and from.
The social side
The towns pyramid shape is a slight hindrance and can sometimes mean long walks home, however our accommodation in the Bergers district is just 50m from the piste. The après scene is lively and all the bars are centrally located as well as 2 great nightclubs – there is something for everyone! With entry in to both the swimming pool and ice rink included in your pass there is plenty to do even when the lifts close.
Alpe d’Huez is another perfect option for later in the season, and having hosted and run BUSC main event here for the past 3 years its credibility is acknowledged all season long, along with our wealth of experience here it would be a crime not to travel the Wasteland way. With a mammoth mixed-ability terrain, small glacier, Wastelands ski to the door residences, sun terraces and Yeti bar this resort is seriously worth a look-in.
Would it suit you?
Apres Animals: with over 30 bars and restaurants to choose for you’ll be spoilt for choice in ADH. And with the infamous Follie Douce to hand you’ll be up the mountain and on top of a table dancing in no time!
All Abilities: ADH has varied terrain for all abilities from the gentle meandering greens and blues to the testing terrain of the challenging black runs including one of the longest in Europe – La Sarenne and the notorious Tunnel Run.
For more general information on Alpe d’Huez, check out the official Alpe d’Huez website.
Download the Alpe d’Huez ski area piste map.