Reviews Alpe dHuez

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Skiresort ratings for Alpe dHuez compared to all other skiresorts. Based on 19 reviews.

Overall 75 Skiing 80Skiregion 80
BeginnerIntermediateAdvancedOff-PisteSnow
7.9 7.68.5 7.77.7 7.07.9 7.07.5 7.4
FamilyAtmosphereNatureWalkingLifts
6.9 7.67.1 7.17.4 7.76.1 7.07.4 7.4

8.8 Alpe dHuez, Isere

Novice 9Advanced 9Expert 9Off-Piste 9Snow 9
Family 7Ambiance 8Nature 9Walking 9Lifts 10

ADH is great resort no matter what your ability. The slopes closer to town are mostly blues and greens and for the slightly more adventurous the reds will lead you nicely back to the resort - you can get a great variety without travelling too far. The 250km of slopes comprises 4 separate areas, each are a resort in themselves and cater for differing needs (quite and secluded or full-on nightlife explosion). The area boasts the longest black in Europe (16km) The Sarenne and one of the most difficult black runs The Tunnel, both accessed via the Pic Blanc glacier. The lift systems are excellent - with very very few button or drag lifts ...

pro Traffic-free con Bad eating out

Review by Martin And Ellen from London on Saturday Feb 25th. Visited Alpe dHuez in february 2017 as couple

7.8 Alpe dHuez, Isere

Novice 8Advanced 9Expert 8Off-Piste 8Snow 8
Family 7Ambiance 7Nature 8Walking 7Lifts 8

It is a mixed bag really, plenty of wide Red and Blue pistes to get your speed up or just practising your turns! Some decent steep runs if that is what you like. Once you have done what is in front of the resort head over to Auris En Oissans and Le Chatelard for a day to break it up. Some good runds over here and feels like a different resort. Also up on Oz En Oisans gives you some fanstatic views down the valley. The run down to Vajany is a must and you can reward yourself with a snack at the bottom. Alpe DHuez also boasts the longest Black in the Alps with the Gorges De Sarenne, the bonus being a bar at the bottom. Boarders beware a lot of this is quite flat so wax up and get some speed! T...

pro Scenic slopes con Disappointing mountain restaurants

Review by Lovesnow from Copenhagen on Saturday Jul 18th. Visited Alpe dHuez in february 2015 as couple

7.6 Alpe dHuez, Isere

Novice 8Advanced 9Expert 7Off-Piste 8Snow 7
Family 7Ambiance 8Nature 8Walking 7Lifts 7

For progressing onto reds and blacks, although there is only one black you can't go far wrong than head over to Auris En Oisans connected by Alpe's very own scare chair. The ride over from Bergers is something not to be missed. Although the runs over that side are short on some days my son and I were the only ones on them. Add to that the possibility for some easy off piste it would be hard not to recommend Auris as a destination for a few hours. The lifts were only busy mornings and afternoons just as ski school was starting. My biggest criticism - and for me its somewhat spoiled the skiing- was the lack of piste preparation on some runs particularly from the mid station Marmottes and Signa...

Review by Ellen from Leeds on Friday Feb 19th. Visited Alpe dHuez in february 2010 as family

7.7 Alpe dHuez, Isere

Novice 9Advanced 9Expert 8Off-Piste 9Snow 8
Family 8Ambiance 6Nature 7Walking 5Lifts 8

The skiing in Alpe d'Huez is greay with a good mix of challenging blacks, good reds and lots of excellent blues. There is also extensive off-piste and it's well worth getting a guide or instructor to take you out. Alpe dHuez has an extensive ski area, if a little bleak with virtually no trees. Lift queues were reasonable. Sadly, the après ski appeared to be non existent; a couple of bars with some music at the bottom of the slopes would have been good. However, if you wanted a late night out ‘on the lash’ then the resort is very accommodating, unfortunately the beer is very expensive ...

Review by Aaron from Bournemouth on Saturday Jan 30th. Visited Alpe dHuez in january 2010 as group

7 Alpe dHuez, Isere

Novice 7Advanced 9Expert 8Off-Piste 7Snow 7
Family 7Ambiance 7Nature 7Walking 5Lifts 6

The snow conditions weren't great with slush on the lower runs in the afternoon and icy conditions early morning. The lower runs (which tended to be blue and green runs) were pretty much unskiable after lunch.
I wouldn't go back to Alpe d'Huez as, in my opinion, the 3 Valleys resorts and Val d'Isere are much better from a skiing point of view. The problem is that most of the upper runs (the reds and blacks) are primarily serviced by cable cars and gondolas with the resulting queing, clipping/unclipping skis and being packed in like sardines ensuing. ...

pro High altitude con No local charm

Review by Britta from Copenhagen on Saturday May 2nd. Visited Alpe dHuez in april 2009 as friends

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