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
7.9 7.68.5 7.77.7 7.07.9 7.07.5 7.4
6.9 7.67.1 7.17.4 7.76.1 7.07.4 7.4

7.3 Alpe dHuez, Isere

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

A really good red/black resort, with plenty of good long runs. We ski red/black and some off piste, and found there was plenty there to keep us occupied in all sectors of the resort. Everyone who visits will do the Sarenne, which is coloured black on the map, but really should be red. However, its length makes it well worth the trip. The adventurous will want to do the Tunnel. However, apart from the immediate exit from the tunnel, which last winter was side slipping down a set of cut ledges, the rest of the run was straight-forward.rnrnNot sure how blue run skiers would be catered for. They could find themselves trapped on the slopes down into the resort.rnrnSome of the lift queues ...

pro Challenging slopes con No proper beginner slopes

Review by Maarten Xavier from Emmen on Wednesday Feb 18th. Visited Alpe dHuez in january 2009 as friends

7.9 Alpe dHuez, Isere

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

Good extent of ski area, good for all levels - from beginners to more challenging runs for intermediates/advanced. Did the Tunnel (powder & bumps) but the Sarenne was not open. Some of the blue runs more like reds in places, and some of the black runs more like reds. However, pistes could be better groomed after a fresh dump of snow; didn't see many piste bashers about. Generally the resort is very expensive with £ to Euro exchange rate, and avoid mountain restaurants located at central gondola points since these were even more of a rip off (£7 for a hot chocolate). Overall, a good resort and wish I was there for the great snow next week. ...

pro Scenic slopes con Expensive resort

Review by Linda Farquhar from Swanley on Saturday Feb 14th. Visited Alpe dHuez in january 2009 as family

7.6 Alpe dHuez, Isere

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

Alpe Huez is a great place to visit with a couple of friends. Get a nice appartement and enjoy yourself. They are all close to the slopes. Alpe dHuez has an extensive ski arena, with close to 250km of slopes. The Serenne glacier is a brutal starting point for one of the longest slopes in Europe (16km). If you like to cruise you should try the blues and reds towards Vaujany. Don't foreget to stop for a meal and vine chaud at one of the restaurants along the way. They all have excellent views!. Alpe dHuez itself is not really a charmin village, but there are some decent bars to enjoy yourself at night. ...

pro Glacier con Limited apres ski

Review by Gerard Koenders from Weesp on Thursday Feb 12th. Visited Alpe dHuez in january 2009 as friends

7.5 Alpe dHuez, Isere

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

I went for Christmas skiing in Alpe d'Huez christmas. I really enjoyed it, the runs are varied, the resort has a few runs over 2000m vertical. A few of the runs were closed i.e. The Tunnel, and a few had thin snow cover i.e. Sarenne, but generally conditions were good, with sunshine skiing. The lift system is a mixture of new and fast + very old and slow. If you fancy a change from Tignes, Val, Les Arc, La Plagne, 3 Valleys give Alpe d'Huez a go. I'd like to go back to complete the runs I missed this time....

con Purpose-built village pro Diverse ski area

Review by Feider from Luxembourg on Wednesday Dec 31st. Visited Alpe dHuez in december 2008 as family

7 Alpe dHuez, Isere

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

The amazing Sarenne route is the longest in Europe. It offers challenging black sections and magnificent views! Everybody should do this one once in their lifetime. Alpe d' Huez offers more black pistes at high altitude, but those are quite short, but definatelly challenging. The lower sections are mostly red and blue. Alpe d'Huez is not a pretty resort, but offers some nice entertainment at night. Don't expect to find here apres-ski austrian style. Be ware if the drinks scam over here. For instance a large coke is a glass containing one liter, and it costs you a lot of money! I don't think this is the resort for families with children. It is catered more towards young people, and groups. ...

con Purpose-built village pro Diverse ski area

Review by Maria Belkin from Warsaw on Friday Sep 12th. Visited Alpe dHuez in february 2008 as friends

Neighbouring skiresorts

Vaujany 6.7 km Les Deux Alpes 10.7 km Les Sept Laux 18.7 km Chamrousse 16.4 km Les Albiez 26.8 km