Reviews Alpe dHuez

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Ski resort ratings for Alpe dHuez compared to all other ski resorts. Based on 200 reviews.

Overall 75 Skiing 80Skiregion 80
NoviceAdvancedExpertOffpisteSnow-sure
8.0 7.68.5 7.77.7 7.28.0 7.07.6 7.6
FamilyAtmosphereNatureWalkingLifts
7.0 7.87.2 7.17.5 7.76.1 7.07.4 7.1

Long slopes Accessebility ski-area Snow reliability Diverse ski area Glacier Scenic slopes Challenging slopes High altitude Traffic-free Large ski area Purpose-built village Limited apres ski Expensive resort No proper beginner slopes No local charm Bad eating out Disappointing mountain restaurants

7 Alpe dHuez, Isere

Novice
7
Advanced
8
Expert
8
Offpiste
8
Snow
8
Lifts
7
Family
6
Ambiance
7
Nature
6
Walking
5

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.

Purpose-built village Diverse ski area

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

7.1 Alpe dHuez, Isere

Novice
8
Advanced
8
Expert
7
Offpiste
7
Snow
7
Lifts
7
Family
8
Ambiance
7
Nature
7
Walking
5

A large sprawling resort. One of the older resorts it does not have the walkways you get with the newer custom built resorts. Getting about is not a problem though as there is the usual free bus that runs about every twenty minutes through out the resort. There are plenty of shops and bars, a good outdoor ice skating rink which is 4 euros with your ski pass, a excellent outdoor swimming pool free with your ski pass and good indoor swimming pool also free with your ski pass at the large sports centre. The resort doesn't appear to suffer from drunken yobs roaming the streets at night like I've seen recently at places like Tignes. The are a mix of chalets and smaller to medium sized hotels. It

Accessebility ski-area Disappointing mountain restaurants

Review by Jason K. from Ny on Saturday Jun 21st. Visited Alpe dHuez in january 2008 as friends

7.6 Alpe dHuez, Isere

Novice
8
Advanced
9
Expert
8
Offpiste
8
Snow
8
Lifts
7
Family
7
Ambiance
7
Nature
8
Walking
6

Going back to Alpe again in a few days and just had to do a bit of advertisement for this fantastic place! Been back to Alpe at least once (sometimes more) a year for the last 6 years. In my opinion it's a fantastic resort - it's got a great variety of pistes, so that both the beginners and the advanced skiers can enjoy the holiday. The village is very charming, and the nightlife is great fun. (Can recommend Underground bar - live music 2-3 nights a week). Been to a lot of french resorts, but keep returning to Alpe - it's irresistible :-) Can't wait to go back and check out the massive amounts of snow in the Alps - it's been too many years of too little snow...

Disappointing mountain restaurants Diverse ski area

Review by Skibummess from Denmark on Wednesday Feb 6th. Visited Alpe dHuez in february 2007 as couple

6.9 Alpe dHuez, Isere

Novice
8
Advanced
9
Expert
7
Offpiste
8
Snow
7
Lifts
7
Family
6
Ambiance
6
Nature
6
Walking
5

Back again from a lovely weeks skiing from the 12th to 19th Jan. Big dump of snow first day and sprinklings in the week made the conditions perfect with loads of sun too. Great resort I thought, lot's of bars although quite quiet from 11pm onwards but I was tucked up in bed with a poor James Herbert novel by that point. Stayed in the L'Eclose bit, Maeva Horizons d'Huez. Can ski right to the ski lockers so it is ski in, not ski out but a short walk to the lift. A sherpa near by and a ski rental place too. 5 min walk to town too so quite recommended. Great choice of beginner slopes and blues for the beginners/intermediates. Get further up and there is top off-piste options, no trees but that's

Purpose-built village Long slopes

Review by Michelle from Paris on Wednesday Jan 23rd. Visited Alpe dHuez in january 2008 as family

7.2 Alpe dHuez, Isere

Novice
8
Advanced
8
Expert
8
Offpiste
7
Snow
8
Lifts
n.a.
Family
7
Ambiance
6
Nature
7
Walking
6

Have been skiing in Alpe d'Huez for the last five years and it ranks as one of my favourites - a great variety of terrain that suits all abilities, generally the higher you go the steeper the terrain, although some great off piste can be had lower down when conditions are good - see the back side of Signal. Best runs are those from Pic Blanc with the Sarenne glacier and those alongside being great for a long run (18K's!). Fantastic resort for beginers too, but can get busy on the last run down from the DMC 2 bubble. For the intermediate skiers Combe Charbonniere (sp?) is a great run also but beware of some reds which should really be graded black (Canyon). There is also a great chair lift ov

Review by Crissy from Oberhausen on Thursday Aug 9th. Visited Alpe dHuez in december 2006 as group

Neighbouring ski resorts

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