Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Alpe d'Huez
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Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Alpe d'Huez
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large resort with great lift access.getting to the resort is very quick and easy, a lot quicker than most other resorts. A flight from the UK takes around 1.5 hours to Grenoble then a ski coach from Bens bus takes 1hr 45 mins direct to your door. No need for any other additional transfers... Full Review
Just got back from a week in Alpe D'Huez, as a mixed ability group it was great for everyone. We was really surprised that the pistes were not too busy and we didn't que for any lifts. The snow was good and the sun was out, what more could you ask for. Only slight down side is the resort/ town is big & sprawling and not exactly pretty but it does have everything you need. There is a gondola and yogurt pots to carry you around the resort but just a shame they shut 5/6pm. ... Full Review
I've skied all over, but have now been mostly staying in Alpe D'Huez. Its a huge domaine where you can ski for 2 days and not hit the same run twice.
Its very car friendly, thats one of the main reasons I like it. Unlike some resorts that ban cars, this place welcomes them, loads of parking, even during the most busy time periods (mid Feb). Plenty of underground car parking and free on street parking. Snow clearance on the roads is very quick and they will work through the night to keep it running, if necessary.....except for lunch time, which is when all of France closes anyway.
Nice choice of hotels and apartments, from very expensive to bordering on hostel type. Spas in the expensive places are brilliant. Restaurants vary widely from burgers and waffles to some stunning posh nosh, too expensive for me to buy.
Shops are quite boutique and not my cup of tea, but (Obviously) plenty of ski shops, and also plenty of ski hire, if you stay away from the main Commercial Centre, you can find ski hire quite cheap.
2 main Doctors surgery on resort....yes I've had cause to use both of them, they are friendly and very English talking (thank you)..... you must take out piste recovery insurance with your ski pass, as a family man, I've had cause to use this 3 times now.
Sports facilities and open air swimming pool is a funny one, as you're swimming with snow around you and its warm, you do need to wear those French Budgie Smugglers in the pool, but you can buy those in reception.
Coffee and waffles etc is expensive, but you are at 2,000 metres in a ski resort, so what did you expect? So really its not expensive at all. Many people take their own drinks and food and go high and enjoy the view, I have, and do, and its great.
Personally I love this resort, its fantastic for beginners with two large green areas and then plenty of more challenging skiing. They have a load of snow making equipment, so have managed to keep most runs open, even during scant snow times.
In all honesty, I can't really fault the place properly. Its expensive, but its a ski resort, its cheaper than other resorts. Lots of English speaking, some people might not like that, I do. The French waiters and waitresses are.... well..... French! ... so don't expect that warm smile and, "what can I do for you" routine, more...."what do you want...hurry up"! .... its France, on resort - what did you expect?..... don't even get me talking about the French shop keepers that follow you around thinking that you're shoplifting, but I guess they have learnt the hard way with the many school trips.
At the end of the day, I come for the skiing, and in Huez, you can ski and ski and ski and I have found you are normally treated as you treat others, be nice, be polite and I have found the place is stunning.
I can't recommend it enough, I'm returning..... ... Full Review
Here between 26th December 2016 and 2nd January 2017. Despite being a glacial resort snow coverage is very disappointing. Extremely thin coverage on most pistes with no off piste available at all. Conditions are at best hard packed, extremely icy and in some areas dangerous. i'm sure this isn't exclusive to Alpe D'huez but many out of control skiers and boarders making the pistes a dangerous place to be. Very over priced restaurants (9.5 euros for a 50cl beer!) and no discounts on ski passes despite the poor conditions. Make sure there is a lot more snow here before you consider visiting this area or you will be wasting your money. ... Full Review
Great resort with easy access from Grenoble, so perfect for a short weekend break. The tunnel run is a must for any skier or boarder...
www.skiweekenders.com... Full Review
A great reort with slopes to suit all abilities.
It's also got some of the best bars I've come across in European Ski resorts.
Not the most scenic of places, though that's because it's high up and with that you've got guaranteed snow.
The Tunnel and the long 18 km run are the very best black runs you're likely to come across. They are not as tough as some people make out, though you just need some stamina to push through.
Would definitely go back.... Full Review
i have been coming here for 5 years now and still find some great runs to do long or short . i will be back end of january for more great sking... Full Review
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