Alpe d'Huez ski holidays

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  • Piste Map Key

    1-5 Cable Cars, 6-13 Gondolas, 14-35 Chairlifts,
    Bar/Restaurant

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  • Essentials

    • Resort Height

      1,860m

    • Transfer time

      Chambery - 2 hours 15 minutes
      Grenoble - 2 hours 15 minutes
      Lyon - 3 hours 15 minutes

    • Typical costs

      • Cup of coffee from €3.00 • Small beer from €3.00 • Bottle of house wine from €15.00 • Raclette from €20.00 • Glass of coke from €2.50 • Vin Chaud from €5 • Sandwich from €5.00 • Pizza from €10.00 • Burger & fries from €10.00

    • Flight time

      Approx. 1.5-2hrs

    • Fly from

      Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle

    • Free ski/board social service
    • Green credentials
    • Family resort
    • Best for apres-ski and nightlife
    • Ski area with glacier skiing
    • In-resort rep

    • Advanced Ski Rating

      4

    • Intermediates Ski Rating

      5

    • Beginners Ski Rating

      5

    • Snowboarding Rating

      5

    More about the skiing in Alpe d'Huez

  • So what's it like?

    Sun-drenched skiing with superb facilities

    Nicknamed the ‘Island in the Sun' thanks to 300+ sunny days a year, Alpe d'Huez offers access to the fifth largest ski area in France. With plenty of skiing for all abilities, from beginner to advanced, Alpe d’Huez is not your standard winter playground. On the slopes, you’ll find the longest ski run in the world, the Sarenne. If you’re feeling daring then try the Tunnel - a testing, steep and seemingly endless black run. Beginners have plenty of opportunity to learn on easy green runs and progress to the cruisey blues close to the resort.

    Advanced skiers looking for more of a challenge can ski on the glacier, as well as taking on the legendarily tough black runs. The almost constant sunshine means conditions are usually good for beginners and intermediate skiers looking to build on their skill base.

    Life away from the slopes is pretty exciting too, with just as much variety in terms of nightlife. If you’re up for some more relaxing activities you can take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool or take a turn around the resort’s ice skating rink. Once the sun goes down, head out to the bars and restaurants, where you’ll find a great variety of venues to suit you and your mood. There is a big choice of accommodation, although those looking for 5* or luxurious surroundings are recommended to book early to avoid disappointment.

    • 2 for 1 lift pass

      Book early and get on the slopes for less. Buy one adult lift pass and get another one free when you book your ski holiday today.

      Hurry – availability is very limited for 2 for 1 lift passes for some hotels, resorts or countries and when they're gone the offer will end.

      Certain departure dates are also excluded. See terms and conditions for details.

    • Pepi penguin childcare

      The Pepi Penguin Club available here - (6mths-4yrs) is run by our own qualified childcare staff and held in a dedicated room within the hotel equipped with games, toys and a special sleep area. Outdoor play included (weather & parental consent permitting).

    • Whizz/Whizzclusive childcare

      The Whizz Kids Club available here - (3yrs-11yrs) will provide plenty of fun filled days as our childcare staff offer a combination of care for non-skiing children. For children wanting to ski then our Whizzclusive option is available for children from 4/5 years which includes 6 x AM ski lessons, pick up and drop off from ski lessons, lunch and afternoon care by Crystal staff in the dedicated Whizz Kids club room.

    Ski information

    Ski Information Beginners

    Unbeatable wide gentle green and blue runs for a successful start to skiing. The well-regarded ski school will provide the essential basics.

    Ski Information Intermediates

    The variety of skiing is excellent and the consistent good conditions are difficult to match elsewhere. Fearless intermediates should enjoy most of the super long black runs from Pic Blanc and there are some lovely long runs down to 0z and Vaujany. Most intermediates would be working very hard to cover all areas of Alpe d'Huez in a week.

    Ski Information Advanced

    Ideal for experts as here you'll find some of the most testing terrain in France, including La Sarenne, one of the longest blacks in Europe and the notorious Tunnel Run. The resort also offers many off-piste options for the more advanced skier or boarder.

    More about the skiing in Alpe d'Huez

    Nightlife

    • full of action with lots of live music • Smithy's Tavern • Sphere bar • the Underground Bar in the Hotel Chamois • Zoo bar or L'Etalon for a more French ambience

    Activities

    Helicopter rides, ice driving, leisure centre, outdoor ice skating, outdoor swimming pool, parapenting, sleigh rides

    Eating out

    More than 40 restaurants, all categories · Pizzas from €10 · Fondues from around €20 · 3-course menus from €30 · Les Épiciers in the resort centre for an excellent à la carte menu. Genepi and La Pomme de Pin for French cuisine, Smithy's for Tex Mex and Le Roi Ladre for pizzas.

    Other amenities

    · Excellent mountain access for non-skiers with many marked walks · Cinema · Fashionable boutiques

    Transfer

    From Grenoble airport

    One-way (arrival) from £35 pp.

    Return from £68 pp.

    One way helicopter transfer for up to 5 people are also available.

    Families

    Family Choice

    New for winter 2014/15 Crystal childcare is now available in the Hotel Petit Prince.

    Whizzkids/Whizzclusive club is available
    20 & 27 Dec 2014, 03 & 17 Jan, 07 &14 Feb, 21 & 28 Mar & 4 Apr 2015
    Pepi Penguin club is available - 10, 24 & 31 Jan, 21 & 28 Feb, 7 & 14 Mar 2015.


    The Pepi Penguin Club - (6mths-4yrs) is run by our own qualified childcare staff and held in a dedicated room within the hotel equipped with games and toys. Outdoor play included (weather & parental consent permitting).

    Whats included

    • Full day care from 8.30am to 5pm or
    • Morning only care from 8.30am to 2pm, including lunch, or
    • Afternoon only care from 2pm to 5pm
    • 2 course hot lunch (for children attending Full day and Morning only clubs)
    • Snacks and drinks throughout the day
    • A daily routine and activities report for your child
    Activities vary daily. We'll find time for stories, singing, arts and crafts including painting and collage making, plus messy play in the sand tray and free play with age relevant toys set out for the children to choose what they want to do.

    We're also really keen to take in some fresh mountain air each day, so aim to have an outdoor activity at least once a day, may be sledging, bumboarding, snowy walks, gondola ride or snow painting. And if your child is used to a sleep, we'll factor that in too.


    The Whizz Kids Club - (3yrs-11yrs) will provide plenty of fun filled days as our childcare staff offer a combination of care for non-skiing children. For children wanting to ski then our Whizzclusive option is available for children from 3 years which includes 6 x AM ski lessons, pick up and drop off from ski lessons, lunch and afternoon care by Crystal staff in the dedicated Whizz Kids club room.

    Whats included
    • Full day care from 8.30am to 5pm plus Pyjama Club
    • 2 course hot lunch
    • Snacks and drinks throughout the day
    • Whizzclusive only - 6 x am ski lessons, ski school drop off/pick ups. child's ski's, boots and helmet hire.
    Activities vary daily and are often around a theme, and include everything from games to arts and crafts to book corner. Sledging, bumboarding and snowman competitions are also amongst our favourites.

    Special offers

    Kids ski free: free helmet for kids booking skis & boots
    Money savers: one free entry to swimming pool ('Speedo' style trunks) and ice rink with lift pass
    Senior savers: reduced lift pass prices for seniors 65-71yrs

Ski accommodation in Alpe d'Huez

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