The ski area of Alpe d’Huez is the hidden gem of the French ski areas. Great variety, beautiful scenery, beautiful trails, directly linked to many beautiful mountain villages such as Villard Reculas, Vaujany, Oz-en-Oisans …
Longest black descent in the world
The ski resort of Alpe d’Huez has 250 kilometres of slopes and is perfect for both beginners and the experienced skiers. The highest point is the Pic Blanc at 3300 meter. There is also a glacier that provides the necessary snow. On the top of the Pic Blanc the track La Sarenne starts with a length of 16 kilometres. This is the longest continuous black descent in the world. The cracks can also enjoy the steep walls that can be found at the front and back of the Pic Blanc. The more novice skier can benefit the easy slopes immediately above Alpe d’Huez.
For snowboarders, there is an extensive snowboard park with a boarder cross, big jump, half pipe and a ramp. You can also find 40 kilometres cross country runs, which can be found at an altitude of 2,200 meter and are open late in the season.
The area is very accessible using various efficient ski lifts. From Oz-en-Oisans it takes only 10 minutes to get to Alpe d’Huez and Vaujany and from there you can go all directions. Many slopes of Alpe d’Huez are on the sunny south. Sunlovers will enjoy these slopes for sure.