Ski Region: The Best of the rest
|Ski area:||Grand Domaine Ski|
|Resort height:||1480 m|
|Highest lift:||3330 m|
|Total Kms pistes:||389 kms|
|Transfer time:||1.5 hrs|
|Driving Time :||10/12 hours (Calais – Alpe D Huez)|
|Pistes/Lift info||Local Area||Whole Area|
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A beautiful 220kms of piste within a large ski area boasting a purpose-built resort centre designed to get you onto the snow with the least hassle possible.
Something here for every type and level of skier and boarder, with wide open slopes just above the resort centre and the 16km long 'Sarenne' Black run for those looking for a challenge.
The Ski School in Alpe d'Huez has a good reputation and international outlook.
Good for families with children with everything being pretty convenient.
As with all high resorts can suffer from poor visibility in bad weather.
Lots going on once you are off the slopes.
- Skiers - expert to beginner
- Snowboarders - expert to beginner
- Apres Ski
- Snow reliability
Just over an hour from Grenoble airport, and easily accessible from Chambery within two hours.
On the slopes: Folie Douce has been amazing (people) since 1980 in the great outdoors, with a living backdrop of dancers, divas and DJs.
In the resort: there are more than 30 bars and restaurants including the Zoo Music Bar, the 'O' bar, the Last Bar, the Underground and Smithy's Tavern.
Four nightclubs to choose from.
For those prefering sports and still having energy, head for the Palais de Sports, the Ice Rink or the open Air Swimming Pool after the lifts close.
- For good lessons in English try Masterclass and Stance.
- Best croissants in the world at Patisserie Janine opposite the ice rink.
- Try the outdoor pool for a wonderful apres ski activity!
- Folie Douce is well worth the experience.
- In 'white-out' conditions head for the villages. Search for accommodation in Alpe d'Huez
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