Very much a purpose-built town, the resort sprawls across four different areas which can mean that depending on where you are staying, you are a bit of a walk from the bars and restaurants.
There are lots of activities for non-skiers to do as well so certainly fun for a mixed group on a ski or board holiday, be it family or friends.
SKI AREA OVERVIEW
The Alpes d'Huez ski area is large and high, with the village at 1860m and the skiing reaching 3330 metres. The resort has a great record for sunshine! According to The French Weather Bureau, there is an average of 300 days’ sunshine a year here and you can enjoy up to 7 1/2 hours a day of sun in December and up to 11 hours a day in April! This does mean that some of the southern slopes can struggle a little for decent snow, but that said the area is huge and has something to suit all levels of skiers and, because you are at high altitude, you are pretty much guaranteed snow.
The ski area is large with 249km of piste and the lifts have been continually updated over the years. There are four ‘itinerary’ runs with a 2000 metre vertical drop! Check out The Sarenne, the longest run in the world with a length of 16 kilometres as well!