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Vaujany - Alpe-d'Huez

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All inclusive school ski trips

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Resort runs

Total runs: 245km
Top lift: 3330m
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Resort information

Resort height: 1250m
Vertical drop: 2200m
Lift pass: Alpe-d'Huez (245km)
Glacier: Yes - Sarenne Glacier
Travel by coach: 13hrs from Calais
Travel by air:
Grenoble (2hrs airport transfer)
Geneva (3hrs airport transfer)
Lyon (3hrs airport transfer)

Vaujany is a beautiful French town linked to the huge Alpe-d’Huez ski region boasting over 240km of snow-sure  pistes.  With its own ski sector boasting 75km pistes and a state-of-the-art 160-person two-stage gondola linking to the heart of the huge Alpe-d’Huez domain, this is a superb choice for school ski trips throughout the season.

 

The skiing…

Alpe-d’Huez is a world-renowned ski resort and Ski Adaptable are delighted to offer it for school ski trips.  With your school accommodated in the village of Vaujany, you have direct access to 75km of excellent slopes in Vaujany-Oz from the ski lifts just 5 minutes drive away.  This is one of the four sectors that makes up the Alpe-d’Huez domain, with mainly north-facing blue runs, with some red and black runs to boot.  This section then links directly to the whole Alpe-d’Huez ski area, with its 245km of linked pistes.  The resort has a fabulous setting on a sunny plateau with amazing views of the Ecrins peaks.  Almost all slopes are above the treeline although some beginner runs lie below the treeline.  The largest and highest of the four linked sectors is Pic Blanc with a top height of 3330m, boasting a new state-of-the-art gondola to whisk you to the top.  From atop the Pic Blanc there are blue, red and some famous black runs which run along the Sarenne glacier, and is also home to the longest piste in the Alps – the Sarenne black run with total length of 16km and a 2000m vertical drop!  Another sector is the Signal sector, which includes floodlit skiing on Thursday evenings on a blue run.  In short, beginners, experts and intermediates will all be in paradise in Alpe-d’Huez with a huge selection of snow-sure runs and an extensive, modern lift system to transport your group.

 

The snowfall…

Alpe-d’Huez is known as a sunny resort, however due to the resorts’ high altitude, with most skiing taking place between 2000m – 3330m, and the presence of a glacier, Alpe-d’Huez is a snow-sure resort that offers skiing from the beginning of December through to the end of April.

 

Off-the slopes…

Evening and afternoon activities are some of the best assets of this school ski trip destination, with 3 après ski activities included in your cost and many more available locally and inexpensively.  Vaujany is a quiet town which has seen huge riches brought by hydroelectricity.  As a result, the traditional village has expanded in a modern but sympathetic manner and now offers plenty of local attractions.  The village boasts a sports centre which has a swimming pool with a large slide, an ice rink and bowling alley.  There are also shops and cafes set amongst a car-free zone.  In addition, free activities include behind the scenes tours of the snow-patrol, snow-making machines and ski lifts, in addition to a heritage museum and House of Fauna animal museum.  In addition, the Le Flumet accommodation offers onsite activities in its two activity rooms.

 

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