New Destination for School Ski Trips-Alpe d'Huez
"Great pistes for all standards, huge ski area, reliable snow cover, easy to get to, Alpe d’Huez”
We are pleased to announce that we are introducing the world-renowned ski resort of Alpe d’Huez to our already impressive variety of resorts across Europe and the USA. Few resorts in the Alps match Alpe d’Huez for its suitability across the skill spectrum making it the ideal destination for a ski school trip. The terrain here is as well suited to experts as it is to beginners, while confident intermediates will have a ball perfecting their technique.
Skiing in Alpe d'Huez
Also known as L’ile au Soleil or the island in the sun because of the 300 days of sun it receives a year, Alpe d’Huez sits at a respectable 1860m with slopes that go down to 1,100m and up to a heady 3,330m making it snow sure with an excellent snow record. The resort sits in the shadows of the dominant Pic Blanc and offers access to the fifth largest ski area in France. It possesses the longest ski run in the world, the Sarenne and is home to some of the best nursery slopes in the Alps. Its glacier ensures snow cover is sufficient for a long season that stretches from early December to late April.
Off the Slopes
Our groups will be accommodated in the nearby French village of Vaujany where students can access the whole Alpe-d’Huez ski area via a state-of-the-art 160-person-two stage gondola presenting them with 245km of linked pistes to explore. Here they will be based in Les Flumet Holiday Centre which offers excellent friendly accommodation overlooking Lake Verney and the Grandes Rousses Massif. On their doorstep students will have 75km of excellent slopes in Vaujany-Oz which makes up one of the four sectors of the Alpe-d’Huez domain.
Complimenting the impressive skiing available in Alpe d’Huez is the vast array of apres-ski activities open to students in the village of Vaujany which boasts a recently built sports centre offering swimming, bowling and ice skating in a traffic free zone. Students will be sure to have a great time in Alpe d’Huez so register your interest as soon as possible as we expect this resort to sell out!