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ski chalet holidays in alpe d'huez france

Add some inexpensive luxury to your Alpe d'Huez ski holiday by opting for a catered chalet package. The brilliance of a catered chalet holiday is that you to enjoy a homely atmosphere and the benefits of a more intimate establishment with truly personal service, without the household chores. Choosing a catered chalet makes your Alpe d'Huez ski holiday a joy and adds the pampering the really makes your ski trip. Your chalet hosts will see to all your needs and help you with local advice, from the best après ski bar to the most romantic restaurant in town.

Alpe d'Huez has terrific ski chalets ranging from those with more modest 2 star facilities all the way through to premium 5 star catered chalets where you can ski and stay in the lap of luxury, looked after by your own dedicated chalet hosts. So there are options to suit most budgets and the sweet deal with Catered ski chalets is that you get half board, usually including free drinks during dinner, with tea and cakes waiting for you at the end of your skiing day. Ski Chalet hotels are also an interesting option to look at, with slightly larger establishments and more facilities but the cosiness of the traditional ski chalet.

Alpe d'Huez resort and après ski

Alpe d'Huez is a large resort with almost every possible winter activity you could wish to try available to you. From snow shoeing and ski joering through to ice-climbing and hiking, there are 30km or trails. There is also an ice driving school, if you would like to try your hand at it. The Visalp pass gives you discount and access to many other activities besides the ski area. You can use the pass at the swimming pool, ice rink and get into the Palais des Sports which provides facilities for 26 different sports ranging from table tennis, squash and indoor golf. You can also get into the weekly classical concerts at a discount as well the local museum. Also worth seeing is the Ice Cave carved out of the snow with Ice Sculptures in a light display. The cave was created in 1996 by two mountain guides and the sculptures are altered every year.

Due to the sprawling nature of the recent development in alpe d'Huez, there are a couple of satellite quarters with their own lifts, restaurants and nightlife. Les Bergess to the east, is a bit remote from the centre but convenient for skiing and L'Eliose is to the south. Huez down the hill is also lift linked.
Alpe d'Huez is one of the liveliest French resorts at night with more than 30 bars and restaurants and 4 nightclubs. Popular drinking holes are the Crowded House Bar which has an English feel, the Zoo Bar, the Underground which has live music and the ‘O' bar which also serves Italian food and Apres ski snacks and also has a Saturday morning breakfast club. Try Passe Montagne and La Pomme de Pin for traditional French food, pizzas at Pinnochio or Smithy's for some Mexican.

catered chalets in alpe d'huez

Alpe d'Huez is one of the top ski resorts in Europe, situated at 1860m in a high open sunny plateau and reliably snow sure with pistes up to 3330m, the biggest vertical drop of 2230m and the largest ski area in France. Add to that more than 300 days of sunshine on average per year, it is no wonder it is called the Island of the Sun. From the top ski lifts you can see a fifth of France if it is a clear day and of course the spectacular Dauphine-Isere Southern Alps all around you. Established in 1928 just above the village of Huez, there has been a lot of development in last 20 years and as a result you have multiple centres, pistes in all directions, modern lifts and 64km of pistes covered by sno cannons. Due to the predominantly south and south west aspects and sunny conditions the season is slightly shorter than in some of the resort in the northern Alps, running from Dec until April.

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