Resort Guide@ Alpe d'Huez

Alpe d'Huez is one of the big player resorts in the alps up there with others like val d'sere and la pagne. Featuring a variety of slopes including the longest run in Europe - La Sarenne (16km) and also the infamous Tunnel run (300m)

Gondolas and fast chairs are the main lifts though there are a few old chairs and drag-lifts around. Quese are mainly at village level but the DMC lift clears the ques quickly

There are two parks in alpe d'huez. The larger of the two is  beside the beginner runs near the DMC lifts first station. This park is perfect for all levels with a number of small obstacles for introductions to parkriding. upon entering the park you are greated with a sign indicating the four difficulty levels running right from left. Each run has around 3-4 rails or boxes and around 4 kickers.
The snow parks are now equipped with automated filming systems. Skiers and snowboarders, simply log in with there ski pass, take there run and watch the video back on the big screen. These videos can then be downloaded via a computer.

There are many great bars in and around alpe d'huez
  • Freeride (with ist slide down to the toilets)
  • The underground
  • pacific bar
  • o'sharkeys
  • Crowed House
All these bars are worth checking out and have regular live music , theme nights and drink promotions.