Ski in the sun on a holiday to Alpe d’Huez
The words “island” and “snow-sports” don’t usually go together but at the lively resort of Alpe d’Huez that’s exactly what you get. Okay so there’s no sand or palm trees, but with an average of 300 sunny days a year it’s earned the nickname L’ll au Soleil, to give it it’s French name, or “island in the sun”.
This popular resort has lots of activities, restaurants, bars and entertainment making it suitable for families and groups alike.
Alpe d’Huez has something for all levels
Sitting on a south facing sunny plateau at 1860m, Alpe d’Huez has excellent terrain for skiers and boarders of all abilities. For those just getting started on the slopes, the resort offers 38 gentle green runs to try out your skis, or maybe your bum! If you’ve got a little bit more experience the variety of blue and red runs will satisfy your feet. Feeling fearless? Test your skills one of the extra long black runs from Pic Blanc and enjoy the thrill of zooming down the mountain side. The advanced skiers and boarders can expect to face the most difficult terrain in the country in the shape of La Serenne, which is one of the longest runs in the whole of Europe. And for the super daring we can’t forget to mention the notorious Tunnel run - are you brave enough?
Even the non-skiers will be satisfied on a lastminute.com holiday to Alpe d’Huez, with cinemas, boutiques and spas, you can relax in gorgeous surroundings and keep warm and toasty.
Be seen at the après ski scene
With around 60 restaurants, almost 30 bars and numerous nighclubs, there’s no shortage of food and entertainment to be found. With places to suit all budgets you’ll have no trouble finding something that takes your fancy. Try Le Roi Ladre for pizza, La Pomme de Pin for traditional French cuisine or Smithy’s Tavern for Tex Mex.
If dancing the night away is more your thing, get your boogie on at The Igloo or Les Cave nightclub and bust out your best moves! For more relaxed surroundings try out L’Etalon with its French style atmosphere and laid back attitude.
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