Top Reasons to Ski Alpe D’Huez This Christmas

A Christmas ski holiday in the Alps sells itself. If you’ve experienced it once, the following festive periods back at home just won’t cut it anymore. Snow on Christmas morning and mulled wine at après in the afternoon… The recipe for a jolly time.

Our holidays are typically Saturday to Saturday but for the 2021/22 season due to Christmas Day being on a Saturday, we’re operating Monday to Monday, allowing you to enjoy both Christmas Day and Boxing Day in the mountains 다운로드!

The hard part is deciding where to call home for your white Christmas. Well, we have solved that for you. Read on to discover why Alpe D’Huez is the place to be for Christmas skiing.


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The Ideal Accommodation

Whatever your choice of accommodation, Christmas ski holidays will be covered in Alpe D’Huez 다운로드. Piste side location and luxury are both on the cards.

Exclusive to Skiworld, Hotel Le Chamois, with its half board catering, provides an intimate yet chilled out vibe. In this great value hotel, you will find yourself close to both the town centre and the slopes, in the old part of Alpe d’Huez known as Viel Alpe.

If an apartment is your scene, cast your Christmas gaze to the Residence Les Bergers 다운로드. Ski-In/ Ski-Out location and a swimming pool, what better present for Christmas morning. Alternatively, Residence L’Ours Blanc gives a fantastic base in the town centre.

Looking for luxury? Check out the 5-star Hotel Daria-I Nor 마리아와 욕망의탑. The list of treats on offer for you and your group when skiing at Christmas is a long one. Sauna/ steam room, hot tub, swimming pool and quality half board catering should start you off nicely.

Pistes for All

Are you an old hand on the slopes, bringing a bunch of newbies for their first voyage to the pistes 더티댄싱 다운로드? You’ve come to the right place. The diverse piste map of Alpe D’Huez will satisfy all experience levels. Plenty of beginner areas and heaps for the experts. Longest black run in Europe anyone?

To get the beginners/ intermediates going – The Vaujany sectors cruisy runs will be a good place to start to find your feet, with some blues for the learners and reds for the adventurous intermediates 소닉 배틀 다운로드. If you’re a beginner looking to get into the freestyle game, just above the village you’ll find the perfect starter park with kickers and rails.

The more knowledgeable skier will of course already know that Alpe D’Huez is home to the Sarenne. A challenging 17km black run taking you from the top of Pic Blanc. Certainly an hour on the slopes you won’t be forgetting.

 Laurent Salino / @alpedhuez

Laurent Salino / @alpedhuez

L’ile au Soleil

We all like our snow cold and our après pints chilled, but a bit of sun doesn’t go amiss either 다운로드. The rays of Alpe D’Huez will make the Christmas ski deals all the more appealing. Nicknamed the island in the sun (l’ile au soleil), you will be unlucky not to have a few bluebird days in Alpe D’Huez, with over 300 days of sun a year.

Speedy Transfers

Now, if we all checked our Christmas wish lists, from childhood to now, I’m sure we wouldn’t find a long transfer at the top of many 다운로드. The commute from the UK to the slopes is tolerated rather relished, so why not make it as short as possible.

With the majority of desirable French ski resorts coming with an airport transfer of over three and a half hours, Alpe D’Huez is a happy anomaly. You will be looking at a transfer time of around two hours from Grenoble, the perfect amount of time to review last year’s GoPro footage.

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Daria-I Nor Hotel – Exterior

Activities for the Family

When those skiing newbies have had enough of the slopes or if you’re looking for some boxing day activities for the family, once again we’ve got you covered 다운로드. Christmas ski holidays 2022 will be chock-full of healthy competition, with a bit of help from Alpe D’Huez.

To give an example of just some of the things that can be argued about- who was the quickest around the ice rink? Who had the cutest dogs on the Husky ride? Who had the best drifts in the ice driving? And who was the stealthiest during the night skiing?

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Alpe D’Huez

Where To Go for the Christmas Drinks

Christmas at home is largely centred around enjoying a copious amount of food and drink 다운로드. So why would Christmas ski holidays be any different? Here are a few of the establishments to add to your list of ‘menus to google’-

Underground Bar (at Hotel Le Chamois) – Renowned and top-ranked, the perfect meeting point to share stories at après and also enjoy live music in the evening.

Genepi- Located in the Old Town area, this is the oldest restaurant in resort. As you would expect, the menu here consists of traditional French cuisine. Fondues, raclettes and a great selection of wine will all be at your disposal. Also, Genepi, as the name suggests…

O’Bar- Staying in the Old Town, O’Bar gives a cosy alternative with tapas and an inviting log fire. Definitely lookout for the burgers, not to be missed.

Altiport- Beautiful views and quality food. At the top of the resort in the Les Bergers area, Altiport overlooks the valley. Get yourself there on a clear day and don’t forget the camera, think of all the Instagram likes.

O’Sharkeys- The Irish pub and sports bar. Found in the Avenue des Jeux, O’sharkeys hosts a pub quiz Thursdays at 9pm and is the place to be for any live sports events.

Smithy’s – In the Old Town, where everyone ends up on a good night… dancing on the tables of course.

So if you’re looking for an extra special Christmas this year, what better place to call your home than Alpe D’Huez. With the peak dates booking up fast it’s first come first serve, and this isn’t one you’ll want to miss!


 Tom Griffiths

  Ski Specialist

0208 600 1678

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