Skiing in Alpe d'Huez

Country: France

In a nutshell:  A quiet base to explore one of France’s biggest ski areas

We like:

  • A traditional, quiet village
  • Ski Alpe d’Huez’s brilliant ski area, without having to stay in the noisy town
  • The skiing is brilliant for skiers of all abilities
  • Some wonderful beginners slopes at the top of the cable car

We don’t like:

  • Virtually no runs back to the village – most skiers will take the cable car back at the end of the day
  • People are wanting lively apres ski are better off in Alpe d’Huez

SKI INFORMATION

  • Resort altitude: 1,260m
  • Highest lift: 3.330m
  • Lowest piste: 1,250m
  • Transfer time from most convenient airport: Grenoble 1h 30m, Lyon 1h 45m, Geneva 2h 20m
  • Number of lifts:
    • Vaujany: 25
    • Alpe d’Huez Grand Domain: 85
  • Number of runs:
    • Vaujany:
      • Green: 7
      • Blue: 11
      • Red: 9
      • Black: 3
    • Alpe d’Huez Grand Domain
      • Green: 42
      • Blue: 37
      • Red: 39
      • Black: 19

RESORT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Short Transfer
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

RESORT DESCRIPTION

Vaujany is a quiet, traditional village set on a sunny hillside opposite the main ski area. A Vaujany ski holiday is a refreshing change when comparing a stay in its noisy neighbour Alpe d’Huez; the town is relaxed, quiet and pretty, and has access to the same brilliant ski area.

As part of the large Alpe d’Huez domain, the skiing is absolutely brilliant, with fantastic terrain for skiers of all abilities. Beginners might find taking the cable-car back a bit of a faff, but will love the gentle slopes above the village and learning is such a relaxed atmosphere.

The ski area is an Intermediate skier’s paradise with a seemingly endless choice of runs and a huge area to explore. Experts are also well catered for with lots of challenging pistes including the famous Sarenne, the world’s longest black run, and some wonderful off-piste skiing.

 

Résidence Odalys Le Crystal Blanc

Vaujany, France
2019-12-14
7 nights

FROM£290 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Swimming pool
  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location
  • Internet available

Madame Vacances Les Valmonts de Vaujany

Vaujany, France
2020-03-30
3 nights

FROM£174 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location
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