Recent snowfall means Alpe d’Huez will open three weeks earlier than anticipated

Alpe d’Huez will open parts of its ski area three weeks in advance of the original date, thanks to recent snowfall and efficient slope preparation.

Originally planned for Saturday 3rd  December, the opening of parts of the ski area will now take place on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th  November, as well as the preceding weekends of 19th-20th November and 26th–27th November.

Three slopes will be open covering more than 5km between 2700m and 1800m, totalling a height difference of 900m.

“The snow conditions are excellent. It’s rare that we have such great conditions in order to open as early as this.” said Francois Badjily, Director of the Tourist Office.

Lifts that will be open:
DMC 1 & 2
Télémixte du Rif Nel  “Le Rif Nel Express”

Pistes that will be open:
Le Couloir (blue slope of 2.5 km)
Les Jeux (green slope of 1.6 km)
Piste du Rif Nel (green slope of 1.1 km)

A day pass will be priced from 18€ with a weekend pass  costing 30€. Access will be offered for people owning a 2016/17 season lift pass bought in Alpe d’Huez grand domaine Ski (SATA).


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