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Alpe D"Huez - All Year Racing and Awesome Skiing

Alpe d'Huez is a great resort for international racing competitions as well as snowboarding and skiing at all levels.
The high altitude guarantees plenty of snow, making it a reliable snow-racing venue and ski resort, with Grenoble airport conveniently close-by.
Grenoble airport transfers to the resort only take an hour or so, which makes it cheap to hire a pre-booked mini-coach to transport skis, snow-bikes and other sports equipment.
Sarenne descent The skiing area is extensive with a total of 249 kilometres or 155 miles of pistes combined with some excellent off-piste too.
At a vertiginous 3330 m, the Pic Blanc is a great starting point for a number of off-piste itineraries that offer wonderful views before you launch yourself into the exhilarating 16 km Sarenne descent - the longest black run in Europe.
Alpe d'Huez also plays host to a multitude of special competitions and events all year round -from equestrian events to climbing and motor racing.
Here's a brief summary of just a few of the special events hosted by Alpe d'Huez: Andros Trophy - December France's most prestigious ice-racing competition stages its third race of the season at Alpe d'Huez.
The Andros Trophy attracts the world's finest drivers and car manufacturers.
It is a glamorous and exciting racing event, leading to a grand finale in Paris.
Sarenne Snow Bike - April This thrilling international downhill snow-bike race on the Sarenne is also very popular, with a demanding 10-mile descent off nearly 2,000 metres of altitude.
Tour de France - July The arduous heights of Alpe d'Huez provide some of the most exciting spectacles of this world-famous cycling event's mountain stages.
Alpe d'Huez Duathlon & Triathlon - July The annual duathlon and triathlon contests allow competitors to test their stamina across the varied, high-altitude terrain of Alpe d'Huez.
The event lasts for a week and includes plenty of races for different abilities, including a mini-triathlon that children love! Lyons/Geneva/Grenoble airport transfers Geneva or Lyons airport transfers take about 2 - 3 hours, by train to Grenoble and then by bus to Alpe d'Huez.
You can also do Grenoble airport transfers to Alpe d'Huez by public transport but you have to make several changes.
Depending on the weather, the times of public transport may vary and it can be very cold if you have to wait around.
Convenient Most groups, families and competitors with bulky equipment arrange a private mini-coach in advance for comfortable and stress-free Grenoble airport transfers to and from the resort.
This is also cost-effective and convenient for individuals who can share the cost of the vehicle with other travellers, and groups can hire one or more vehicles to suit their needs.
Alpe d'Huez is packed with opportunities to have all sorts of fun, all year round.
With two swimming pools, a super ice-rink, an excellent sports' centre, special walking trails and even an ice-driving school and a toboggan run - no-one ever gets bored in Alpe D'Huez!

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