Ski Village, linked to Alpe d'Huez, France
Villard Reculas is a beautiful traditional French ski mountain village
1550 metres. Whilst remaining unspoilt it has easy access to the enormous Alpe
dHuez ski resort.
have now been installed from the top of
Signal Hill to the lowest slopes in Villard Reculas, to ensure a snow-sure return pistes throughout
the long season.
In the village there is one hotel, several restaurants and bars, a well stocked
supermarket, 2 sports shops with ski and snowboard hire facilities, and a
local branch of the ESF ski
The village is serviced by a high speed quad chair lift, which connects
quickly and easily to the main ski area of Alpe dHuez.
The slopes in Villard Reculas are west facing and hold the snow exceptionally
well. The village has its own ski school and and a variety of slopes for all
abilities including nursery slopes.
Premier French Ski Area
Alpe dHuez is one of Frances top five alpine high altitude
and boasts an excellent snow record and extended season. It is renowned for its sunshine
record and spectacular views of the Ecrin National Park Mountains.
The ski lift system of Alpe dHuez is amongst the most modern in Europe and
there is excellent skiing & snowboarding for all abilities. For beginners the lower
ski slopes surrounding
Alpe dHuez provide confidence boosting green and blue ski runs. Intermediates will find
miles of interesting blue and challenging red ski runs with fantastic excursions to the satellite
The advanced skier will find some of the most testing terrain in France from the
top of Pic Blanc at 3330 metres, including the Tunnel and the
Sarenne the longest black ski run in Europe(16kms). The Sarenne
glacier's access from the top of Pic Blanc was improved during the 2003 season with the
installation of two 4 man chairs.
Access to the Sarenne glacier was further improved in the 2004
season with the installation of Marmotte 3 - a Funitel ski lift capable of
transporting 1000 skiers per hour in all weather conditions. This provides 2 access
points to the glacier and allow snow-sure glacier skiing throughout the long 5 months
winter French ski season
For snowboarders Alpe dHuez is friendly with its own
suitable for beginner and intermediate snowboarders, and spectacular off piste possibilities for the
more advanced snowboarder.