ESF Alternatives
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ESF in Alpe d'Huez launches its catalogue of 
12 adult adventures called 'ESF Alternatives'
In order to meet the expectations of an adult clientele seeking new experiences, the ESF in Alpe d'Huez and its instructors have created tailor-made packages for skiing 
off -piste. 

In the magical resort of Alpe d'Huez you can now choose an unique adventure where you can create certain experiences with your friends or family.

Whether these are during the day, evening or overnight in the heart of the mountains we can cater for any level of skier.

Ready for a unique adventure?
Zone cms thème ESF Autrement
And what if a hike could offer even more freedom...
On the summits, in the open air, away from the crowds, choose a stay outside of school holidays. Hike through the magnificent landscapes of Alpe d'Huez. Without spirit of competition and without challenge. Just go at your own pace.
True Freedom this winter
Create your own group: Family or Friends
Adapt the duration of the programs
Rethink the contents of the outing
Maximise your Ski Touring and Ski Hiking wishes
Now imagine you're here and ready to go on an unique adventure.
What would be your ideal hike?
'The INITIATION'
Morning
3 hrs
Difficulty : 1/5
This is your first ski tour. Get away from the slopes, enter the wilderness and discover the intoxication of the descent into pure untouched powder snow.

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'The BLUE HOUR'
Evening
3 hrs
Difficulty : 4/5
At a time when others are returning to the resort you can ski into the evening sunset over the Grande Rousses, where the mountain is yours. 
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'The STARS'
Night
2 hrs
Difficulty : 1/5
Do something different and head out at night to explore the heights of the resort, and let your taste buds find happiness with a meal under the stars.

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'The OPENING'
Morning
4 hrs 30
Difficulty :  3/5
The pistes have just opened, but your route takes your far away, with an itinerary that combines free-ride and hiking.

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Zone cms thème ESF Autrement
Treat yourself to the most beautiful slopes and a XXL dose of pleasure!
Completely away from the busy slopes and far away from the noise the team of ESF Alpe d'Huez offers an exceptional playground to have fun with! Wild nature, steep slopes, amazing snow corridors are all awaiting you this winter. For your stay outside of school holidays you will enjoy a powder feast and unforgettable skiing moments.
True Freedom
Create your own group: Family, Friends ...
Adapt the duration of the programs
Rethink the contents of the outing
Live those off piste freeride cravings to the full..
Whatever your level, beginner or advanced, make your own tracks in the heart of real panoramas offering picture postcard views.
The 'FIRST CORRIDOR'
Morning
3 hrs
Difficulty: 2/5
Do you like challenges and to push adrenaline to its maximum? You are going to surpass yourself on the 'couloir du Cerisier' (corridor of the Cherry tree), a first experience where you can exceed your own expectations!
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The 'FIRST RIDE'
Morning
3 hrs
Difficulty : 2/5
For your first experience of a long wild and easy off-piste, we have the perfect course. Alone, with family or friends, learn to make your mark in an exceptional powder.
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The 'EPHEMERAL'
Morning
3 hrs
Difficulty : 2/5
In short, this freeride session has a limited duration and only available depending on the timing of the season and the conditions of the sunshine. An escape without difficulty, simply to reconnect with nature.
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The 'MYTHICAL EAST'
Morning
3 hrs
Difficulty : 4/5
Pic Blanc, Sarenne, Combe du Loup, ... These names are part of the ski station's must-sees, synonymous with reputable off-piste!


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The 'MYTHICAL WEST'
Morning
3 hrs
Difficulty : 3/5
The lovers of the Alpe d'Huez will tell you: you must have skied the Perrins. Enter a life-size canvas, very close to the waterfalls of ice ... without doubt one of the most beautiful areas of the Massif.
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Zone cms thème ESF Autrement
Give yourself time to explore the most beautiful scenery..
Discover Alpe d'Huez on trails forbidden to skiers. At your own pace, in the heart of nature and its forests, you can stop to admire it. An escape full of beautiful moments that will be truly unforgettable.
True Freedom
Create your own group: Family, Friends..
Adapt the duration of the programs
Rethink the contents of the outing
Strap on and those hiking skis or get the most out of those snowshoes..
Snowshoe-friendly activity; THE GLACIERS & TIME TRAVEL wonderful for small groups to discover the real beauty and wilderness of Alpe d'Huez...
Ski Hiking activity; BETWEEN THE LAKES - access the beautiful scenery where you can only reach via hiking.
The 'GLACIERS'
Morning
4 hr 30 
Difficulty : 3/5
Far from the pistes, go higher to be as close as possible to the glaciers of the Grandes Rousses, feel on top of the world, in the soothing silence of a welcoming nature.
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'Between two Lakes'






Morning
2 hr 45
Difficulty : 1/5
Between Lake Noir & Lake Besson, an easy hike gives you access to beautiful scenic landscapes, facing the Belledonne  mountain range.
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'Time Travel'
afternoon
2 hr 30
Difficulty : 1/5
Follow in the footsteps of those who preceded you centuries ago. Those who built the history of what was originally a small mountain village ...
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