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18 new 'Ski Alternative' adventures
In order to meet the expectations of an adult clientele seeking new experiences, esf in Alpe d'Huez and it's instructors have created tailor-made packages for an alternative ski experience, far from the crowded pistes.

In the magical resort of Alpe d'Huez you can now choose a 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.

So, are you ready for a unique adventure?

Touring

What if a hike could offer even more freedom...
On the summits, in the open air, away from the crowds, take a hike through the magnificent landscapes of Alpe d'Huez.  In friendly uncompetitive groups, try this experience at your own pace.

Maximise your ski touring / hiking wishes
Ready for your unique adventure, which is your ideal hike?

Find a hike thats right for you...


The initiation

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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3 hrs morning
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Difficulty 1/5
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The blue hour

At a time when others are returning to the resort you can ski off into the evening sunset over the Grande Rousses, where the mountain is yours. 
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3 hrs evening
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Difficulty 4/5
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The stars

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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2 hrs Night
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Difficulty 1/5
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The opening

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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4 hrs 30 morning
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Difficulty 3/5
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Freeride

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! 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.

Indulge 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.

Find your ideal outing ...

The first corridor

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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3 hrs morning
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Difficulty 5/5
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The first ride

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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3 hrs morning
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Difficulty 2/5
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The ephemeral

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, just simply reconnect with nature.
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3 hrs morning
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Difficulty 2/5
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The mythical east

Pic Blanc, Sarenne, Combe du Loup, ... These are the names of the resort's must-sees and most reputable off-piste for both skiing or snowboarding! 
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3 hrs morning
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Difficulty 4/5
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The mythical west

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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3 hrs morning
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Difficulty 3/5
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The majestic lady

This Majestic Lady 'the Meije' - she is Impressive yet intimidating, she offers her beauty to those who come to seek her. The level is demanding, but the reward is phenomenal.
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6 hrs day
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Difficulty 5/5
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Nordic

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.
Alpe d'Huez is  fortunate to offer many routes suitable for beginners or experienced skiers but also for walkers. Like frozen lakes: from the end of November to April, they are fabulous playgrounds for Nordic hiking.

Strap on 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.

Find your ideal experience...

The glaciers

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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4 hrs 30 morning
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Difficulty 3/5
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Between two Lakes

Between Lake Noir & Lake Besson, an easy hike gives you access to beautiful scenic landscapes, facing the Belledonne mountain range.
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2 hrs 45 morning
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Difficulty 1/5
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Mountain SPA Detox

SPA treatments, relaxation, nature and fitness, harmoniously packaged in a 3 day ESCAPE!
Relax and pamper yourself in the morning at the SPA, with fitness and nature activities in the afternoon to discover the beautiful scenes of the resort...
Be at one with mind body and soul!
 
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3 days
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Difficulty 2/5
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Nordic Nights

The station doesn't go to sleep at night, especially for our mountain nature and wildlife. esf offer a night accessible nordic excursion, to watch the sunset over the village and the mountains. A calm, soothing and beautiful rare moment to enjoy.
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2 hrs evening
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Difficulty 2/5
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Biathlon Event

Away from the ski slopes, why not spend time with your friends or family with an exceptional afternoon group activity. Take your aim and experience the fun and exhilaration of biathlon!
A real nordic treat!
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2 hrs 45 afternoon
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Difficulty 1/5
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Family

Share some time together...
Looking for an activity that can bring together young and old? Share some precious family moments together...

Compete in a timed race, a biathlon challenge or set off together to discover a magical place accompanied by one of our instructors!

Trouver votre expérience idéale…

Beat the Clock

Ever dream't of being a downhill slalom skier? Well now's your chance! With family, friends or colleagues, compete on a real slalom track, explode out of the gates and smash the time on the clock!
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2 hrs 45 afternoon
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Difficulty 2/5
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All Together

Finally an activity that brings parents and children together for great moments to share. Enjoy together the beauty of the resort and take part in a family friendly activity of sport!
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2 hrs 30 afternoon
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Difficulty 0/5
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Family Biathlon

Have you watched on your screens the olympic sport of Biathlon? well why not try with your family and friends. A fabulous competitive afternoon awaits.
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2 hrs 30 afternoon
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Difficulty 1/5
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