Description Alps Douz, France

Alps Douz, France Alps Douz - international ski center and one of the best resorts in France, both in quality and length of routes. Very good location provides resort sunlight even in December and January, so here you can ski in the sun until the evening. French themselves are often called the Alps Duz "island of the Sun." Here is the longest certified ski trail in Europe (Saren), length of 16 km, as well as the famous tunnel, through which laid snow.

Resort Alpe Douz (Alpe d'Huez) is located 60 km from Grenoble and 80 km from Lyon. The resort is situated at the foot of the mountain massif Grand Russ at an altitude of 1860 meters. Alps Douz is located 220 km from Geneva airport and 150 km from the airport of Lyon. The nearest railway station - Grenoble (63 km).

Built near the village of d'Yuez, over the past 20 years the resort has grown in all directions. Staggered on the mountain and the longest system of internal lifts allow the ride the immediate vicinity of the hotel.

Duz Alps - is one of 20 resorts in the world, where lifts serve the vertical elevation difference of over 2000 meters. Location on the upper plateau to the south and provides a high sunlight, even in December and January, so here you can ski in the sun until 5 pm. Region of interest for all skiers: perfectly prepared slopes for beginners, racing track, designed for the World Cup.

Getting around the city as possible on free buses, and a special lift. Along its main street - Avenue de Jeu is a large part of the shopping and entertainment facilities.

Next to the main resort located villages are connected with lifts. This Lekloz, Yuez, LeBerzhe. In addition, there are still four resort-satellite: VAUJANY, Oz, Orie and ViYar-ReKYuLa. Near each of these resorts have their own slopes, ski lifts associated with the Alps Douz.

The slopes, slopes, lifts
  • Maximum height - 3350 m (Pic Blanc)
  • Vertical drop - 2250 m
  • Trails - 108
  • Total length of trails - 220 km
  • Green slopes (for beginners) - 43%
  • The blue trace (average difficulty) - 30%
  • Red route (complex) - 27%
  • The longest trail - 16 km
  • Elevators - 85 (5 cars, 10 gondola, 25 chairlifts, 45 drag-lifts)
  • Trails for cross-country skiing - 54 km
  • Snowboard - yes / park / Half-pipe
  • Night skiing - yes

    The complexity of routes to the local classification, understated, many red slopes at other resorts would have a black mark. The longest certified trail in Europe - "Saren" ( "Sarenne", 16 km). The track "Tunnel", filmed in one of the James Bond films, passes through a tunnel in the glacier. Snowpark and halfpipe for snowboarders at the Lac Blanc. For fans of flat skis - three circular routes with total length of 54 km.

    By purchasing a subscription to lift Visalp, tourists have free access to any area riding of "Grande Galaxie" (Les 2 Alpes, Serre Chevalier, Puy Saint Vincent, Voie Lactee), to the roads at night and riding trails for flat skis. It also allows free use of the indoor and outdoor pools, skating rink, the Palace of sports, ski-bus, to visit museums and concert of organ music at the Contemporary Cathedral.

    In addition to downhill skis waiting for you and other sports: driving on ice, ultra-light single and double helicopters, paragliding, night snoukarting. There is also a night trail, slalom stadium, halfpipe, snowpark.

    Also at your disposal: the modern Palace of Sport, where you can play squash (4 courts), tennis (3 courts, the instructor, group and private lessons), table tennis, football, golf, aerobics, fitness club, swimming pool, a skating rink.
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