Alpe D’Huez is a resort giant! It has been the host to numerous BUSC events and more recently, we joined up with Snowboxx festival to play host to 3000 people here!
The ski area is over 200km and is as varied as they come. Home to the Sarene Glacier ( including the longest black run in Europe), 2 Snowparks and plenty of long meandering runs, Alpe d’Huez is a great place to ride all day, using minimal lifts! The area is twinned with the resort of Les Deux Alpes next door. Your ski pass allows you to use L2A for one day during your week stay (Most weeks apply).
La Folie Douce has brought a much needed party presence up the mountain. The party bar franchise have done what they do best and converted a mountain restaurant into another legendary, alpine bar! A large mix of different bars, 2 nightclubs, swimming pool, ice rink and floodlight slope, means that we can arrange all kinds of events here. There is definitely something for everyone within your group, large or small.
WARNING: do not pop into this establishment for a quiet drink, they do not allow such pleasant refreshment. Rum is the standard fare in this bar and it is served by the bottle. If you do pay this bar a visit you will retire a tad wobbly but also well educated in the ways of... wait... where am I again??
Free Ride Café
Located right next to the L’Ours Blanc residence, we mainly love it for its giant-size vodka syringes and toilet access via compulsory slide. Many a superb night had, definitely worth a drink or two.
Classic traditional Irish bar in the centre of resort, you can purchase well refined Guinness or Magners, though the cost may dent your wallet. The bar also has baby foot, pool table, sky sports and has been known to offer karaoke on demand. Great pub, great atmosphere, good times.
A big favourite of the seasonnaires, this little underground bar has a cosy and vibrant atmosphere. It comes massively recommended for après ski where it hosts live bands and good times.
Located in Les Bergers, this will be the 'local' to many of our groups in Alpe d'Huez as many of the accommodation blocks are in the same area. This is really good-sized bar with pool table and Sky Sports. After 10pm it transforms and becomes a party atmosphere ideally suited for large groups.
This is the biggest bar in resort and definitely one of the most popular and accustomed to large student groups; they give great deals and really know how to get the party going either with good music or a live band. They also have a great Tex Mex menu where NUCO can arrange group meals or just a discount on the menu
The newest Folie, opened in December 2013, has brought the final piece of the Alpe d'Huez Apres puzzle to the table. Come sun or snow the terrace will be full from 3pm with people drinking, dancing and generally having fun to a selection of live music from bands, vocalists and DJs. Awesome.
The Caves is over the road from Igloo so again another good location; as with its neighbour it ticks all the boxes you need from a club, only the drinks are little more reasonably priced. Only drawback is its small capacity, if you are big group you may not all fit.
Located next to a lot of the main bars, the Igloo has has everything you need from a club in the alps: free entry, podiums, lasers, euro tech and it is open late. The only issue is the cost of the drinks which is slightly more than other similar establishments.
Alpe d’Huez Accommodation
France Location Ecrin d’Huez
Also located in Bergers this is the slightly more budget of the residences, but not by a huge margin so many groups select it based on its competitive price. The residence is 2 minute walk from both the ski lifts and the commercial centre. Rooms are mainly 5 person, bed linen and towels are not provided.
Belambra Les Bergers
As its name suggests Belambra is in Bergers; it's also directly next to the piste and the commercial centre allowing for doorstep skiing and easy access to shops and supermarkets. The residence has up to 600 beds so can accommodate most groups comfortably. Rooms are 4 and 6 person, bed linen is provided but towels are not.
Pierre et Vacances L’Ours Blanc
This is one of the only residences which is centrally located, it sits next to the ice rink and outdoor heated pool. Although central for the bars and village facilities, the pistes are a 10 min walk or bucket ride in the morning which can be annoying. Rooms are 4, 5 and 7 person, bed linen and towels are provided.