Arguably the Pic Blanc's best feature is the stunning views from the hotel's sweeping glass picture windows down the valley. It's a fantastic sight to have breakfast to and you can catch the sunrise over the peaks, coffee in hand if you're up early enough.
The chalet-style hotel is traditionally wood clad and the mountain features spill into the hotel with wooden sleepers making a striking bar area and plenty of stone throughout. The lounge areas are full of soft grey furnishing and roaring open fires. They've paid a lot of attention to the details and as a result, it's well worth each of its four stars. The indoor pool is perfect for a soak at the end of the day or the spa area with sauna, hammam and hot tub can be utilised for a full unwind.
What we like
- Panoramic views across the valley and the peaks beyond, it makes breakfast extra special
- Open fires in the living areas, indoor pool and spa facilities
- Close to the Bergers lifts and the beginner slopes (just across the car park from the lifts)
- The spa area is an additional cost, though the indoor pool is complimentary
- The centre of Alpe d'Huez is a 15 minute walk away but there's plenty of shops, bars and restaurants around the hotel
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Hotel Le Pic Blanc is in the Bergers area of Alpe d'Huez, this is a second major access point to the slopes and great for beginners with plenty of green runs with both gondola and chairlift access. The lifts are less than a 250m walk (slightly uphill) which would take around 4-5 minutes in ski boots and when the snow is good (most the time) you can ski back closer to the hotel (not a piste, more a snow-covered kids playground).
The centre of the main town is around 900m down the road, that's a 15 minute walk but there are plenty of restaurants, bars and shops that are much closer than that in the Bergers area. All in all, it's a great location and the stunning views down the valley more than make up for the short walk each morning.
Ski regionAlpe d'Huez
Distance to slopes300m, 5 minute walk
Distance to town10 minute walk
Classic rooms have double or twin beds and the bathroom has a bath or shower and the toilet is separate in most rooms. There is also a balcony with a view of the pistes and resort.
Sleeps max. 2
Superior rooms have a double or 2 twin beds and the bathroom has a bath or shower and the toilet is separate in most rooms. There is a balcony with views of the pistes and over the resort.
Approx. 30m2, sleeps max. 2
Junior suites have 1 large bed and a single bed or 3 single beds, there is also a lounge with a sofa bed. The bathroom has a bath. Views of the pistes and over the resort.
Approx. 33m2, sleeps max. 4
Family suites have different layouts. You can have a large room with a sofa bed and a double bed or 2 rooms, one with a double bed and the other with twin beds. There is a balcony with views of the pistes and over the resort.
Approx. 48m2, sleeps max. 4
- Le Gypaète restaurant with incredible mountain views
- L'Herpie bar
- Indoor pool
- Hot tub*
- massage and beauty treatments*
- Open fires
- Conference facilities
- Open-air terrace
- Bed and breakfast
- Half board
Please be advised that safety standards with regards to balconies differ in France and on occasion, you may be allocated a room whereby the balcony is lower than we would expect in the UK.
For your own safety, please ensure that you take care when on the balcony and do not lean on or over the railings. If you have children below the age of 12 in your party, please ensure that they are supervised and not left unattended at any time.
Resort height - 1,869m
Highest point - 3,300m
Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine Ski Area- 249km of piste
SlopesThe slopes are varied enough to provide ample terrain for all ski levels. The green slopes run down to the resort in a vast swarth whilst the more challenging blacks are up on Pic Blanc and then everything in between is perfect for cruising around on blues and reds.
Green runs 31%
Blue runs 26%
Red runs 31%
Black runs 12%
Lifts - 84
Season length - early December to late April
Beginners - 5/5
Intermediates - 5/5
Experts - 5/5
Snowboarders - 4/5
Families - 4/5
Après - 4/5
Scenery - 4/5
Snow reliability - 4/5
Village charm - 1/5
Leisure centre | climbing wall | open-air swimming | indoor swimming | ice hockey | ice skating | ping pong | shopping | XFly (zip wire, climbing frame and bouncy castle) | ice driving.
Lyon - 2 hours
Geneva - 3 hours
Grenoble - 1 hour 30 minutes
Lift pass3 day lift pass from £128
6 day lift pass from £255
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