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EQUIPMENT HIRE ON SITE

N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.

FRENCH SKI SCHOOL
350 instructors speaking French, English, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Japanese, Danish, German, Portuguese, Russian, Polish and Hebrew.

GROUP DOWNHILL SKIING AND CROSS-COUNTRY
LESSONS FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN (4 to 16 years)

*Except February 2.45/5.15 pm
N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.

6 DAYS OF GROUP LESSONS WITH SKI PASS

Any ski pass you choose (“Initiation” or “Progression”), is valid all day, even outside lesson times. Advance booking recommended.

“Initiation” pass
This pass includes the use of lifts throughout the ski area except Pic Blanc cable car and Marmottes II and III. Advisable for those preparing for: 1*, 2**, 3*** beginners, and adult class 1 level.


N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.


“Progression” pass
You can use the lifts throughout the ski area. Compulsory beyond children's 3*** level and adult class 1 level.


N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.

These 2 passes can be sold separately to holders of a lessons ticket.


LIMITED SIZE GROUP LESSONS (6 days, 8 children)

All levels. 6 days course, maximum of 8, February School Holidays only, from 12.35 to 2.35 p.m. Ski lessons for children under 16.


N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.


PRIVATE INSTRUCTION,LESSONS AND PRIVATE HIRE

(skiing,snowboarding,snowblade,cross-country
skiing,skating,downhill…)

• Prices do not include lift pass


N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.


GROUP CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING LESSONS

Same times and prices as for group downhill skiing lessons. Lesson + lift pass packages (downhill + cross-country skiing) available. The pedestrian pass, which includes a cross-country and ski lift ticket, is recommended. Lesson assembly points:

• For all levels, from the Les Bergers.


FOR TEENAGERS


N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.


SNOWBOARDING COURSES FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN
(over 7)

All season: assembly points in Grandes Rousses and Bergers for the morning and afternoon. During school holidays: assembly point in Bergers for the morning for levels 2,3 and expert.


N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.

DOWNHILL AND SNOWBOARD LESSONS
(for children and adults)

During 6 days, alternate ski in the morning (2hr45) and snowboard in the afternoon (2h30).


N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.


COMPETITION TRAINING COURSE

From “Flechette”. Only during school holidays. 9.30 a.m./12.15 p.m. and 2.15/4.45 p.m., except February: 2.45/5.15 p.m.


N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.

VARIOUS TESTS

• “Etoile” test: during lessons.
• “Fleche” and “Chamois” tests: see the slalom stadium programme.


N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.


BRITISH MASTERCLASS
British ski instruction in small groups or privately. Meeting place : Rond Point des Pistes.


N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.

During school holidays, pre-booking is advised.


HANDISKI

At Alpe d’Huez, disabled skiers benefit from:
• easy access to ski lifts, Sports and Convention Centre, swimming pool, Bergers shopping centre, etc.
• specialist instructors and adapted equipment (Uniski, Dualski, GMS).


NEW ECOLE DE SKI INTERNATIONALE INTERNATIONAL SKI SCHOOL

GROUP DOWNHILL SKIING/SNOWBOARDING
LESSONS (for children btw 2 1/2 and 13, teenagers
and adults, maximum group size 10)


N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.


6 DAYS OF GROUP LESSONS, WITH LIFT PASS

The Visalp ski pass is valid all day, even outside lesson times. Pass is free for children under 5.

•With the Visalp Initiation lift pass (children aged 13 and under), access to the entire ski area except Pic Blanc and Marmotte II (black runs).


N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.

For our all-inclusive deal, add the cost of the full “Initiation” equipment hire package to these prices.


N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.

• With the Visalp Progression lift pass (children aged under 13), access to the entire ski area.


N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.

For our all-inclusive deal add the cost of the full “Progression” equipment hire package to these prices.


N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.


PRIVATE INSTRUCTION, LESSONS ANDPRIVATE HIRE,TRIPS TO OTHER SKI RESORTS

Times: noon to 5 p.m. (noon to 3 p.m. during French school holidays).


N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.

OTHER COURSES
• Baby Club de Tonton Mayonnaise :
see below.
• Club des Marmottes : see below.
• Club Snow
For children, teenagers and adults, from beginners’ lessons to Gold Snowboard level lessons. For children under 12, it’s advised to begin with private courses.
• Club de Freeride Ski
For teenagers and adults, minimum level: Marmotte Noire. Good skiers. See your resort in a new light following routes that are a lot more fun than the normal pistes. Snowpark, moguls, powder, etc. Learning and tuition of the new snow techniques. Free equipment hire.
• Club Carving
For children, teenagers and adults, minimum level: Marmotte Rouge. Good skiers. Perfect your “two-feet” technique on carving skis and with a private instructor.
• Club Evolutif
A Club des Marmottes for adults, from beginner level to black Marmotte (competition) level. Learning on
short skis. New instruction technique making use of carving skis.
• Club Evasion
Private hire for one day. Ski as you please with your instructor. See above private hire price.


VARIOUS TESTS

• Ski : Baby Marmotte (a partir de 2 ans et demi), Marmottes et Cristal (a partir de 4 ans)/“Baby Marmotte” (over 2 1/2),“Marmottes” and “Cristal” (over 4).
• Freeride-ski : X-Trem
• Carving : Carv-in
• Snow : snowboard award
• Slalom : eagle et petit eagle
• « Marmotte d’or » trophy every Friday at 10 a.m. Open to everyone, giant slalom stadium (Stade de Schuss): 8 ?
Free to those enrolled with ski school.

SKI FIRST STEPS ON SKIS

FRENCH SKI SCHOOL

A range of options are available for your children care (including skiing, games and meals).

TWO CHILDREN’S VILLAGES

• The Grandes Rousses snow nursery takes children over 4 H1
• The Les Bergers snow nursery takes children over 5 L4
Their first experience on skis, with a rope tow. Leading to their first skiing qualification: “Poussin” or “Ourson”.
A lift pass is compulsory and free of charge for children under 5 (passes obtained at the ski lifts).
Prices and times for group lessons: see above.

ESF + LES ETERLOUS
(btw 2 1/2 and 5)

Supervised by ESF instructors, your children will alternate sessions of skiing, games and in the nursery.


N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.

6-day package for children below “Flocon” level:


N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.


ESF + LES CRAPOUILLOUX
(over 4)

Your child is skiing with the ESF at Le Rond Point des Pistes and you require a supervised lunch option.
The ESF can provide ski lessons + lunch option in conjunction with “Les Crapouilloux” nursery.

6-day package:


N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.


LES CRAPOUILLOUX
Nursery: children over 2. Skiing: over 3. Near Alpe d’Huez Tourism. Reception: 9.30 to 10 a.m. and 1.30 to 2 p.m.


N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.

Video games, ball pit.

Tailor-made options to look after your child
• If your child takes full-day lessons, we can provide supervision after the morning lesson:


N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.

• If your child takes 1/2-day lessons in the morning, we can provide supervision after his lesson until 2 p.m.:


N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.

• If your child takes 1/2-day lessons, we can look after him/her in the morning or in the afternoon:


N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.


LES INTREPIDES
(from 6 months to 3 years)


Municipal creche and drop-in centre (on the far right of the Sports and Convention Centre), open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m to 6.30 p.m. Child's health record book and MMR vaccination certificate compulsory.

From 6 to 23 months


N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.

Meals and snacks brought by parents will be deducted from the bill £2.50/meal and £1/snack

INTERNATIONAL SKI SCHOOL

• Baby Club de Tonton Mayonnaise
Ski nursery (for children aged btw 2 1/2 and 3 1/2)


N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.


• Club des Marmottes (over 4)
From beginner level to “Marmotte noire” (competition) level.

• Unique: lunch special package
To ensure you enjoy your ski holiday even more, we can provide lunch and supervision for your children between noon and 1 p.m. (all levels - during school holidays).
E.g.: lesson from 9.30 a.m. to noon and lunch from noon to 1 p.m., providing 3 1/2 hours of free time for parents.


N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.


• From 23 months to 3 years (not in school): prices are the same, schedules are slightly different.


N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.


PRACTICAL information

WEATHER
Tel. : 33 (0)4 76 11 44 50 0892 68 02 38
(repondeur/answering machine)

WELCOME TO ALPE D’HUEZ
• Do you need some advice or information? The Alpe d'Huez Tourism team welcomes you Saturdays (10 a.m. till midnight) and Sundays (10 a.m. till 7 p.m.) at our Greating and Information chalet located at the meeting point of the East and West station entrances.
• Do you think you will arrive late at night? Do not worry about getting your apartment keys. Just ask your landllord to give them to our hostesses who will hand them over on your arrival.
Alpe d’Huez Tourisme - Maison de l’Alpe
Tel. : 33 (0)4 76 11 44 44 - Fax : 33 (0)4 76 80 69

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