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La Sarenne 16km black run in Alpe d'Huez

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Has anyone tried this run in Alpe d'Huez?
I'm an advanced intermediate and will happily chuck myself down it but wondering whether intermediates could handle it?
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It's a bit of a long one - 10 miles!

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post #3 of 5
Only the first part could be qualified as black, it can be a nice moguls field, but the last two thirds are very easy.
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Originally Posted by GordonFreeman View Post
Has anyone tried this run in Alpe d'Huez?
I'm an advanced intermediate and will happily chuck myself down it but wondering whether intermediates could handle it?
Definitely. It's more narrow and sometimes crowdy, at times, than steep. The last part is really flat.
Be careful though that the last third of the piste can be very rocky when the snow is thin.
L'Alpe d'Huez claims Sarenne is the longuest run in Europe, and it has more than 2000m of vert, with a great scenery. But it's not the most challengng, far from it.
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A not very hard black at the top and a very long flat tail.
If you want a really long, fun, black you should go for the Villaroger run from the Aiguille Rouge in Les Arcs, France. Nearly 7,000ft of vertical and, I reckon, half the length of the Sarenne. It is the most vertical on a black run, which seems like a better boast than longest. (again, though, not a very tough black - just lots of fun).
However Alp d'Huez does have some very good, very long off piste runs, far away from any pistes in their own valleys (but you need a guide).

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