The Alpe d’Huez ski resort, in Isère Department at the Rhône-Alpes region, in southeast France, lies in the Oisans Alpes of the Central French Alps. The Resort is well known as home to many snow competitions and for the prestigious ''Tour de France'' cycle Tourneau.
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Skiing in Mammoth Mountain, Yosemite National Park, California USA
It is near Mammoth Lakes, Mono County, California, USA. Skiing area is built on the north side of Mammoth Mountain, which is located in the volcanic Long Valley Caldera. If skiers want to overnight, they can stay in the town of Mammoth Lakes.
On the mountain, there is a summit elevation of 11.053 ft/3.369 m and a hefty 3.100 ft/945 m of vertical drop. There is a lift system of 28 lifts that are numbered in the way they were built. The Panoramic Gondola takes you to the top, where you should tack right to the Upper Bowl.
The wider bowl fills with a series of plunging drops. Skiers should pay attention to Hangman’s Hollow that is a chute, bordered by snarling rocks that leave room for one perfect turn. Average snowfall is 400 in/1.016 cm and Skiable Acreage is 3500 ac/14.16 km².
Ski season lasts from November to June. Terrain is 25% for beginners, 40% for intermediate, 20% for advanced athletes and 15% for experts.