Skiing Down The Longest Black Run In The French Alps
La Sarenne. Pic Blanc, Alpe D’Huez
We just got back from a trip from Alpe D’Huez in the French Alps after having a great week there. The ski conditions were good, if a little icy. But we managed to ski from the first lift til the last lift almost every day so we can’t complain.
I got my dad a GoPro for Christmas as last year when we went skiing he enjoyed looking back at all of the footage from my GoPro, this year he was able to film all the bits that he wanted. Here’s his ski down La Sarenne, the longest black run in Europe at 18km.
The ski run starts at the top of Pic Blanc at 3,300m. To get there we took the DMC 1 + 2 Gondolas before going up the Pic Blanc cable car. The route itself isn’t actually that hard for the most part. The top is quite steep and gets a bit mogully later in the day, but after that, it turns into a red/blue and then it’s basically a green through the trees at the bottom. I think the black rating is based on the fact that once you’ve started, you have to do the full 18km to get down.
The views at the top were amazing, there was cloud inversion filling the valleys between the mountains in the Alps. I’m going to be doing a photography-based video of the views with less skiing on my YouTube channel soon, subscribe to Adam Kappa to see when that is online.