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La Sarenne, the longest black run in Europe

La Sarenne, the longest black run in Europe

Every skier wants to be able to say that they’ve been down the longest black run in Europe. Take the Pic Blanc cable car up to 3330m, the highest point in the ski area, then admire the 360° view, strap on your skis, pull down your visor and set off down the 16km run from Pic Blanc to the Gorges de Sarenne.

An incredible view

Before you can set off down La Sarenne, you need to take the ski lifts up to the top. Starting from Oz-en-Oisans, take the Poutran gondola, then the DMC2, then the Pic Blanc cable car to find yourself at 3330m above sea level, at the highest point in the ski area, ready to go down the 16km run! Before starting the run, you can enjoy an incredible view. In good weather, you can see 2 Alpes resort, Pic Bayle, Meije and Aiguilles d’Arves peaks and even Mont Blanc! It’s said that you can see ⅕ of France from this peak!

A 16km jorney down

Once on La Sarenne, you can enjoy your ski down without needing to take any more ski lifts! But you can also spend some time skiing in the heights of the mountains using the Herpie chairlift. The La Sarenne black run will take you to the gorge of the same name, Gorges de Sarenne. After picking up speed on the way down, you can then ski leisurely alongside the stream to the chairlift and head back through the Alpe d’Huez area to Oz-en-Oisans. This infamous run is 16km long with a drop in height of 2000m and a moderate average gradient of 12.5%!

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the ski area !

To take advantage of big vertical drops, you can take ski lifts up to Pic Blanc at 3330, or Dôme des Rousses at 2800m, the starting points for exceptional ski runs!