Ski Alpe d’Huez

1st–8th February 2020

Join Conference Plus for 15 hours of General Practice CME on our annual conference in the mountains, which this year takes us to the fabulous French resort of Alpe d’Huez.

A large, modern resort set on a high, sunny plateau, it has become one of the best-known resorts in the French Alps. Alpe d’Huez offers excellent skiing for all abilities for both skiers, snow-boarders and cross-country skiers alike. The resort enjoys a huge terrain of 248km of pistes and a top skiing altitude of 3,300m on the Sarenne glacier, from which the 16km black run of the same name descends and, which claims to be, the longest black run in Europe. If this is not enough of a ski terrain for you, the ski pass also covers the resorts of Les Deux-Alpes, Serre-Chevalier and Montgenevre, so there is more than enough skiing to be had for 6 days.

Besides some very long and challenging runs, there is a huge beginners area directly above the resort, a very efficient lift system and not to forget the mountain restaurants for your mid-morning vin chaud or lunch time plat du fromage!

As well as being famous for the Tour de France in the summer the resort has a snow sure altitude and huge ski area. In the village you will find lovely cafes for your drink at the end of the day on the slopes, as well as plenty of creperies and boulangeries selling the delicious patisseries one has come to expect in France.

Image credits: Cyrille Quintard, Laurent Salino, Ian Gold

The Hotel

We have chosen as our base the wonderful Hotel Le Pic Blanc, which is located 150m from the slopes, close to the centre of the resort and which enjoys spectacular views of the ski area. This luxury 4* hotel is in a very central location and has many superb facilities for you to enjoy. An indoor pool and spa, sauna, hammam and jacuzzi (some extra charges may apply).

www.hotel-picblanc-alpes.com

There is a cosy bar with a large open fire where you can enjoy all your pre & post dinner drinks; why not try the local specialty Chartreuse liquor which is produced in the area.

Offering a buffet breakfast and a daily 3-course evening meal including ¼ bottle wine, ½ litre mineral water, coffee or tea. The standard of cuisine is excellent.

The Academic Programme

The academic programme will take place daily between 5.30 and 8.00 p.m. before relaxing into a delicious evening meal with a glass of wine and an evening at the bar. We aim to offer an exceptional academic programme covering a variety of topics over the 15 hours during the week.

  • Dr Jonathan Katz

    Consultant Endocrinologist Royal Free Hospital London

    Thyroid Disease, Adrenal Problems, Type 2 Diabetes

  • Miss Susan Sarangapani

    Consultant Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon, Luton & Dunstable University Hospital

    Acute Red Eye, Ocular Emergencies, Eyelid Disorders

  • Mr Tim Briggs

    Consultant Urologist, University College Hospital, London

    Update on Prostate Cancer, Bladder Cancer, UTIs and Female Incontinence

  • Mr Daryll Baker

    Consultant General Surgeon, Royal Free NHS Trust

    Swollen Leg and the Cold Leg, Carotid Artery Stenosis and Aortic Aneurysms

  • Dr Dean Creer

    Consultant General and Respiratory Physician, Royal Free NHS Trust

    TBC

Guiding & Lessons

Private instructors and guides will be available to accompany those who wish to ski in groups, with the knowledge of being safely guided by the locals who know every corner of this very extensive circuit. These will take place each morning from 09:15 – 12:00 at an additional cost Please indicate on the booking form if you would like to join the ski groups. Having a guide or instructor is an excellent way to get to know the area and to improve your level of skiing. . Kindly note that the ski guiding groups are only available to competent skiers of an intermediate plus level, who are happy to ski the red runs. However, if you are a more timid skier or new to the sport, we can arrange for you to join the village ski groups through the local ski school.

The cost for the ski groups is dependent upon on how many people sign up, however, we are aiming for a cost of £195 per person for the week. The final cost will be notified nearer the time of the balance payment in November.

Cross Country

There is a total of 50km of perfectly groomed cross-country ski trails here, with 5 main trails providing a wide array of terrain. The trails are loops (“boucles” in French) so you end up back where you started. Kept in tremendous condition the trails are prepared in the same way as the downhill pistes, with the addition of a pre-formed classic XC ski style tracks. The 2 pre-formed grooves are around 4” deep and around 12” apart. There are two sets of tracks on each trail, one on the left and one on the right-hand side, meaning that you should ski on the right here in France (like driving). Travelling up on the right side and then down on the other track (again the right as you descend) avoids problems between uphill and downhill skiers.

The loops are graded like ski runs, blues are the easiest and reds are a bit harder. All the loops and trails are clearly marked and signposted and are really easy to follow.

Ski Hire

We have made arrangements with one of the local ski hire shops located right by the nearest ski lift. You can hire all your equipment here by pre-booking on the form below. We have also made an agreement with the shop for you to leave your hired skis at the shop overnight, eliminating the need to take them back to the hotel each day.

Lift Passes

No need to queue up and waste time getting your lift pass, pre-order it with us and we will have it waiting for you at the hotel on our arrival.

Package includes:

  • 7 nights at the Hotel Le Pic Blanc on ½ board on double occupancy
  • Evening meals include ¼ bottle wine, ½ litre water, tea or coffee per person, hot & cold buffet breakfast
  • Free use of indoor swimming pool & fitness centre
  • Spa, sauna, jacuzzi, beauty treatments, massage & solarium (payable locally)
  • Rooms have bath or shower, wc, safe, minibar, hairdryer & TV. Many have a balcony
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Choice of departure airports, subject to availability. Some supplements apply.
  • Coach transfers to/from the resort

Extras, see charges below:

  • 15 hours of top quality post graduate education
  • Massage & Spa treatments available to book in hotel
  • Private ski guides/instructors
  • Pre-booked lift pass
  • Hire of ski equipment

Flights

Flights with Easyjet:

From To Outbound
(Sat 1st Feb)
Return
(Sat 8th Feb)
Approx. Transfer Time Transfer
STANSTED GRENOBLE Dep. 1335  Arr. 1625 Dep. 1655  Arr. 1740 1.5 hours Transfer 1
BRISTOL GRENOBLE Dep. 1230  Arr. 1520 Dep. 1555  Arr. 1645 1.5 hours Transfer 1
GATWICK GENEVA Dep. 0950  Arr. 1235 Dep. 1500  Arr. 1535 3.5 hours Transfer 2
LIVERPOOL GENEVA Dep. 0955  Arr. 1245 Dep. 1450  Arr. 1550 3.5 hours Transfer 2
LUTON GENEVA Dep. 1020  Arr. 1305 Dep. 1455  Arr. 1540 3.5 hours Transfer 2
MANCHESTER GENEVA Dep. 1300  Arr. 1555 Dep. 1730  Arr. 1830 3.5 hours Transfer 3
EDINBURGH GENEVA Dep. 1155  Arr. 1510 Dep. 1555  Arr. 1720 3.5 hours Transfer 3
BIRMINGHAM GENEVA Dep. 1110  Arr. 1355 Dep. 1735  Arr. 1830 3.5 hours Transfer 3

Flight times subject to confirmation.

Please note flight arrival/departure times and transfer pairings.

Please enquire after other regional departure points.

Price

£1399 including Easyjet flights from Stansted to Grenoble, transfers, services & accommodation on HB, sharing a twin/double Privilege type room.

Course Fee: £449 ** HALF PRICE DELEGATE FEE for juniors up to 5 years after qualifying **

Single room supplement: £460

Extras

  • Area ski pass: Cost yet to be announced by the resort

All hire prices are for 6 days, including overnight ski storage at the shop.

  • Ski Hire:Blue £75, Red £90, Black £104, Gold £118
  • Boot Hire: £28
  • Helmet Hire: £16

Airport Supplements

Subject to cost at time of booking.

  • Stansted/Grenoble: Nil
  • Bristol/Grenoble: from £48
  • Gatwick/Geneva: from £85
  • Luton/Geneva: from £65
  • Edinburgh/Geneva: from £157
  • Liverpool/Geneva: from £113
  • Birmingham/Geneva: from £142
  • Manchester/Geneva: from £38

One check in bag per person included in airfare up to 23kg additional baggage cost as charged by the airline.

Ski Carriage

  • Cost as charged by each airline. Please click here for more details.

Deposit

  • £400 per person

Prices correct at time of going to press. May be subject to change.

Booking

To book your place on this conference please complete the form below. If you would like to pay online you will then be directed to our new online booking service.

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory and must be completed before submitting the form.

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Ski Guiding:
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