The Tunnel at Alpe d’Huez, France is often considered the hardest trail in Europe.
It isn’t the steepest on the continent, but the long descent through VW Bus-sized mogul fields is enough to challenge any skier.
The video below shows what can happen if you fall:
Video uploaded to YouTube by TheHungryWanderer
The video’s uploader says that he tore his rotator cuff in the fall. Ouch.
The Tunnel gets its name from the long cave in the mountain that skiers push through to reach the top of the trail.
You can see the tunnel itself if you rewind the video above to the beginning.
Here’s more information about The Tunnel at Alpe d’Huez:
Vertical: 1,767 ft.
Length: 1.2 miles
Pitch: 35° (steepest mogul field in France)