Alpe d'Huez lies on a sunny plateau surrounded by an amazing snow bowl set high in the Grandes Rousses mountains, overlooked by the Pic Blanc glacier at 3300 metres. Alpe d'Huez is the fifth largest ski area in France with almost 250kms. With challenging black runs to wide open blues and greens, the area provides endless opportunities for all levels of skier and boarder. In addition, Alpe d'Huez ski resort boasts an excellent snow record due to the high altitude. Alpe d'Huez is a fun and friendly resort, making it is particularly suitable for families. It has an excellent ski school and a wealth of amenities including a superb sports centre and the use of a large outdoor pool and skating rink (which are both FREE with full area lift passes). It is a lively resort and suitable for groups looking for good apres ski.

Activities

Sports centre with tennis and squash courts, archery, gym, indoor golf, handball, basketball, volleyball and indoor-football, outdoor swimming-pool, FREE with full weekly lift-pass. Parapenting, Curling, ski-dooing, ice-skating rink FREE with full weekly Visalp lift-pass (skate hire extra), ice driving, night skiing, dedicated sledging slope.

Eating out

There are dozens of restaurants, some of high quality and many offer good value by resort standards. You are spoilt for choice from typical French cuisine, to Tex Mex to pizzas.

Other amenities

Visit the ice cave, sleigh rides, dog sledding, helicopter excursion to Les Deux Alpes, walking trails. Cinema.

  • Transfer time: Chambery : 2hrs Grenoble 2hrs
  • Currency: Euro

Suitability

  • Beginners: 5
  • Intermediates: 5
  • Advanced: 4
  • Snowboarding: 4

Resort statistics

  • Resort height: 1860m
  • Ski range: 1250m to 3300m
  • Total kilometres of piste: 249kms
  • Number of runs: Blue 79 Red 39 Black 17
  • Number of lifts: 77 in Area : Draglifts 42, Chairlift 24, Cablecar 9, Gondolas 2.

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