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Resort Lowdown

With 250km of skiable pistes, an average of 300 sunny days a year and a buzzing town centre, there is no wonder why visitors flock to Alpe D’Huez in Summer and Winter for a perfect Alpine holiday.  

In the centre of the Osians region, Alpe D’Huez is the main resort of the Grandes Rousses Massif, sitting at an altitude of 1860m, allowing for fantastic ski-in-ski out conditions for the whole winter season. The highest piste in the area offers unrivalled views from the Pic Blanc Glacier at a massive 3300m, whilst the gentle green runs closer to town have earned the resort the “Famille” Plus award due to its beginner-friendly nature.

Read on to find out more about one of the highest rated Ski Resorts in the World!

  • Holidays in Alpe D’Huez provide visitors with so much more than just Snowsports. The beauty and energy of this Alpine town charms its guests into returning year after year

The SKI Area

The town is the central hub for the Grand Rousses Massif, boasting 250km of skiable pistes. The variety of pistes and activities in the resort would take even the most advanced of snowsports enthusiasts weeks to discover and when your legs start to tire there are plenty of piste-side restaurants/bars offering a place to rest and soak in the Alpine atmosphere.

When Does Alpe d'Huez Open?

The winter season runs from 1st December to 27th April 2019 and the summer season starts on 30th June and ends on the 26th August

When To Go To Alpe d'Huez?

January: A Powder seekers dream! January is a off peak gem with reduced accommodation prices and some of the best snow conditions the Alps can provide. All the kids are at school and the queueing is almost non existent.

March- April: Sun, Parties and snow! Work on your goggle tan whilst enjoying the empty pistes and buzzing apres scene, wake up early for hard packed groomed piste or enjoy a leisurely afternoon in the slush. The well renowned music festival Tommorowland hits the slopes in March, bringing some of the world's best DJs playing on stages all over the resort. The high nature of the resort means that there is still a high chance for some epic powder too!  

Summer- A Cyclist’s mecca and a hillwalking paradise. The iconic 21 hairpin corners, each named after winner of the Tour Du France are a true test of fitness, whilst mountain bikers and hillwalkers can enjoy the chairlift access to many of the peaks and trails that surround the area. Don’t forget your Winter kit though as the Glacier is open for Skiing all summer!

Must Do Runs at Alpe d'Huez

The leg burning 16km Sarenne with an elevation difference 1730m is the longest Black piste in Europe, challenging even the fittest of skiers to make it in one go.

Alpe d'Huez: Hôtel Le Pic Blanc****

  • Terrain Parks
  • Air Bag
  • Glacier
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Husky Sledding
  • Sledging
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Ice Skating
  • Ice Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Ski In Ski Out

The Pass Prices

The Full Area

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The Area Map

The Town

Boasting to be in the top ten ski resorts in France Alpe D’Huez has an enormous variety of accommodation including Chalets, Apartments, Hotels and Hostels suiting all budgets.

The Town  is split into 7 Quartiers, the most popular being:

Quartier Du Bergers: The newest part of the town with a small selection of bars and shops, fantastic Ski in-Ski out options.

Quartier des Vieil Alpe: The oldest and most charming part of Alpe D’Huez, offering a more peaceful residential atmosphere whilst still being very close to the slopes and amenities.

Quartier des Jeux: The Lively central district with lots of shops, restaurants and bars. Great for access to all major amenities.

Others: Other smaller areas of Alpe D’Huez offer a more quiet and relaxed atmosphere, perfect for families and those looking for a chilled holiday.  

  • Swimming Pool
  • Spa
  • Cinema
  • Shopping
  • Party Resort
  • Budget Resort
  • Good For Beginners
  • Good For Intermediates
  • Good For Off Piste