Alpe d'Huez, France

Ski Facts

resort altitude: 1860m
ski area: Grandes Rousses
height at summit: 3330m
marked runs: 220km
snow park: yes
snow rating:

Travel Facts:

nearest airports: chambery 2hrs
geneva 3hrs
grenoble 1hr
lyon 3hrs
rail: grenoble

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Alpe d'Huez

Alpe d'Huez Ski, Snowboard & Summer Holidays

skiing and snowboarding in Alpe d'HuezA wonderful, sunny resort set high in the Grandes Rousses mountains of the Southern Alps.

Ski holidays in Alpe d'Huez:

Alpe d'Huez is the 5th largest skiing area in France. The skiing and snowboarding is extensive and varied, with the Alpe d'Huez area plus 4 smaller villages which link into it - Vaujany, Oz, Villard-Reculas and Auris.

It is renowned for its sunshine, and many of the slopes are south/south-west facing. Alpe d’Huez is situated on a fully south-facing plateau at 1860 m above sea level, and its skiable area enjoys maximum exposure to the sun. In December there are up to 7 1/2 hours a day of sun and up to 11 hours a day in April. The
French Weather Bureau has recorded an average of 300 days’ sunshine a year at the resort.

Summer holidays in Alpe d'Huez:

Alpe d'Huez is traditionally one of the stages of the annual Tour de France cycling competition.

Winter activities include:

helicopter rides, cross country skiing, fitness centre, ice rink, indoor & outdoor swimming pools, ice driving, night skiing, climbing wall.

Summer activities include:

hiking, walking, mountain biking, swimming, parapenting, indoor and outdoor pools, via ferrata, climbing, horse riding, golf, tennis.

More info:

Eating out: good choice of restaurants from typical French, Italian and varied menus.
Apres ski: quite lively - look for the club hotel bars eg. The Underground below the Chamois hotel. Many bars with live music, reasonable prices.
Non skiers: good indoor pool, open-air heated pools (nb: for men - bermuda style swimming shorts are banned, so take proper trunks/speedos), outdoor skating rink, sports centre, ice driving school.