Thinking of skiing in Alpe d'Huez? Built on a sunny plateau above the tree line, Alpe d'Huez allows access to an impressive 250km of pistes and enjoys a lively atmosphere.
Why Alpe d'Huez in Oisans?
- Access to an impressive 250km of pistes, with a well-integrated lift system.
- Varied ski terrain for all levels, excellent for beginners and an incredible vertical drop.
- Sunny, friendly, ski resort, with a lively atmosphere.
- Great for family skiers and snowboarders, with many other activities.
Known around the world thanks to the Tour de France, Alpe d'Huez has been growing since the 1930s on a large sunny plateau above the tree line.
An impressive modern ski lift system throughout Alpe d'Huez now links the ski villages of Auris-en-Oisans, Huez-en-Oisans, Oz-en-Oisans, Vaujany and Villard-Reculas - making it the 5th largest ski area in France, known as the Grand Domaine.
From its high altitude on the southern flank of the Grandes Rousses Massif at 1860m, the ski resort of Alpe d'Huez looks across the valley towards Les Deux Alpes and offers endless beautiful views of the Southern Alps from the Pic Blanc. Alpe d’Huez is also known as the ‘L'ile au Soleil’ meaning ‘island in the sun’ because of its glorious sunny south-facing ski slopes. On average, Alpe d’Huez is lucky enough to get an impressive 300 days of sunshine per year!
Though Alpe d’Huez is not a purpose-built ski resort, so great are the additions to the original village that it has all the convenience of one and is becoming an ever-more desirable ski holiday destination in the French Alps. Alpe d’Huez is livelier than many French ski resorts. Avenue des Jeux is the central focus of the resort, where you will find most of the shops, bars and restaurants. The rest of the Alpe d’Huez ski resort is fairly spread out into satellite self-contained hamlets.
The shuttle bus service around the resort is free to lift pass holders. Lower down in the valley at 1450m you will find the quaint mountain village of Huez, with tiny alleys leading to the Roman Church of Saint Anne and a very small selection of accommodation and amenities. The Tele-Village cable car links Huez to Alpe d’Huez in just 5 minutes. Being located only 1 hour from Grenoble and 5 hours from Paris, means Alpe d’Huez is a very accessible ski resort.
Alpe d’Huez is a great choice for family skiers and is proud to be a ‘Family Plus’ resort, a label issued by the French Ministry of Tourism for the resorts commitment to providing good facilities and a warm welcome to children and families.
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Alpe d'Huez ski facts:
- No. of slopes: 135
- Green slopes: 42
- Blue slopes: 37
- Red slopes: 40
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