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Alpe d'Huez
Ski Holidays

Alpe d'Huez skiing is great for...

Apres ski
Big ski area
High altitude

Welcome to Alpe d'Huez Ski Resort

Alpe d’Huez is a large classic French ski resort with an extensive range of slopes for all abilities up to 3,330m – and also some extensive après. An efficient lift system gets you up the mountain quickly to explore the Alpe d’Huez Grand Domain Ski area, home to 250km of pistes and one incredible 16km run that goes from the very top of Pic Blanc, dropping all the way to 1,830m. With loads of groomers. a snowpark and boardercross zone it’s well suited for families, first timers and boarders. And with extensive big mountain skiing, there’s also plenty for serious freeriders too, with more than 20 high-altitude off piste trails and several untracked gullies to explore.
Alpe d'Huez ski map
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Resort Information

Resort Altitude
Total Piste KM
No. Skilifts
Snow Range
Alpe d'Huez ski runs & ratings
TOTAL: 250km
Beginner(Distance: 70km)
Intermediate(Distance: 130km)
Advanced(Distance: 50km)

Best time to ski in Alpe d'Huez

With its high altitude and range of snow-making equipment, Alpe d’Huez is considered a safe bet for snow cover the whole season, which runs December to April. In December, there are always festive activities and events to enjoy. January is the quietest month (and often a great time to pick up a bargain). Families tend to go in February which leaves March and April for those who prefer the longer days of spring time skiing – and who don’t mind too much if the snow gets a bit slushy late in the day.

Things to do in Alpe d'Huez

There’s no shortage of other things to do in Alpe d’Huez from cross-country skiing to snow biking; from ice skating to paragliding. In summer it becomes a pilgrimage for cyclists tackling its famous col. In town there’s a climbing wall, swimming pool (guys - speedos only) and cinema. Kids will enjoy the visit to the sculptures of the resort’s ice cave at 2,700m. Across the resort there are around 60 eateries of all descriptions, offering everything from pizza to cheesy French classics. And if your idea of après is dancing on the tables, there is a Folie Douce – as well as several other bars and clubs.
Group of people snowshoeing across snowy plain in French Alps resort Alpe D'huez

Hotels & Apartments in Alpe d'Huez

Our top recommended hotels and apartments. To find the perfect one for you, speak to one of our specialists


Alpe d'Huez, France
  6 minute walk

Apartment Sipo Alpe D'Huez - by EMERALD STAY

L'Alpe-d'Huez, France
  5 minute walk

Apartment Wapa Alpe d'Huez - by EMERALD STAY

L'Alpe-d'Huez, France
  3 minute walk

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