On the Mountain

Off the Mountain


Alpe d'Huez sits at 1869m and has something for every level and ability of skier or snowboarder, including great snowparks, and has been awarded the 'Famille Plus' label by the French Tourism organisation. It also has a reputation for having the most days of sunshine on the ski slopes in a year.

Part of the Grand Domaine ski area which combines the resorts of Alpe d’Huez, Auris-en-Oisans, Huez-en-Oisans, Oz-en-Oisans, Vaujany and Villard Reculas you have endless pistes and landscapes.

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Few resorts can rival Alpe d’Huez for size of ski area and variety of terrain, which is often compared to Espace Killy (Tignes and Val d’Isere).

Beginners will love the wide-open runs above the resort, intermediates can cruise the 238km of runs all week long and the advanced can push themselves on steep black runs, couloirs and some decent off-piste.

The resort has a fantastic lift system to take skiers up to the vast, high-altitude slopes. Here you’ll find sunny, south-facing runs high above the treeline, suitable for all levels and dotted with plenty of good mountain restaurants.

For a challenge advanced skiers should take on the infamous Tunnel black run or the 16km Sarenne! Everyone should head for Pic Blanc at least once. It's the highest point in Alpe d'Huez at 3330m and has a huge panorama on a clear day offering stunning views.

Freestylers will love the two snow parks, boarder cross zone and an airbag zone to practice aerials. Kids shouldn't miss Marcel's Farm, a fun and interactive area to help them improve their skills without really realising it!

The arrival of La Folie Douce for winter 2013/14 and Tomorrowland Winter festival in 2019 cemented Alpe d’Huez’s reputation as a party resort, joining a large number of lively bars and clubs in town where you can party from early afternoon until early morning.

We love:

Smithy’s Tavern: This British-run bar is a fab venue for lively après ski. Here you can enjoy live music and a fantastic atmosphere. There is a great Tex-Mex menu too including homemade burgers and nachos.

Underground Bar: A popular place to go post-Folie Douce, with live music on most nights and friendly and fun bar staff.

L’Igloo: Is one of the two clubs in Alpe d’Huez and has some of the best DJ’s in the Alps and puts on fun themed nights. If you are looking for late night dancing, this is the place to go.

Gevena Airport - 2 Hours and 20 minutes
Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport- 3 Hours
Grenoble Airport - 2 Hours 30 minutes
Chambéry Airport - 1 Hour and 45 minutes

Moûtiers train station - 50 Minutes

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