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Alpe d'Huez ski resort

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Alpe D Huez at-a-glance

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    2020

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    4724

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  • Snowfall:

    122

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If you’re looking for a purely French ski resort, plenty of sunshine, family-friendly on- and off-mountain attractions and amenities, tons of terrain and of course, unforgettable views of the Alps, then an Alpe d’Huez ski vacation should top your list. 

A popular French ski vacation destination, Alpe d’Huez is an expansive, modern resort situated in the Southern Alps, east of Grenoble. Alpe d’Huez isn’t just known as a winter destination, the Tour de France actually stops through the area. You may even recognize the winding, high alpine access road to Alpe d’Huez if you’ve watched the Tour de France on TV.  The base area village sits high, at more than 6,000 feet, so you’re pretty much guaranteed great snow conditions and coverage. A sophisticated lift system transports skiers and boarders to nearly 11,000 feet. Alpe de’Huez ski resort sprawls more than 155 miles of well-varied terrain, making it the fifth largest resort in France.  

Alpe d’Huez’s lively base village is divided into several sections, but most tourists prefer to be near the epicenter of it all: Avenue des Jeux. There you’ll find a bustling shopping, dining and nightlife scene. But if a close locale to the chairlifts is important, you’ll want to stay in the more charming, rustic quarter of Vaujany. Families have an assortment of lodging options to choose from with kid-friendly amenities, plus Alpe d’Huez has an incredible ski school and sunny, gentle slopes.

A six-day lift pass in Alpe d’Huez includes a complimentary day at neighbor Les Deux Alpes ski resort. You can take a helicopter there for about $80, and experience the soaring Alpine peaks up close and personal. 

Ski Alpe d’Huez 

Despite enjoying popularity among families, Alpe d’Huez in fact offers experts exceptional terrain options. The black run from the Pic Blanc tram is a great black run to get to the heart pumping, plus there are plenty of off-piste areas for the adventurous at heart. Experts will enjoy skiing or snowboarding off the Marmottes II gondola and Lievre Blanc chairlift. When snow conditions are tip-top, and they almost always are, intermediates have a staggering amount of intermediate terrain to choose from. A large web of green runs just above the base village, offer beginner skiers or snowboarders an optimal learning setting. And four of the beginner lifts are complimentary (i.e., they don’t require a lift ticket).

Freestyle enthusiasts will be hard pressed to find better placed, maintained and designed terrain parks. Alpe d’Huez offers “jibbers” progression parks, pro-level jump, half-pipe and features.

Book this unforgettable France ski vacation today and call—or chat with—one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.

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Customer Reviews (2)

Overall Customer Experience*

4.5
Excellent
*based on the average of all Overall Experience ratings given in Traveler reviews.
Lisa in Kingsport
07/04/2009

Little known jewel

We spent a week in Alpe d'Huez in March with Mary-Claire and Leo.
The road up to the resort is amazing: hard to believe that the Tour de France uses this for the moutain climb! The skiing is great with spacious, well groomed runs that will meet everyones wishes.There are also off-piste runs for those with more gnarly tastes! Miles of trails that lead to quaint towns with wonderful restaurants and scenery.
The lift system is very good and has a wide variety of options: chairs, gondolas, etc. We stayed at the Pic Blanc, which is within walking distance of the slopes and apres shopping. It is a good 3 star hotel with very comfortable rooms and well appointed bathrooms. The "phone booth" for the free internet is a busy spot! There are fabulous views of the valley and mountains from every window. Ski rental is convenient and reasonable. Overall, an excellent place to ski and sleep!

Gary and Lisa Casey
Beverly in Oakton
16/03/2009

Alpe d'Huez is a little-known treasure

Leo and Mary Claire have picked another winner! Alpe d'Huez has a wide variety of slopes as well as trails to other villages. Good snow and well groomed with good lift access to all areas. Overall a great experience. We stayed at the Pic Blanc on the edge of town and were just a few steps away from the lifts. Food was great and the hotel staff was very good - a very comfortable place to stay. Those who rented equipment found it very easy to do. Didn't see much of the town since I spent all available hours on the slope but we enjoyed a concert in the church one evening. There are other activities also: dog sledding, hiking trails, ultra-light flights, snowcat tours, etc.

Beverly Dickerson
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