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Les Grandes Alpes

300 Days of Sunshine !

Commonly known as “The Island in The Sun”.
While also boasting one of the longest ski run in The World:
“The Saranne” at 16km long.

Alpe d’Huez Ski Resort 

On the southern flank of the Grandes Rousses Massif, Alpe d’Huez ’s high altitude means it has a longer season than many other French resorts. The village lies at 1,450 metres, while the pistes rise from 1,860 to 3,330 metres. The resort is known for getting 300 days of sunshine per year and is home to the longest run in the world, the 16-kilometre Sarenne.

Season

December 2, 2017 – April 21, 2018

Ski area

Set in a large, sunny bowl, Alpe d’Huez is part of the Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine ski area, which combines it with the resorts Auris-en-Oisans, Huez-en-Oisans, Oz-en-Oisans, Vaujany and Villard Reculas to form 249 kilometres of piste. There are 84 ski lifts giving access to 41 green runs, 34 blue, 40 red and 16 black, as well as two terrain parks, a boardercross and a halfpipe.

Accommodation

Self-catered apartments and hotels ranging from affordable to luxury.

Where to stay in Alpe d’Huez

Off-piste

Alpe d’Huez is known as a party resort, with lots of lively bars and nightclubs. La Folie Douce is the place to go for après, with live music and tabletop dancing from early afternoon until lifts close.

Restaurants range from burger bars to Michelin-starred restaurant L’Altiport. It also has a cinema, spas and sculptured ice caves to explore and offers activities including ice lazer quest, snowshoeing, scenic helicopter flights, ice skating, dog sledding, ice climbing, ice driving, horse riding and snowmobiling.

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Les Deux Alpes Ski Resort

The second-oldest ski resort in France after Chamonix, Les Deux Alpes is a purpose-built resort known for its reliable snow and vibrant party scene along a 2 kilometre-long Vegas-esque “strip”.

Season

December 23, 2017 – April 29, 2018

Ski area

The altitude ranges from 1,300 metres up to 3,600 metres, where you’ll find the largest skiable glacier in Europe, the Girose, with access to the neighbouring off-piste ski area of La Grave. There are 53 lifts over 225 kilometres of trails, including 19 green runs, 43 blue, 19 red and 11 black, plus a great terrain park.

Accommodation

Affordable self-catered apartments, chalets and hotels.

Where to stay in Les Deux Alpes 

Off-piste

Les 2 Alpes has a bowling alley, leisure centre, outdoor pool, outdoor ice skating rink, ice caves and sculptures. Other activities include horse-drawn sleigh rides, dog sledding, scenic helicopter flights, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and parapenting.

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    3 Star
  • Hotel Les Melezes - Les 2 Alpes

Hotel Les Mélèzes

Les 2 Alpes Hotel

7 NIGHTS + BREAKFAST & DINNER + 6 DAY LIFT PASS + 6 DAY SKI HIRE
FROM(AUD)
$1,698*pp
    4 Star
  • Chalet Mounier - Les 2 Alpes

Hotel Chalet Mounier

Les 2 Alpes Hotel

7 NIGHTS + 6 DAY LIFT PASS + BREAKFAST + DINNER
FROM(AUD)
$1,854*pp
    4 Star
  • Residence Le Cortina - Les 2 Alpes

Residence Le Cortina

Les 2 Alpes Apartments

7 NIGHTS + 6 DAY LIFT PASS + 6 DAY SKI HIRE
FROM(AUD)
$992*pp
    3 Star
  • Residence Alba - Les 2 Alpes

Residence Alba

Les 2 Alpes self-catered Apartments

7 NIGHTS + 6 DAY LIFT PASS + 6 DAY SKI HIRE
FROM(AUD)
$885*pp
    4 Star
  • Le Cristal de l'Alpe - Alpe d'Huez

Le Cristal de l'Alpe

Alpe d’Huez Apartments

7 NIGHTS + 6 DAY LIFT PASS + 6 DAY SKI HIRE
FROM(AUD)
$1,133*pp
    4 Star
  • Hotel Grandes Rousses - Alpe d'Huez

Hotel Grandes Rousses

Alpe d’Huez Hotel

7 NIGHTS + BREAKFAST & DINNER DAILY + 6 DAY LIFT PASS + 6 DAY SKI HIRE
FROM(AUD)
$2,340*pp
    4 Star
  • Residence Les Bergers

Residence Les Bergers

Alpe d’Huez Apartments

7 NIGHTS + 6 DAY LIFT PASS + 6 DAY SKI HIRE
FROM(AUD)
$868*pp

Info & Stats Alpe d'Huez logo

Location Alpe d’Huez, France
Nearest city Grenoble, France
Vertical 2,224 metres (7,297 ft)
Top elevation 3,330 metres (10,930 ft)
Base elevation 1,120 metres (3,670 ft)
Skiable area 236 square kilometres (58,000 acres)
Runs 123 (249km) (easy 38, intermediate 68, difficult 17)
Longest run 16 km
Lift system 84 (6 cable cars, 10 gondolas, 3 access lifts, 24 chairlifts, 41 drag lifts)
Lift capacity 95,000 skiers/hr
Snowfall 5.48 m/year (216 in./year)
Snowmaking 64 square kilometres (16,000 acres)
Night skiing Limited, 1 lift, 2 days/week

Info & stats   Les 2 Alpes

Piste info Mountain info Social Travel
Trails (Pistes): 70 Vertical Drop: 1949 m Restaurants: 42 Nearest Airport: Grenoble (1.5hr)
Beginner: 36%  Lifts Bars: 30 Nearest Train: Grenoble (1hr)
Intermediate: 44% Draglifts: 37 Slopeside accommodation: Y  
Advanced: 20% Chairlifts: 23    
Cross-country: 27 km Gondolas / Cable Cars: 9    
Snowmaking: 20% Toplift: m    
Acres of ski: 1915      
Terrain Parks: 2      
Halfpipes: 1      
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Alpe d’Huez trail map 

Alpe d'Huez small map

Les Deux Alpes ski resort trail map 

Les 2 Alpes Trail map small

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Alpe d’Huez ski resort images

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Ski Resort Video Alpe d'Huez logo

Ski Resort VideoLes 2 Alpes

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