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.
December 2, 2017 – April 21, 2018
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.
Self-catered apartments and hotels ranging from affordable to luxury.
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.
Grenoble train station: 1hr 15min
Lyon airport: 1hr 50min
Geneva airport: 2hrs 40min
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Grand Domaine (5 resorts and 2 villages):
Alpe d'Huez, Auris en Oisans, La Garde, Le Freney d'Oisans, Oz en Oisans,
Vaujany and Villard-Reculas.
250 km of runs