Alpe d'Huez

Alpe d'Huez

Things to do - general

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 1, 2018 – April 27, 2019

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.


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.

Languages spokenFrench
Currency usedEUR
Transfer time

Grenoble train station: 1hr 15min
Grenoble airport: 1hr 30min

Lyon airport: 1hr 50min

Geneva airport: 2hrs 40min

Resort altitude1,860m
Linked ski area

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.

Skiable area

250 km of runs
La Sarenne (16 km) is the longest run in the world


Alpe d'Huez ski resort video

Trail maps

Alpe d'Huez trail map

Alpe d'Huez trail map


Where to stay in Alpe d'Huez

Chalet Melusine

Chalet Melusine

Alpe d'Huez
Weekly ski package incl lift pass – Chalet Melusine – 6 Bdr – Sleeps 12. Open: 30 Nov 20 More info
Hotel Grandes Rousses

Hotel Grandes Rousses

Alpe d'Huez
Nightly ski package incl lift pass – Hotel Grandes Rousses.Read ReviewsOpen: 08 Dec 2019 ̵ More info
Hotel Le Pic Blanc

Hotel Le Pic Blanc

Alpe d'Huez
Nightly ski package incl lift pass – Hotel Le Pic Blanc.Read ReviewsOpen : 30 Nov 2019 – More info
Le Cristal de l'Alpe

Le Cristal de l'Alpe

Alpe d'Huez
Weekly ski package incl lift pass – CGH Residences & Spas Le Cristal de l’Alpe.Read Rev More info

Unfortunately there are no tour offers at this location at the moment.