Alpe d’Huez ski resort
Alpe d’Huez has a longer season than many other French resorts due it’s high altitude and situation on the southern flank of the Grandes Rousses Massif.
The village itself lies at 1,450 metres, while the ski slopes 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 ski run in the world, the 16-kilometre Sarenne.
SKI SEASON STARTS IN…
November 28, 2020 – April 25, 2021
Set in a large, sunny bowl, Alpe d’Huez is part of the Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine ski area.
This links it with the resorts of Auris-en-Oisans, Huez-en-Oisans, Oz-en-Oisans, Vaujany and Villard Reculas to form 249 kilometres of tracks.
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.
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.
- 250km of runs
- La Sarenne (16 km) is the longest run in the world
Non-ski activities and experiences
Alpe d’Huez has a cinema, spas and sculptured ice caves to explore.
Other activities include ice lazer quest, snowshoeing, scenic helicopter flights, ice skating, dog sledding, ice climbing, ice driving, horse riding and snowmobiling.
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 a Michelin-starred restaurant, L’Altiport.