Alpe d’Huez is situated in the Southern French Alps that attracts visitors all year round. It is a high-altitude ski resort, sitting at 1869m above sea level, making the snow cover incredibly reliable.
The excellent quality of skiing in Alpe d’Huez is enhanced by the Pic Blanc glacier that stretches up to 3,300 meters, the area’s highest point. You can enjoy glacier skiing in Alpe d’Huez in both winter and summer.
Another reason for the popularity of Alpe d’Huez is its reputation for being the sunniest ski resort. It has the most days of sunshine out of any other French ski resort, earning it the nickname ‘l’Isle du Soleil’ or The Island of the Sun.
Alpe d’Huez is located in the Grand Domaine ski area, which is made up of 6 resorts and their own ski areas. Therefore, there is terrain for every level of skier and snowboarder and something for everyone’s preference. So, if you like to cruise the blues, hit the park, or explore challenging terrain, Alpe d’Huez has something for you.
The ski season in Alpe d’Huez runs from early December to late April. This means you can enjoy the early season snow or squeeze a trip in during spring and still have excellent snow.
Alpe d’Huez has been awarded the ‘Famille Plus’ label by the French Tourism organisation. This is something only ski resorts most suited to families receive.
There are some fantastic four and five-star hotels and apartments in Alpe d’Huez, with outstanding service and everything you possibly need during your trip. Many of these beautiful buildings are close to the slopes and give you easy access to all this thriving ski resort offers.
No visit to Alpe d’Huez would be complete without experiencing its excellent après-ski and nightlife. After exploring the Grand Domaine ski area, there are many spots to enjoy a few drinks and live music. You can chill out in the afternoon sun with a quiet drink or party until the early hours.