Sunny Alpe d'Huez in the Southern Alps pitches itself as having over 300 days of sunshine over the Winter season...and for good reason.
With an altitude of 1,860m on a South-facing plateau, the ski area enjoys maximum exposure to the sun. In fact you can get up to 7.5 hours a day of sun in December, and up to 11 hours a day in April - perfect for Spring skiing!
An Alpe d'Huez ski holiday offers excellent variety of skiing terrain for all standards, as well as some excellent options for apres ski. The ski area offers a thrilling mix of steep, challenging areas alongside extensive, gentle nursery slopes; making it an ideal skiing destination not only for families but also for mixed ability groups. Alpe d'Huez is also home to the longest black run in Europe - Sarenne. Challenging in parts, but easy in the main, this 16km run is a must do for your skiing bucket list.
Alpe d'Huez is easy to get around with 3 free lifts for pedestrians to navigate across town and a great bus service than runs in loops connecting all parts of the resort.
Après ski is fantastic in Alpe d'Huez with something for everyone. Starting up on the mountain at 2300m there is a Folie Douce located at the top of the Marmotte 1 lift. In town the party goes on at Smithy’s Tavern with live bands and DJs from après to 2am, Freeride Café with its stock market system and slide to the toilets not to mention Sphere Bar with a large terrace and live bands.
The nearest airport is Grenoble, which can be reached in around 1.5 hours on a good day, making the resort perfect for a short ski break!
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SKI AREA OVERVIEW
The Alpes d'Huez ski area is large and high, with the village at 1860m and the skiing reaching 3330 metres. The resort has a great record for sunshine! The ski area is huge and has something to suit all levels of skiers and, because you are at high altitude, you are pretty much guaranteed snow all season long.
As the centre of the resort is geared up for children and families, it can take time to cross from one to the other, but once you're on the Marmottes 1 lift, you can bypass the easy greens and blues and head straight to the red and black runs, as well as picking your route up to the Pic Blanc (3,330m).
Also check out the 'Tunnel' run and get your dancing legs ready! Also on the Pic Blanc.
The ski area is large with 249km of piste and the lifts have been continually updated over the years. There are four 'itinerary' runs with a 2000 metre vertical drop! Check out The Sarenne, the longest run in the world with a length of 16 kilometres as well!
A ski holiday in Alpe d'Huez awaits!
Flight + Transfer
235.1kg CO2 *
* Average kg of CO2e per person, based on a return journey from London Gatwick to Grenoble, and shared minibus transfer.
Train + Transfer
19.4kg CO2 *
* Average kg of CO2e per person, based on a return journey from London St. Pancras to Grenoble, and shared minibus transfer.
101.1kg CO2 *
* Average kg of CO2e per person, based on a return journey from the M25, via. the Dover ferry in a car carrying 4 people.
To reach the nearest station (Grenoble), you'll need to take the Eurostar to Paris Gare du Nord, and change to Paris Gare de Lyon. Find availability and tickets at Rail Europe.