Sunny Mountaintop Oasis Gareth Pilkington, Sales Manager

"If you're looking for a resort with varied skiing and a short transfer, then Alpe d'Huez is a perfect choice. After arriving in Grenoble at 9am, we were on the slopes by 1pm - you can't get much better than that!"

Alpe d'Huez Ski Holidays

The sunny modern resort of Alpe d’Huez is home to a whopping 250km of heavenly pistes, a huge choice of winter activities and phenomenal panoramas across the Ecrins National Park. A lively destination that’s full of energy, you’ll find the après-ski as varied as the skiing.   

Explore the slopes

The expansive Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine ski area links with the villages of Auris, Oz en Oisans, Vaujany and Villard Reculas to create an almost infinite ski area with everything from easy greens to highly demanding off-piste skiing. There’s a real mix of terrain across the ski area, including a couple of snow parks, making it a popular choice among groups of mixed abilities.

Heading up to the heady summit of Pic Blanc at 3,330m for jaw-dropping views across to Mont Blanc is a must. You can then choose from several iconic descents, including a daring back run featuring a treacherous mogul field accessed by skiing through a tunnel, and La Sarenne, the longest black run in the Alps at a whopping 16km.

Enjoy the resort

Aptly dubbed ‘l’Île au Soleil’, the large purpose-built resort of Alpe d’Huez is perched high on a sunny plateau – the ideal place to relax on a scenic terrace and drink in those staggering alpine views. The resort offers excellent slopeside convenience, easy transfers from Grenoble, and there’s a real buzz in town. 

Alpe d’Huez is one of the liveliest party resorts in the French Alps, with a huge choice of bars, restaurants, live music venues and clubs, including the world-famous La Folie Douce. Make use of a great range of resort facilities which include an ice rink and cinemas and don’t miss a visit to the magical sculptures at the Alpe d'Huez Ice Caves.

Where to stay

Our select choice of Alpe d’Huez hotels and apartments are all about combining 4 and 5-star facilities with unrivalled access to the slopes and delights of this dynamic resort. Families, couples, groups or solo skiers – we’ve got everyone covered.

Choose a location with direct access to the lifts or plump for a residence in the centre of the resort. Alpe d’Huez offers everything from brand new contemporary hotels with gorgeous spa facilities to well-equipped chalet-style self-catering apartments.

Important information
Ski Area Grand Domaine: 250 km
Ski Range 1860-3330m
Green Runs 34
Blue Runs 31
Red Runs 28
Black Runs 18
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Distance from airports
Grenoble 1hr35mins
Lyon 2hrs