Sunny Mountaintop Oasis Claire Erskine, Product 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

Alpe d'Huez is a large, modern resort on a sunny mountainside east of Grenoble. It's an ideal place to enjoy some stunning scenery from one of its many sun terraces and you'll find some lively apres-ski here.

Through a series of developments, the resort has expanded from its original core which dates back to the 1930s, and there are now two satellite 'quarters' as well. These are known as Les Bergers and L'Eclose, and both are located at the bottom of the resort, a short walk from the main core. Each has its own lifts, bars and restaurants and there is a resort shuttle bus serving the whole resort, included in the lift pass.

Skiing in Alpe d'Huez

Alpe d'Huez is a fantastic resort, ranking alongside other top French resorts for the extent and variety of slopes and is a perfect choice for groups of mixed abilities.

The expansive ski area links the villages of Auris, Oz en Oisans, Vaujany and Villard Reculas to create an impressive ski area with plenty of variety. You'll find everything from easy green runs to highly demanding off-piste (to explore with a guide). Not to be missed is the longest black run in the Alpes, La Sarenne, at an impressive 16km. Every section has some challenging red runs to test the adventurous intermediates, but if you prefer gentle cruisers then head to above Vaujany where you will find an excellent selection.

 

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