Activities in Alpe d'Huez
There is a wide range of facilities in Alpe d'Huez including an indoor and outdoor pool (please note than swimming shorts are not allowed, only speedos), an Olympic size ice rink and a fantastic sports centre, Palais des Sports. Limited access to the above may be included in your lift ticket (please check with us for full details).
There is also an ice driving school, dog sledding and snowmobiling on offer. There are two dedicated tobogganning areas and a specially prepared lit area for night sledging on Tuesdays and Thursdays too.
Alpe d'Huez has two cinemas within easy reach. Cinéma le Signal has a single screen and Cinéma le Palais has two. Both show a variety of films in French and English.
The Alpe d'Huez Ice Caves are also highly recommended - a magical grotto of glistening sculptures and fairytale figures. Dug out many years ago by two local guides they have become an annual feature; each winter, expert ice sculptors arrive to create a new exhibition based on a different theme which changes every year. The Grotte de Glace can be found at 2700m and is accessible via the Grandes Rousses (DMC) cable car.
And finally, the Pic Blanc Panorama is well worth a visit on a fine day even for non-skiers (pedestrian lift passes are available) as the views at 3330m are simply unbeatable - on certain days, it is possible to see up to one fifth of France's geographic area!