Sunny Mountaintop Oasis Claire Erskine, European Product Manager

"If you're looking for a great value resort 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!"

Dining in Alpe d'Huez

There is an abundance of restaurants in Alpe d'Huez, from Savoyard to Irish & Thai, so you won't be hungry no matter what your taste! 

While in the Alps, it is essential to try at least one of their traditional mountain specialities whether it be tartiflette, raclette, fondue or one of the other variations on lots of melted cheese - it's not exactly slimming but you can always ski it off later! There is a plethora of Savoyard restaurants in Alpe d'Huez; recommendations include Le Passe Montagne for good value on Route de la Poste and La Petite Taverne in L'Eclose. Out of town but well worth a visit you will find L'Ancolie in Huez Village.

Other recommendations include L'Authentique on Avenue des Jeux. This wooden chalet-style restaurant serves a mix of traditional Savoyard and Italian dishes witih a selection of pastas with homemade sauces to choose from. 

For those who fancy something with a bit more of a kick there is the ever-popular Smithy's Tavern. Their hearty Tex Mex menu and homemade burgers will set you up for the night.

For gourmets, L'Altiport is a small Michelin-starred restaurant popular with the locals and serving traditional French cuisine - it is accessible either by foot or by a green run. The restaurant at the Hotel Chamois d'Or also offers a fine dining experience with as much locally sourced or foraged ingredients as possible and everything is made from scratch.

At the cheaper end of the scale there is a number of fast food outlets such as Captain Sandwich, many of which stay open late into the night serving all of your post-partying snack needs.