Alpe d'huez

Known amongst the locals as the Ile du Soleil, it's obvious what attracts skiers and boarders to the resorts of the Southern Alps. An excellent snow record and many sunny days make for a very pleasant mountain experience (the French weather bureau has recorded an average of 300 days of sunshine per year in Alpe D'Huez).

The Alpe D'Huez Grand Domaine Ski slopes include 2 snow parks (one for beginners and one for experts), 2 beginner areas, 2 ski slopes approved by the International Ski federation for international ski competitions, an ice cave, 50km of cross country trails and 35km of hiking trails and more.....

Getting here - fly, drive or take the train:

The resort is easily reached from Grenoble airport or the train station. If you need details on driving directions, transfer options or train times - send us your dates and transport preferences from here

Skiing In Alpe d'huez

Known amongst the locals as the Ile du Soleil, it's obvious what attracts skiers and boarders to the resorts of the Southern Alps. An excellent snow record and many sunny days make for a very pleasant mountain experience (the French weather bureau has recorded an average of 300 days of sunshine per year in Alpe D'Huez).

Skiing & Boarding in Alpe D'Huez

The Alpe D'Huez Grand Domaine Ski slopes include 2 snow parks (one for beginners and one for experts), 2 beginner areas, 2 ski slopes approved by the International Ski federation for international ski competitions, an ice cave, 50km of cross country trails and 35km of hiking trails. There is night skiing twice a week on the Signal slope (included in a 6 day liftpass) and there is the opportunity to ski your first 8000m - 4 runs each with a vertical drop of 2000m

Staying in Alpe d'huez

We offer a range of chalets, hotels and apartments

Doing more in Alpe d'huez

There are plenty of activities for non skiers too - the facilities at the Palais des Sports include an indoor pool, gym, climbing wall, adventure trail and exercise classes. There's also an outdoor pool and an ice rink in the resort. The winter walking pass gives access to over 30km of footpaths using the cable cars to explore the area. Le Spa has a sauna, hot tub, hammam, beauty treatments and massages for anyone wanting to relax and there are plenty of shops for anyone wanting to indulge in some retail therapy.

There is free wifi in lots of the resort bars (with purchase).

The Ski + pass includes one free access to the outdoor pool and the ice rink, and night skiing amongst other things and it is also possible to pay a premium to have access to the Palais de sports. Otherwise the pass give 50% discount in the Palais.

It is also a Grand Galaxie pass and offers the chance to ski in one of the other Galaxie resorts for free. These are Les Deux Alpes, Serre Chevalier, Montgenevre, Puy St Vincent and the Italian Milky Way. Transport is not included however our resort team can arrange this for you locally (the price will depend on how many people are travelling)

For non-skiers:

Other activities include paragliding, skidoos, helicopter trips, ice driving and micro light flights. 

Getting here:

The nearest airport is Grenoble - transfers can be arranged from other airports - contact us for further details.

Should you prefer to drive, we can assist with ferry or tunnel crossings.

The local train station is Grenoble and we can arrange trains for you from Paris or from London- more detail at travel arrangements

Got some questions about the resort?

Call us on 0203 137 7678;  email us your questions or;

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Ski area

No of km skiing (full area): 250

Snow cannons: 923

No of lifts: 81

Snowboard park: 2

No of km of cross country routes: 55

Mountain restaurants: 17

Green Runs:17
Blue Runs: 34
Red runs:39
Black Runs: 16
Altitude (min): 1860
Altitude (max): 3330

What we like

  • Short transfer time from Grenoble airport
  • La Sarenne piste - all 16km of it!
  • The lift pass includes one free entry into the ice rink, one entry to the outdoor swimming pool, the museum, night sledging and night skiing. Some other activities are discounted by up to 50%.
  • Free regular shuttle bus service 300 days of sunshine a year

what we would change

We'd make it easier to walk around resort (it's a bit hilly) - but there's a great local bus service which is free and easy to use!

Top 5 things to do

  • Skiing the Sarenne (the longest run in Europe at 16km)
  • Night Skiing
  • Helicopter to 2 Alpes
  • Seeing the view from the top of Pic Blanc
  • Skiing the Tunnel (the second steepest run in France)

  • Hotel Royal Ours Blanc

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    ROOMS FOR 2, 3 AND 4 46 ROOMS SPA AREA WIFI

    The newly renovated Hotel Royal Ours Blanc is located in the heart of Alpe D'Huez and is only a short walk from the slopes.

    Ski holidays: The hotel is offered on a half board basis and includes airport transfers (prefer B&B or self-drive - get in touch and we can quote)

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  • Hotel Les Grandes Rousses

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    WIFI 53 BEDROOMS POOL, JACUZZI & SAUNA ROOMS FOR 2 - 6

    This 4 star hotel in Alpe D'Huez enjoys a superb location at the foot of the slopes so you can ski back to it and just 5 minutes walk away from the centre of resort. It has a great terrace where you can enjoy the spectacular views.

    Ski holidays: The hotel is offered on a half board basis and includes airport transfers (prefer B&B or self-drive - get in touch and we can quote)

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  • Hotel Le Pic Blanc

    £POA

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    94 ROOMS SLEEPS 2 - 4 POOL, SAUNA ETC WIFI

    This excellent hotel has recently been awarded a 4th star and is located in the Bergers area of Alpe D'huez, just 5 minutes walk from the slopes.

    Ski holidays: The hotel is offered on a half board basis and includes airport transfers (prefer B&B or self-drive - get in touch and we can quote)

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  • Residence Les Melezes

    £96- £214

    (£pp on std occ)

    APARTMENTS FOR 2 - 6 PEOPLE

    Located in the Bergers district of Alpe D'Huez, this residence offers views of the resort from one side and of the "Eterlous" nursery area on the other. 

    Ski holidays: The apartments are offered on a self-catered basis and include a channel crossing per apartment

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  • Alpe d'Huez Apartments

    £109- £521

    (£pp on std occ)

    APARTMENTS FOR 4 - 7 PEOPLE AVAILABLE NEARBY SELF-CATERED

    The Alpe d'Huez ski apartments stand at the foot of the Grandes Rousses in the heart of L'Oisans, a spectacular resort on a vast plateau at 1850 metres altitude. Dubbed "the island in the sun", Alpe d'Huez is famed for its fantastic sunshine.

    Ski holidays: The apartments are offered on a self-catered basis and include a channel crossing per apartment

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  • Horizons d'Huez

    £131- £271

    (£pp on std occ)

    APTS FOR 2 - 6 PEOPLE

    Located in the quiet "Eclose" area in Alpe d'Huez, this south-facing residence enjoys maximum sunshine levels and is 10 minutes from the chairlift.  The accommodation is basic but comfortable and all apartments have a balcony, some are south facing with fabulous views over the L'Oisan mountains.

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  • Residence L'Ours Blanc

    £146- £325

    (£pp on std occ)

    161 APTS FROM 2 - 8 PER APT 300M TO LIFT

    Adorned with wood, the Residence L'Ours Blanc offers a superb panorama of the valley or the Massif de l'Oisans. The residence offers direct access to the Olympic ice rink in a shopping arcade with restaurants and bars.

    Ski holidays: The apartments are offered on a self-catered basis and include a channel crossing per apartment

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  • Apartment Lola

    £151- £484

    (£pp on std occ)

    3 BEDROOMS SLEEPS UP TO 6 PEOPLE FREE WIFI ACCESS OUTDOOR CAR PARK

    This beautiful recently renovated apartment is privately owned and is located in the Residence Santa Monica in the wonderful resort of Alpe D'Huez.

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  • Les Chalets de l'Altiport

    £154- £749

    (£pp on std occ)

    5 - 8 ROOMS SKI TO DOOR WIFI 10 - 16 SAUNA OR JACUZZI GARAGE OR PARKING FACILITIES

    These lovely wooden chalets are located at the upper end of the resort near the altiport. Sleeping from 10 up to 16 people, they are ideal for groups and families staying together.

    Ski holidays: The chalet is offered on a self-catered basis and includes channel crossing as standard (prefer catered and/or airport transfers - get in touch and we can quote)

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  • Chalet Louis

    Chalet Louis

    £182- £861

    (£pp on std occ)

    SLEEPS 8 2 FREE WIFI 70M TO THE LIFT CATERED (WINTER), SELF CATERED (SUMMER)

    This apartment style chalet is a great place to stay for anyone looking for comfort and style; sleeping 8 people in 4 bedrooms. There's plenty of wood used in the decor which gives the chalet a lovely warm feeling.

    Ski holidays: The chalet is offered on a catered basis and includes airport transfers (prefer self catered - get in touch and we can quote)

    Summer activity holidays: the chalet is offered self-catered on sole occupancy - see our activity packages

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  • Residence Le Cristal de L'Alpe

    £185- £638

    (£pp on std occ)

    FREE WIFI 70 APARTMENTS APTS FOR 2 - 8 PEOPLE 50 METRES POOL, SAUNA & STEAM ROOM

    The residence Le Cristal de L'Alpe is a beautiful addition to the resort of Alpe d'Huez. It is close to the slopes and offers 70 apartments finished to a high standard with excellent facilities.

    Ski holidays: The apartments are offered on a self-catered basis and include a channel crossing per apartment

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  • Chalet Melusine

    £211- £558

    (£pp on std occ)

    WIFI 6 BEDROOMS SLEEPS 12 SELF-CATERED SKI TO DOOR OFF-ROAD

    The Chalet Melusine is a delightful chalet that sleeps 12 and offers ski in/ski out accommodation. 

    The chalet is offered on a self-catered basis and includes channel crossing as standard (prefer catered and/or airport transfers - get in touch and we can quote)

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  • Residence Les Bergers

    £271- £317

    (£pp on std occ)

    APTS FOR 2 UP TO 8 100M TO THE LIFT WIFI AVAILABLE

    The Residence Les Bergers apartments are just 100 metres from the ski lifts and shops.

    Ski holidays: The apartments are offered self catered with channel crossing included

    Summer activity holidays: see our activity packages

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  • Chalet Paulette

    £340- £805

    (£pp on std occ)

    5 BEDROOMS 3 BATH/SHOWER ROOMS 70 METRES TO THE LIFT FREE WIFI CATERED (WINTER), SELF-CATERED (SUMMER)

    This apartment style chalet is a great place to stay for anyone looking for comfort and style; sleeping up to 12 people in 5 bedrooms, the chalet is spread across 2 floors

    Ski holidays: The chalet is offered on a catered basis and includes airport transfers (prefer self catered - get in touch and we can quote)

    Summer activity holidays: the chalet is offered self-catered on sole occupancy - see our activity packages

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  • Chalet Maya

    £356- £568

    (£pp on std occ)

    SLEEPS 12 7 FREE WIFI 7 BEDROOMS 100M

    Sleeping up to 12 people in 7 bedrooms this recent addition to our programme has a great location just 100m from the bucket lift and the tourist office .

    The chalet is quoted on a catered basis - if you would prefer self-catered, do email us

     

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  • Chalet Louis

    Chalet Hermione

    £387- £866

    (£pp on std occ)

    4 BEDROOMS SLEEPS 8/10 2 FREE WIFI 70M TO LIFT

    This apartment style chalet is a great place to stay for anyone looking for comfort and style; sleeping 8/10 people in 4 bedrooms. There's plenty of wood used in the decor which gives the chalet a lovely warm feeling.

    The chalet is quoted on a catered basis - if you would prefer self-catered, do email us

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  • Hotel Christina

    £500- £632

    (£pp on std occ)

    28 BEDROOMS ROOMS FOR 2, 3 OR 4 WIFI IN COMMON AREA SKI TO DOOR

    Set in a superb ski in/out position in resort the Hotel Christina offers comfortable accommodation on a half board basis.

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  • Alpenrose Hotel

    £687- £767

    (£pp on std occ)

    27 BEDROOMS UP TO 8 PEOPLE FREE WIFI THROUGHOUT THE HOTEL WELLNESS FACILITIES INCLUDING OUTDOOR POOL, STEAM ROOM AND CARDIO ROOM

    Newly built, the 4 star Alpenrose Hotel offers a blend of mountain charm and contemporary furnishings, coupled with fantastic wellness facilities.

    Ski holidays: The hotel is offered on a bed & breakfast basis and includes airport transfers (prefer half board or self-drive - get in touch and we can quote)

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  • Hotel Club Les Bergers

    £711

    (£pp on std occ)

    194 BEDROOMS SLEEP UP TO 5 PEOPLE WELLNESS FACILITIES SKI IN, SKI OUT LOCATION FREE WIFI PARKING IS AVAILABLE BUT SHOULD BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE FULL BOARD ACCOMMODATION

    Situated in the Bergers area of Alpe D'Huez, this 3 star hotel offers great value for money. You can ski to and from the door and the price includes full board.

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