Alpe d'huez

Enjoy a range of great activity holidays in the Azores – canyoning, surfing, horse-riding and sailing – there are a range of activity tours that we offer across the Azores.

There are options for you to watch the activities – whale watching; take part in the activities – swimming with Dolphins, MTB or golfing as well as a range of group activities including walking, bird watching and horse riding

The Azores has the activity holiday for you – if we have not listed the right package for you, do get in touch as there is so much to enjoy on the islands

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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 AlpesSerre 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

Doing more in Alpe d'huez

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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)

- Accommodation in Skiing In Alpe d'huez -


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.


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 of the mountains.


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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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