250km of piste
84 ski lifts
Base altitude: 1860m
Top altitude: 3330m
Transfer time: 1 hour
Beginner: 40%
Intermediate: 35%
Expert: 25%

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Alpe d'Huez

Known as "The Island in the Sunshine", Alpe d'Huez averages an incredible 300 days of sunshine per year! The resort boasts 250km of slopes including la Sarenne which, at 16km, is the world's largest ski run.

As well as offering fantastic skiing under sunny blue skies and a whopping 2200m of vertical, Alpe d'Huez has a thriving village centre with a wealth of off-snow acivities and a nightlife to rival that of any resort in the world. Along with some lovely chalets & apartments in various, distinct villages, Alpe d'Huez fully deserves its reputation as the Grand Domaine of the southern Alps


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Beginner: 40%
Intermediate: 35%
Expert: 25%


Flying - Grenoble Airport is just 100km from Alpe d'Huez and the drive takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. There are various options for transfers on from Grenoble.

Train - If you wish to let the train take the strain, the Eurostar will carry you from London to Paris-Nord, change to Paris-Lyon and then on to Grenoble in a little over seven-and-a-half hours and, from there, it’s 75 minutes on to Alpe d'Huez with transfer options available.

Driving - By their very nature, Toll Roads apply a charge which is frustrating but, boy, do they mean a quick journey! If you can hold it in, London to Alpe d'Huez takes around 12 hours and 30 mins.


There are a number of good-sized supermarkets in Alpe d'Huez as well as delis and cafés but they are quite expensive and so, if you're driving, it's worth stopping at the large Casino supermarket in Bourg d’Oisans to stock up on ingredients for the week!

Although Alpe d'Huez is primarily classed as a self-catering resort, it has a good range of family restaurants offering good value for money. Auberge de l’Alpette is a good choice if you want to have an extra glass and let the kids lap the green run served by the Alpette drag lift. Foodies will head for Chamois d'Or at the five-star Hotel of the same name.

Alpe d'Huez has a big reputation when it comes to nightlife, evidenced by the fact that there is the Alpine staple la Folie Douce. There is also a whole range of wine bars, pubs & bars, live music venues and nightclubs.


Alpe d'Huez has some great skiing but is also a busy little town for those that prefer to get their kicks off the snow.

You could try out ski-joering which is skiing on the flat holding on to a harness being pulled along by a horse! There's also an outdoor ice rink, huge sports centre with basketball court, indoor tennis courts, squash, badminton, climbing wall, indoor & outdoor swimming pools. And for the winter enthusiasts, there's the usual menu of ski-resort trips out: husky-sledding, sleigh-rides, snow-shoeing, Nordic skiing and ski-dooing.

To help you relax, there are various private and public Spas and plenty of shops for a little retail therapy.

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