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Alpe d'Huez, France

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Ski Holidays in Alpe d’Huez, France

Set high in the Grandes Rousses mountains, Alpe d'Huez has been nicknamed 'L'Ile au Soleil' - the Island in the sun - and boasts the fifth largest ski area in France, linking the villages of Vaujany, Oz, Villard-Reculas and Auris-en-Oisans to provide its visitors with well over 200km of piste to explore. Not just great for skiing, ski holidays in Alpe d’Huez offer a wealth of amenities including a superb sports centre and the use of a large outdoor pool and skating rink.

Alpe d’Huez Ski Resort

Alpe d’Huez is not a purpose-built resort, but there have been so mnay ski focused additions to this traditional village that it has all the convenience of one. Enjoy extensive leisure facilities, good child care, lively nightlife and superb skiing for everyone on your ski holidays in Alpe d’Huez. With more than 50 restaurants, the Alpe d’Huez ski resort offers excellent cuisine and wines. This wealth of amenities is the reason why families, groups and non-skiers choose ski holidays in Alpe d’Huez.

Great resort and runs into town. The old area is best to stay in. No flat sections on the piste so no pushing or... read full

We went late season (5-12 April), the snow at the bottom got VERY slushy, but the top half was great. Ski Pic Bl... read full

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Après-ski in Alpe d'Huez is quite lively with a good number of bars spread across the resort. Up until this coming 2014 season most of the action happened a little later than other resorts in bars in town with a little live music. This year Alp d'Huez is joining the après-ski elite with the addition of a brand new La Folie Douce up on a sunny plateau at 2300m. There is a long Blue piste back into the resort from there. La Folie Douce has changed the face of après-ski at every resort it has graced like Val Thorens and Méribel. This will be no different and will become a major focus of the après-ski loving British market. In town we recommend Smithy's and for late night partying we recommend the Igloo Club (of course).

Skiing in Alpe d’Huez, France

Alpe d’Huez skiing is perfect for beginners, wide gentle slopes running underneath the DMC Gondola (which are often protected for beginners only), and the local ski schools have an unrivalled reputation in giving novices the best possible start. Ski holidays in Alpe d’Huez are particularly good for intermediates with a wide ranging choice of blues and reds, with particularly interesting trips down to Vaujany, Oz and Auris. The lift system is one of the best in the Alps, with queues rarely a problem, except some weekends. One of the longest black runs in Europe, La Sarenne, is particularly challenging with The infamous Tunnel run providing advanced skiers with plenty to enjoy on their ski holidays in Alpe d’Huez.

Undoubtedly ski holidays in Alpe d’Huez provide a great choice for groups of skiers of mixed ability, and the lift pass also affords one day’s skiing in the nearby resorts of Les Deux Alpes and Serre Chevalier.


Sports Centre with tennis and squash courts • Archery • Gym • Indoor golf • Handball, Basketball, Volleyball and Indoor-football • Outdoor swimming-pool, FREE with full weekly lift-pass • Parapenting • Ski-dooing • Ice-skating rink FREE with full weekly Visalp lift-pass (skate hire extra) • Ice driving • Night skiing • Sledging slope

Alpe d'Huez Ski Chalets

Igluski has a fantastic range of Alpe d'huez ski chalets available throughout the season. Choose from luxury through to budget chalets in Alpe d'Huez and enjoy the ultimate ski holiday experience.

Alpe d'Huez Ski Apartments

We also offer excellent Alpe d'huez ski apartments which are superbly located whether you prefer a quiet luxury spot or being right in the centre of all the action. Simply browse our huge list of Alpe d'Huez apartments to find the place that's perfect for you.

Alpe d'Huez Ski Hotels

The resort is also home to plenty of top class Alpe d'Huez hotels which range from budget rooms for short breaks to large group ski hotels perfect for larger parties. Whatever your needs on the slopes, our Alpe d'Huez hotels will meet your expectations in every way.

Alpe d'Huez Ski Deals

Les Bergers Belambra Apartments ***
Les Bergers Belambra Apartments
21 Mar 15
L'Ours Blanc Apartments ***
L'Ours Blanc Apartments
10 Jan 15
Chalet le Lac Blanc 2 ***
Chalet le Lac Blanc 2
13 Dec 14
Total Runs: 123
  • 1860m
  • Resort Altitude

  • 249km
  • Of Piste

  • All
  • Direction of Slopes

  • 16km
  • Longest Run

  • 45
  • Draglifts
  • 98
  • Ski Lifts

  • 1
  • Snowboard Park

  • 3330m
  • Highest Lift

  • 25
  • Chairlifts

  • 26
  • Cable-cars
  • Heated Outdoor Pool
  • Ice Rink
  • Nightclub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Bowling
  • Skidoo
  • Walking Trails
  • Gym
  • Parapenting
  • Snowshoeing
  • Snow sure
  • Glacier Resort
  • High altitude skiing
  • High altitude resort
  • Lively après ski
  • New To Skiing
  • Resort bus
  • Supermarket
  • Tourist Office
Chambery (2h 00min)
Grenoble (1h 50min)
Lyon (3h 00min)
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