Alpe d’Huez ski resort has exciting plans and new innovations for the upcoming winter 2017/18 season. SATA Ski, the company that operates the ski lifts and the resort are always looking for ways to improve its appeal to holidaymakers all year round.
The majority of properties and packages we sell for Alpe d’Huez are located in the main town, but we also sell ski holidays in the smaller surrounding villages of Vaujany, Oz en Oisans and Auris en Oisans, which share the same huge ski area. All villages will benefit from the latest upgrades to the ski area.
With Alpe d’Huez planning to open its lifts from 2nd December here is what’s new in the resort this winter.
New ski lifts
Vaujany is one of the ski villages that share the Alpe d’Huez ski area. Around 21 million Euros is being spent around the village to improve its ski lifts and slopes by 2020. A chunk of around 5 million Euros has been spending on replacing the Enversin chairlift with a new gondola which is planned to open in December 2017. Each cabin will carry 8 people and will improve the connection between L’Enversin d’Oz and Vaujany centre.
New fun run
After the success of ‘Marcel’s Farm’ fun run last season, 2 new runs will be added to the fun zone - Roger the Shepherd & Jack the Lumberjack. Kids will love the latest fun run additions in Alpe d’Huez.
Alpe d'Huez ski area
2 new lines are being added to the snowpark for 2017/18 with new modules and features. A boardercross zone and airbag zone will also be added for freestyle enthusiasts to improve their skills.
New Alpine Coaster
To make this even more fun in Alpe d’Huez, the resort is adding a 4 seasons Alpine Coaster which will be located in the Les Bergers sector of the region. This exciting ‘off the slopes’ activity will be a brilliant addition to the already long list of activities to do in resort.
68 high performance snowmakers will be added in the Signal, Les Jeux and Bergers sectors. With these additional facilities Alpe d’Huez will be one of the most equipped in snow-making machines in France.
The future plans for Alpe d’huez
More than 350 million euros is being spent on the extensive Alpe d’Huez domain over the next 5 years. Big plans include expanding Oisans and a new gondola link to Les 2 Alps (plans to open 2021) to create one of the largest linked ski areas in the world. Read more about the expansion plans in Alpe d'Huez.