Altitude: 1120-3330 Meters

Alpe d'Huez in short

  • Fifth largest ski area in France
  • Area reserved for beginners
  • Very few queues at ski lifts

Alpe d'Huez was once a rather small ski resort where the jetset met up to do some skiing. This good value for money ski resort has now developed into one of the largest and most popular ski resorts in the French Alps attracting a very varied, international crowd who come here to enjoy skiing and snowboarding in the Alpe d'Huez / Grand Domaine ski area on the wonderful, varied ski slopes. The Alpe d'Huez ski area gives access to around 250km of ski slopes with plenty of challenges available for all levels.

The Alpe d'Huez ski area is proud to state that it is the fifth largest ski area in France, linking the smaller ski resorts of of Vaujany, Oz-en-Oisans, Villard-Reculas and Auris En Oisans. The Alpe d'Huez / Grand Domaine ski area is divided into four sections with the largest part directly above the resort of Alpe d'Huez itself. The skiing in Alpe d’Huez is particularly well suited for beginners with some wonderful wide gentle slopes which are often reserved for beginners only. The ski schools here have an excellent reputation for getting beginners off to a good start on the slopes. Advanced skiers can practice their skills and stamina on one of the longest black runs in Europe in the Alpe d'Huez / Grand Domaine ski area, La Sarenne, which is a particularly challenging black run. For powder hounds, this area offers tons of possibilities for off-piste skiing. Queues at the lifts in Alpe d'Huez are pretty rare as the lift system is extremely efficient making ski holidays very stress free!

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The pistes at L'Alpe d'Huez are fantastic; we particularly enjoyed La Sarenne.

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Overview of slopes and lifts in Alpe d'Huez


Ski lifts

Additional information

Green slopes49 km Drag lifts30Start of the season25 November
Blue slopes54 km Chair lifts23End of the season22 April
Red slopes80 km Gondola lifts15Glacier
Black slopes67 km Train0Min. altitude1120 m
Total250 km Capacity10260 Pers./HourMax. altitude3330 m

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Off-piste & freestyle in Alpe d'Huez

Snow parks 2Tables
Half pipeBoxes
Quarter pipeRails
BoardercrossOff-piste allowed
KickersOff-piste zone

Ski pass prices (low season)

Low season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
L'Alpe d'Huez EUR - EUR - 5 Years old
Vaujany - Oz en Oisans EUR 122.00 EUR 161.00 5 Years old

Ski pass prices (high season)

High season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
L'Alpe d'Huez EUR - EUR - 5 Years old
Vaujany - Oz en Oisans EUR 122.00 EUR 161.00 5 Years old

Snow report
Alpe d'Huez

Mountain90 cm
Valley79 cm
open - dicht

The information applies for the ski area of L'Alpe d'Huez. During the ski season information is updated daily.

Slope conditions Frühlingsschnee
No. of slopes open 250
Open lifts56 from 62
Toboggan run open
Snow park closed

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