If you want to be sure of getting excellent skiing in fabulous sun shine, you should book your ski holiday to Alpe d'Huez. This ski resort is located in the mountain range Grandes Rousses Massif in the Alps at an altitude of 1,860 meters above sea level. Since Alpe d'Huez faces to the south the village has many hours of sunshine. As a matter of fact closee to 300 days filled with sunshine each year! Snow cannons ensure a good snow coverage. So you can be pretty sure to get both sun and snow on your ski holiday.

Skiing in Alpe d'Huez

Besides that you get a tanned face after having spent their ski holiday in Alpe d'Huez, you will have had some great skiing. Alpe d'Huez is situated in a mountainous area in the Alps, where several other ski resorts are situated. The mountains of this area makes it a perfect ski area. In Alpe d'Huez you will find 81 lifts that takes one up to the 133 runs they have to choose from. All in all, you can enjoy the 250 kilometers long pistes. Most slopes are mild to moderate, but you can also find really difficult slopes that will challenge the advanced skier. In Alpe d'Huez you can find also the longest run in the world. It is 16 kilometers long and is called Sarenne .

Activities in Alpe d'Huez

When you're on a skiing holiday in Alpe d'Huez, there are other activities to indulge in. For example dog sledding is a different and exciting experience that everyone appreciates. You can also choose to be pulled by a horse while standing on skis. Running Skidoo, a type of snowmobile, is also an exciting experience to try in Alpe d'Huez. You can also visit an ice cave where ice sculptors create new artwork every year.

In Alpe d'Huez, there are also many opportunities to stay in shape with various fitness activities, and you will also find relaxing treatments at the various spas in the village.

After skiing and dining, you might feel like having fun all night long, which is not difficult in Alpe d'Huez. In the center, also known as Quartier des Jeux , you will find both après ski, restaurants and bars that are open all night long.

If you choose to spend your ski vacation in Alpe d’Huez, you will get both superb skiing and exciting after dark activities.

Holidaying in Alpe d'Huez

Alpe d'Huez is located only an hour from Grenoble and about five hours from Paris. So it is not entirely impossible to get here. Finding direct flights to the nearby cities of Grenoble and Chambery is not easy, but you can easily get to two other major cities, namely Lyon in France and Geneva, Switzerland. From here you can take the bus directly to Alpe d'Huez. During the winter months more direct flights from other European ciites traffic Grenoble and Chambéry so do try to find one ifyou can.

Make sure to get a perfect ski holiday in Alpe d'Huez with both snow and sun!

Villages close to Alpe d'Huez

If you are planning a ski holiday in Alpe d'Huez you can always stay in one of these villiages, all with easy access to the ski area of Alpe d'Huez:

Rent ski equipment

Book your ski equipment in Alpe d'Huez before you leave and save up to 50% compared to rent when you get there.

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Ski schools

Do you want to improve your skiing or simply learn to ski or snowboard? Through our partner CheckYeti you will find 18 different classes and instructors in Alpe d'Huez who can help you with this, in addition with the possibility to get up to 15% discount on the normal price. Many of the classes also have free cancellation.

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There are 86 restaurants in Alpe d'Huez with 26 different types of kitchens, the most popular being French, European and Bar.

Hotel & accommodations

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