Alpe d'Huez

Ski resorts in France
Lifts (0/69)
Slopes (0/105)
Alpe d'Huez is a place that may not be very known for skiing among the general populace. The area had the honor of organizing the bobsled competitions during the Winter Olympics in Grenoble in 1968 and it is a regular stop during the Tour de France mountain stages. However, this does not in any way mean that the skiing is anything but top class. The fact is that most of the now giant French mega-resorts had to develop their businesses before Alpe d'Huez was no longer considered to be France's best ski resort.

A testament to the fact that the skiing is not so bad is, among other things, that Alpe d'Huez has the world's longest black piste, Sarenne, which is 16 km long. The top of the piste starts from Pic Blanc, which is the highest point of the city and is known for countless offerings of long off-piste alternatives. Alpe d'Huez also has a very well-developed artificial snow system, so the resort is a safe destination even during the warmer years!

Alpe d'Huez Snow forecast

  • Tuesday
    0 in rain
    Cloudy
    41°F
    3 mph
  • Wednesday
    0 in slush
    Partly cloudy
    33°F
    2 mph
  • Thursday
    0 ft
    Fair
    37°F
    2 mph
 

Facts about Alpe d'Huez

Number of slopes:105
Learning / beginner Green slopes:33
Easy Blue slopes:30
Intermediate Red slopes:26
Advanced / Expert Black slopes:16
Evening skiing:1 number of slopes
Longest slope:61516 ft
Total length of pistes:149.1 miles

Lifts (Total: 69)
Gondola lift:9
Aerial tramway:6
Chair lifts:24
Lift capacity:  90000 persons/hour

Vertical drop
Alpe d'Huez Vertical drop
Highest Point: 10925 ft
Vertical drop: 4823 ft
Base Point: 6102 ft
Skiable vertical drop: 6824 ft (The vertical drop you can ride in one go on skis)

Season
Start: 4 December
End:24 April

Cross country skiing
Tracks:33.6 miles
Lit tracks:0 miles
Artificial snow:0 miles

Areas
Snowparks:2
Childrens area:3
Country: France
Rhône-Alpes

Reviews for Alpe d'Huez

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Christina Jarheim Lindevall
Christina Jarheim Lindevall (Guest)
16/03/2021
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Was there a couple of years ago with Langley. Top slopes, nice young people and pure gourmet food. And what a view we had from the hotel. Think it's c... Read more (33 words)
TompeSpeedy
14/02/2018
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Week 8 2016, little too little snow in the village, good with snow on top. Cozy city. Sun, sun and sun. Good lift system with long and good slopes at... Read more (77 words)
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Magnus
Magnus (Guest)
27/02/2017
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Come home from Alpe last week. Absolutely ok skiing even though the long black from Pic Blanc was clearly overrated. Tunnel is a cool hill with some c... Read more (126 words)
Dannepanne
21/03/2016
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Me and my girlfriend went to Alpe d'Huez for three weeks, late February, early March. We think the resort is a hidden gem in the southern Alps. + ... Read more (186 words)
Berggrund
06/02/2013
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Low and read reviews on the resort and felt that many did not make this amazing gem to the ski resort correct. Alpe d'Huez as an offpiste resort is... Read more (245 words)
bobibacken
30/01/2012
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I was a short turn in the Alpe d'Huez and lived at Langley's hotel Le Petit Prince. The hotel is next to a chairlift that takes you to the system. The... Read more (123 words)
Dariddla
04/03/2009
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Undoubtedly good ski resort, well planned and good ride for almost all categories of skiers. An advantage when you go away a bigger bunch of different... Read more (68 words)
Sverker Cahp
Sverker Cahp (Guest)
23/02/2009
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Hello Just returned from Alpe d'heuz and can say that it is a good system for everyone, good park, good and easy-to-use offpsit. Great long and nice ... Read more (134 words)
Danne
Danne (Guest)
09/01/2009
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Was there January 2008 with the girl. 2 weeks before I went in val'd ice cream and wrecked! Did you like the schyyst place with the right system (thou... Read more (79 words)
Robin G
Robin G (Guest)
24/08/2007
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What over all Christmas last year. We really had plenty of snow, which does not seem to be the case in the rest of the Alps at that time. By the end o... Read more (128 words)
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Most popular photo

Rider: Micke Bergfors Photo: Markus Berntsson

Trail map

Trail map Alpe d'Huez

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Airports near Alpe d'Huez

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Driving time: 1 hour, 34 minutes (66 miles)
Distance: 40 miles
Chambery Airport
Driving time: 1 hour, 47 minutes (82 miles)
Distance: 38 miles
Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport
Driving time: 1 hour, 56 minutes (96 miles)
Distance: 64 miles
Torino Airport
Driving time: 3 hours, 16 minutes (125 miles)
Distance: 77 miles