Skiing in Alpe d'Huez

Country: France

In a nutshell: A large, high altitude ski area with something for everyone

We like:

  • High altitude and with a glacier – a truly snow-sure ski resort

  • Lots of ski-in / ski-out accommodation

  • A huge area that is genuinely great for skiers of all abilities

  • The enviable sunshine record gives a high likelihood of returning home with a nice goggle tan

We don’t like:

  • The town isn’t the ugliest, but it’s still a long way off the prettiest

  • Limited hotel options at the luxury end of the market

  • It can get a bit busy and noisy in town – especially at peak season

SKI INFORMATION

  • Resort altitude: 1,860m
  • Highest lift: 3.330m
  • Lowest piste: 1,250m
  • Transfer time from most convenient airport: Grenoble 1h 30m
  • Number of lifts: 85
  • Number of runs
    • Easy: 38
    • Intermediate: 68
    • Difficult: 17

RESORT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

RESORT DESCRIPTION

Alpe d’Huez is one of those rare ski resorts that you can recommend to pretty much anyone: it’s great for beginners, has loads for mile-hungry intermediates, lots of challenging terrain for advanced skiers (including the longest black run in the Alps), has a short transfer from Grenoble, is fantastic for families, and has good apres-ski for those wanting to party late into the night.

 

As a result, Alpe d’Huez is a great option for groups of skiers and boarders going on a mixed-ability ski holiday – you can be confident that everyone will be well catered for.

 

The large ski area (fifth biggest in France), and is centered around the sunny bowl in which Alpe d’Huez sits. The ski area also connects a number of smaller, quieter villages, so you get the sense of travel and adventure as you work your way around the area. The smaller villages, such as Oz en Oisans and Vaujany, are great places to stop for a coffee or a beer.

 

The only drawbacks of an Alpe d’Huez ski holiday is that the town isn’t the prettiest (the views across the Oisans valley are stunning though), and the lift network could do with modernising in some places. As a total package though, Alpe d’Huez ski resort is the ultimate all-rounder.

 

Hôtel Le Castillan

Alpe d'Huez, France
2020-04-01
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£410 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Central location

Madame Vacances Hôtel Le Christina

Alpe d'Huez, France
2019-12-16
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£214 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Internet available

Pierre & Vacances Résidence Les Bergers

Alpe d'Huez, France
2020-04-13
4 nights

FROM£294 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Internet available

L'Alpenrose

Alpe d'Huez, France
2019-12-14
7 nights

FROM£839 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Swimming pool
  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Internet available

Pierre & Vacances Residence L'Ours Blanc

Alpe d'Huez, France
2020-04-13
4 nights

FROM£290 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location
  • Internet available

Madame Vacances Les Chalets de l'Altiport

Alpe d'Huez, France
2019-12-14
7 nights

FROM£1437 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Internet available

Residence Maeva Les Melezes

Alpe d'Huez, France

nights

FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Internet available

Royal Ours Blanc Boutique Hôtel & Spa

Alpe d'Huez, France
2020-03-27
3 nights

FROM£294 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Sauna
  • Spa & wellness
  • Swimming pool
  • Central location
  • Internet available

Langley Hotel Le Petit Prince

Alpe d'Huez, France
2020-01-04
7 nights

FROM£571 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Ski hire on site
  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Internet available

Hôtel Club mmv Les Bergers

Alpe d'Huez, France
2020-01-06
3 nights
Full board
FROM£526 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Ski hire on site
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Internet available

Hôtel Les Grandes Rousses

Alpe d'Huez, France
2020-04-12
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£376 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Sauna
  • Ski hire on site
  • Spa & wellness
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Central location
  • Internet available

Hôtel Le Pic Blanc

Alpe d'Huez, France
2019-12-15
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£386 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Ski hire on site
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool
  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Internet available

CGH Résidences & Spas Le Cristal de l'Alpe

Alpe d'Huez, France
2019-12-14
3 nights

FROM£612 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool
  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location
  • Hammam
  • Internet available

Hotel Les Bruyères L'Alpe d'Huez

Alpe d'Huez, France
2020-04-13
3 nights

FROM£335 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Internet available

Hôtel Daria-I Nor

Alpe d'Huez, France
2019-12-16
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£591 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Sauna
  • Ski hire on site
  • Swimming pool
  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Hammam
  • Internet available

Chalet des Neiges Résidence Daria-I Nor

Alpe d'Huez, France
2019-12-16
3 nights

FROM£370 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool
  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Hammam
  • Internet available

Chalet Bruyeres

Alpe d'Huez, France

nights

FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
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