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

  • 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

nights
Room Only
FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

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

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Sauna

Madame Vacances Hôtel Le Christina

Alpe d'Huez, France

nights
Room Only
FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

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

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar

Pierre & Vacances Résidence Les Bergers

Alpe d'Huez, France

nights
Room Only
FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

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

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Sauna

L'Alpenrose

Alpe d'Huez, France

nights
Room Only
FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

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

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness
  • Steam room

Pierre & Vacances Residence L'Ours Blanc

Alpe d'Huez, France

nights
Room Only
FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

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

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi

Madame Vacances Les Chalets de l'Altiport

Alpe d'Huez, France

nights
Room Only
FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

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

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi

Residence Maeva Les Melezes

Alpe d'Huez, France

nights
Room Only
FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

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

Accommodation highlights

    Royal Ours Blanc Boutique Hôtel & Spa

    Alpe d'Huez, France

    nights
    Room Only
    FROM£0 per person

    Resort highlights

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

    Accommodation highlights

    • Free WiFi
    • Swimming pool
    • Spa & wellness
    • Restaurant
    • Hot tub
    • Bar
    • Sauna

    Langley Hotel Le Petit Prince

    Alpe d'Huez, France

    nights
    Room Only
    FROM£0 per person

    Resort highlights

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

    Accommodation highlights

    • Free WiFi
    • Kids' club
    • Restaurant
    • Bar

    Hôtel Club mmv Les Bergers

    Alpe d'Huez, France

    nights
    Room Only
    FROM£0 per person

    Resort highlights

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

    Accommodation highlights

    • Free WiFi
    • Spa & wellness
    • Kids' club
    • Restaurant
    • Hot tub
    • Bar
    • Sauna

    Hôtel Les Grandes Rousses

    Alpe d'Huez, France

    nights
    Room Only
    FROM£0 per person

    Resort highlights

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

    Accommodation highlights

    • Free WiFi
    • Swimming pool
    • Spa & wellness
    • Kids' club
    • Restaurant
    • Hot tub
    • Bar
    • Sauna
    • Steam room

    Hôtel Le Pic Blanc

    Alpe d'Huez, France

    nights
    Room Only
    FROM£0 per person

    Resort highlights

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

    Accommodation highlights

    • Free WiFi
    • Swimming pool
    • Spa & wellness
    • Restaurant
    • Hot tub
    • Bar
    • Sauna
    • Steam room

    CGH Résidences & Spas Le Cristal de l'Alpe

    Alpe d'Huez, France

    nights
    Room Only
    FROM£0 per person

    Resort highlights

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

    Accommodation highlights

    • Free WiFi
    • Swimming pool
    • Spa & wellness
    • Hot tub
    • Sauna
    • Steam room

    Hotel Les Bruyères L'Alpe d'Huez

    Alpe d'Huez, France

    nights
    Room Only
    FROM£0 per person

    Resort highlights

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

    Accommodation highlights

    • Free WiFi
    • Bar

    Hôtel Daria-I Nor

    Alpe d'Huez, France

    nights
    Room Only
    FROM£0 per person

    Resort highlights

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

    Accommodation highlights

    • Free WiFi
    • Swimming pool
    • Spa & wellness
    • Restaurant
    • Hot tub
    • Bar
    • Sauna
    • Steam room

    Chalet des Neiges Résidence Daria-I Nor

    Alpe d'Huez, France

    nights
    Room Only
    FROM£0 per person

    Resort highlights

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

    Accommodation highlights

    • Free WiFi
    • Swimming pool
    • Spa & wellness
    • Hot tub
    • Sauna
    • Steam room

    Chalet Bruyeres

    Alpe d'Huez, France

    nights
    Room Only
    FROM£0 per person

    Resort highlights

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

    Accommodation highlights

      Alp'azur

      Alpe d'Huez, France

      nights
      Room Only
      FROM£0 per person

      Resort highlights

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

      Accommodation highlights

      • Free WiFi
      • Bar

      Hôtel Eliova Le Chaix

      Alpe d'Huez, France

      nights
      Room Only
      FROM£0 per person

      Resort highlights

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

      Accommodation highlights

      • Free WiFi
      • Restaurant
      • Bar

      Hotel Au Chamois d'Or

      Alpe d'Huez, France

      nights
      Room Only
      FROM£0 per person

      Resort highlights

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

      Accommodation highlights

      • Free WiFi
      • Spa & wellness
      • Restaurant
      • Hot tub
      • Bar
      • Sauna
      • Steam room

      Résidence Odalys Le Christiana

      Alpe d'Huez, France

      nights
      Room Only
      FROM£0 per person

      Resort highlights

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

      Accommodation highlights

        Le Dôme

        Alpe d'Huez, France

        nights
        Room Only
        FROM£0 per person

        Resort highlights

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

        Accommodation highlights

        • Free WiFi
        • Restaurant
        • Bar
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