Piste Map Key
1-5 Cable cars, 6-13 Gondolas, 14-35 Chairlifts,
Sun-soaked skiing and spectacular scenery.
- One of the sunniest resorts in the Alps with over 300 bluebird days a year.
- A great mix of slopes for all abilities, including the 16km Sarenne run that starts from the top of the 3,300m high glacier.
- Drinks are always flowing in the après bars of this lively, atmospheric resort.
Advanced skiers looking for more of a challenge can ski on the glacier, as well as taking on the legendarily tough black runs. The almost constant sunshine means conditions are usually good for beginners and intermediate skiers looking to build on their skill base.
Life away from the slopes is pretty exciting too, with just as much variety in terms of nightlife. If you’re up for some more relaxing activities you can take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool or take a turn around the resort’s ice skating rink. Once the sun goes down, head out to the bars and restaurants, where you’ll find a great variety of venues to suit you and your mood. There is a big choice of accommodation, although those looking for 5* or luxurious surroundings are recommended to book early to avoid disappointment.
New for winter 16/17 is a 12 million euro investment in developing the resort’s Signal area, with an express chairlift, which can carry 3,300 passengers per hour. Skiers will also now find a new green run starting from the peak of the Signal at an altitude of 2,108 metres, equipped with 22 snow cannons, plus mini jumps, slaloms and obstacles.
Top 3 accommodations in Alpe d'Huez
Les Melezes apts.
from €644 per person
Quartier des Bergers Apartments
from €661 per person
L'Ours Blanc Apartments
from €670 per person
Pepi penguin childcare
Discounted lift passes for seniors aged 65 years and over.
One free admission into the resort swimming pool ('Speedo' style trunks must be worn) and ice rink with lift pass.