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Alpe d’Huez

The history of Alpe d’Huez

At the very beginning, there was only one village (called Brandes) below, and just fields in summer, then a silver lead mine, exploited from the 12th century, whose archaeological site is now classified as a as a historical monument.

The first ski lift was created in 1936, even though the station was already in use since 1920, then the station was gradually developed, especially after the second world warwith the construction of hotels and new lifts. In 1952, the Tour de France arrives there for the first time, and counts today 30 stage arrivals.

In 1968, the Bobsleigh is also installed in Alpe d’Huez to welcome the Olympic Games. The following will be improvements to expand the area, and improve the quality of life of holidaymakers. And the resort still bears today projectsas in the cards (but not financed), to connect one day the station of the 2 Alpes, via a mega cable car.

A very large ski area

With its 197 klm of slopes, Alpe d’Huez is one of the biggest ski areas in one piece. Its snow coverage is very good, thanks to the average height of the area at 2,580maltitudesand the resort is also very appreciated by the freeriders who like the off-piste. Finally, there is 7 cross-country trails on a length of 50 km.

All the tracks of the domain are well connected, with recent and rather fast lifts (more than 5 fixed grip chairlifts). It is easy to learn to ski, thanks to the presence of theES schoolF, but also the many tracks of ski green. In short, there is something for every level.

For skiing, hiking or resting

No matter what season you come to Alpe d’Huez, you will always find activities, especially for those who do not wish to ski. There are many paths to hikes or snowshoes from the village, and the tourist office will give you some maps.

Also, you can stroll in the station, and visit its originality, as thechurchIt is very original. There is also a very spacious swimming pool, and many rooms of sportaccessible in summer and winter.

More information about Alpe d’Huez

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Alpe d’Huez
Commune Alpe d’Huez
Massif Massif des Grandes Rousses
Department Isère
Mountain Northern Alps
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 197
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm): 197
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 16
Name of the ski area Alpe Huez Grand Domaine Ski
Connected resort(s) Oz-en-Oisans, Auris-en-Oisans, Vaujany, Villard Reculas
❄ Altitude of the ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 860
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 3 300
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 2 580
Total height of the domain (in m) 1 440
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 88
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs 34
Number of blue trails 31
Number of red trails 28
Number of black runs 18
Total number of downhill ski runs 111
? Lifts ?
Ski lifts 30
Children’s treadmill 1
Fixed grip chairlifts 5
Detachable Chairlifts 20
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 9
Cable cars 6
Total number of lifts 71
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 9
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 50
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: Yes
Presence of an aquatic complex and spa Yes
Trails accessible on foot from the village : Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 1305
Slogan of the station Maximum Excitement
? Station Access ?
Nearest train station: Grenoble
Bus shuttle to a train station: Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 631
? Station price survey ?
Price list of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 54 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 275 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 100 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 60 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 750 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 950 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transportation and food) 1 500 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transport and food) 2 123 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 4 150 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 6 100 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 249 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 610 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 10
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the price of the stay / 10 9
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 10
Note on the diversity of activities offered (except skiing) / 10 10
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 9
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 6
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 8
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 10 8,9
? Ranking according to ? 1st position on 232 stations in France

Alpe d’Huez in Questions / Answers

What are the activities in winter in Alpe d’Huez ?

The resort of Alpe d’Huez is very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities like :

Snowboard The resort of Alpe d’Huez has a Snow Park for all snowboard lovers. It is perfectly equipped for all, amateur and professional will have fun.

Lug sur Rails This activity offers a luge descent on rails with a virtual reality helmet for more sensation.

Ice Rink Ice rink: it also has an ice rink that will allow you to have fun and even to do figure skating.

Dog sledding: This activity will immerse you in a Nordic adventure with man’s best friend.

Hiking This activity allows you to appreciate the beauty of nature offered by the resort Alpe d’Huez.

What are the activities in summer in Alpe d’Huez resort?

The resort of Alpe d’Huez also offers many summer activities such as:

Swimming pool This resort offers several pools, so you have a choice. You can choose between an open-air pool and an indoor pool.

Golf The resort of Alpe d’Huez also has a golf course for golf lovers.

Fishing Fishing: thanks to its many lakes, it also allows you to do some fishing in summer. This is perfect for family fun.

White water With its many rivers, it is not surprising that it also offers water activities. It offers among other things, canoeing, paddle or canyoning supervised.

What to visit in Alpe d’Huez and its surroundings?

Among these places that you must visit in Alpe d’Huez, we can mention : the museum of Huez and Oisans, the Panorama of the white peak, the Church of Saint Ferréol, Saint Anne’s Church or the Panoramic Route.

Where to eat in Alpe d’Huez ?

The resort of Alpe d’Huez offers more than 30 restaurants among which we can mention : La Little TavernThe rack, To the well of flavors.

Where to sleep in Alpe d’Huez ?

Alpe d’Huez offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel Le Pic Blanc, Les Grandes Rousses, Alp’Azur.

How big is the ski area of Alpe d’Huez?

The ski area of the resort of Alpe d’Huez has a size of 197 kilometers, divided into 111 runs. Among these slopes, the longest measures 16 kilometers. It has 50 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

What is the altitude of the Alpe d’Huez ski area?

This area has an altitude between 1860 meters and 3300 meters high.

What is the price of the Alpe d’Huez ski pass?

Their packages start from 54 euros per day.

What is the average price of a rental apartment in Alpe d’Huez?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 750 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 950 euros.

The resort of Alpe d’Huez Does it have a bike park ?

Yes, it has a Bike Park and it has 23 trails and a total distance of 124 kilometers. Its longest track is 32 kilometers long.

How to get to Alpe d’Huez by train ?

You can easily get there from Grenoble train station. Then you can take one of the Trans Isère shuttles to reach Alpe d’Huez.

What is the zip code of Alpe d’Huez ?

The zip code of Alpe d’huez is 38750.

In which department is the resort of Alpe d’Huez located ?

The resort of Alpe d’Huez is located in the department of Isère.

The resort of Alpe d’Huez does it have a tourist office ?

The resort of Alpe d’Huez is part of the Alpe d’Huez Tourist Office. It is located at Alpe d’Huez Place Joseph Paganon 38750 Huez France.

Are there any webcams in Alpe d’Huez ?

Yes, there is a webcam, which you can find at this web address

Where can I find information about the weather in Alpe d’Huez ?

You can find the latest weather report from the Alpe d’Huez station at .

What is the opening date of the lifts in Alpe d’Huez ?

In Alpe d’Huez, the ski lifts usually open the first week of December, until the beginning of April, but it all depends on the snow conditions of the massif.

Is there an ESF school in Alpe d’Huez ?

Yes, it is at Station de l’Alpe d’Huez, 38750 Huez, France.

What is’s opinion about Alpe d’Huez?

In the end, gives the average rating of 8.91/10 to the resort of Alpe d’Huez, which ranks it 1st in France. Its strong points are : the ski area, proposed activities and the average snowfall.

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