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Alpe d'Huez

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Snow covered chalets in the mountains

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Alpe d'Huez

Alpe d'Huez is a thriving year-round resort, just as busy in summer as in winter. The main town sits at 1869m above sea level, at the centre of the Oisans region in the French Alps. At its highest point, the resort reaches up to 3300m on the Pic Blanc glacier which you have access to in both winter and summer. Its reputation for having the most days of sunshine on the ski slopes in a year has given rise to its nickname 'l'Isle du Soleil' or The Island of the Sun.

Alpe d’Huez forms part of the fabulous Grand Domaine ski area which combines the resorts of Alpe d’Huez, Auris-en-Oisans, Huez-en-Oisans, Oz-en-Oisans, Vaujany and Villard Reculas into one giant, heavenly playground. The resort has something for every level and ability of skier or snowboarder, including great snowparks, and has been awarded the 'Famille Plus' label by the French Tourism organisation as being particularly suitable for family holidays.

In the summer months, Alpe d'Huez transforms into a haven for cyclists drawn to the area because of the famous 21 hairpin bends which regularly feature as a challenging stage on the Tour de France. Hikers and mountain bikers can also take advantage of the lifts running in July and August. Whatever the season, Alpe d'Huez a great place to come as this veritable playground for lovers of all things outdoors remains fairly well-priced compared to other ski resorts.

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Find out all about what is happening in Allpe d'Huez and how to make the most of your time here. The latest news, reviews of fun activities, current events and the trendiest restaurants, as well as interviews with leading locals, insider's guides and our top choices for things to do, see and experience in the valley. Plus, during the winter season, our famous snow reports and dump alerts all in the same place.

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Alpe d'Huez hosts a wide range of events throughout the year. In the winter, you can expect motor racing on ice, comedy festivals, ski races and various live music gigs. During the summer months, the focus turns to cycling with the Tour de France usually passing through town. The Megavalanche, a mass-start mountain bike race that draws thousands of MTB fans from around the world, takes place in July. 

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What to see & do in Alpe d'Huez


There is a multitude of activities on offer in Alpe d'Huez other than skiing and snowboarding. These include walking, climbing, rafting, horse riding. However, it is the mountain biking and road cycling for which the region is most renowned. The area also has a number of more leisurely pursuits including forested trails, markets and a number of spa facilities.


The views from the top of the Pic Blanc, at 3300m, are truly breathtaking – on a clear day, you can see Mont Blanc, Les Deux Alpes and even the mighty Mont Ventoux. At the top of the DMC lift is the Grotte de Glace, an ice cave decorated with sculptures. There are also several museums in the area showcasing the local heritage and culture.


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Skiing in Alpe d'Huez

Covering an area of 10,000 hectares, Alpe d'Huez boasts 249km of linked pistes spanning an altitude range from 1450m to 3330m. On top of this, there are two snowparks, a boardercross park and a halfpipe.

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Things to Do in Alpe d'Huez

ESF - Ski School, Alpe d'Huez

With the expanses of the Ecrins National Park and the villages of the Oisans on its doorstep, Alpe d’Huez is a paradise for summer visitors. Cycling and mountain biking are particularly popular but there's plenty more on offer.

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Restaurants in Alpe d'Huez

L'Edelweiss Restaurant, Alpe d'Huez exterior

Alpe d’Huez caters for all tastes. From fine gourmet restaurants, crepes and local specialities such as fondue and raclette to international cuisine including pizza, burgers and much more.

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Where to Eat in Alpe d'Huez

Nightlife in Alpe d'Huez

The Underground Bar, Alpe d'Huez

Alpe d'Huez holds a fine reputation for its nightlife. A multitude of cafés, bars, clubs and restaurants will cater to all your eating, drinking and dancing-in-your-ski-boots needs from après and into the night.

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Where to Stay in Alpe d'Huez

Alpe d'Huez view from pistes

Accommodation in Alpe d'Huez is mainly self-catered apartments located in chalet-style buildings. A handful of hotels can also be found throughout the resort while a few ski-in/ski-out chalets are available too.

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Travelling to Alpe d'Huez

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 It is the main resort in the Grandes Rousses Massif, located a 1h30-minute drive from the nearest airport at Grenoble. From here, you can take a transfer to resort or hire a car if you'd like to explore more of the region.

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