On the snow
During the winter if the little ones are only skiing for half a day, then there are plenty of other activities available in resort to keep them happy. If you want a real treat, you may want to try husky dog sledding where the little ones can ride in a passenger sledge with you - there is usually only one passenger sled per trip, so booking in advance is highly recommend to avoid disappointment.
There is a dedicated sledging zone for which there is a charge. So rent/borrow a sled and head there.
The rink is in the centre of resort on the Avenue des Jeux. You can rent skates and one free visit is included in your six day lift pass.
There is a swimming pool (which is actually outdoors) in the centre of resort on the Avenue des Jeux. One free visit is included in your six day lift pass. Also there is a fantastic sports complex, the Palais des Sports which is in the centre of town. Here you will find an indoor swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, a gym, a climbing wall, mini golf and a ball-pit for the very little ones. Just next to the sports centre is an outdoor 'Ice Laser Game' where two to twelve players take aim at each other! Other activities include cinema (look out for 'VOST' films for films in English) and there is the X-Fly extreme leisure zone that teenagers will love, which has zip lines, trick jumping onto giant air bags, flaming climbing walls and giant slides. It's also next to the Palais des Sports.
For adults that aren't quite so sure of the skiing, there are a number of spas you can visit for some indulgence, as well as fitness classes, or perhaps some snow shoeing. Pedestrian ski passes are available at a reduced rate, so you can join the rest of your group up in the high mountains for lunch and spectacular views.
During school holidays, the tourist office organises plenty of events designed for children, such as carnival parades, lantern processions, fireworks, concerts, face-painting and ice sculptures. Check our Events Calendar for details.
Summer holidays in Alpe d'Huez are all about being active and there are a wealth of activities on offer here for all ages and members of the family. Our dedicated guide to activities in Alpe d'Huez includes a section specifically on kids' activities with information on horse riding, short family hikes, high ropes courses, where to go swimming, nature parks, and numerous other fun things that will help make your family holiday as unique and memorable as possible!