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Season Dates in Alpe d'Huez

Discover the latest Alpe d'Huez lift opening & closing dates


The extensive lift network in Alpe d'Huez is open both in summer and winter.

Ski Season Dates in Alpe d'Huez 2021/22
Lift Area Opening Closing
Alpe d'Huez 4th December 2021 24th April 2022

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Winter Ski Season Dates in Alpe d'Huez

When can you ski in Alpe d'Huez?
Weather/snow conditions permitting, you can usually ski in Alpe d'Huez from December-April using the lift-system. Naturally, the season can be extended, typically with weekend openings in November or by ski-touring/hiking yourself up!

Season start and end dates may vary slightly as they are dependent on snow conditions. There may be a reduced ski area in operation if snow cover is insufficient or due to early/late season ramp up/down.

Ski Season Dates in Alpe d'Huez 2021/22
Lift Area Opening Closing
Alpe d'Huez 4th December 2021 24th April 2022

If you're skiing over to other villages in the Grande Domaine ski area, be aware of the times of the last lifts to get you back to Alpe d'Huez centre. If you do happen to encounter any problems simply speak to the nearest “lifty” for advice – look for the black and orange outfits.

Linked Area Daily Closing Times (check locally before setting off)
Alpette Auris en Oisans Mont Frais Oz en Oisans Vaujany Villard Reculas
16:10 16:15 15:45 16:30 16:00 16:20

Find this year's Ski Lift Pass Prices. For the very latest info, keep an eye on Live Lift Status and Maps to find the location of all the pistes. You can also read more about the Ski Lift System in Alpe d'Huez and find out more about the variety of winter activities you can do on your visit.

Summer Season Dates in Alpe d'Huez

Summer access for bikers

When are the lifts open in Alpe d'Huez?
During the winter months the lift-system is predominantly open for ski piste access and typically all the lifts will be open. During the summer months the lift-system is more restricted and gives mountain access to hikers, bikers and selfie-takers!

Summer lifts generally open at 09:00 and close around 17:30 and some of the lifts even close for lunch, so make sure you plan your day accordingly.

Summer Season Dates in Alpe d'Huez 2022
Lift Area Opening Closing
Alpe d'Huez early July 2022 early September 2022

Lifts will open earlier and run later for large summer events such as Alpe d'Huzes and the Megavalache – if you're taking part, check in your subscription package to see which lifts are running when. 

All lift dates and times are subject to change due to adverse weather and events. Keep an eye on live lift status to see which lifts are operating and visit our maps page to see where the summer lifts and trails are. For more information, find this year's summer lift pass prices and read more about the summer lift system in Alpe d'Huez. There are lots of summer activities you can do on your visit as well!

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