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Season dates in Alpe d'Huez

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


The extensive Alpe d'Huez lift network is open winter and summer, giving you easy access to incredible scenery and epic terrain seven months of the year.

Season dates Alpe d'Huez 2023/24
Season Opening Closing
Winter 2023 to 24 2 December 2023 21 April 2024
Summer 2024 22 June 31 August

Alpe d'Huez is a busy year round resort, and thanks to the Pic Blanc glacier, this is one resort where you can actually ski during the summer.

As always, if you're coming early or late in the season, there's a chance not all the lifts will be open. Before you book your accommodation, read on to find out when we think it's best to come to Alpe d'Huez.

Alpe d'Huez ski lifts

Winter ski season dates in Alpe d'Huez

The ski season in Alpe d'Huez typically runs from early December to mid-April. .

The best time to come depends on what you like to do on holiday, and what's happening with the weather.

Late February is probably the sweet spot for most people. The snow base is normally well-established by then, and temperatures are starting to rise.

The downside is that most of February is half-term, so the slopes tend to be busiest then. 

Ski season dates in Alpe d'Huez 2023/2024
Lift area Opening Closing
Alpe d'Huez area 2 December 2023 21 April 2024

Skiing in Alpe d'Huez in November

Can you ski in November? It all depends on the weather. It's often still too warm.

If you’re prepared to put in the leg work, there’s nothing to stop you going into the mountains at any time of course. But you'll normally need to skin up on touring skis or a splitboard.

Late-season skiing in Alpe d'Huez

Much of Alpe d'Huez is south facing, which is perfect for sun worshippers but not so great if you're planning a late-season trip.  

If you know where to look, you can find some northerly-facing slopes where snow tends to hang around longer. And of course, Alpe d'Huez has one of the highest skiable glaciers in Europe.

If you come later in the season, our advice is to get up early and get up high.

It's worth remembering that strong winds, dangerous snow conditions and other adverse weather can affect when the lifts run. If you're in resort, make sure you check our live lift status page for up-to-date information on lift closures.

bikes on a bubble lift in Alpe d'Huez

Summer season dates in Alpe d'Huez

Fewer on-mountain lifts are open in summer in Alpe d'Huez, but there's still fantastic mountain access for hikers, bikers and selfie-takers!

Lifts generally open at 9:00 and close around 17:30 but will run longer for large summer events like Alpe d'Huzes and the Megavalache. If you're taking part, check in your subscription package to see which lifts are running when.

Summer season dates in Alpe d'Huez 2024
Lift area Opening Closing
Alpe d'Huez area 22 June 31 August

Please note: all dates and times are subject to change due to adverse weather conditions and events. Keep an eye on the live lift status and visit our maps page to find your way around.

For more information, check out this year's summer lift pass prices or read about the summer lift system in Alpe d'Huez.