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Season Dates in Alpe d'Huez

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


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

A popular year-round resort, Alpe d'Huez is just as busy in summer as it is in winter as the Pic Blanc glacier is accessible for snow sports.

Ski Season Dates in Alpe d'Huez 2022/23
Lift Area Opening Closing
Alpe d'Huez 3rd December 2022 16th April 2023
23rd April 2023

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 2022/23
Lift Area Opening Closing
Alpe d'Huez 3rd December 2022 16th April 2023
23rd April 2023

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

Take a look at this year's Ski Lift Pass Prices, and for the very latest info keep an eye on the Live Lift Status and discover Maps to find your way around the pistes. Plus you can read more about the Ski Lift System in Alpe d'Huez and the variety of winter activities you can do on your visit.

Alpe d'Huez ski lifts

Summer Season Dates in Alpe d'Huez

When are the lifts open in Alpe d'Huez?
During the summer months the lift system is more restricted than in winter, but still offers fantastic 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 2023
Lift Area Opening Closing
Alpe d'Huez early July 2023 early September 2023

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. Please note: all lift dates and times are subject to change due to adverse weather and events. You can 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, read about the summer lift system in Alpe d'Huez, and the many summer activities you can fill your visit with.

bikes on a bubble lift in Alpe d'Huez