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What's new this summer in Alpe d'Huez

featured in News & reviews Author Tracy Wise, Destination Editor Updated

As the winter recedes, spring slowly turns to summer in the Alps.

The growing popularity of Alpe d'Huez as a summer resort means that increasingly the tourist industry here is providing more for its visitors to enjoy.

The lifts are usually open by the middle of June, with a few opening on the preceding weekends. You can find out more about the lift opening dates and plan accordingly.

With the rise of summer visitors, the mountain resorts are making a concerted effort to not allow themselves to look like a closed ski resort. The potential revenues this time of year brings is not to be sniffed at, and as temperatures rise at the coastal resorts, many are seeking the cooler temperatures of an 'at altitude' holiday. Plus being 'outdoorsy' and hiking and trail-running have all taken on a certain cachet in recent years. 

If you're planning a visit this summer, whether as a first-timer or it's your 'go to destination' here's an update and a look at all that's new.

Tubing at Les Bergers

On the slopes

Head over to Les Bergers area for a new tubing experience. Slide down a plastic slopes on a specially designed buoy at full speed. Open every day, for all ages, the slope can take up to four buoys at a time.

The Big One Cycling Holiday, Val d'Isere

In the valley

Le Tour Femmes
Alpe d'Huez is the finish of the third Tour de France Féminin, which at this stage will definitely show signs of who the 2024 winner might be.

Alpe d'Huez Tourist Office

In town

Free urban transport
The urban ski lifts - Alpe Express and Huez Express - are free this summer.

More inspiration...

Visit our events calendar page for more information on what's on this summer.