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Alpe d'Huez snow report and forecast

Discover the latest Alpe d'Huez snow conditions

Author Caro Blackwell, Ski Editor Updated

Could this be the best season start in years? It’s only the first week of December and early snow records are being broken. Tuesday this week we were treated to another 25cm of the fluffy white stuff. The conditions are amazing and alongside the huge amounts of snowfall, we’ve been treated to a good dose of sunshine too, on Sunday we enjoyed a wonderful bluebird day. What a great opening week of the season for Alpe d'Huez.

So now we have a snow depth, at the top of around 200cm in Alpe d'Huez.  During the next few days we are forecast to receive around another 10cm of snow. You can expect light north westerly winds and temperatures ranging from +3°C to -1°C. Up until the weekend the freezing level remains low at around 1000 - 1500 metres, however it is looking to become milder from Sunday with precipitation forecast and the freezing level rising up to around 2500 metres. But that’s still a few days away and could change.

Although the snow coverage is looking good, be aware that as this is early season and the off-piste areas will not have been skied much yet, so not well compacted and there is likely to be thin coverage in many places. In general the avalanche risk is marked as considerable at ⅗.

The first planned event for the season is the Mogul Ski World Cup starting on the 14 December and the Christmas festive atmosphere is beginning to build in resort. It’s exciting to see the resort all white again, the mountains adorned with skiers and restaurants and bars open and buzzing once again.

Views from the pistes in Alpe d'Heuz above from Instagram by instant travel huez

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What's coming up

Are you planning to visit Alpe d'Huez during December? Check out our guide of what’s on and weather in December.

Alpe d'Huez has got a great and diverse line up of events planned this winter from ski racing, comedy, music festivals to snow e-bike races Check out our events page calendar.

Have you got your ski pass yet? there maybe still early bird deals out there.

Scroll down to see live forecasts, lift status, links to webcams and above for real time photos from Alpe d'Huez. We will be updating this snow report page every Thursday, so check back in with us next week to see how the pistes are doing and what you can expect from the snow forecast for the next seven days.

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If you're in Alpe d’Huez this week, we want to see your images, especially videos, of what you've been up to. So when you post to Facebook or Instagram, please tag us @seealpedhuez #seealpedhuez. Every week, we'll be posting our favourite videos and images here and sharing on our social media, along with our weekly resort snow report.

We'll see you out on the pistes very soon.

Current Weather Conditions

Updated 9 December 2023 at 11:02

Temperature -3°C
Wind 0km/h ( SO )
Temperature 2°C
Wind 21km/h ( O )
Snow Depth
Avalanche Risk

Lifts & Trails

Updated 9 December 2023 at 11:02


Dmc Grandes Rousses
Open 09:00 to 16:30
Lièvre Blanc
Open 09:10 to 16:05


Bd Des Lacs
Open 09:15 to 16:45
Bd Des Marmottes
Open 09:10 to 16:30
Open 09:15 to 16:30
Open 09:15 to 16:45
Open 09:00 to 17:00
Park Des Jeux - Intermédiaire
Open 09:00 to 16:30
Open 09:00 to 17:00
Rif Nel
Open 08:30 to 17:15
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