WEsay“This resort offers plenty of high-altitude skiing opportunities perfect for all skill levels. For beginners in particular, the green runs in the village provide a safe area to start learning the basics. This snowy paradise has us smitten!”
We have a huge range of hotels and ski chalets in Alpe d'Huez, each boasting an authentic alpine flare. Choose between our chalet hotels, self-catered properties, half-board or full-board options or of course our selection of 22 catered Alpe d'Huez ski chalets. Some chalets are decorated with modern furnishings whereas others have a cosy, charming ambience. You’re sure to find a property completely ideal for your holiday.
The climate of this resort is completely perfect for avid skiers; on a clear day, you can survey a fifth of France from 3,300m, the resort’s highest point. Boasting 300 days of sunshine every year, you are almost guaranteed to have an excellent view. Skiers delight in the extended snow-sure period (lasting from before Christmas until well after Easter) due to the high altitude of Alpe d’Huez, and the 250km of marked pistes make the resort ever more popular. Boasting one of the world’s longest black runs, the Sarenne, and an extensive ski-lift system, it’s hard not to love this French skiing haven.
However, if you’re a beginner and you fancy staying in one of our Alpe d’Huez chalets, don’t let the challenging slopes intimidate you – there are plenty of options for less confident skiers. The centre of town is home to a brilliant selection of nursery slopes and a variety of red and blue runs for those at an intermediate level.
The Canyon and Balme pistes are slightly more testing, but there’s nothing to stop you if you’re feeling brave. For the experts, a fine choice of black runs is available, allowing you to ski from the very top of Glacier de Sarenne.
Alpe D'Huez also has a fantastic reputation for snowboarders, boasting a wide choice of off-piste action, a natural half pipe and fun park. Purchasing a lift pass will allow you to spend a day exploring and skiing in the nearby resorts of Les Deux Alpes, Puy St Vincent, Montgenèvre and Serre Chevalier.
Even if you’re a non-skier staying in one of our Alpe d’Huez ski chalets, there is always something to keep you entertained. The large sports centre nearby offers a wide range of activities including free indoor swimming, climbing and squash. Another fantastic attraction in the area is the après-ski – there are almost 100 bars and restaurants in total, so you will be completely spoilt for choice!
Considering a holiday in a French ski chalet? Alpe d’Huez resort has made some significant changes to make your experience even more enjoyable.....
New for 2017/18
Two further family fun slopes have been added, following the one on Signal a green run in the Bergers sector and a blue one at Auris. A four-season sled-on-rails coaster in France has been installed at Les Bergers 1km long, floodlit, with the option of using virtual reality mask. (The snow park has been moved to the Piste des Jeux with a new lay out.). .
New for 2016/17
The Signal sector is being completely changed. Two old chairlifts and four draglifts are being removed. The new main lift from resort level to the top will be a combination of eight-person chairs and 10-person gondolas, with a capability of carrying 3,300 people per hour. There is also a new quad chair to Signal starting from the old Vieil Alpe section of the village. The existing blend of blue and red intermediate pistes on Signal are connected by a new green piste (fully equipped with snowmaking).
New for 2015/16
The Sarenne run is now entirely covered by snow (using 100 snow-guns). The aim is to keep this signature run open from December until the end of April. At Auris-en-Oisans, the beginner area was completely apdated, with the existing lifts replaced by five new ones, including two new moving carpets;
- Wide spread, tall, sunny slopes, split into different areas, with some lovely long runs, Gentle, sunny beginners slopes.
- Easy lift access from villages
- One of the more lively resorts in France