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Alpe d'Huez ski resort

Isère, France

Alpe d'Huez ski resort is located in Isere in the northern French Alps. With a peak elevation of 3,330m Alpe d'Huez ski resort is serviced by 66 lifts providing an incredibly large and diverse terrain for skiers and boarders. Their longest run is 16km, challenging even the fittest of skiers and boarders.

Challenging trails are plentiful in the glacier area distinguishing this high alpine ski resort on the 3330m high Pic Blanc Glacier. Alpe d'Huez ski resort is very popular because of its diverse, steep and scenic terrain. 

Some history? Why not. It was in Alpe d'Huez in the 1930s where Polish engineer Jean Pomagalski installed the first drag lift in France, powered by an old engine from a First World War American truck. Pomagalski went on to found the international Poma lift company, and Alpe d’Huez ski resort has since grown spectacularly in stature, and Poma has become a worldwide brand in the world of skiing.

Alpe d’Huez ski resort is home to the longest ski run in Europe – La Sarenne (16km) and the infamous ‘Tunnel’ run which is for experienced skiers and thrill seekers only! The gentler slopes on the outskirts of the ski resort provide the perfect terrain for beginners to build their confidence on and intermediate skiers will find plenty to entertain themselves with on the network of blues and red s . trails.

Set in an area of 10,000 hectares, Alpe d’Huez ski resort has 249kms of piste to explore and infinite off-piste possibilities. There is terrain to suit everyone here. From its highest point, Pic Blanc (3330m), you can enjoy a breathtaking panorama over the Ecrins National Park, La Grave, La Meije, Les Deux Alpes and Mont Blanc itself, before skiing or snowboarding the 2230m of vertical drop down to L’Enversin d’Oz..

Life away from the slopes is pretty exciting too, with just as much variety in terms of nightlife. If you’re up for some more relaxing activities you can take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool or take a turn around the resort’s ice skating rink. Once the sun goes down, head out to the bars and restaurants, where you’ll find a great variety of venues to suit you and your mood.

The most expensive part of every ski trip is usually the accommodation costs. If you are looking to compare hotel prices and to book your accommodation for your next trip to Alpe d'Huez ski resort please visit our STAY page. We invite you to book directly online through our website.

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Total Trails: 250 km 155.3 mi

  • Easiest 70 km 43.5 mi | 28%
  • More Difficult 130 km 80.8 mi | 52%
  • Most Difficult 50 km 31.1 mi | 20%
  • Terrain Park Yes
  • Half Pipes No

Resort Stats

Peak elevation:
3330 m 10925.2 ft
Base elevation:
1125 m 3690.9 ft
Vertical Drop:
2224 m 7296.6 ft
Total Trails:
250 km 155.3 mi
Longest Run:
16 km 9.9 mi

Lift Tickets

  • Day PassEUR 54.50
  • Kids Day PassEUR 44.50
  • Season PassTBC
  • Kids Season PassTBC
Prices check with resort for specials and discounts

Total Ski Lifts 85

  • Funicular Railway2
  • Cable Car / Tram3
  • Gondolas13
  • Chairlifts19
  • T-Bars22
  • 17 (12-Rope tows, 3-People mover & 2-Sunkid Moving Carpet)

Snowmaking Yes

  • Mtn Snowmaking %35 %
  • No of Snow guns963

Snow Report

  • Last Snow:08/04/2019
  • 24hrs Snow 0 cm 0 in
  • Base (natural):0 cm 0 in
1 °C
0 °C
NNW29 km/h NNW18 m/h


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