What to Expect from a Ski Holiday to Alpe d’Huez

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The history of Alpe d’Huez as a mountain village goes back thousands of years. It wasn’t until 1936 though that Alpe d’Huez began to develop into a ski area, when the first ski school was opened and the first ‘Poma’ lift was installed (the first at any resort!).

Hosting the bobsleigh race in the 1968 Grenoble Winter Olympics really started the booming tourism trade and with this, Alpe d’Huez was able to make improvements to the lift systems and resort centre 다운로드.

Alpe d’Huez reputation as a world-class ski resort continues as the resort won European Best Ski Resort 2019.

Sunshine Record

Known as ‘l’Isle au Soleil’ (Sunny Island), Alpe d’Huez is located 1,860m altitude in a large sunny bowl and has around 300 days of sun on average per year. And the snow? Well this ski destination is blessed with snowy nights and sunny days. The perfect combination.

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Enjoy the stunning views from The Pic Blanc glacier (3,330m) over the Ecrins National Park, La Grave, La Meije, Les Deux Alpes and Mont Blanc 다운로드.

Snow-Sure Ski Area

Alpe d’Huez forms part of the ‘Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine’ ski area, which also consists of other resorts such as Auris-en-Oisans, Huez-en-Oisans, Oz-en-Oisans, Vaujany and Villard Reculas.

Offering skiers and boarders 249km of pisted runs and endless off-piste opportunities, there is plenty of terrain to suit all abilities. The 84 lifts give access to 41 green pistes, 34 blue pistes, 40 red pistes and 16 black pistes 런어웨이 버케이션 다운로드. There are also two snowparks, a boardercross park and a halfpipe for those keen to test out their moves.

For experienced skiers, Alpe d’huez is home to the longest run in Europe – La Sarenne (16km), as well as the ‘Tunnel’ run – great for thrill-seekers. Beginners are best to head to the gentle slopes on the outskirts of the resort.

Apres-Ski in Alpe d’Huez

Alpe d’Huez offers a wide selection of buzzing après spots, especially on the mountain:

  • Le Folie Douce – The most famous of all 다운로드. At the top of the Marmottes 1 chair lift, you will find this legendary party. From 2:30pm, expect thumping music, dancers, spraying champagne and amazing views over the mountains from the south facing deck.
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  • Le Tremplin Bar and Restaurant – Relax on the deck chairs and watch the sunset from the large south-facing terrace 마음이 상한자를.
  • Tiger Bar – If you are looking to catch up on sport on the TV, then you should head here. Also, great for a game of pool!
  • Le Taburle Bar and Restaurant – Ideal if you miss the last lifts. You can ski down the Village blue run, which leads to the lower sections of the town.
  • FreeRide Bar – A favourite amongst locals and seasonaires 다크 나이트 무료 다운로드.
  • Sphere Bar – Fantastic atmosphere with live music several afternoons a week, normally between 4pm and 6pm. If you fancy a drink outside, there is a south facing patio.
  • Lounge 21 – If you would rather a more sophisticated place to go after a day skiing, Lounge 21 is located above the Igloo nightclub and has a chic interior with a great wine list, as well as cocktails and tapas 다운로드.

Restaurants in Alpe d’Huez

On Mountain

  • Restaurant L’Altiport – Indulge in the unique dishes created by Chef Philippe whilst taking in the beautiful views from the terrace.
  • Chalet du Lac Besson – A cosy, alpine restaurant with a sun trap terrace.
  • Auberge de la Combe Haute Restaurant – A well-deserved refuel at the bottom of the Sarenne piste, serving up all the alpine favourites such as tartiflette, chilli and pizzas 다운로드.

Off Mountain

  • Le Trappeur Restaurant – Renowned for serving the best burgers in Alpe d’Huez.
  • Chamois d’Or Restaurant – Situated at the bottom of the slopes, serving traditional French cuisine using local produce.

Night Life

  • Smithys Tavern – This bar is a must 다운로드. It has built up a reputation over the years for having a great buzz about it with live music and DJs.
  • L’Igloo – From Smithy’s, head below to this electro focused dance club hosting guest DJs and themed evenings.
  • Caves de l’Alpe Nightclub – Dance all night long to the resident DJ.


  • Tomorrowland Winter – Join 30,000 people from all over the world to experience a truly magical week in the stunning Alpe d’Huez 마인크래프트 0 12 0 apk. Book your tickets for the biggest dance music festival in the world and ski one of the top ski destinations – all in one amazing week.


Non-Ski Activities in Alpe d’Huez

  • Husky-dog rides – Team up with excitable dogs, driving through the snow.
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  • Ice-driving –  Test your driving abilities on the ice. Develop your knowledge and experience of how to control a car on ice.
  • Alpine Coaster –Reaching speeds of 40kph, the coaster makes its way through a 700m course. Try out the virtual reality option for added excitement.
  • Ice-climbing – The Oisans and Ecrins National Park are known for spectacular ice formations and a thrill for those experienced climbers.
  • Night Skiing – Available every Thursday. Ski down the Sarenne at night and enjoy an added extra restaurant meal.
  • Ice-skating – Situated in the centre of resort, head to the ice rink to show off your skills.

Please speak to Skiworld in the UK or in resort for help with booking these activities.

Catered Chalets in Alpe d’Huez

Choosing a catered chalet in Alpe d’Huez for your next ski holiday really helps to take the hassle out of the less desirable parts of a holiday like cooking, tidying up and finding out where’s good to go in resort. A Skiworld chalet host will take care of all that for you – and more – while you simply relax in your mountain home-from-home and look forward to hitting the slopes.

Our catered chalet service includes:

  • A welcoming glass of vin chaud on arrival
  • Hearty continental breakfast for seven mornings
  • Hot breakfast options provided by hosts on six days (bacon sandwiches on the last morning, if there is an early start)
  • Six days of homemade afternoon tea and cake
  • Delicious three course evening menu on five nights
  • Two-course Alpine speciality on one night
  • Unlimited wine (until coffee is served) on six nights


 Ryan Chitty

  Ski Specialist

0208 600 1678

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