Alpe d’Huez is a sunny high altitude ski resort located east of Grenoble. The village itself isn’t particularly remarkable, it consists of larger style buildings many of which house apartments and a good choice of stand-alone ski chalets. The village is rather spread out but access to the skiing departure points are good. The nightlife and après ski is better than in many other French ski resorts.
Our catered ski chalets are located across the whole ski area including those located in some of the satellite villages such as Vaujany, Les Bergers and Oz-en-Oisans.
For value for money in Alpe d’Huez, a catered ski chalet works well, our package holidays to Alpe d’Huez include, flights which are available from many regional airports, the transfers between the airport and your holiday accommodation which include a room in a chalet, (most are en-suite) and all your meals apart from one night when the chalet staff have a night off.
In addition to catered ski chalets, we offer a wide choice of self-catered apartments, some of which include the cost of the lift pass. These offer exceptional value for money but require you to make your own travel arrangements.
We offer some of the best hotels in Alpe d’Huez both as a package skiing holidays and for independent travellers.
The skiing in Alpe d’Huez is suitable for all levels, which is part of its appeal. Total beginner skiers will love the skiing here as much as the hardened off-piste skiers and boarders do. The lift system is modern and fast and because of the altitude (1860m village height, ski range 1,100-3,330m), the snow is reliable. The added attraction of the glacier on the famous Serenne run, is the longest in France at 16km, with a vertical drop of 1800m. It’s a ski run of two halves, it's officially a black run and steeper at the top, but the nasty mogul field at the top can be avoided! The bottom is an easy blue, in sections, it’s nearly flat, so boarders beware! Once a week for €75 you can ski the run at night.
One of the few drawbacks of Alpe d’Huez is that the lower south-facing slopes can suffer in strong sun. However, with careful planning, the south facing runs can be avoided in the afternoon in spring. This is the case for the Serenne run too, so pick your time to ski it when the snow is at its best.
The Ski Line team have skied extensively in Alpe d’Huez, we are happy to offer advice based on our own experiences of the skiing in and around Alpe d’Huez, please ask any questions on child care, ski schools or about any of the hotels, ski chalets and apartments we offer here.... Read more