Alpe d'Huez Ski Holidays
France

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Located in the Southern Alps, Alpe d’Huez is a fresh feeling resort even for returning skiers. Nicknamed ‘The Island in the Sun’, the sunny south facing resort has an average of 300 days of sunshine a year! The village sits at 1860m and with a peak height of 3330m and a total of 135 runs, the resort offers high altitude skiing suitable for all standards.

Alpe d’Huez has a short transfer, only 90 minutes from Grenoble so it makes a popular choice for families wanting to keep their travel time to a minimum; and not only does Alpe d’Huez have an excellent family friendly atmosphere, the resort is also a popular choice for groups and has an excellent après ski and nightlife scene with the infamous Folie Douce throwing an excellent party on the mountain.

Alpe d’Huez sits in the same valley as Les Deux Alpes; at the moment the resorts are only linked by road but plans are in progress to build a cable car linking the two and limiting the journey time to only 18 minutes. This project is estimated to be completed in 2021 and will create an enormous ski area with three glaciers offering some of the most reliable snow in the Alps.

Alpe d’Huez offers a large range of good value accommodation, both apartments, chalets and hotels; and with snow-sure varied pistes, short transfer time, lively après ski and nightlife, Alpe d’Huez really does have it all.

Alpe d’Huez has a good selection of bars on and off the mountain offering plenty of options to choose from.

The Folie Douce  is located at the top of the Marmottes chair lift accessed from Les Bergers lift area. The open terrace is known for its wild entertainment with DJs, singers, dancers and musicians putting on a fantastic show.

Sphere Bar is one of the most popular spots for an après ski and evening drink. The bar has great drink deals which you can enjoy form their large sunny terrace. The bar shows sports and often has live music nights.

Freeride is a fun place to head. The drinks are priced using a stock market system changing every 100 seconds, and there is also a slide down to the toilets.
Underground is a lively bar. It is a popular spot for après and often has live music.

O’Sharkey’s is an Irish sports bar known for its cocktails and flavoured shots. The bar shows all the Sky and BT sports on 3 large screens.

Smithy’s Tavern is one of the most popular bars in resort with many themes nights, live bands, guest Djs and artist.

L’Etalon (also known as Rum bar) certainly lives up to its name and is the only one of its kind in town serving lots of different flavours of run.

L’Igloo nightclub hosts some of the best Dj’s in the Alps and has some fantastic themed nights including foam parties, R&B fever, carnival and old school v’s new school.
Alpe d’Huez offers a range of activities for non-skiers including:

Ice Skating
Lesisure centre
Walking Trails
Snowshoeing
Ice Driving
Ice Grotto
Ski-doo
Spa
Shopping
Restaurants/Bars

Dog Sledding

Rond Point des Pistes

Alpe d'Huez

+33 6 03 65 15 61

Paragliding

Route des Lacs

Alpe d'Huez

+33 6 22 66 27 71

Sports Centre

Avenue de Brandes

Alpe d'Huez

+33 4 76 11 21 41

La Fruitiere at La Folie Douce is located at the top of the Marmotte 1 lift station and served gourmet Savoyard specialities in a stunning setting.

Le Signal is located at the Sommet du Signal. Guests can enjoy a quick bite in the self-service restaurant or a long lunch or dinner in the first-floor restaurant.

Restaurant L’Altrport is a gastronomic restaurant and bar with a beautiful terrace offering fantastic views.

Lounge 21 offers an elaborate menu combining mountain specialities with tasty tapas. This is accompanied with a sophisticated wine list and a large selection of inventive cocktails.

Smithy’s Tavern is a favourite with seasonnaires and visitors alike. They serve a selection of dishes in their Tex Mex and Grill restaurant including sizzling fajitas, homemade burgers, filet steaks and BBQ ribs.

Chalet du Lac Besson restaurant is off the beaten track serving a number of traditional Savoyard specialities.

L’Alpette is located at the start of the run down to Oz next to the l’Alpette life. The restaurant’s terrace offers fantastic views of the valley.

Le Genepi serves classic French brasserie cuisine and local specialities.

La Cremalliere is a traditional charming restaurant. The cosy restaurant has seating for about 40 people and the dining area offers a cosy retreat and is perfect for a big group or couples.

Good for Couples

Au Chamois d'Or

169 Rue de Fontbelle

Alpe d'Huez

+33 4 76 80 31 32

Good for Couples

Au P'Tit Creux

Chemin des Bergers

Alpe d'Huez

+33 4 76 80 62 80

Good for Couples

L'Altiport

Altiport, Henri Giraud

Alpe d'Huez

+33 4 76 80 41 15

Good for Family

Au Montagnard

Avenue des Jeux

Alpe d'Huez

+33 4 76809735

Good for Family

Lounge 21

Rue du Coulet

Alpe d'Huez

+33 4 76 11 02

Good for Friends

La Pomme de Pin

Avenue des Jeux L'Ours Blanc

Alpe d'Huez

+33 4 76 80 42 34

Good for Friends

Le XV

Chemin Des Bergers 26

Alpe d'Huez

+33 4 76 80 62 80

Good for Friends

Smithy's Tavern

Immeuble Igloo

Route du Coulet

Alpe d'Huez

+33 4 76 11 32 29

As a family-friendly ski resort, Alpe d’Huez offers a fantastic range of children’s activities away from the slopes. Activities are centred around the resort’s impressive Sports Centre, and in times when the weather closes in or if the children just fancy trying something different, there’s a wealth of alternative activities to look into here. Entry is free with the lift pass. From tennis and badminton to archery, climbing, swimming, and the kids’ play area, you’ll struggle to cover it all with the children!

If you fancy a swim, the Sports Centre’s pool is huge and there’s a separate paddling pool for toddlers. There’s also a heated outdoor swimming pool located right in town centre.

There’s an ice rink in the town centre as well, which welcomes families from mid morning to late evening each day. The rink runs ice skating classes from beginner to advanced skaters, from aged three upwards, and competitions are a regular feature.
The ice rink is situated at the leisure centre on the Avenue des Jeux. It is open from 11.30am to 11pm (except during events or training courses). This makes it a perfect after dinner treat for the little ones if they still have energy to burn.

For the old fashioned romantics amongst you, skating under the stars with a mountain backdrop is simply stunning!

Airboarding is almost a cross between luge and tobogganing, and is great fun for kids and adults alike. It basically involves holding onto an inflatable cushion and sliding down the hill! Sessions run near the Poutran lift every Friday, and the equipment can all be hired from the Sport 2000 ski hire shop nearby.

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RESORT STATISTICS

  • ALTITUDE

    1860m

  • LONGEST PISTE

    16km

  • HIGHEST SKI LIFT

    3330m

  • TOTAL LIFTS

    98

  • TOTAL PISTE

    249km