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Alpe d'Huez

Skiing & Snowboarding in Alpe d'Huez, France
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Weekend Ski Breaks in Alpe d'Huez, France

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Drive time : 66 miles or 1hr 25mins drive time from Grenoble

Drive time : 82 miles or 1hr 40mins drive time from Chambery

Drive time : 132 miles or 2hrs 30mins drive time from Geneva

Cheap ski flights to Chambery and Geneva are ideal for access to the fantastic French resort of Alpe d'Huez. Alpe d'Huez is renowned for its extensive varied skiing terrain, high-levels of sunshine, and the 21 hairpin bends of the ascent to the resort which tests the riders of the Tour de France to the max.

The resort of Alpe d'Huez is fairly well spread out across the mountainside, making it a beautiful location for a skiing weekend and it’s only about 1 hour and 40 minutes from Chambery Airport.

Fantastic Non Ski Activities in Alpe d'Huez

The Avenue des Jeux, the main boulevard, offers a swimming pool, ice rink, shops, bars and restaurants and is linked to the satellite areas by bus or lift. If you are after a quieter picture postcard resort you can look to the older villages which also make up part of the ski area: Villard-Reculas, Oz-en-Oisans, Auris and Vaujany. This adds to Alpe d’Huez’s charm as a short ski break destination.

Skiing & Snowboarding for All Levels of Experience

The skiing and snowboarding in Alpe d'Huez is extensive and challenging, rating alongside the big French destinations for choice. The altitude is high and there is glacial skiing, however the 'island of the sun' can suffer later in the season for coverage. The main cable-car (the DMC) above the village ascends the Pic Blanc to 3330m, giving access to the Sarenne glacier and Europe's longest piste (a 17km black run). Lower down the slopes the areas are wide and open, excellent for a skiing weekend for beginners.

Fantastic Snowboarding Conditions Throughout The Season

Alpe d'Huez is popular with snowboarders too, making snowboarding and skiing weekends perfect for a short break. The resort offers lots of free-riding for the more experienced, however beginners will have to face learning to use the drag-lifts as the main access to the slopes.

Fabulous Après Ski Facilities Whilst on a Ski or Snowboarding Break

Après ski is well-covered by numerous bars offering live music and even tapas with a wide choice of restaurants. The superb sports-centre, indoor and outdoor pools, and Olympic-size ice-rink are all covered by the lift pass and there is an ice-driving school to slide around on as well. Helicopter flights across the valley, which aren't prohibitively expensive also give access to the sister resort of Les Deux Alpes for even more skiing and thrills.

Book cheap flights to Chambery or Geneva with for a fantastic snowboarding or skiing weekend break in the French Alps.

Alpe d'Huez Stats

Alpe d'Huez | France | Ski & Snowboarding Resort Stats:
Length of Pistes: 238km
Highest Peak: 3330m
Snow Cannons: 770
Snow Parks: 2
Cable Cars/Gondolas: 6
Chair Lifts: 24
Total Lifts: 84


Beginner : 38 Intermediate : 32 Advanced : 36 Expert : 17
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