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Alpe d'Huez

Alpe-dHuez

Alpe d Huez is a ski resort at 1,250 to 3,330 metres. It is a mountain pasture in the Central French Alps, in the commune of Huez, in the Isère département in the Rhône-Alpes region. It is used regularly in the Tour de France cycle race, including twice on the same day. Alpe d Huez is one of Europe's premier skiing venues. The site of the Pomagalski's first surface lift in the mid thirties, the resort gained popularity when it hosted the bobsleigh events of the 1968 Winter Olympics. At that time the resort was seen as a competitor to Courchevel as France's most upmarket purpose built resort but the development of Les Trois Vallées, Val d Isere, Tignes, La Plagne and Les Arcs saw Alpe d Huez fall from favour in the 1970s and early 1980s.
 With 249 kilometres (155 miles) of piste and 84 ski lifts, the resort is now one of the world's largest. Extensive snowmaking facilities helped combat the ski area's largely south-facing orientation and helped Alpe d Huez appeal to beginner skiers, with very easy slopes. The expansion of the skiing above the linked resorts of Vaujany, Oz-en-Oisans, Villard Reculas and Auris boosted the quantity and quality of intermediate grade slopes but the resort is mostly known for freeskiing, drawing many steep skiing enthusiasts to its high altitude terrain.

Aside from the Tunnel and Sarenne black runs, the latter the world's longest at 16 kilometres, many Off-piste opportunities exist both from the summit of the 3330 m Pic Blanc and the 2808 m Dome des Petites Rousses. These include the 50-degree Cheminees du Mascle couloirs, the open powder field of Le Grand Sablat, the Couloir Fleur and the Perrins bowl. Up to 2200 m of vertical descent are available with heli drops back to the resort's altiport. The proximity to the exclusively off-piste resort of La Grave as well as tree skiing at Serre Chevalier and the glacier and terrain parks of Les Deux Alpes have made Alpe d Huez a popular base for skiers looking to explore the Oisans region.

The most convenient way is to get private transfers from Grenoble to Alpe d Huez, transfers from Lyon to Alpe d Huez, transfers from Chambery to Alpe d Huez, or transfers from Geneva to Alpe d Huez.


We offer transfers from Geneva, Lyon, Chambery and Grenoble to Alpe d'Huez.