Also called « Ile au soleil » (island in the sun) Alpe d’Huez, at an altitude of 1860 m in the French Alps at the foot of the Grandes Rousses, is most certainly one of the sunniest mountain resorts in France! With its varied tourist attractions and wide range of sporting and leisure activities, it is a destination not to be missed when choosing a summer mountain Holiday with family or friends. With its south-facing position, the resort offers a magnificent view over the Ecrins mountain range.
Alpe d'Huez is the ideal destination for a ski holiday in the French Alps with its large alpine ski area comprising 250 km of snowy slopes. The Grand Alpe d'Huez ski area is served by over 80 lifts, has around 135 varied ski slopes linking the ski resorts of Alpe d'Huez, Auris en Oisans, La Garde, Le Freney d'Oisans, Oz en Oisans, Vaujany and Villard-Reculas. First-time skiers and children through to advanced skiers will all find their ideal slopes and activities among the many on offer in the ski area. The fantastic snow park, night skiing, areas for beginners, slalom runs, toboggan runs: you just have to choose! Alpe d’Huez also has a Nordic ski area for cross-country skiing in the heart of the untouched valleys and snowy pine forests: what a wonderful change of scenery!
If you feel like discovering some alternative winter sports to skiing and snowboarding on your next ski holiday then book a holiday rental in Alpe d'Huez. Once the mountain puts on its winter coat of pristine snow you are invited to enjoy a wide choice of activities in a huge snowy playground. Start by a snowshoeing tour to discover the splendour of the Oisans mountains, by visiting the plateaus and peaks of the Massif des Grandes Rousses. Try cross-country skiing or dog sledding and let yourself be charmed by the Nordic adventure in the heart of the mountains, valleys, pine forests, lakes, meadows and ice caves. For your family ski holiday, tobogganing, mountain climbing, ice skating, Ice Laser Game, etc… all members of the family can enjoy the mountain to their heart's content on an unforgettable winter sports holiday!
Those with a passion for culture and architecture will spend a very happy holiday in Alpe d'Huez. This ski resort is blessed with many cultural symbols of traditional mountain life. In the village, amid the chalets and wooden houses, you will discover the beautiful Church Notre Dame des Neiges, a true contemporary architectural jewel. Not far away, visit the Church of Saint Anne, then the Museum of Huez to know everything about the arts and traditions of the resort of Alpe d'Huez. Enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere in this resort from your holiday rental in a ski residence or a beautiful chalet – happy holidays in Alpe d’Huez!