Ski area : Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine
Minimum altitude : 1130m - Maximum altitude : 3330 m
135 slopes, 250km : 42 green, 37 blue, 39 red, 17 black
84 ski lifts
- Night skiing
- 900 snow cannons
- 2 snow parks
- 50km of cross-country skiing
With an altitude drop of approximately 2200m, the ski area of Alpe d'Huez offers challenges for all levels spread over 250 km of ski slopes. The 133 ski slopes (43 green, 34 blue, 40 red and 16 black) descend between the ‘Pic Blanc’, the Sarenne glacier, La Fare and the Château Noir and are linked by means of a network of 84 ski lifts (including cable cars, chairlifts, drag lifts and magic carpets). Amongst the many pistes, the Sarenne ski slope is the most famous being the longest ski run in the world! This wonderful ski run takes you all the way from the glacier to the ski resort of Alpe d’Huez itself, over a distance of 16 km! 900 snow cannons ensure maximum snow-coverage for 86 km of ski slopes in the Alpe d’Huez ski area.
Cross-country or Nordic skiing fans will appreciate the 50 km of tracks in and around the resort of Alpe d’Huez making up a total of 15 circuits beside the lake of Besson, beyond the Maronne mountain pass or on the crest of the Signal mountain. A special off-piste area of 21 hectares is completely dedicated to free-riders of all levels. You also have the choice of 2 snowparks, one for beginners and one for advanced freestylers, offering a whole series of different installations for the most extreme jumps and tricks. Nine Big Airs (blue, red or black), 1 half pipe, 10 bars with slides etc., 2 boardercross , an Air Bag (extra charge), and a ‘hip’ allowing advanced snowboarders to perform a host of tricks. For less experienced skiers and snowboarders, the beginners' snowpark has a series of boxes and rail-boxes plus a ridge and other installations.
The slalom park of Le Signal ski run which is 950 m long, welcomes you for night-time skiing on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Perfect for those who just cannot put their skis and snowboards away at the end of the day…
Many sporting and leisure activities are available close to your ski holiday rental in Alpe d’Huez allowing you to make the most of your ski Holiday in France:
- Dog sledding
- Snowmobile outings
- Ski joëring
- Speed riding
- Fitness, spa, relaxation
- Outdoor swimming pool heated to 28°C
- Skating rink
- Indoor climbing
- Paragliding, hang-gliding, microlighting
- Driving on ice
- Electric go-kart on ice
- Ice cave
- Sledding (including night-time sledding on Tuesday and Thursday)
- Palais des Sports et des Congrès (sporting and cultural activities) : leisure activities, relaxation and culture all find a place here. (supplement to be paid for hire of sporting equipment). Each year the International Comic Film Festival of Alpe d’Huez is hosted here, an event with an ever-growing popularity.
Sporting activities include weight-lifting, fitness, karate, basket-ball, volley-ball, badminton, football, tennis, ping-pong, climbing wall, squash, mini-golf, archery, shooting...5 sporting instructors at your disposal.
- Activities for children: : In Vertigo, X-Fly, Ice laser game…
Make the most of your ski holiday in Alpe d'Huez in France and visit some of the cultural and natural sites near your ski holiday rental in this popular ski resort in the Alps.
- The Ecrins national park
- Mineral and Alpine museum at Bourg d’Oisans - Le site archéologique de Brandes
- Notre-Dame des Neiges church
- Museum of Huez and Oisans
- Ice cave situated at an altitude of 2700m
- The Pic Blanc
- Presentation of the geology of the Oisans region and of the Alpe d'Huez.
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