Alpe d’Huez, sometimes referred to as the Island in the Sun, offers guaranteed sunshine throughout the year, with breathtaking panoramic views of Pic Blanc. Its diversity and the quality of its ski area, along with the many activities, parties and events it plays host to, make it a lively resort. Fans of new snow sports will be glad to hear there are two snowparks, one for beginners and one for experts, a giant air bag for doing jumps safely, and a skicross run.
Alpe d’Huez enjoys 300 days of sunshine per year. Located on a south-facing plateau at an altitude of 1860 metres, the Alpe d’Huez resort boasts incredible panoramic views and lays on regular activities and chic parties.
The Alpe d’Huez resort is among the largest ski areas in France, with its 250 km of slopes and its 81 ski lifts, including 3 aerial tramways, 9 gondola lifts, 23 chairlifts and 30 draglifts.
The Alpe d’Huez resort consists of a castle, a parish church, a village with around 80 inhabitants, and various industrial districts. Among its must-visit attractions are the Brandes Archaeological Site, the Théophile Cave and the L'Oisans Heritage Centre.
The Alpe d’Huez resort also offers 20 off-piste routes for freeriding enthusiasts. Beginners won’t be left behind, with free lifts available for those taking their first steps on skis.
The more seasoned skiers can head to the longest ski run in the world, the Sarenne, consisting of 16 km of downhill track, or Le Tunnel, which passes through the mountain before emerging onto one of the steepest drops in French skiing terrain.