Located on the south face of the Grandes Rousses, the winter sports resort of Alpe d’Huez benefits from a rare microclimate. The area has been called “The Island in the Sunshine” due to its long hours of sunshine and is ideal for family or friends to enjoy a lively holiday togehter. With over 249km of marked slopes, Alpe d’Huez is renowned for having the world's longest slope (16km starting from the Sarenne the glacier), 2 snowparks, a slalom stadium along with many other varied activites. Despite being winter or summer : ice climbing, heliski, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, torchlit ski descents, quad, archery, and aviation...you will never be short of activities. The cultural après-ski is very diverse, from the resort's famous international film to ice caves at 2700m. You may wish to visit the sheltering ice sculptures and stained glass windows from the Notre-Dame Snow Church created by the painter ARCABAS.
Skiing area Alpe d'Huez
Slopes : 42 37 39 17
Children activities & Ski schools
Les intrépides - Nursery
From:3 months old
Opening hours:Everyday from 8:30am to 5:30pm
Prices:from 60 € / day - 25 € ½ day (meal included)
Discounts all season
up to50% discount
depending on shop
5% additional discount *
with 4 or more hired packs
10% additional discount *
with 10 or more hired packs
* Discounts only applicable in participating shops.
Try the Big Air Bag in Alpe d'Huez
Have you ever wondered how people practice big air jumps over and over again, without getting injured or even sore? After all, the most important rule to remember for anyone who does aeronautic manoeuvres in the snow is also one of the most simple: what goes up must come down. Gravity isn't really our friend when we're learning to jump, and those tough landings can't always be on fluffy white powder.
So what can you do to prevent bumps and bruises? Well, one answer might be to keep your skis on solid ground - but where's the fun in that? Instead, why not head to Alpe d'Huez and have a go on the Big Air Bag? This practice jump facility is based down at the Marmottes1 lift station, just behind the Les Bergers Commercial Centre. It's a great way to put your airborne tricks and jumping skills to the test - in a safe manner before trying them out on the pistes or in the snow park.
The Big Air Bag is like a giant bouncy castle for skiers and snowboarders - without the walls, and with a kicker placed perfectly to propel you upwards before you come back down to land on the fluffy air-filled cushion.
It's perfectly safe for you to ski or snowboard on the Big Air Bag, and if you just feel like a bit of fun, you can go for a ride in an inflatable donut. Start at the top of a small hill, head down the slope, through a couple of inflated rings, then up the kicker and through the air, before landing with a puff on the bouncy surface.
Best of all, a ride on the Big Air Bag won't cost the earth. You can opt for a single run, or get packages ranging from 20 jumps to half hour sessions or a one-week pass. There's even a season pass available, and all bouncers will get a safety brief before they take the leap.
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Ski Hire at Alpe d'Huez
For your rental at Alpe d'Huez, Skiset takes care of everything.
Reservation is quick and easy. We pass your order on to the shop in
Alpe d'Huez resort who will prepare your order in advance. Whether you
want to order skis or a snowboard, we offer both adult and child packs.
Skiset is made up of 800 rental shops in 400 resorts in Europe and the
USA, so there's bound to be one near to your accommodation at
State of the art equipment and personalized service Alpe d'Huez
At Skiset you will be welcomed by professionals who are passionate
about the mountains. Renowned skiers or instructors of Alpe d'Huez resort, our advisors are best able to advise you according to your
preferences, your level and also the snow conditions in Alpe d'Huez resort. Located in the most convenient areas of Alpe d'Huez resort, our
shops are dedicated to the enjoyment of skiing. Depending on the range
of equipment you choose to hire, you may also change your skis or try a
snowboard during your stay at Alpe d'Huez
An accompaniment to all events and to the preparation of skiers,
that's the Skiset mindset.
If you liked Alpe d'Huez, you may like our European resorts:
For almost 20 years Skiset have been equipping skiers, thanks to its
teams of professionals in European and North American ski resorts.
Hiring ski equipment
is quick and easy in Alpe d'Huez resort
Choose your closest Skiset shop in Alpe d'Huez by using our resort map
and then select the dates of your stay. Then choose your material from
the array of state of the art skis and snowboards on offer, let us know
your address and then pay.