Alpe d'Huez has certainly earned its reputation as one of France’s top five winter destinations. It has it all – combining fantastic skiing, lively après ski, excellent facilities and an abundance of bars, restaurants and nightclubs to keep its inhabitants busy until the early hours. Alpe d’Huez has some outstanding views across the famous Ecrin National park and has even acquired the nick-name “the island of the sun” because of its seemingly constant sunny climes. Season 14/15 saw the arrival of the world famous après venue La Folie Douce to the resort, so it now caters for the serious post ski party crowd as well.

Located in the Espace Grand Rousses, all levels of skier and boarders will be well-served by the 220km of runs. Beginners and early intermediates have plenty of wide runs that carve across just above the village itself. Tree-lovers will relish the descents into the nearby hamlets of Oz and Auris, whilst thrill seekers can head up to the Glacier de Sarenne or battle with Europe’s longest black run – over 16km! Freestylers have 2 parks including a massive pipe to play around in, though Alpes d’Huez also has some of the nicest natural bowls, kickers and lips all over the area, if you know where to look!

We offer a choice of 2 and 3 star accommodation in Alpe d’Huez; you can decide whether you would rather be in the middle of the village amongst the amenities and all the nightlife, or directly on the pistes in the Berger hamlet so you can ski to your door. There’s also an excellent free bus service between the two areas so there’s no need to wear down your ski boots.

Resort details

Ski area: 240km
Ski altitude: 1120 - 3320m
Top peak: 3320m
Village height: 1860m
Linked resort: Les Deux Alpes

Resort runs

Black 16
Red 41
Blue 34
Green 41
Glaciers 1
Snowparks 2

Other activities

Night skiing, Smithy’s Mountain Meal, airboarding, helicopter tours, husky sledding, ice skating, parpenting, cross-country skiing and speed riding.

Accommodation

The 12 person chalet is located in the Altiport region on the upper side of Alpe d’Huez just 100m to the closet slope (snow dependant.) The nearest lift station is a 12 minute walk away, with the local shops and restaurants only 500m from your door.

The residence is located in the “Les Bergers” district. It is built in a traditional alpine style, and is situated less than 300m from the ski lifts and close to a shopping centre with all the necessary amenities.

This residence is in a great location right in the centre of Alpe d’Huez. It has a stunning panoramic view of the resort, the valley and the Massif de l'Oisans and offers direct access to the Olympic ice rink via a shopping mall with bars and restaurants.

The Bergers residences are located only 50m away from the slopes and ski lifts. At around 600m from the centre of the village, these large chalet-style residences are also only a short walk from all of the town’s amenities, including the bars and restaurants.

Restaurants, Bars & Clubs

This is one of the best nightclubs in resort (the other good alternative is Les Caves), it’s located underneath Smithy’s in the centre. Can be a bit pricey but will always have plenty of people and a fun atmosphere.

The latest addition to the Folie Douce empire certainly lives up to its name. Live music from 2pm, dancing on tables, champagne showers and madness each day until 5pm!

The rum bar of the town! Pirate themed, with a numerous array of flavoured rums behind the bar, this place is guaranteed to provide a memorable start to the evening.  For those beer lovers, this venue even sells litre steins.

This bar has very lively après ski with plenty of drinks offers, and like many bars in the Alps it also serves the ever popular Tex-Mex food. (That said, this is also one of the best options for vegetarians).

Located in the Bergers area of the town, many of our guests find that this becomes their local over their holiday week. Friendly staff and a relaxed fun atmosphere means impromptu parties are a plenty.

Best après ski spot in resort. As the name suggests it’s based on the theme of the London Tube. It’s cosy and has an excellent atmosphere. Located underneath the Hotel Le Chamois

If you are fancying a quieter evening, and maybe some live acoustic music head to Zoo Bar. More of a French atmosphere, this is a good place to reflect on the day and have a cosy glass of wine after dinner.

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