RESORT DESCRIPTION FOR Alpe d'Huez
The ski resort Alpe d’Huez is located in the Arrondissement of Grenoble (France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Isère). For skiing and snowboarding, there are 250 km of slopes available. 63 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the
Europe, France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Season: December – April
Ski pass price: 51 €
User rating :
| MOUANTAIN TOP
| MOUANTAIN LOW
| T-BAR LIFT ETC.
| CHAIRLIFT ETC.
| GONDOLA ETC.
| NIGHT SKIING
| SNOW CANNONS
CURRENT SNOW REPORT
| CURRENT SNOW DEPTH UPPER
| CURRENT SNOW DEPTH LOWER
| LIFTS OPEN
| LAST SNOWFALL
Mon 10 Dec (33cm)
| CURRENT FRESH SNOW
| NEXT 9 DAYS
Snow history for Alpe d'Huez
Has the climate crisis and the higher temperatures affected snow conditions in Alpe d’Huez?
Look at the statistics and graph of historical snow depths for the ski resort.
For the last 5 years, week 10 has been the most insecure with 210 cm snow depth on average in Alpe d’Huez.
The measurement is made as an average of the snow depth at the highest and lowest point of the mountain.
Best tips for Alpe d'Huez
Alpe d’Huez is a large, modern resort on a high, open, sunny plateau east of Grenoble. It was developed for skiing, but consists mainly of large numbers of undistinguished small buildings rather than monolithic blocks. The resort spreads down a gentle slope in a triangular shape from the main lift station at the top corner. The main village is divided into three named ‘quarters’; Vieil Alpe includes the original chalet-style part of the village, at the lower end. Outside the central triangle there are four satellite ‘quarters’. The major one is Les Bergers, a second major lift base at the eastern corner of the resort; it has a chalet suburb spreading uphill. A blue piste descends from the west side of the resort to the original (but much expanded) village of Huez, where there is lodging (and a lift to the main resort). The lift pass gives days in some other resorts (including Les Deux-Alpes, Serre-Chevalier and Montgenevre). There are buses twice a week to Les Deux Alpes, but the proper thing to do is to go by helicopter. We agree with readers that this is ‘fantastic fun’ (70 euros last season; three days a week). There are plans for a cross-valley lift (which, subject to permissions being granted, they hope to open by 2020).
- Convenient slope-side lodging
- Some quite challenging slopes
- Excellent children’s nursery slopes