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Tour of the French Alps: Alpe d'Huez.

Here's another excellent ski resort if you're looking for one of the best ski destinations in France for 2022Alpe D’Huez. What’s so great about skiing here? Its terrain is well suited for beginners as well as expert skiers, so if you’re travelling with friends or family, we can guarantee everyone will be happy! 


#Alpe d'Huez Ski Resort Info


The Alpe d’Huez Ski Resort spreads across 250 km and has slopes for all standards. It lies on a sunny plateau and the slopes are linked to different villages: Auris, Villard Reculas, Oz en Oisans and Vaujany. The resort village is at the foot of Pic Blanc and it is here where you will find the starting point of the Sarenne run, the longest black run in the Alps. However, it is renowned more for endurance than difficulty. If you want to try a tricky slope, you should head to Le Tunnel, a much more direct run from the summit of Pic Blanc. You will also find some cool off-piste runs from there ;) 


As we have mentioned, there are also great slopes for keen intermediates in Oz and Vaujany. Auris ski area also have some great slopes. 


This ski resort is also known for having the most extensive nursery slopes in the Alps and there’s also a big park suitable for all ski and snowboard levels. Beginners and low-intermediates should head over to the Vaujany’s ski area to gain some confidence. 



#Activities for non-skiers in Alpe d'Huez 


Can you go to Alpe d’Huez and not ski? This is a very popular question when some of you want to visit a ski destination and not ski or when there are non-skiers in your group. 


This ski resort is really easy to get around for a non-skier as there are loads of chairlifts and a cable-car. There's also an ice-skating rink and an outdoor heated pool with some incredible views. But what else is there in Alpe d'Huez? Here's a list of our favourite things to do: 


1. Visit the leisure centre (Palais des Sports et des Congres), which offers over 20 activities! There's a climbing wall, indoor pool, ice-skating rink, gym, etc. 


2. Try the Alpine Coaster (a sledge that will take you on a circuit of about 1km). It's located in Les Bergers (right next to Marmottes ski area) and is an excellent activity you can do if you're travelling with children. 


3. Try snowshoeing. There are plenty of areas perfectly suitable for a winter trekking experience and you can rent the equipment from any ski and snowboard rental shop ;)


4. Come to Tomorrowland in March! If you're looking for a great party scene, you should definitely witness this amazing event. This ski resort is host to one of the most popular Belgian festivals in the world! 


#Après-ski in Alpe d’Huez


The party central is located in the Vieil Quarter, also known as the old town. For those of you who are familiar with the party scene in ski resorts, there’s also a branch of la Folie Douce here ;)


Some of you may already know this but we think it’s worth mentioning. Alpe d’Huez ski resort held the first Tomorrowland Winter Festival back in 2019. 


La Folie Douce 


Live music and table-top dancing is what this après-ski venue is renowned for. It’s located at the top of the Marmottes Chairlift as is open until the lifts close.  Here you will also have a canteen restaurant (La Petite Cuisine) and a more expensive option with waiter service (La Fruitière). 


The Underground Bar 


This pub is run by Brits and hosts sports events and has “Happy Hour”. It’s located in the old town and, apparently, it’s one of the favourite spots for Brits and Scandinavians. 


O Bar 


This place is a nice place where you can chill and enjoy a nice drink from their cocktail menu. They also serve tapas and home-made burgers. It’s also in the old town, on Place Joseph Paganon. 


Smithy’s Tavern


This is a Tex-Mex restaurant that has live music from 10 pm and a DJ until late. If you fancy being out until the early hours of the morning, you should then head to ...





This place hosts a variety of DJs and also has themed evenings. It’s right under Smithy’s and is open from midnight until 5 am.


#Hotels, Apartments and Chalets in Alpe d’Huez


The best Hotels, Chalets andApartments for skiing in Chamonix in 2022

Name of the Hotel, Chalet or Apartment Ideal for Recommended Ski Deal


Alp'azur Hotel


Couples Ski Holiday

Christmas Ski Holiday :

19/12/21 - 26/12/21

Double Room + Breakfast + 6-Day Ski Pass

913€ p.p (Price includes Free Cancellation)


Hotel Royal Ours Blanc


Couples Ski Holiday 

February Ski Holiday:

01/02/22 - 08/02/22

Superior Room + Breakfast + 7-Day Ski Pass

898€ p.p (Price includes Free Cancellation)

Résidence Pierre Vacances Les Bergers Cheap Ski-in Ski-out Holidays

January 2022 Ski Holiday:

03/01/22 - 10/01/22

Studio Apartment sleeps 4 + 6-Day Ski Pass

516€ p.p 







#The best way to get to Alpe d’Huez


This ski resort is very easy to get to as it’s a 90-minute drive from Grenoble Airport. So, you can book your flights to this airport and book a transfer to the resort. There are regular buses so they are very frequent. 


What about a self-drive ski holiday? This is another great option as there are so many advantages:


✔ Avoid queues and spending hours in the airports 


✔ Forget baggage allowance. You can take as much luggage as you need. 


✔ Bring your own equipment rental. 


If you need advice, our team of ski experts are more than happy to assist you.


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