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Ski Guides Alpe-d’Huez

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  1. Resort Information
  2. Ski Resort
  3. Ski Slopes
  4. Apres Ski

Resort information for Alpe-d'Huez

Useful Resort Contacts

British Masterclass Lessons:0033 476 804255
Tourist Information:0033 476 114444
Hotel Au Chamois d'Or:0033 479 650765
Hotel Les Grandes Rousses:0033 476 803311
Medical Dr Darmon & Dr Achkar:0033 476 803730
Taxi S Chalvin:0033 476 803838

Useful Resort Information

  • Weather and Snow report for Alpe-d'Huez
  • Alpe-d'Huez webcams for snow conditions
  • Download Alpe-d'Huez piste map
  • www.alpedhuez.com
  • Piste Rating for Arosa

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    Transfer Times

    Lyon3 hours
    Geneva4 hours
    Grenoble1.5 hours

    The Ski Resort

    Alpe-d'Huez is a large, modern resort on a high, open, sunny mountainside. It?s a big-league resort, ranking alongside giants like Val d'Isere or La Plagne for the extent and variety of its slopes. Practically all the slopes are above the tree line, and there may be precious little to do when a storm socks in. Alpe-d'Huez is unique among major purpose-built resorts in the Alps in having mainly south- or south-west facing slopes.

    The Ski Slopes

    The strong southern sun means that late-season conditions may alternate between slush and ice, but, in midwinter the runs are relatively snow-sure, thanks to extensive snowmaking. Even in French holiday periods, the modern lift system ensures there are few long hold-ups. Over much of the area a greater problem than lift queues is that the main pistes can be unbearably crowded. Mountain restaurants are generally good, with some excellent rustic huts even self-service places are welcoming.

    Apres Ski

    Although developed for skiing, Alpe-d'Huez has grown in a seemingly unplanned, sprawling fashion. It spreads down a gentle slope in a triangular shape from the main lift station at the top corner. The nearest thing to a central focus is the main Avenue des Jeux in the middle, where you'll find the swimming pool, ice skating and some of the shops, bars and restaurants. The buildings come in all shapes, sizes and designs. Towards the bottom end of the triangle is the original core of the resort, with a couple of streets that have a slightly more traditional feel. Alpe-d'Huez has dozens of restaurants, some of high quality; many offer good value by resort standards. There's a wide range of bars, some of which get fairly lively later on. Shops are numerous but limited in range.

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