- 300 days of sunshine a year
- Reliable snow throughout the winter season (early December to late April)
- Great range of off-mountain activities and apres-ski
Alpe d'Huez was one of the first purpose-built, commercial ski resorts to open in the 1930s, and continues to thrive today, with some of the original buildings still in place in its oldest quartier (district). The massive Alpe d'Huez ski area covers five resorts and two villages, and with 250km of pistes to explore the region offers so much in terms of skiing and winter sports. A popular family resort, Alpe d'Huez has an incredible range of activities for those moments spent off the mountain, from thrill-seeking activities to comfort-seeking spas. Being one of the liveliest resorts in the French Alps, it's also great for aprés-ski.
Nestled in the centre of the French Alps, Alped'Huez makes up the largest resort in the Grandes Rousses Massif. Lying at 1860 metres above sea level, the resort has been nicknamed the Island of the Sun due to its south-facing aspect, rewarding it with an average 300 days of sunshine a year. Team this with consistent snowfall and Alpe d'Huez makes for fantastic skiing, with 250km of runs and an altitude range of 2230m from the summit of Pic Blanc to Enversin d'Oz. The closest airports to Alpe d'Huez are Grenoble (1hr 45), Chambery (2 hours), Lyon (2 hours), and Geneva (2hrs 45) airports.