Ski Holidays in Alpes D’Huez

The ski resort of L’Alpe d’Huez is to be found high in the central French Alps and is sometimes known as L’Ile au Soleil’ – the Island in the sun. It’s the fifth largest ski area in France, located in the Isère département in the Rhône-Alpes region and its history dates back to 1936. This area, by the way, is also famous for being regularly used in the Tour de France cycle race.

Alpe d’Huez appeals to all levels of skiers, including advanced, with 250km of pistes extending over an altitude range of 2,200m. The top station, Pic Blanc (3330m) in the Alpe d’Huez area, offers spectacular views across the Alps including Mont Blanc, Mont Cervin and the Meije.

The ski resort links the villages of Vaujany, Oz, Villard-Reculas and Auris-en-Oisans to provide its visitors with well over 200km of piste to explore. Not just great for skiing, ski holidays in Alpe d’Huez offer a wealth of amenities including a superb sports centre and the use of a large outdoor pool and skating rink.

Ski holidays in Alpe d’Huez offer the more traditional look and feel of an alpine ski village, as oppose to the more purpose built resorts, but there is still plenty of facilities such as bars and restaurants and leisure activities to keep families entertained.

Alpes D’Huez offers:
– 250km of linked pistes
– altitude range of 2,200m.
– 80 lifts
– 70km blue runs
– 129 km red runs
– 50km black runs
– 944 snow cannons
– 1 snow park / fun park