Possibly the best known Tour de France mountain stage, Alpe d’Huez in one of the French Alps true dual season resorts. It is equally popular during both summer and winter with around 1 million tourists visiting during the summer months alone, including many cycling fans and those searching for some summer skiing on the glacier.
Alpe d’Huez boasts an incredible range of skiing and is home to the longest piste in the Alps; the 16 km-long Sarenne, excellent off-piste, one of Europe’s largest nursery areas, modern lifts and good mountain restaurants. The high altitude skiing up to 3300 m ensure good snowfall.
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Alpe d’Huez is the main hub resort of the fabulous ‘Grandes Rousses’ ski area, offering plenty of family skiing opportunities over the 250kms of wonderful piste, and endless acres of off-piste powder. Neighbouring Les Deux Alpes is also covered for 1 day on the same 6-day lift-pass, combining to create the ‘Grande Alpes’ area, with 468kms of pistes.
Renowned for its sunshine as much as for its excellent snow record, Alpe d’Huez is at the same height as Val d’Isère, and the ski area soars to virtually a whole vertical mile above, at the Pic Blanc summit and the guaranteed snow of the Sarenne Glacier. From here, you can take on the challenge of the Sarenne descent – the longest black run in the world – fully 16kms from top to bottom!