Doing more in Alpe D'Huez, France
Perched on the mountain at 1860m is the well known resort of Alpe D'Huez - with it's 250 km of pistes known as the Alpe D'Huez Grande Domaine there is sure to be something to suit all skiers & boarders
At a Glance
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- Getting there:
The nearest airport is Grenoble - transfers can be arranged from other airports - contact us for further details.
Should you prefer to drive, we can assist with ferry or tunnel crossings.
The local train station is Grenoble and we can arrange trains for you from Paris or from London- more detail at travel arrangements
- Top 5 things to do:
- Skiing the Sarenne (the longest run in Europe at 16km)
- Night Skiing
- Helicopter to 2 Alpes
- Seeing the view from the top of Pic Blanc
- Skiing the Tunnel (the second steepest run in France)
- Resort Amenities:
- Alpe D'Huez has all the amenities you would expect to find in a town - supermarkets, banks, post office, shops, sports shops, restaurants, bars, internet cafe, tourist office, dr's, pharmacy, sports centre, nightclubs, and even an altiport.
- Airport Name:
- Grenoble 106km Lyon 153km
- Local currency:
- Blue Runs:
- Time Difference from UK:
- + 1 hr
- Internet access:
- Yes - WIFI
- Black Runs:
- Swimming pool:
- Indoor and outdoor
Short Breaks available in Alpe D'huez
Summer Holidays in Alpe D'Huez
Go to: Alpe D'Huez by train
Ready to book a Alpe D'Huez holiday? Select the accommodation tab, choose your preferred chalet/hotel/apartment, select book now and input your preferred dates.
2015/16: Book a week in a selected catered chalet pre-christmas with flights from London and area lift pass: £525pp based on minimum 4 travelling - available for 12 or 19 December; Chalets Louis, Hermione and Paulette
2014/15: The resort operated from 6 December 2014 to 25 April 2015 - see the preparations from last year here
On 14th December 2013 the Folie Douce opened in Alpe D'Huez (after it's success in Val D'Isere, Tignes and Meribel) - if you've never heard of this concept it's basically a mixture of a mountain restaurant/bar/cabaret/dance floor on the slopes -in this case at 2300m.
Ski Holidays in Alpe D'Huez
Known amongst the locals as the Ile du Soleil, it's obvious what attracts skiers and boarders to the resorts of the Southern Alps. An excellent snow record and many sunny days make for a very pleasant mountain experience (the French weather bureau has recorded an average of 300 days of sunshine per year in Alpe D'Huez).
Skiing & Boarding in Alpe D'Huez
The Alpe D'Huez Grand Domaine Ski slopes include 2 snow parks (one for beginners and one for experts), 2 beginner areas, 2 ski slopes approved by the International Ski federation for international ski competitions, an ice cave, 50km of cross country trails and 35km of hiking trails. There is night skiing twice a week on the Signal slope (included in a 6 day liftpass) and there is the opportunity to ski your First 8000m - 4 runs each with a vertical drop of 2000m (See Doing More activities)
Doing More in Alpe D'Huez
There are plenty of activities for non skiers too - the facilities at the Palais des Sports include an indoor pool, gym, climbing wall, adventure trail and exercise classes. There's also an outdoor pool and an ice rink in the resort. The winter walking pass gives access to over 30km of footpaths using the cable cars to explore the area. Le Spa has a sauna, hot tub, hammam, beauty treatments and massages for anyone wanting to relax and there are plenty of shops for anyone wanting to indulge in some retail therapy. There is free wifi in lots of the resort bars (with purchase). The Ski + pass includes one free access to the outdoor pool and the ice rink, and night skiing amongst other things and it is also possible to pay a premium to have access to the Palais de sports (last year this cost 42€ for adults for 4 - 7 days and 32€ for children). Otherwise the pass give 50% discount in the Palais. It is also a Grand Galaxie pass and offers the chance to ski in one of the other Galaxie resorts for free. These are Les Deux Alpes, Serre Chevalier, Montgenevre, Puy St Vincent and the Italian Milky Way. Transport is not included however our resort team can arrange this for you locally. (the price will depend on how many people are travelling)
Details at doing more for non-skiers
Other activities include paragliding, skidoos, helicopter trips, ice driving and micro light flights. See Doing More for details.
Accommodation in Alpe D'Huez
Zenith offer a range of catered chalets, self catered chalets as well as hotels and apartments. Details of all the ski accommodations can be seen at the accommodation tab above.
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Ski Deals and Short ski breaks in Alpe D'Huez
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Short Ski Breaks to Alpe D'Huez - see Short breaks
The resort of Alpe D'Huez is easiy reached from Grenoble airport but can just as easily - indeed, its a shorter transfer - be reached from Grenoble train station.
Trains run regularly from Paris and can be combined with the Eurostar from London - packages can be purchased with all our ADH accommodation.
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For train bookings of 4 or more, we will include transfers from the railstation as standard.
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Accommodation in Alpe D'Huez
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Doing More … Design your holiday to suit you.
Activities & Packages
Whilst on your holiday, there are lots of things you can do - whether you are skiing or on a summer break, Zenith have searched the resort to identify a range of activities to keep you smiling throughout your holidays - enjoy!
Listed first are the activity packages and the package deals - then we detail all the activities and experiences that we can offer in the resort on an individual basis.
If you would prefer a tailored package, email us your preferences
Valid for guests staying in certain hotels this card will give you lots of FREE advantages - free train, boat trips, swimming pools, museums - see full list
A sneak prevew of what you can get up to in Alp d'huez when not skiing
When you have had enough of the mountain, take a look at what else we can arrange for you during your holiday.
The original way to be transported on the snow
Alpe d’Huez has two terrain parks a challenging, boardercross course and a halfpipe. The advanced Terrain Park service by the BaBars Chairlift is over 1,500 meters long with large kickers, rails, tables and jumps. Next to it is a boardercross course a
Fancy getting your snow kicks slightly differently?! Come and try all manner of snow toys like the Air Board and the Snake Gliss. Open on various dates throughout the season, check with us locally for further information.
Travelling with children? We have a selection of toys, games and childrens books which you can have in your chalet to save you having to bring extras with you
You’ve gone down the mountain plenty of times, how about going up the mountain in a piste basher?
So you’ve been to Alp d’Huez a few times, skied the ‘Tunnel’, are not phased by the Sarenne and love a great tale to tell your friends back home. How about skiing the Sarenne by night?
4 vertical drops of 2000m = your "First 8000m". Achieve this goal at the same time as dontaing to charity.
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