Alpe d’Huez is a resort that I hadn’t considered until I watched an advert loop at Grenoble Airport whilst queuing last year. Situated on sunny plateau at 1860m in the Isère Region of France, it’s only an hours drive from Grenoble. Outside of the ski season the road up to the resort is one of the classic climbs in the Tour de France.
The resort boasts 250km of piste with a possible decent of 2200m from the highest point Pic Blanc (3330m) to Enversin d’Oz (1135m). It has a range of slopes with blues and reds around the main resorts, which blend more to reds and blacks as you gain altitude. Check out the piste map here.
As with most resorts there are savings on Skipasses for a booking family booking, standard prices are:
- Adults 274€
- Children 217€
With a family booking it is only 215€ per person, saving 122€ for a family of four.
As with other similar high altitude resorts the trade off for them being purpose built is that the majority of the accommodation is conveniently located, with competent skiers being able to ski in and ski out.
When searching for options you’ll find a lot of hotels and studio apartments are available. If you are happy sharing a room and sleeping on a sofa bed there are plenty of bargins to be had.
There are also some great finds, if you’d prefer a bit more space and separate bedrooms, such as:
Chalet des Neiges is a new complex this season, which is well located and has a seperate double room and bunk room. From the reviews it has had some teething problems early in the 2018/19 season. These improved over the season and it should be running smoothly for this season. It books up quickly so is well worth a look.
For other accommodation options have a look at the map below.
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