Alpe d’Huez

Resort Highlights

  • great place to come whatever the season
  • particularly suitable for family holidays
  • one of the top climbs of Tour de France

The main town of Alpe d’Huez sits at 1869 metres above sea level at the centre of the Oisans region in the French Alps. It links the traditional mountain villages of Auris-en-Oisans, Villard Reculas, Oz-en-Oisans, Vaujany and La Garde. Alpe d’Huez is well known for having the most days of sunshine on the ski slopes in a year has given rise to its nickname “L’Isle du Soleil”, the Island of the Sun.

The top station, Pic Blanc (3330m) in the Alpe d’Huez area, offers breathtaking views of the Alps including Mont Blanc, Mont Cervin and the Meije. The ski area here has something for every level and ability of skier or snowboarder, including great snowparks.

Split into a number of sectors or ‘quartiers’, Alpe d’Huez has a large selection of purpose-built rental accommodation. Accommodation here is mainly self-catered apartments that are located in chalet-style buildings.