The Venu : Alpe dʼ'Huez

The Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski resort groups the Alpe d’Huez, 4 ski resorts and two villages among fir trees, that have maintained the charm of traditional mountain villages: Auris-en-Oisans, La Garde, Le Freney d’Oisans, Oz-en-Oisans, Vaujany and Villard-Reculas.

Fact sheet

Alpe d’Huez

Village of Huez: 1450 m - Alpe d’Huez resort: 1860 m - Pic Blanc : 3330 m
Location: Massif des Grandes Rousses - Dauphiné - Isère
Features: Health and tourist resort, referenced as “Grand Domaine”, Southern exposure, listed as a Great Ski Area by the “Nouvelles Glisses” Club and Ski France
Activities: Winter and summer multiactivity resort
1,700 permanent residents - 32,500 beds

Since 1936, the Alpe d’Huez has expanded at an altitude of 1860m on the Grandes Rousses Massif: the Pic Blanc that rises to 3330 m offers a superb panorama, rated three stars by the Michelin guide, on the National Park des Ecrins and its prestigious summits: le Rateau, la Meije, La Muzelle, les Aiguilles d’Arves, la Chaine de Belledonne and the Mont Blanc.

Alpe d'Huez

The view covers a fifth of the French territory, from Italy to the Massif Central. Located on the grassy slopes of the South face of the massif, Alpe d’Huez, a health resort, called the “Sun Island”, has a particularly high level of sun exposure and a microclimate.

Since 1976, the Sarenne run, the longest in the world at 16 km, is the elder of the great runs connecting Pic Blanc to Gorges de Sarenne (1510 m). It is also the starting point for numerous off-piste courses. : Combe du Loup, Côtes de Rivet, Pied Froid, Cerisier comb and corridor.

Alpe d’Huez represents:

  • 133 alpine ski runs (250 km): (43 green, 34 blue, 40 red, 16 black)
  • A vertical drop of 2200 m (from 3330 m at top of the Pic Blanc to 1130 m at the Enversin d’Oz)
  • 102.600 skiers/hour
  • 923 snow-makers on 50 ski runs over a gradient of 1135 m, 75 km of runs (32 % of the ski area).
  • 23 snowploughs to maintain the slopes.
  • 10,000 ha, of which 840 ha for alpine skiing
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