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Alpe d’Huez

Alpe d’Huez

Alpe d’Huez

Alpe d’Huez (Place Joseph Paganon, 38750 Huez, France) — L’Alpe d’Huez is a ski resort at 1,250 to 3,330 meters. It is a mountain pasture in the Central French Western Alps, in the commune of Huez, which is part of the department of Isère in the region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Alpe d’Huez has great pistes for all standards, a large 250km ski area and reliable snow cover. What’s more it is easy to get to, being a 90-minute drive south-east of Grenoble, the nearest airport. The village is located at 1,860m on a sunny plateau above the valley town of Bourg d’Oisans, and over the decades it has developed at random, resulting in an architectural hotchpotch split into eight small districts, or quartiers.

There is a wealth of other activities on offer in Alpe d’Huez, including ice driving, climbing (there’s an indoor climbing wall), swimming (heated outdoor and indoor swimming pools), skating (open-air ice-rink), dog sledding, aerial activities such as paragliding, heli and plane flights, and snowshoeing.