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Alpe d’Huez, France

Alpe d’Huez

Altitude1860m
Highest Lift3330m
Longest Run16km
Kms of Piste249km
Snowboard Parks1
Snow CannonsYes
Total Runs123
Beginner Runs42
Intermediate Runs66
Advanced Runs15
Total Lifts87

Alpe d’Huez is situated on a south-facing plateau at 1860m above sea level and its skiable area enjoys maximum exposure to the sun. Enjoy a day’s skiing in the sun with up to 7 1/2 hours a day of sun in December and up to 11 hours a day in April. The French Weather Bureau has recorded an average of 300 days’ sunshine a year at the resort! Also, on a fine day, you can see 1/5th of France from Pic Blanc.

Since 1936, Alpe d'Huez has expanded on the southern flank of the Grandes Rousses Massif at an altitude of 1860m. Also called “The Island in the Sunshine”, this resort enjoys long periods of sunshine (an average of 300 sunny days per year) and a particularly active microclimate. Only 1 hour away from Grenoble and less than 5 hours from Paris, Alpe d’Huez is a great play ground with varied activities to enjoy with your family and friends.

This special naming of "Lifestyle Resort" is justified by the resort's natural features and richness. The resort has been awarded the regional Reception Trophy in 2003, and the Quality Charter for an ever growing number of rental accommodations, the large number of skiing and non-skiing activities, the performance of the ski lifts, 4 itineraries with 2000 meters vertical drop... and runs such as the Sarenne, the longest run in the world with a length of 16 kilometres that guarantees a long-time skiing pleasure.

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