l’Alpe d’Huez


L’Alpe d’Huez – The Island in the Sun

L’Alpe d’Huez is a ski station located in the ancient village of Huez in the Isère area at 59km from Grenoble. It is part of the Grandes Rousses above l’Oisans.

L’Alpe d’Huez started its development in 1936. At 1860m above sea level in the Massif Des Grandes Rousse : Le Pic Blanc offers a wide panorama, ranked 3 stars in the Michelin guide, on National Parc of Les Ecrin and its beautiful summits : Le Rateau, La Meije, La Muzelle, Les Aiguilles d’Arves, Le Mont-Blanc.


This landscape covers nearly 20% of the French territory, from Italy to the Massif Central. L’Alpe d’Huez also called “The island in the sun” take advantage of a remarkable sunshine and a microclimate.

At one hour from Grenoble, and only four hours from Pris, L’Alpe d’Huez is an extraordinary activity area to share with family and friends.

Around l’Alpe d’Huez, the small villages of Auris-en-Oisans, Huez-en-Oisans, La Garde, Oz-en-Oisans, Vaujany, and Villard Reculas are the keepers of the mountain spirit.

Custums of the Oisans finds its roots in local gastronomy and the mountain life with the transhumance of nearly 370 cows and 2000 sheeps.


L’Alpe d’Huez – great activities


L’Alpe d’Huez created structures to complete its natural assets, and offers to the holidaymakers outdoor and cultural activities.

Alpe d’Huez is made up of a collection of high altitude resorts, or villages, all linked by a free public transport system. Alpe d’Huez itself and the wider Oisans region offers a wide range of summer and winter activities. The resort of Alpe d’Huez is made up of eight small districts, or ‘quartiers’; Huez Village, Cognet, Jeux, Bergers, Eclose Est, Eclose Ouest, Viell Alpe and Outarts.

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About L’Alpe d’Huez
Nearby activities

Maison de la faune
(House of the wildlife and white water), in the blue waters of the Vénéon. For those of you who want to experience nature more fully. Tel : +33 (0)4 76 80 23 99

Via ferrata
At the Ecrins National Parc doors : secured itineraries. Tel: +33 (0)4 76 80 50 01. viaferratafr.free.fr

Aventure parc
Adventure parc Expositions to discover local patrimony – free entrance. Tel : +33 (0)4 76 79 96 35

Summer sledge
Summer sledge at l’Alpe d’Huez, slide sensation.
Two different tracks and speed. Tel : +33 (0)4 76 80 30 30. alpedhuez.com

Bungee jumping
First European center : Ponsonnas bridge. Tel : +33 (0)4 76 47 42 80. vertigeaventures.com

L’alpe d’Huez Golf. Nine holes golf in a wonderful landscape. Tel: +33 (0)4 76 79 14 64. golfalpedhuez.com

High mountains
High mountains hick in famous summits La bérarde. Three days and two nights in refuge, in the La Meige and Ecrins Massif. Tel : +33 (0)4 76 80 50 01.

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L’Alpe d’Huez in winter