Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine ski area includes Alpe d'Huez and five other ski resorts, nestled between acres and acres of ancient pine forests, retains to this day the charm of traditional mountain villages: Auris en Oisans, La Garde, Oz en Oisans, Vaujany and Villard-Reculas.
The ski area offers 2230m (3330m at the summit of the Pic Blanc to 1100m in Oz-en-Osians) of vertical descent easily accessible via a comprehensive network of ski lifts. The Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine ski area offers 120 ski runs and 240 km of groomed skiing with accessibility made easy by 85 ski lifts!
The geography of the Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine ski area starts with gentle beginner/intermediate slopes lower down, perfect for learning or mastering your skiing technique. The black runs are accessible from the Pic Blanc gondola or the Marmot III cable car and provide skiing for those more established skiers who enjoy pushing their limits. Skiing down from the heights of Alpe d’Huez ensures the full discovery of the whole area, offering a full 2,200 meters of vertical descent.
The ski run which begins on the Sarenne glacier is the world's longest groomed ski run (16 km from the top). Link that with the La Fare and Chateau Noir runs and it is possible to ski for close to one and a half hours without taking a lift. The carefully planned trail system allows visitors to enjoy continuous skiing.
Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine, key facts:
- 120 groomed ski runs (240 km)
- 2,230 metres of elevation,
- The Sarenne, the longest ski run in the world totalling a huge 16 km of non-stop descent,
- 10,000 hectares of open spaces, 800 hectares dedicated to skiing,
- 85 ski lifts,
- 102,600 skiers / hour
- 900 snow canons support 50 ski runs, offering a total vertical descent of 1130 metres and ensuring good snow cover throughout the season (75kms or 32% of the resort)
- 2 hand crafted snow parks and boarder cross,
- Night time ski area
- 2 safe areas reserved for beginners,
- 1200 m long luge
- 50 km of cross country skiing and 30 km of hiking trails,