Resort Guide: Alpe d’Huez

A breathtaking view of Alpe d'Huez, the iconic ski resort in the French Alps. Majestic snow-covered peaks surround the charming alpine village, where skiers and snowboarders carve down the slopes, capturing the thrill and beauty of winter sports in this renowned mountain destination.

Resort Guide: Alpe d’Huez

Resort Statistics

🌲 Resort height: 1860m

🏔️ Highest point: 3330m

🗺️ Total ski area: 236km

❄️ Season Dates: December- April

🚡 Lifts: 70

🎿 Snow Parks: 2

🟢 Green runs: 42

🔵 Blue runs: 37

🔴 Red runs: 39

⚫️ Black runs: 17

Live Weather in Alpe d’Huez

✈️ Getting to Alpe d’Huez
The nearest major airports to Alpe d’Huez are Grenoble Alpes-Isère Airport (GNB), Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS), and Geneva Airport (GVA). From the airports, you can arrange transfers, take a shuttle, or rent a car for the journey to Alpe d’Huez.


Ski & Snowboard Lessons in Alpe d’Huez

Children’s Group Ski Lessons Alpe d’Huez

From a three-year-old’s the first steps on snow in the children’s snow garden to teenagers confidently crushing black runs and getting in to the snowpark you’ll find ski lessons for children of all ages and ability in Alpe d’Huez (which can come in handy when you suddenly realise your kids have become better skiers than you!).

We’re probably (more than) a bit biased but at SkiBro we think that properly laying the foundation for a lifetime on the slopes – free of bad habits – is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give their children.

SkiBro’s partner ski schools and instructors are all fully certified and have years of experience providing kids’ ski lessons that focus not only on technical instruction but also fun and safety.

Children’s ski lessons tend to book up very quickly during peak school holiday periods like half-term and christmas break, so make sure to book early during these times to avoid disappointment.

Adult Group Ski Lessons Alpe d’Huez

Did you know that nearly a third of all group ski lessons are beginner adult group lessons? It sounds surprising but group ski lessons are a great way to learn to ski; surrounded by other people of a similar age and ability level who are also trying something new.

Group lessons are also great for progressing from a beginner skier to a more independent intermediate. With quality coaching for a few hours each day you can spend your mornings working on your technique before grabbing a bite to eat and explore everything the mountain has to offer with your friends and family in the afternoons.

Private Ski Lessons Alpe d’Huez

Private instruction is just that – a ski instructor solely devoted to you (and any friends or family you choose to invite) for a given period of time.

These lessons are offered both by formal ski and snowboard schools as well as by freelance instructors – certified independent instructors working for themselves or in loose collectives.

A private ski instructor in Alpe d’Huez can offer you a level of flexibility and individual attention beyond what group lessons can. For some people one short, intensive, session with a private instructor will teach them more than they’d get from a full week of group lessons.

For many people, however, the inverse would be true and the repetition and additional practice in group lessons is invaluable.

Off-Piste Guiding Alpe d’Huez

Considered by those who get into it as skiing in its purest (and most fun!) form, freeride (also known as off piste or backcountry) skiing is the pursuit of skiing all over the mountain, unrestricted by the edge of the piste in a variety of snow conditions.

A good day’s freeride skiing might involve long descents down wide open mountain faces, steep couloirs and adventures through the trees, far away from the crowded pistes. In addition to private ski instructors and mountain guides you can sometimes find camps and courses designed to give upper-intermediate skiers their first taste of off-piste delights in Alpe d’Huez. Be careful though, the white powder can be quite addictive.

Snowboard Lessons Alpe d’Huez

From ‘never-evers’ to semi-pros you’ll find a snowboard lesson in Alpe d’Huez designed to take you riding to the next level. If you’re thinking small, think big. And if you’re thinking big- think bigger! If you’re new to a resort or even if you’re returning to an old favourite, a top snowboard instructor or group snowboard lessons will help you unlock local secrets of the area that you’ll wish you knew about years ago! Flatland tricks, jibbing, carving trenches, slaying powder – stop being a slave to your snowboard and learn to master it!

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