Skiing at alpe d’huez

The best of the mountain

The ski resort of Alpe d’Huez

Skiing is the main activity at Alpe d’Huez : historically famous since Monsieur Pomagalski built the first ski lift ( “piste de l’éclose”), located exactly at the Alpe Express spot (the new gondola which will take you uphill everyday).

Alpe d’Huez includes Auris, Vaujany, Oz en Oisans and Villars Reculaz : over 200 kms of trails for skiing beginners or experts, not to mention legendary off-piste spots.

Alpe d’Huez is famous for la Sarenne, the longest ski slope in Europe (16 km), beloved by ski experts.

Your ski pass

We strongly recommend you order your ski passes on-line before your arrival to avoid long queues. If you order them 2 weeks in advance, you can have them delivered at home and save precious time. You can also pick up your passes at SATA lift ticket offices (located at the « rond point des pistes », at the mall “centre commercial des bergers” or at the tourism office “Office de Tourisme”.

Pist map

Advice : Take time to browse the site ““, you will find a multitude of valuable information to optimize your stay.


Ski rental

There are over 50 ski and snowboard rental providers at Alpe d’Huez. We highly recommend Alpe Sports (details below) : experienced and reliable, they will also give you a 30% discount on rentals as our partner ; make sure you mention us (ROCHE LAUVITEL) !

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Get the best of Alpe d’Huez

The skiable terrain offers 200 kms of trails, and numerous off-piste skiing tracks (WITH A PRO EXCLUSIVELY). Alpe d’Huez is at the heart of a vast mountain domain that includes 5 other ski resorts : Oz, Vaujany and Villard Reculaz (west), Auris (east), Huez (south).

Direct ski access

When you leave the building, climb up the road (20 meters walk) and put on your ski. Follow the trail and cross the bridge over the “Office du Tourisme”. Take the brand new « Alpe Express » gondola lift to the Bergers sector, one of the 2 main slope centers.

Ski back home

Return to Alpe d’Huez through the « Rond Point des Pistes » (at the Bottom of the DMC gondola). Then take the trail on the right-hand side (the village is on your left) heading towards Huez. After 200 meters, turn left at the sign « Spa des Alpes ». Go through the Hotel des Grandes Rousses, take the underground tunnel, and you are 100 meters away from the apartment ; walk 20 meters to reach home.


Download the app : Alpe Huez

You will find all the useful information (piste guide, weather forecast, snow reports, etc…) as well as any questions you may have on Alpe d’Huez.

Grandes Rousses Area – Red and black ski runs (confirmed level)

Easy to access from Les Bergers by taking « The Marmottes » 3 trails (Pic Blanc 3300 meters level). You have the choice between 4 different tracks to ski down 8000 meters as well as La Sarenne (16 kilometers) without any ski lifts.

Auris – (beginner/intermediate level)

Take the « Alp Auris » ski lift at Les Bergers. Enjoy the sunset and the view on the forest (Maronne) as well as a fun track (Les Bucherons).

Oz and Vaujany – (intermediate level)

Take the ski lift Les Romains at Les Bergers and cross down towards 2100 : breathtaking slopes and mountain views. Choose among several trails across the forest and discover pretty hidden villages. CAUTION : do not miss the last gondola or ski lift to return, if not you will need to take the bus (2-hour ride).

Snowmass Rif Nel – 2100 – Playground – Signal

The Signal Stadium faces the village and offers a wide snow mass which includes an easy and fun slope : « Marcel Farm ». Have fun and enjoy the view !

To reach the top of the Signal, avoid « Signal Telemix » with long queues. Take instead the Huez slope (the one that takes you home) and ski down until the old “Grande Sure” ski lift. Not very comfortable but fast !

When you reach the top of Signal, discover the area of Villard Reculaz : the tracks are very pleasant and take you back home easily.

These are only some recommendations : discover and explore much more and please share with us your best experience.