l'Alpe d'Huez

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  1. l'Alpe d'Huez History
  2. l'Alpe d'Huez Off Piste
    1. Grandes Rousses Off Piste
    2. Clavans Off Piste
  3. Travel
  4. Accomodation
  5. Restaurants and Bars
  6. Shopping
  7. Guides and Instructors
  8. Useful Information


The ski resort of l'Alpe d'Huez is situated in the Oisans area of the Isère department in the Northern Alps region. It is part of the Grandes Rousses ski domain. The lift served area extends from 1320 metres to 3330 metres. There are 240 km of lift served runs. The resort features a snowpark.


Nearest Airport(s): Grenoble St Geoirs 110km (1h45), Lyon Saint Exupery 155km (2 hours), Chambéry 130km (2 hours), Turin Caselle 185km (2h45)

Road: From Grenoble, follow the N91 to Vizille -> Boug d'Oisans -> D25a -> l'Alpe d'Huez

Rail: Grenoble TGV then bus transfer with VFD



If you are looking for something different from the bright lights of l'Alpe d'Huez then the consider the gite Le Sardonnier, run by Gillian Fabre. Access to the slopes is by Villard Reculas, 7km away. The gite has been converted from a large traditional village farm house dating back at least 200 years. The traditional stone and timber building features a stone vaulted 'cave' with an inviting open fireplace.

Restaurants and Bars

Alpe d’Huez has 17 mountain restaurants and 47 restaurants in the town and 15 fast food restaurants.

  • O'Sharkeys is good for the young freeride crowd.
  • Smithies is a good apres, apres bar.
  • If you want to watch extreme ski and snowboarding vids try the Freeride bar
  • Crowded House


Chalet du Lac Besson (tél. 04 76 80 65 37). It is a short walk or pole from the first DMC. Try the patata. Travel writer Chris Gill complains about the view being nothing special... but what do you expect in the Alps... herds of wilderbeast, the hanging gardens of Babylon? Off-pisters can drop in via the l’Agnelin. Take care as the convex cliffs behind the chalet have seen a number of fatalities and serious accidents over recent years.


  • Au blé noir: home made pate, duck wings in gooseberry sauce
  • Au Chamois d'or : fresh omelette Villard-Reculas style with chives
  • L'Authentique: lasagne au reblochon, tartiflette et fondue à la Valdotaine
  • Le Castillan: murson (sausage) aux ravioles
  • Le Passe-montagne: shepherd pie with foie gras
  • Le Chalet d'Oz : reblochon pastries with nuts
  • La Grange: porc stuffed with cabbage


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Guides and Instructors

Stefan Garczynski, Guide de Haute Montagne lives and works locally: Alpe d'Huez, la Grave, les Deux Alpes tel: (33) 04 76 80 09 25 or mobile (33) 06 80 89 84 25

Useful Information


email: info@alpedhuez.com

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