Founded in 1936 and located high in the Oisans Alpes at 1869 metres above sea level, Alpe d’Huez is the central resort of the Grand Domaine Ski area. It links a number of traditional mountain villages including Auris-en-Oisans, Villard Reculas, Oz-en-Oisans and Vaujany. This page provides Alpe d’Huez images of both the resort and surrounding area.

The domain covers an area of 10,000 hectares which includes 250 km of linked pistes extending over an altitude range of 2,200 m. The top station, Pic Blanc (3330m) in the Alpe d’Huez area, offers breathtaking views of the Alps including Mont Blanc, Mont Cervin and the Meije. On a clear day, a fifth of France can be seen from this point.

Alpe d’Huez is known as “L’ile au Soleil” (Island of the Sun) as most slopes face south. The national meteorological office supports this claim with an average of 300 sunshine days a year consisting of up to 7 1/2 per day in December and 11 in April.

Alpe d’Huez Images: The Resort

Montfrais 1650 dominated by the heights of the Domes des Petites Rousses station at 2800 m.
The road to Villard Reculas. The blue piste, Chemin du Patre, cuts out the steeper section of Villard red.
There are some great runs down to the outlying villages of the Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski.
Cloud filling the valley below Alpe d’Huez.
Alpe d’Huez is part of the Grandes Rousses massif.
Morning in Alpe d’Huez.
A clear day up high in the Grandes Rousses.
Alpe d’Huez provides an excellent variety of crowd free off-piste runs.
Evening falls in Alpe d’Huez and it’s time to gear up for some apres ski.
Looking across to the Jeux area of Alpe d’Huez.
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Alpe d’Huez Images: Grand Domaine Ski

Grandstand view of Alpe d’Huez 1860.
Journey’s start. The Marmottes I gondola in Quartier Les Bergers can get busy at peak times.
Looking up across the green pistes in front of the resort.
A view across the resort towards Signal. This is the place for night skiing.
Alpe d’Huez mountain restaurant.
Pic Blanc, top station for the resort of Alpe d’Huez. Start of the famous Sarenne black.
The Quartier Les Bergers area of Alpe d’Huez.
Another day ends and the pistes are closed. High winds sweep newly fallen snow off the higher stations.
Outside Troncon I DMC lift. Lievre Blanc chairlift is in the foreground whilst Plat des Marmottes can be seen up and beyond.
Accommodation in Les Bergers.
Beyond the Altiport sits the village of Auris en Oisans. The Fontfroide chairlift can be seen running straight down the face of the mountain.
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