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Posted on Sunday 10th February 2019 | Steve Thomas

Alpe D'Huez Resort Guide

Alpe D’Huez is a popular ski resort town in the middle of the Oisans region of the French Alps - the main resort in the Grandes Rousses Massif. It’s got a great reputation for variety and activities off the slopes - so what can you expect if you buy a holiday home in Alpe D’Huez?

Getting there:

It’s incredibly easy to get to Alpe D’Huez. From Grenoble airport its just 90 minutes in the car. It’s easy to hire a car at the airport, or you can book private or shared transfer ahead of time. With an airport in Altiport, it’s also possible to take a helicopter flight for speed and efficiency.

Ski slopes:

One of the biggest draws of Alpe D’Huez is the tantalising offer of summer skiing - yes, you read that right. The resort stretches up as far as 3,300m to the Pic Blanc glacier, where as well as enjoying skiing for most of the year, visitors can take in spectacular panoramic views of the Alps. Locals claim that it’s possible to see 20% of France from the top of the glacier, as well as big hitters like Mont Blanc and Mont Cervin.

Away from the glacier, the resort boasts a total of 249km of linked pistes and 84 ski lifts to ferry skiers between them. A great mix of runs includes 41 green pistes, 34 blue pistes, 40 red pistes and 16 black pistes, so there’s plenty to keep skiers of all abilities occupied.

Here, too, you’ll find the Sarennes ski run, the longest in Europe at 16km. It’s an enjoyable run at any time of day, but each month a moonlight run is organised, for those looking for an experience with a difference.

Off piste

Alpe D’Huez is a fantastic location for a year-round holiday home thanks to its reputation for having more days of sunshine than anywhere else in the Alps. During the summer months the area becomes a favourite with cyclists, with the likes of the Tour de France passing through, it’s a brilliant place for outdoor activities of all sorts including a 9 hole golf course with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.

For traditional fare, The Edelweis and La Pomme de Pin come highly recommended, but are far from the only eateries in the area. Whether you fancy Italian or Mexican food, there are plenty of places to choose from.

Buying property for sale in Alpe D’Huez:

With currently limited availability of brand new stock combined with the future link to create France’s third largest ski domain in 2022 by connecting Alpe d’Huez to Les Deux Alpes, this is an exciting time for the Alpe d’Huez property market with the brand new launch of the 69 off plan ski in and out apartments this weekend.

 If Alpe D’Huez sounds like somewhere you could enjoy spending time, get in touch with our knowledgeable team to find out about properties for sale in the Alpe D’Huez area.

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