The Alpe d’Huez is situated on a fully south-facing plateau at 1860 m above sea level, and its skiable area enjoys maximum exposure to the sun. So enjoy a day’s skiing in the sun: up to 7 1/2 hours a day of sun in December, up to 11 hours a day in April. The French Weather Bureau has recorded an average of 300 days’ sunshine a year at the resort! Also, on a fine day, you can see 1/5e of France from Pic Blanc.
Village of Huez village : 1450m (4, 657ft) – Alpe d’Huez station : 1860m (6,100ft) – Pic Blanc : 3330m (10,992ft)
Location : Massif des Grandes Rousses – Dauphiné – Isère
Exposure : South
Features : Health and tourist resort, referenced as “Grand Domaine”, Southern exposure, listed as a Great Ski Area by the “Nouvelles Glisses” Club and Ski France.
Activities : Winter and summer multiactivity resort
Population : 1700 permanent residents – 32,500 beds.