What to do in Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine

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Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine: What to do when you get there?

Discover what to do in Alpe d'Huez! Known worldwide for its film festival, Alpe d'Huez is nevertheless a superb ski resort in Isère. Throughout the year, many activities are offered to delight visitors to the region!

A land of agriculture and livestock farming, the hamlet that would become Alpe d'Huez centuries later was founded in the 12th century. Only inhabited in the summer, about twenty families lived in the heights of the Isère to use the land for farming.

In the early 1910s, skiing was first mentioned in Huez. Much frequented in the summer, tourists were now beginning to return in the winter. A decade later, things started to move! The first hotels emerged as early as 1920, the first ski lift was inaugurated in 1936, the construction of a cable car in 1954 and finally the opening of the altiport in 1967 for the Winter Olympics in Grenoble.

From then on, Alpe d'Huez began to make a name for itself internationally by hosting Olympic events, a stage of the Tour de France, the Andros Trophy and numerous winter sports competitions. Finally, in 1997, the famous Alpe d'Huez International Film Festival of Humour and Comedy was born!

Today, Alpe d'Huez is a ski resort with more than 250km of slopes that continues to host and offer world-class events. For the past few years, Alpe d'Huez has been hosting the Tomorrowland Winter music festival, a spin-off of the popular Tomorrowland, which attracts over 600,000 festival-goers each year.

A few kilometres from Grenoble, Alpe d'Huez is located between the Saint-Sorlin glacier and Le Grand Galbert. Well served thanks to its bus station and its altiport, the resort benefits from an exceptional setting.

Now that you know everything about the resort, it's time to discover what to do in Alpe d'Huez! Of course, during the winter, put on your skis or snowboard and go and enjoy the 250km of slopes offered by the Grand Domaine ski area. Numerous activities await you such as large sledging runs, a boardercross, a snowpark etc. Perfect for never getting bored on the domain! But there are plenty of other activities to do without skiing. Try ski-joeranging. A mix between skiing and horse riding that will surprise many! Still on the slopes, get on snowmobiles and discover Alpe d'Huez while enjoying strong sensations. For those who love Christmas movies, the sled dogs are eager to meet you and take you to the forests and valleys around the resort to experience a magical moment in contact with nature! Finally, get some height and admire Alpe d'Huez from the sky during a panoramic flight by plane. Get your camera ready to capture the most beautiful landscapes and viewpoints of the resort!

Even if Alpe d'Huez is very touristic in winter, it is still touristic in summer! Once the snow has melted, new activities to do are born. Discover the resort and its surroundings on foot, mountain bike or fat bike rides. Magnificent natural landscapes are available to you, lakes, forests, plains, mountains... A sublime setting before your eyes! Take to the skies on an unforgettable paragliding or microlight flight. From the sky, a unique panorama of the Alps and the resort will face you. Back at the resort, take advantage of the numerous sports facilities which allow you to play tennis, football, climbing or archery. But don't forget to go tobogganing! A great activity to do with the whole family, go down a rail track at full speed for maximum thrills!

You have no choice but to come and try all these activities in Alpe d'Huez!

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Shane H., South Africa — 31/12/2017
Great pilot, and really professional. Views were absolutely stunning and we were in the air forever.
Joe F., Ireland — 25/02/2020
Victoria O., United Kingdom — 28/03/2019
Great views
Vanessa R., United Kingdom — 07/03/2018
So quiet and peaceful. Took control of the Shute.
Aucun problème, location en quelques clics. On arrive sur place et on est directement accueillis pour nous équiper. Je recommande

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