There are loads of events in Alpe d'Huez organised year-round. From quirky local events to large scale sporting spectacles there is always something worth visiting. In this section we bring you information about the major annual Alpe d'Huez events in resort and don't forget to check out our Events Calender for the latest updates.
Seen it on TV and fancy doing it yourself? Well now is your chance with the "Alpe 21" amateur competition - a timed pedestrian climb of the 21 bends up to Alpe d’Huez. This meeting gathers more than 500 hikers and runners and also includes a 1,2 mile race just for children on the Avenue des Jeux in the very heart of the resort. more »
Known as "Formula One on ice" the Andros Trophy is a series of motor races that take place on ice tracks throughout France. The two day event is a great day out with lots of races and entertainments going on into the night. more »
7 days of gay friendly skiing, snowboarding & partying in Alpe d'Huez
European Gay Ski Week returns to Alpe d'Huez for each year in what never fails to be a great event! There are cocktail parties, masquerade parties, pool parties and more as well as the SnowGaymes - an international gay and lesbian ski and snowboard contest. more »
The International Comedy Film Festival returns to Alpe d'Huez each year with a selection of 8 full-length comedy films and 10 unpublished short films for your viewing pleasure... A unique event in France this festival is one of a kind - and it's free! Arrive early to bag your seat; the films are introduced by members of the cast and crew and this is a very popular event. Many of the films will be in French (some may have English subtitles) but all the films are screened in their original language, so American or English films will be shown with French subtitles. more »
The Alpe d’Huez Yetis invite Ice Hockey players from Canada, Russia, Switzerland, America, Italy and the Czech Republic to the ice rink for a festival to promote friendship and fair play. The teams will take to the ice for a tournament and to the bars and for parties and shows. more »
La Marmotte Cycling Race, Alpe d'Huez
5000m of climbing from Bourg d'Oisans to Alpe d'Huez, July
The legendary Marmotte road bike race over 174 km and with a 5,000 m height gain. Departure from Bourg-d’Oisans (717 m), arrival at Alpe-d’Huez (1 880 m). Riding over the mountain passes of Glandon (1 818 m), Télégraphe (1 570 m), Galibier (2 642 m) and Lautaret (2 057 m)....it's not for the faint hearted!! more »
Alpe d’Huez is a mecca for mountain bikers and the UCC Mégavalanche is now one of the many mountain biking events of the Grandes Rousses summer season, let alone being the longest downhill race in the world! more »
Wondering what to do this New Year in Alpe d'Huez? All the bars hold their own parties, restaurants often lay on a special menu and perhaps some entertainment. more »
Sarenne Snow Bike, Alpe d'Huez
Glacier downhill biking event, April
This unique downhill mountain biking event in Alpe d'Huez offers a downhill mountain bike race on the snow covered Sarenne.
The Sarenne Snow Bike event is a non-timed downhill mountain bike descent on the mythical Sarenne, with a descent of 16 kilometers and almost 2000 vertical meters. more »
Ski Dance & Delirious, Alpe d'Huez
Ski & Dance Festival, February
A chance to learn some new moves with Ski Dance & Delirious – a week of salsa, hip hop, Cuban, modern jazz, Bachata, Lambazouk, Ragga Jam, yoga, kizomba, zouk, reggeaton and lots more things that we’ve never heard of but sound like great fun!
Free and open to all: 1 lesson a day, every morning at the Sports Centre. more »