Ski Lift Passes - Options for Alpe d'Huez - Winter
Alpe d'Huez offers a number of lift pass options catering for everyone, from walkers and occassional skiers, to families and year round powder hounds. There are a number of discounts available so plan ahead and buy the right pass for you.
The Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine Ski lift pass gives you unlimited access to the 84 ski lifts and 240km of piste within the Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine Ski area. However, it's only available for 6 day or more durations but you get all the following advantages:
2 ski days in Les Deux Alpes
1 Day in Serre Chevalier, Puy Saint Vincent or Montgenèvre
25% off La Grave ski pass
Outdoor swimming pool
Ice rink (equipment is extra)
One special activity (indoor climbing, tennis, mini golf...)
Family Lift Pass Options in Alpe d'Huez
If you are on holiday “en famille” then Alpe d’Huez offers special lift pass rates for families. For every four passes bought (minimum 6 days and for the same duration) you can save over €100 per family. The passes must all be for members of the same family, children must be aged under 20 years and proof will be requested. Subsequent passes purchased for additional children will also benefit from a reduced rate.
Please look at our Lift Pass Prices in Alpe d'Huez page for this year's prices. Don't forget that the under 5’s ski for free! Proof of age is required as is a photograph for free passes of 3 days or more.
Pedestrian Lift Pass Options in Alpe d'Huez
Not everyone comes to Alpe d'Huez to ski, and when there are such beautiful panoramas to take in and mountain restaurants to enjoy we can understand why!
With over 35km of marked and maintained winter walking trails there is plenty to satisfied all those keen ramblers out there, as well as a number of benches and picnic stops along the way. The cable car system provides access to both the skiing pistes and the walking trails, providing the ideal opportunity for meeting up with friends for lunch at one of the many mountain restaurants. These high-altitude restaurants vary from the more refined gastronomic end of the scale to the self-service carb-loading cafeteria-style. Often, at the busier bars and restaurants there will be a party atmosphere with DJ’s playing out on the terraces and deckchairs from which to enjoy the sun.
Pedestrian passes are available for 1 or 7 days or you can simply buy individual tickets for the lifts you want to take (usually more expensive that the day pass if you plan on using multiple lifts). There are more than 20 ski lifts accessible to pedestrians and highlights not to miss are the views from Pic Blanc, Gorges de Sarenne, Lac Besson, Oz en Oisans, Auris en Oisans and Vaujany. Don't forget that a week long pedestrian pass also entitles you to three free activities that your skiing buddies enjoy (swimming pool, ice rink, sports centre etc).
Discounted Alpe d'Huez Ski Passes
Recharge for less
If you still have your skipass hands free card from a previous holiday in Alpe d'Huez then you can save 5% on the public lift pass rates by re-loading your card on-line for your next trip.
Early/Late Season Discounts During the first two and the very last week of the season you can ski for less, as the resort reduces lift pass prices during this period. However, depending on snow conditions, this may also be accompanied by a reduced ski area.
Saturday Special Throughoutthe whole winter season, Alpe d'Huez offers a cheap ski pass rate of €29.90 for Saturday skiers and boarders. This offer is only available on adult day passes and they must be booked on-line at least 5 days before your desired ski date. Follow this link through to Sataski to take advantage >>
Lift Passes - Additional Information
Photographs Photos are required for passes of 9 days duration or more and there are photo booths at the main cash desk where you can get them done. Seniors who are entitled to a free lift ticket need a photo for passes of 3 days or more.
Insurance It goes without saying that you must be properly insured before taking to the slopes, but you can also purchase insurance on a daily basis as you buy your lift pass. ”Carré Neige” is the instantly recognised mountain sports insurance in France that covers you for:
Search and rescue expenses, first aid and rescue transport
Medical expenses and repatriation costs (within France only)
Reimbursement of unused days ski pass (restrictions apply)
Carré Neige costs just €2.70 per day (€2.30 for children).
Loss or Theft of Your Lift Pass Hopefully this will never happen to you but if it does you must report it to the lift pass office as soon as you realise it has gone. With the advent of magnetic hands free passes this situation is now more rectifiable than in the past as the card can be deactivated and a new one issued. You may have to pay a small fee and the card may only be valid as of the following morning (meaning that you may lose a day up the mountain) but at least you won't have to buy a new one! Keep hold of your receipt and note down any identifying numbers on the card, as these may be required in order to replace the missing pass.
Lift Pass Options in Alpe d'Huez
In summer, Alpe d'Huez has a wonderful network of hiking and mountain biking trails for you to explore, made all the easier if you make use of the summer lift system.
As in winter, in order to use the lifts, you first need to purchase a ticket. You can either do this on an individual basis for each lift that you wish to use; or a more economical option is to purchase a longer duration pass which gives you unlimited access to all the lifts in the area. Day and half day tickets are available for hikers and bikers, as well as a number of non-consecutive day options which are valid for the whole summer.
It is worth noting that a photo is compulsory for all non-consecutive day passes and they do not include the additional activites of the Carte Premium.
The Carte Premium is a multi-activity pass available with or without the lifts included, but includes access to the following ;