About Alpe d'Huez Ski Lift Opening Dates
The extensive network of Alpe d'Huez lifts are open both in summer and winter. Find out winter opening dates of the Alpe d'Huez lifts to help you plan your holiday. If you are looking for summer opening dates, please click here.
The Alpe d'Huez ski area is scheduled to open from:
1st December 2018 to 27th April 2019
The high altitude of Alpe d'Huez means that it often benefits from a long consistent season with plenty of snow cover from beginning to end. The start of the season can vary depending on weather conditions but normally skiing can be guaranteed from the beginning of December. Dates may be subject to change depending on snow cover and conditions.
If you're skiing over to other villages in the Grande Domaine ski area, be aware of the times of the last lifts to get you back to Alpe d'Huez centre:
- Auris-en-Oisans: 16:15
- Villard Reculas: 16:20
- Oz-en-Oisans: 16:30
- Vaujany: 16:00
- MontFrais: 15:45
If you miss the last lift you may have to return by road. If you do happen to encounter any problems simply speak to the nearest “lifty” for advice – look for the black and orange outfits.