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Ski Lift Opening Dates in Alpe d'Huez

Discover the latest Alpe d'Huez lift opening & closing dates

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.

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. 

Alpe d'Huez ski area is scheduled to open from

3rd December 2016 to 23rd April 2017

​Partial opening in early & late season snow conditions permitting and dates subject to change dependent 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
  • Alpette:16:10
  • 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.

All lift dates and times are subject to change due to adverse weather and events. Keep an eye on live lift status and visit our maps page to find the location of all the pistes. 

How to get passes

Find this year's Ski Lift Pass Prices and a guide on which ski passes to buy

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Read more about the ski lift system in Alpe d'Huez and find out more about the variety of winter activities you can do on your visit. 

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