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Ski Lift System in Alpe d'Huez

Discover the top Alpe d'Huez ski lifts

About the Lift System in Alpe d'Huez

The Alpe d'Huez lift system links together the compenent parts of the 5th largest ski area in France where over 200km of piste awaits you!

The lift system is renowned for being one of the best in the Alps with long lift queues rarely posing a problem. The 84 lifts that make up the network can be accessed from 7 different parts of the resort, meaning that you never have to face a long trek home at the end of a hard day up the mountain!

The lifts marked on the piste map using straight black lines are of four types; button tow/drag, chair, télécabine and téléphérique. They have the corresponding abbreviations:

  • TK - téléski (drag)
  • TS - télésiège (chair)
  • TC - télécabine (gondola)
  • TPH - téléphérique (cable car)

For télécabine think bubble car and for téléphérique think cable car. Anything prefixed/suffixed with “Express” means a 6 person modern fast chair lift.

The 84 lifts of the Alpe d'Huez ski domain consist of 6 cable cars, 9 gondolas (bubbles), 23 chair lifts, 41 drag lifts and 3 travelators (magic carpets), as well as the 'lobster pot'!

The lift system operates during the winter and summer seasons, giving access to a huge range of mountain activities.

Lift Access & Restrictions

  Téléphérique des Grandes Rousses (DMC) Téléphérique du Dôme des Rousses Télévillage Télécabine de Poutran Télécabine de l'Alpette
Wheelchair Access

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Pedestrians*

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Paragliders / Parapente**

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dogs

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Babies***

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

*Pedestrians can use all cable cars and gondolas to access winter walking trails and mountain restaurants.

**It is not always necessary to use the lifts, as there are many take-off points at resort level. Please read Alpe d'Huez for Paragliding for more information.

***It is not recommended to expose babies to sudden changes in altitude or temperature - if lift staff consider your child too young to travel on certain lifts they reserve the right to refuse you entry. The last section of the DMC lift climbs to an altitude of 3330m, you are advised not to take children under 3 years old on this lift.

NB Alpe d'Huez is a high altitude resort and the lifts can take you as high as 3330m. Please consult your doctor before arriving in resort if you have heart problems or any other medical problem that may be exacerbated by a change in altitude.

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