Alpe d'Huez

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Season:

July
August
Trails: 
11 XC (135 km), 8 Enduro/AM (95 km), 8 DH trails (28 km)
Uplift info: 
9 lifts (gondolas + chairlifts), Shuttle Allemont - Oz en Oisans, Shuttle Alpe d'Huez - Auris
Vertical drop: 
2500 (Pic Blanc at 3300 m to Allemont at 720 m)
Ticket info: 
-
Tips: 
Check tourist office for info and guides/maps.
Category: 
Resort
Riding: 
DH
FR
AM
XC
Marker: 
Resort
Bikeshop: 
Yes
Bikewash: 
Yes
Shower: 
No

Alpe d'Huez is world famous for hosting the Megavalanche in July, the longest downhill mountain bike race in the world, at around 30km in length and with ~2,500m descent. It's popularity sees riders and teams descending on resort from all over the world.

There are over 250km of trails linking the 8 resort villages of Alpe d'Huez, Auris en Oisans, Allemont, Bourg d'Oisans, Le Freney, Oz en Oisans, Vaujany and Villard Reculas. Each area is linked by gondolas or chair lifts all summer long, and a number of bike buses with trailers are also on hand to transport you back up from places like Allemont in peak season.

Overview

  • 2610 m drop level : from 3330 m (Pic Blanc) to 720 m (Allemont)
  • 250 km of pists and itineraries linking 8 villages : Alpe d’Huez, Allemont, Auris, Bourg d’Oisans, Le Freney d’Oisans, Oz-en-Oisans, Vaujany and Villard-Reculas
  •  30 km of non-stop downhill on the Megavalanche trail, the longest in the world -Start on the glacier and finish down the valley)
  • 32 itineraries signed :
  1. 13 pists DH  (28 km)
  2. 8 itineraries enduro (95 km)
  3. 11 itineraries of  X-country (135 km)
  • 9 ski lifts opened from 6th of July to 25th of august
  • 4 bike parks : Alpe d’Huez, Vaujany, Oz-en-Oisans et Bourg d’Oisans
  • 2 North Shore areas : Alpe d’Huez, Bourg d’Oisans
  • 2 Four Cross at Oz-en-Oisans and Bourg d’Oisans
  • 3 Pump tracks (Alpe d’Huez, Oz-en-Oisans and Bourg d’Oisans)
  • 3 beginners trails (7,8 km)

 

New in 2013:

• 2 news trails DH: 1 green for beginners and 1 blue (intermediate) at Auris en Oisans.
• New bike park at Alpe d’Huez with many lines, one pump track, wooden modules and moguls.
• On the EN7 track, modules to make the track original and fun.
• Free shuttle between Alpe d'Huez and Auris (15 seats and 8 MTB)

Operating schedule: 

Open from: July 6 to August 25, 2013