Guidebook

The Best Freeride Routes in Alpe d'Huez

Detailed freeride guides to kickoff your adventures in the French Alps.

Description

Snow, sun, adventure: this popular ski resort in the French Alps has it all. Known for having the most days of sunshine on the slopes in a year, Alpe d’Huez is nicknamed ‘l'isle de Soleil’ or The Island of the Sun. Sitting at a mighty 1869m above sea level, and encompassing the Sarenne glacier at the high point of Pic Blanc, there’s reliable snow coverage and the season is long, spanning from early December to late April.

Being the 5th largest ski area in France, not only is there an impressive amount of slopes to suit every level, but there’s also a wide and ever growing variety of freeride routes.

Sources:
https://www.alpedhueznet.com/
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/ski/resort-guides/france/alpe-dhuez/

Fleur Couloir
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Fleur Couloir

Alpe d'Huez
477 m
41 °
1 m
0.9 km
A classic steep colour, for expert skiers only and with tricky route-finding
Extreme
Private
Chapelle Saint-Giraud
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Chapelle Saint-Giraud

Alpe d'Huez
626 m
34 °
E
4 m
2.7 km
A lovely off-piste run in a quiet corner of the ski area
Moderate
Private
Epaule de La Fare
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Epaule de La Fare

Alpe d'Huez
342 m
41 °
N
0 m
0.8 km
A great companion route to La Fare Canyon, sharing the same approach
Difficult
Private
Les Perrins South Face
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Les Perrins South Face

Alpe d'Huez
221 m
38 °
N
4 m
1.0 km
A slightly easier entry to the Perrins bowl, via a lovely short couloir, but still through serious terrain
Difficult
Private
263 Couloir
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263 Couloir

Alpe d'Huez
937 m
44 °
36 m
4.5 km
A fantastic off piste adventure, in serious terrain
Difficult
Private
Les Perrins North
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Les Perrins North

Alpe d'Huez
753 m
41 °
8 m
2.2 km
A fine but tricky route in serious terrain
Severe
Private
Les Cheminées de Mâcle
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Les Cheminées de Mâcle

Alpe d'Huez
316 m
51 °
20 m
0.8 km
One of the hardest off-pistes in Alpe d'Huez
Extreme
Private
La Fare Canyon
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La Fare Canyon

Alpe d'Huez
946 m
38 °
13 m
4.3 km
A great off-piste adventure, but in serious terrain
Difficult
Private
Côtes de Rivet
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Côtes de Rivet

Alpe d'Huez
815 m
39 °
0 m
2.9 km
An easy access and gentle off-piste route.
Moderate
Private
Combe du Bras
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Combe du Bras

Alpe d'Huez
535 m
37 °
35 m
2.2 km
A beautiful, sunny route away from the crowds, but be aware of the avalanche risk.
Difficult
Private
Combe du Génépy
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Combe du Génépy

Alpe d'Huez
793 m
39 °
W
91 m
2.1 km
A very nice off-piste with a 15 min walk up a steep section.
Difficult
Private
Tunnel (exit)

Tunnel (exit)

Alpe d'Huez
505 m
41 °
14 m
2.3 km
One of the steepest and most exciting pistes you will find anywhere in the World!
Difficult
Private