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Posted by FindHomeAbroad on November 9, 2018

Alpe d’Huez | Vaujany | Oz-en-Oisans | Auris-en-Oisans | Villard Reculas | Formerly known as the Massif des Grandes Rousses and now called “Grand Domaine Alpe d’Huez ski area” the ski area of ​​Alpe d’Huez is made up of 7 ski resorts/villages with each its personality: preserved, functional, family, sports. .. they have come together to meet all desires and profiles.

Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski stretches over 10,000 hectares facing south-west, with 4 areas: Oz-Vaujany, Alpe d’Huez, Auris-La Garde and Villard-Reculas. Thanks to the ongoing €185m renovation project which will improve the ski lift infrastructure, extend the ski area and create more tourist beds, Alpe d’Huez will become part of the third-largest ski domain in the French Alps with 450km of piste.

Located between 1100 and 3330 meters high, the ski area consists of 133 pistes (43 green, 34 blue, 40 red and 16 black) served by 81 lifts that will take you quickly to the highest point – the Pic Blanc at 3330 meters altitude – where a breathtaking panorama awaits you.

What’s the investment potential for Le Grand Domaine and Alpe d’Huez?

This in-demand resort recorded occupancy rates of up to 93% in 2018 which means that future owners can expect good rental yields too. Plus, occupancy rates are set to rise as the improved facilities will further increase the popularity of the resort.

With an average price for new-build properties in Alpe d’Huez between 8,000-12,000€ per sqm, these properties are well-priced for similar ski resorts in the French Alps as a whole as similar properties in high altitude resorts, such as Val d’Isère, Courchevel and Méribel, can command prices twice as high.

Why choose Alpe d’Huez in Le Grand Domaine?

Named the Best European Ski Resort 2020 by European Best Destinations, Alpe d’Huez is a certified Famille Plus ski resort in the Grand Domaine. The resort is famed for its 300 days of sunshine, earning it the nickname of ‘Ile du Soleil’, and is the host of the winter edition of the world-famous Tomorrowland music festival.

The resort has access to 250km of pistes catering to all abilities. By 2022, the resort will benefit from an additional 200km of slopes, thanks to a new ski lift which will connect Alpe d’Huez to Les Deux Alpes in a mere 18 minutes.

The set-up of the  Grand Domaine Ski meets the expectations of all types of skiers:

– Beginners will evolve on the gentle slopes of the bottom of the ski area, great when you first learn how to slide (green slopes and beginner areas)
– More experienced skiers will appreciate the black runs accessible from the Pic Blanc cable car and the Marmottes III cable car.

It should also be noted that Alpe d’Huez has a night toboggan run, a permanent toboggan area and 4-night ski slopes.

Snowparks and play areas of Alpe d’Huez
As for new ski trends, Alpe d’Huez offers 2 equipped snow parks (1 beginner and 1 expert) with numerous modules as well as a giant airbag and a ski cross track. Freeriders will evolve (when the conditions of safety allow it) on the 20 or so off-piste high mountain routes (corridors, virgin sites, …)

The nordic ski area of ​​Alpe d’Huez
With 50 km of slopes, Alpe d’Huez is a beautiful Nordic ski resort with 6 courses varying between 4 and 20 km. Between balconies and belvederes, vast areas and frozen lakes, Nordic skiing seduce holidaymakers in search of new sensations, closer to nature.

Soon Grand Domaine ski area is to be linked to Les 2 Alpes ski domain to create one of the best high altitude ski areas in the world. Potentially also to be linked someday to Les Sybelles.

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