Activities for families

The  Palais des Sports & des Congrès –  Sports Centre

The Palais des Sports et des Congrès has activities galore some of which are especially adapted for children:

  • 1 special climbing lesson per week for 6-7 year olds (Please note! Numbers are limited)
  • Climbing lessons are available for age 8 and over
  • Archery lessons (age 8+)
  • Air rifle lessons (from age 10)
  • Football tournaments are organised for 8-12 year olds
  • A bouldering room (climbing) is accessible for children to try the activity (from age 13+)
  • The paddling/kiddies pool at the indoor swimming pool will thrill tiny tots who love a splash!

The Palais des Sports & des Congrès, also has a family-friendly area which has:

  • A ballpool  pit
  • A mini-golf course
  • A jorky-ball court
  • Fun wooden games


For holidays, build and tailor the PREMIUM card to fulfil all whishes and fit in with all budget, for children and parents !

The purchase of a PREMIUM Card also includes :

  • loan of equipment at the Sports and Convention Centre (see conditions at the reception area),
  • 50 % off classical music concerts at the Notre-Dame des Neiges Church,
  • loan of books at the library / multimedia library,
  • reductions on guided tours and creative workshops,
  • reductions on tickets to the ‘Cinéma Le Palais’.

With the PREMIUM card, enjoy professional help and guidance for all these activities !

Special deals:

  • family pack for swimming pools,
  • multi pack of 10 entrance tickets valid for the swimming pool and the ice rink,
  • family rates with avec 10% off with the PREMIUM card,
  • special rates for children under 16,
  • free for children under 5.

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In Vertigo

An adventure jungle style gym where no harness are needed at 8m off the ground in the Sports and Convention Center.

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An open-air ice rink

The open air ice rink in  Alpe d’Huez offers also offers plenty of fun activities for children who love sliding around :

  • Sledges are available for parents so that little ones can sit down to get a feel for the ice or so that they can learn how to skate while pushing the sledges
  • Ice skates can be rented starting at size 23 (from age 3+)
  • For some original activities, there are curling tournaments and   human curling, from age 13
  • Special ‘LOL’ teen evenings are organised for ages 12 to 15.
  • Private or group skating lessons are available
  • Several times a week (timetable on request), a snow play garden is set up on the ice rink.

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The heated outdoor swimming pool

The heated outdoor pool has a large pool for swimming as well as a smaller pool:

  • Accessible from age 3 months
  • Purchase or rental of swimsuits/swim caps at the reception
  • Private swimming lessons available on request

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Sledging areas

The resort has sledging zones for the young and the not so young!!

  • Below the Grandes Rousses cable car  (access via the  DMC1) : sledge with brakes and helmet  obligatory (not provided)
  • A groomed and maintained sledging area which is reserved for little kiddies has opened in the  Bergers  area (between the  Marmottes 1 and the Romains  lifts). An equipped 20m  wide slope which is  50m long means that it is really safe to go up and down
  • 4 season toboggan run – Bergers area – offers 1 km long luge alpine coaster (floodlit) : bends, jumps, waves, flip-flap, tunnels … is accompanied by virtual reality (as an option) !
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Library and multimedia library

Everyone is welcome free to borrow document (books and DVD).Entertainment planned throughout the year : shows for younger audiences, meetings, conferences, exhibitions, …

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Huez and Oisans Museum

Entrance for free ! Exhibitions, events, conferences, workshops and temporary exhibitions are regulary planned.

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