Learn to ski

Ski lessons and mini ski-camps

From age 2 and a half, Alpe d’Huez has ski schools where little ones can learn under ideal conditions in a fun environment and at their own pace.

Everything is organised so that skiing is a real pleasure and with lots of fun and games.  There is a protected safe zone with age appropriate equipment: snow-tows ropes, covered magic carpet surface lifts and welcoming fun characters on display to make learning lots of fun.

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Ski Passes

Hit the slopes!
Alpe d’Huez offers families a range of ski passes at attractive prices:

Don’t forget à la carte ski passes are available too !

Link to: All skipasses


Under 5 year olds

For under-fives, it’s FREE to ski!

Little ones will still need a ski pass to go through the turnstiles so don’t forget to bring their ID (obligatory) for proof of age to get the pass at the ski-pass office


The slopes are developed to encourage progressive learning. Beginners can discover the pleasures of being on the snow in the very best conditions.

At the bottom of the pistes there are 2 protected zones especially designed for beginners:

– Close to the Bergers shopping centre

– At the departure point at the Rond-Point des Pistes (Pistes Roundabout)

Additionally, there are, 3 completely free ski lifts for those who are just starting out and all ages can build up their confidence on the slopes without spending a bean!

– the petit Rif Nel 1 drag lift

– the École 2 drag lift.

– the Grenouilles (frog) magic carpet

Just can’t get enough….?

Beginners who come on in leaps and bounds and are ready for the next step can buy a special beginner’s ski pass for €29 per day. As well as the 4 free ski lifts, the pass provides access to:

– Rif Nel combined lift

– Grand Rif Nel drag lift

– Grand Ecole drag lift

– Sagnes drag lift


For the whole family, great fun to ski: ‘Marcel’s Farm’ (Signal area) Difficulty: Green with Marcel the cow:

Roger le Berger (in the Bergers area) – Difficulty: Green – pastureland theme,

Jacques le bûcheron (in Auris / La Corniche) – Difficulty : Blue – art and sculpture on wood theme.

The fun-packed run has all types of coloured modules  : whoops, bosses, banked bends, tunnels to cross, slalom, pipe, canyon, statues and photo points…

Snow-park: routes and modules : boxes and rail-boxes, woops, mini boarder, slide bar zone, …

Situated to the Piste des Jeux !

more info: Entertaining area



From 30€ per person for 6 day Ski Pass, with the Leisure Pass, access is unlimited to :

  • outdoor heated swimming pool,
  • indoor swimming pool,
  • open-air ice rink (skates included),
  • fitness center (from 16 years old),
  • table tennis (rackets included),

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With a ski pass valid for 6 days or longer*, ski opportunity for free : 2 days in Les 2 Alpes and 1 day in the followings areas : Serre Chevalier, Puy Saint Vincent, Montgenèvre , The Milky Way in Italy ! (refer to General Sales Conditions)


The Family Guide

  Download the Winter Family Guide 2021-2022(PDF)