Other Activities

We know that skiing and snowboarding isn't for everyone or perhaps you just want a day off from the mountain. There are plenty of things to keep you occupied for the whole week!

Alpine Walks

As a great day out for the non-skier we can recommend Vaujany’s very own expert snow shoe guide. Beautiful mountain scenery awaits at a pace more likely to conjure up sightings of chamois and chevreuils. Whether you are beginner or a regular hiker, he will adapt to your needs for an unforgettable experience.Each day is a different itinerary! Night walks also possible.

  • Alain Hilion
  • Tel: +33 (0) or +33 (0)
  • Email: alainhilion.aem@gmail.com

Tarifs : 

- Half day: €20/adult, €15/child, €180/group of 10 + €15/more per

- Family pass: 2 adults and 2 children (-12 year): + €60 for half day

- Full day: €40/adult, €15/child, €300/group of 10 + €25/more per

The price includes guiding only, purchase of a cable car pass and the snowshoes hire dependant on itinerary. Don't forget walking boots, gloves, sunglasses and sticks!

Cross Country Skiing

Getting Away from the Crowds & Back to Skiing Basics 

Easy to learn and great exercise, this form of skiing can be taken as slow or fast as you like - the trails are mostly flat so your speed depends on how energetic you want to be!

There are around 50km of cross-country skiing routes in Alpe d'Huez which are groomed for the classic (in parallel ruts) or skating style. These are made up of a track called the Brandes Loop (near the altiport) which is considered the easiest, a blue 10km loop called the Poutran and a red 20km track known as the Loop of the Lakes, which is the hardest of them all. You can access these loops if you're staying in Oz or Vaujany via the ski lifts. 

The tranquility of cross country (also known as Nordic) skiing is perfect for anyone who enjoys peace and quiet, or finds the downhill pistes too crowded or too steep. It is a great form of aerobic exercise and one can be as energetic or slow as you like, while the relaxed pace makes it a more tranquil way to enjoy the surroundings!  If you have a vehicle at hand then there are lots of other little resorts dotted around.

Dog Sledging

Fancy seeing the mountain scenery but not on those slippery planks called skis/snowboard? Alpe d’Huez offers the beautiful and relaxing Nordic adventure with a team of huskies. The routes taken consist of pedestrian trekking areas and look out points, you will be instructed on how to command the dogs with specific words such as the classic ‘Mush’!

You have the choice of sitting down in the sled or being at the helm, be warned though you must hold on tight! This is a very popular non skiing activity so please book at least 48hours in advance.

30-50€ for adults and 20-40€ for children.

M. Michale Mesas (Second Souffle in Alpe d'Huez)

Ranche de l'Oisans (Oz-en-Oisans)

  • Tel: +33 (0)6 95 31 93 96
  • Email: team.ehawee@ranchdeloisans.com

Snowmobile rides

Discover some alpine fun at 2100m at the mid station DMC.  Those who enjoy speed will love riding a powerful snowmobile (like a motorbike with caterpillar tracks) around Alpe d'Huez. Enjoy the different dimensions of driving; carving turns, accelerating in a straight line, ascents and descents. Snowmobiles are a great way to explore Alpe d'Huez especially as you get to ride them when the resort is at its quietest. Disappear into the empty snow fields near the Lac Besson on your scooter with your own guide. Remember to wrap up warmly especially if you go after dark, and bring goggles if there is powder.

  • Espace Moto Neige
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  • info@espacemotoneige.com

Luge with virtual reality

Unmissable attraction open to all. Come and test new and strong sliding sensations on the slopes of Les Bergers. For more sensations, possibility of descent with a virtual reality mask (subject to health measures) 

1 km descent with bends, jumps, waves, flip-flaps, spins, tunnels...

Secteur des Bergers38750 Alpe d'Huez

Prices Rates* (1 or 2 people): 

  • 1 descent: 7€ 
  • 5 descents + 1 free: 30€ 
  • 10 descents + 2 free: 57€ 
  • 20 descents + 4 free: 90€

Helicopter and Airplane flights

Sit back and admire the mountains from even higher up! Daily panoramic helicopter flights are available (weather permitting) with a number of local flights from Alpe d’Huez Altiport. Pleasure flights, first flights, photos, video, and public transport to destinations such as Les Deux Alpes.

Airplane Rides - Mountain and glacier flying school, first flight and air excursions are available, relax and enjoy the stunning views as you fly over the snowcapped mountain tops, glaciers and alpine forests
Henri Giraud, Altiport,38750 Alpe d'Huez. Helicopter
Telephone : 04 76 80 65 49
e-mail : saf.huez@saf-helico.com
Telephone : 04 76 11 35 81
Telephone : 06 88 48 70 49
e-mail : acd-versoud@wanadoo.fr

Grotte de Glace

This ice museum of wonders is created every year based on a different theme. The grotto is at 2700m and can be accessed via the DMC gondala. Prices range from 3 or 4 Euros for ice cave admission only. Tickets can be bought in conjunction with a lift ticket as well.

  • Tel: +33 (0)4 76 80 30 30


If you’ve never tried paragliding before (or maybe you’re not entirely sure what it is!) then Alpe d’Huez is a great place to learn how to fly. Known as “parapenting” in France, today there are a number of clubs and organisations in the area whose sole purpose is to get you flying. So, if it is something that you have always fancied trying, then give it a go whilst on a Ski Peak holiday.

For more paragliding adventures you can visit Venosc, just under 40 minutes away at the base of Les Deux Alps.

Sky Dive

Jump out of a plane and free fall above the clouds and above the snow capped mountains.  It's an adrenaline rush like no other.  Please note that the weather forecast must be sunny with little wind.

Wine & Cheese tasting

This can be done in the comfort of your chalet with Lisa, our lovely wino lady that lives in Alpe d'Huez.  She offers an array of options for groups, charge per person for an hours tasting.


The Vaujany cinema can seat 134 people.  It shows a variety of new and old films and is open to locals and holidaymakers in search of a little escape, culture and a good time. Head there with your family or friends for an intimate experience.



Vaujany Fauna Museum

Tracking stoats, looking out for chamois, the Maison de la faune enables visitors to explore the still untamed lives of Oisans wildlife. In addition, the permanent exhibition “Mountain flowers” gives flower lovers a chance to appreciate the wealth of wild flowers in Oisans. Drawers, trapdoors and screens help visitors to recognize the footprints and sounds made by animals. The exhibition also includes an aerial view of endemic butterflies. Games, touch screens and interactive terminals feature throughout.

Vaujany Hydro-Electric Museum

From history to modern times, see how water has been harnessed as a source of energy. It is the most powerful hydroelectric station in France, the science and technology of which has helped to develop and to contribute to the heritage of the regions.

EDF Hyrdo

Memory Museum

100 years of Vaujany’s history recounted by its inhabitants.

The exhibition provides an eye witness account of how Vaujany lived through and adapted to the different episodes of its history : population upheaval, economic reality and alteration of the landscape.


The Alpine Wildlife and Minerals Museum at Bourg d'Oisans

In an original, distinctive area under the eaves of the St Laurent Church, come and see the largest collection of alpine minerals in France. The highlight is the most beautiful quartz in the world from the famous La Gardette mine, but the museum also houses an exceptional variety of minerals, which are a testimony to the rich mineralogical heritage of Oisans.

A zoological section displays Alpine wildlife, featuring over 140 different species in an amazingly lifelike display in which each animal is depicted in a reconstitution in its natural environment. This exhibition is produced in partnership with the Ecrins National Park.


Leisure Centres - Have more fun or just relax

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Your adventure starts here
Our accommodation
Chalet Saskia
Chalet Saskia
A delightful spacious chalet for groups up to 25 people
MAISON Rostaing
MAISON Rostaing
As big as it gets, with a large garden
Chalet Rostaing
Chalet Rostaing
Spacious with thoughtful decor
Chalet Lucette
Chalet Lucette
Bright, warm and perfect
Chalet Dibona
Chalet Dibona
The cosiest place to stay
Spread out in comfort
V de Vaujany
V de Vaujany
The transformed Hotel Rissiou

We offer Vaujany chalets which are of the highest standard. All of our chalets ooze character yet feel like home away from home. Our staff will take care of you from the moment they meet you.

Extra Services

We will always try to work around your schedule. As a small specialist tour operator exclusively providing luxury holidays to Vaujany, we have the flexibility often missing from larger companies.

Be it to organise a quick second break, a weekend get-away for a large group or perhaps a corporate weekend, we can tailor make a break that meets all your requirements.