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Geography and climate in Alpe d'Huez

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Alpe d'Huez is the largest ski resort in France, located in the Isere department, in the commune of Huez.

In the distance The city of Grenoble is 60 kilometers from the resort, and the Geneva airport is 220 kilometers away. Lyon airport is located 150 kilometers from Alpe d'Huez.

You can get around Alpe d'Huez not only by free shuttle buses, but also using a special lift.

In the vicinity of Alpe d'Huez there are resorts such as Oz, Ory, Vaujany and Villard-Recuula, which have their own slopes included in the general network of lifts.

The altitude of the resort Alpe d'Huez above sea level is from 1860 up to 3330 meters.

The resort's time zone is GMT + 1 (- 2 hours from Moscow).


The climate of Alpe d'Huez can be described as mountainous, with a long winter period and hot summer months.

In mountainous areas, the weather is changeable and unpredictable, morning the sun for dinner can be cloudy, and vice versa. However, it is believed that it is the Alpe d'Huez resort in the French Alps that gets the greatest number of sunny clear days.

The average air temperature in January, February is -4 ° C, and in March and April it fluctuates between 0 ° C and -2 ° C. Snow falls at the resort in early November and usually lasts here until early May.


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