Le Cristal de l'Alpe Apartments

  • France, Alpe d'Huez

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The Cristal de l'Alpe Apartments are conveniently located in the centre of Alpe d'Huez, making it easy to reach a wide selection of the area's shops and restaurants. After a long day on the slopes, you can unwind in the wonderful wellness which features a pool, sauna and steam room.

Cosy and comfortable apartments

The self catering apartments are tastefully designed with a mountain chalet theme, the interiors are modern and luxurious, and the apartments are equipped with everything needed for a relaxing week in the Alps. After a long day on the slopes, you can relax in the luxury of your home away from home, which have a cosy open plan living, dining room, and a well-equipped kitchenette. Alternatively, you can make use of the wellness area in the residence. Each of the apartments also have a private balcony as well as a ski locker where you can store your equipment.

Central location

Apartments at the Cristal de l'Alpe have an excellent location in the centre of Alpe d'Huez. As you are only a short distance away from the slopes as well as the lifts, it is really easy for you to make your way up and down the mountain each day.  The nearest restaurants and shops are about 50 metres away, which is perfect as these apartments are on a self catering board basis.

Soothing spa and relaxation

Sooth your achy ski legs in the residences wellness area which features a large heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and whirlpool. Treat yourself to a treatment or massage for a little extra, it is the best way to unwind after a day on the slopes. If relaxing isnt for you, train for your next ski adventure in the fitness centre which has a range of equipment.

Alpe d'Huez

  • 34 green runs, 31 blue runs, 30 red runs and 16 black runs
  • Resort altitude of 1,860 metres
  • Ski to Pic Blanc, the highest point in Alpe d'Huez at 3,330 metres

Alpe d'Huez is a lively ski resort and its position will make any skier or snowboarder happy. It has the double benefit of lying on high sunny plateau and being surrounded by an amazing snow bowl, with miles of varied and enjoyable runs and off piste opportunities. 

Skiing and snowboarding in Alpe d'Huez

This resort has everything to please no matter what your skiing ability is from wide open blues and greens to challenging black runs. There's 249km of skiing, giving you endless opportunities to explore and visit the different villages without feeling that you are doing the same run more than once. The altitude of the resort means that there is an excellent snow record, with the Sarenne Glacier and over 900 snow cannons, even late season skiing will have great conditions.

The Pic Blanc summit at 3,330m affords breath-taking views across the whole of the Southern Alps and provides a wonderful starting point for the Sarenne descent - one of the longest black runs in the world at fully 16km from top to bottom! Alpe d'Huez is ideal for snowboarders, providing two well maintained snow parks and plenty of boarder friendly cable cars and chair lifts. 

Where to stay in Alpe d'Huez

We offer a variety of accommodation in Alpe d'Huez, from self catering apartments, hotels with spa facilities and our own catered chalets. Many of the properties are situated close to the pistes and ski lifts making it incredibly easy to get onto the slopes. 

Bars and restaurants in Alpe d'Huez

With its lively apres scene, Alpe d'Huez has plenty of bars both on and off the mountain to keep you entertained. Head to the legendary La Folie Douce for an afternoon of dancing on the tables, if you prefer something a bit more laid back Smithys Tavern often has live music and streams live sports events. 

On the food front, there is a wide variety of restaurants suitable for all tastes and budgets. Enjoy restaurants serving regional specialities, cosy pizzerias or fine dining establishments. 

What's included in an Inghams holiday to Alpe d'Huez

Flights, transfers and accommodation based on self catering, bed & breakfast,  half board, full board or chalet catering. Please see the 'Ski extras' tab below for information on the optional extras including ski hire, lift pass and tuition. 

Skiing levels
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 250 km
Runs 34 31 30 16
Longest run 0 Km
Lifts Drag lifts 0, Chairlifts 0, Cablecars 0
Slope direction
Ski/resort bus True
  • No. of apartments: 65
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 5


  • Check in: 5pm
  • Check out: 10am 
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

  • Resort tax €2.50 per person, per day (under 18s Free of charge) paid locally
  • Refundable deposit of €400 is required on arrival (credit cards accepted)


One bedroom apartments sleep two to four people and are around 30m². These apartments have a double bedroom with a double bed, and a living room with a double sofa bed. 

One bedroom cabin apartments sleep four to six people and are around 40m². The apartments have a double bedroom, a living room with a double sofa bed, and a sleeping alcove with bunk beds suitable for children between 6-14 years old.

Two bedroom apartments sleep four to six people and are around 50m². The apartments have one double bedroom, one twin bedroom and a living room with a double sofa bed.

Three bedroom apartments sleep six to eight people and are around 60m². The apartments have one double bedroom, two twin bedrooms and a living room with a double sofa bed and a shower room with an additional WC. Some apartments may be duplex.

All occupants including babies count towards the maximum occupancy. Beds are made on arrival and one linen set with towels is included per person, per week. End of stay cleaning is included apart from the kitchen area.


Apartment facilities

  • One free wireless access at the reception, one free wireless access in apartments, with extra charges for any additional connection
  • Balcony
  • Satellite TV
  • Living area
  • Kitchenette equipped a ceramic hob, oven, hood, fridge, dishwasher, kettle, toaster and kitchenware
  • Dining area
  • Bath with shower head attachment or shower room
  • Cleaning kit
  • Toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Bathrobes (pay locally)
  • Bath with shower head attachment or shower room
  • WC
  • Extra towels (pay locally)
  • Bakery delivery service (pay locally)


The Cristal de l'Alpe Apartments have adapted apartments available on request, please give our Reservations team a call if you would like to book an adapted apartment. There are no steps into the property and the wheelchair accessible lift goes to all floors.


  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Longitude: 6.0687554
Latitude: 45.0929763

  • 200 metres to the centre of resort
  • 100 metres to the piste
  • 50 metres to the nearest lift
  • 500 metres to the ski school meeting point
  • Located close to centre of Alpe D'Huez
  • Sun terrace
  • Spa and wellness facilities including heated indoor swimming pool, steam room, whirlpool, solarium and sauna
  • Massages and beauty treatments available (pay locally)
  • Fitness room
  • Lounge with fire place
  • Heated ski equipment storage room with lockers and boot dryers
  • One free wireless access at the reception, one free wireless access in apartments, with extra charges for
    any additional connection
  • Mini market next door to the residence
  • Car parking (pay locally)
  • Concierge service
  • Lift
  • Newspapers (on request)
  • Luggage storage available in the reception
  • Laundry services (pay locally)
  • Loan of raclette and fondue sets (subject to availability, on request)
  • Bathrobes (pay locally)
  • Extra towels (pay locally)
  • Bakery delivery service (pay locally)
Family Facilities
  • Baby gates available (on request)
  • Children's play area 
  • Toys and books available
  • Baby cots are available (on request) for children under 2 years
  • Board games
  • High chairs and bottle warmers are available (on request)

The Cristal de l'Alpe Apartments are self catering apartments, meals are not included.

There is a mini market next to the residence, so you can stock up on the essentials. There is also a supermarket and shops selling traditional produce dotted around the resort. If you fancy trying to cook your own Savoyard dishes, raclette and fondue sets are available on request. There is also a bakery delivery service available which can be booked and paid for locally,

For the days you don't feel like cooking there is a selection of bars and restaurants a short walk away from the residence.

Alternatively, we've partnered up with Huski who provide premium oven ready meals across the French Alps. Huski will deliver your meals directly to your accommodation in time for your arrival, all you'll have to do is cook. If you'd like to know more, please click here for further details.

  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:
    • Short distance from the residence
  • Dress code for restaurants:
    • Informal
  • Breakfast service:
    • Self catering apartments
    • Bakery delivery service available (book and pay locally)
    • Local shops and bakeries
  • Lunch service:
    • Self catering apartments
    • Local shops and restaurants
  • Dinner service:
    • Self catering apartments
    • Raclette and fondue sets available (on request)
    • Local shops, bars and restaurants

Board basis options available

  • Self Catering

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per person from £829
Includes £80pp discount
04/01/2025 - 7 nights
4 adults
From London Gatwick
Self Catering
Cristal de l'Alpe Apartments
Alpe d'Huez
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