Alpe d'Huez redevelops Signal / Grande Sure area

Alpe d'Huez will launch two new lifts and a snow park.

Slopes from Signal, Alpe d'Huez
Slopes from Signal, Alpe d'Huez


The new telemix lift "Signal" has replaced the aging 4-person chairlift and T-bar lift. The manufacturer is a French company Poma, and the 812-meter lift has a throughput of as many as 3,300 people per hour. On the same cable, skiers and snowboarders will be able to use 8-person chairs and 10-person gondola cabins. A new green slope equipped with a snowmaking system and attractions for children has been created along the said ski lift. The route ends at the Grenouilles beginner area. The "Signal" lift is one of two new ones in this part of the resort.

Grande Sure

The other new addition to the area is a 4-person chairlift (also by Poma) with a length of 945 meters, replacing the 2-person chair of the same name. The lift is not detachable, so its capacity is 1,650 people per hour. The two new lifts meet at 2115 m a.s.l. at the top of Signal. The valley stations, on the other hand, are located at various points in the town of Alpe d'Huez (1860 m a.s.l.).

But this is not the end of investments in the resort. The resort management has decided to modernize and refresh the snowpark. There will be new attractions, but no details have been revealed yet. What is known, however, is that admission to the snowpark is covered by the resort's standard ski pass. In addition, the resort will launch a new ticket office. Unfortunately, the resort has not released any photos or visuals of any of the developments.

The opening for the 2016/2017 season is scheduled for December 3, 2016.

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