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Alpe d'Huez forms part of the larger Grandes Rousses, which means that you’ll have no less than 236km of pistes right at your doorstep. With one of the world’s most spectacular unbroken verticles, this is the kind of resort in which even a seasoned pro could never run out of challenges. That being said, there’s also a gigantic area dedicated to newcomers and amateurs close to the resort centre and even those taking a break from skiing will find every desire catered to in Alpe d'Huez Grandes Rousses. And for a unique thrill you won’t get anywhere else, take a trip up to the highest point the lift serves and if you’re blessed with a clear day, you can see more of France than from anywhere else in the country.
Both Chambery and Grenoble Airports are about two hours away from the very centre of the resort. As such, if the weather is on your side and peak season traffic hasn’t flooded the roads, you can easily get into and out of Alpe d'Huez Grandes Rousses for a quick weekend retreat or even a one-night stay. Expand your reach to a three-hour drive and there are six other airports from which you can get to Alpe d'Huez Grandes Rousses.
If you are coming from Chambery you have to take a train to Grenoble and then change to bus that takes you directly to the ski resort. It will take you about 2hours and 40min with all changes from Chambery and about an hour from Grenoble. Arriving from Geneva with public transport can be time consuming - it can take up to 4-5hours. You can take a train or a bus if you are coming from Lyon and change buses in Grenoble. The journey takes about 3hours and 30 minutes.
While some people do use the public transport connecting Alpe d'Huez Grandes Rousses and Chambery or Grenoble, getting from other airports may be time consuming. You are much better off booking an airport transfer from one the several airports where you land. You will benefit from a shorter journey time and a direct route. You also get the added bonus of travelling in comfort, and of a guaranteed journey that is pre-booked and have more ski time at this pristine resort.