The Rochette sur Auris loop is one of the cross-country ski trails within the Nordic skiing area of the Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski.

It’s 8 km long and is part of the 50 km of track dotted over the mountain range. Each sector has its unspoiled atmosphere…

Cross-country piste map

Cross-country piste map

The Rochette cross-country ski loop

You can access this 8 km red trail either on foot on foot or by chairlift. On foot, you need to make the 350 m climb up a footpath to the Col de Maronne, before putting on your skis. If not, the easier and fastest way to get there is by buying a pedestrian ticket for the Auris Express chairlift.

Cross-country skiers then set off around the Rochette loop that winds its way over a plateau opposite Alpe d’Huez, offering amazing 360° views!

And when you’ve done that, there’s still more!

The Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski throws its trails into the mix, including :

  • A wooded trail in the Sarenne gorge, at the bottom of the Alpe-Auris chairlift.
  • A lovely loop on the plateau of lakes near Oz-en-Oisans.
  • The Pierre Ronde Trail next to the Col de Sarenne.

To get to these various sectors, you’ll need a pedestrian/cross-country ski pass, which is valid, both for Auris and the Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine.

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