|1.||a mountain range in S central Europe, extending over 1000 km (650 miles) from the Mediterranean coast of France and NW Italy through Switzerland, N Italy, and Austria to Slovenia. Highest peak: Mont Blanc, 4807 m (15 771 ft)|
|2.||a range of mountains in the NW quadrant of the moon, which is cut in two by a straight fracture, the Alpine Valley|
Mountain system of south-central Europe.
Note: The Alps provide scenic beauty and the location for an abundance of winter sports, making them a popular tourist destination.