This chalet is situated in a fantastic location, just 50 metres from the lift and a short walk from all the villages amenities.
Inside this wonderful cosy chalet, the ground floor has a large open-plan kitchen, dining and living space with table seating for all guests. The lounge area has large comfy sofas centred around a log fire and opens up onto an extensive balcony with chiminea and outdoor seating to enjoy the stunning views.
In addition to this living room on the ground floor there is a relaxation area on the landing of the first floor. This is the perfect spot for the little ones to snuggle up and watch a movie after a hard day on the slopes.
For entertainment throughout your holiday, the chalet includes TV, DVD player, Nintendo Wii, X-Box, Playstation, free WiFi access and music system.
For your convenience there is a wood clad heated boot and kit room on ground floor level meaning you can dry all your ski wear overnight to start the next day warm and toasty.
The chalet is open throughout the year so you'll be able to enjoy Alpine mountain biking and cycling holidays here as well!
The chalet sleeps up to 12 in five bedrooms. All rooms can either be made with twin beds or a Super King doubles. When sleeping 12 two extra single beds are available. All rooms have storage facilities and the larger doubles have easy chairs to give a comfortable lounging option. The rooms are configured as follows:
- Bedroom 1: Twin / double room with access to shared bathroom with room 2
- Bedroom 2: Twin / double room with access to shared bathroom with room 1
- Bedroom 3: Twin / double room with access to two shared bathroom with rooms 4 and 5.
- Bedroom 4: Twin / double room with access to two shared bathroom with rooms 3 and 5.
- Bedroom 5: Twin / double room with access to two shared bathroom with rooms 3 and 4.
The chalet is located just 50 metres from Alpette Ski lift and a short walk from the Poutran bubble. All village amenities are just a short walk from the chalet to include, ski rental, ski school, restaurants, shops and bars. It is a great location for a family or group holiday with amazing mountain views.
The chalet is let on a catered basis. Every morning continental breakfast, porridge and daily changing hot special are served to set you up for a day on the mountain. On return to the chalet each afternoon you will have a freshly baked cake and hot drinks waiting for you. In the evening a wholesome and sustaining 3-course dinner is served along with complimentary wines six nights per week.
Welcome drinks and canapes are also served on your arrival and packed lunch is available on request.
The chalet hosts have one day off a week, usually Wednesday. During this time a continental breakfast will be available with the option to order a home cooked pre-prepared supper if you prefer to cosy up in the chalet than venture out to dinner.
Also see: Catering & Private Chefs in Oz en Oisans, France
Families & Kids
You would be hard pushed to find a more convenient location for your family ski holiday than this lovely cosy chalet in Oz en Oisans. Local ski schools, crèche and ski telecabin are all within a minute walk away you can enjoy a stress-free holiday with no buses or aching feet involved! The chalet also includes a relaxing area set aside for games and movies (Nintendo Wii, X-Box and Playstation) on the top floor so children can unwind in a comfortable space while the adults can enjoy dinner and wine.
Also see: Childcare in Oz en Oisans, France
You’ll need to organise your own bike hire when staying here. Things to consider are the type of bike you want to rent such as road, mountain, hard trail and/or an electric bike; and whether you’ll need helmets and protective clothing with your rental. You’re best off choosing a shop that is close to your accommodation for ease of access, and making it quicker to return the bike and pay at the end. Some companies may also deliver so it’s worth looking at all the options.
Also see: Cycle Hire in Oz en Oisans, France
You’ll need to book your own ski hire, when staying here. There are many choices for hiring equipment. Generally, you’re best off choosing somewhere close for ease of access, & less far to carry your kit, easier to make changes, and quicker to return and pay at the end. Nevertheless, many suppliers will deliver and some snow-front rental stores offer ski lockers, so it’s worth checking out all the options.
Also see: Ski Hire in Oz en Oisans, France
Lifts & Passes
You’ll need to buy your own lift pass, when staying here. Lift passes can be booked online or bought in resort on arrival. There are many types of pass available, suited to different levels, length of stay and budget. It’s worth reading up on the options to get the most from your lift pass in summer & winter.
Also see: Ski Pass Options in Alpe d'Huez, France
Instructors & Lessons
When staying here, you’ll need to book your own ski or snowboard lessons. Tuition is strongly recommended for complete beginners and is always a good idea whatever your level to perfect your technique. Group lessons are a great way for children to learn with their peers whilst giving you some free time on the slopes. Groups are also a generally cheaper option for adults, however, with a private instructor you’ll have undivided attention and be able to progress at your own pace.
Also see: Ski School in Oz en Oisans, France
Guides & Tours
When staying here, you’ll need to book your own Guides & Tours, which are a great way to discover Alpe d'Huez whilst doing a number of fun activities. During the winter, if you are keen to go off-piste, booking a High Mountain Guide is strongly recommended. Not only do they know the best local spots, these highly trained and experienced individuals are very familiar with the surroundings and can provide loads of insights you won’t get by yourself, as well as helping to ensure your safety.
Also see: Guides & Tours in Oz en Oisans, France
Parking is available at this property if you choose to drive to resort. Please enquire for details.
This is a family friendly and they accept children of all ages. Sometimes there is a requirement to take sole occupancy of the property depending on the time of year and age of children. Child beds are generally at a reduced rate again this varies subject to the time of year and configuration of the group.
During "peak weeks" the chalet may only be booked on a sole occupancy basis.
The ski station of Oz en Oisans is a small purpose built, primarily North facing, resort set at 1,650m, above the tiny village of Oz. Built around the 2 main lifts serving Oz the centre consists of several purpose built apartment block ‘residences’ and chalets.
The main market town of the Oisans region Bourg d’Oisans, is a 20 minute (12km) drive away. Being the main town ‘Bourg’ offers a wide array of shops, bars and restaurants. It has a large supermarket with parking (ideal for stocking up). Petrol stations, banks, post office, pharmacies, medical centre, bus terminals, builder’s merchants, churches, riverside walks, cycle hire, swimming pool, tennis courts, Osteopaths (the list goes on!) can all be found in this quaint typically alpine mountain town.
The village has four good restaurants, the Potee d'Oz is great for wonderful large salads, whilst La Ferme d'Oz offers excellent local dishes and you can ski directly onto the terrace. Alternatively ‘Pizzeria Ello’ offers a delicious and varied menu.
Also see: Restaurants in Oz en Oisans, France
The 21 hairpin bends that lead from Bourg d’Oisans up to Alpe d’Huez is probably the most famous climb in the whole of the cycling world. The views from the top of the Pic Blanc (accessed from the DMC lift centre) offers truly breath taking views, on a clear day you can see Mont Blanc, Les Deux Alpes and even the mighty Mont Ventoux (the giant of Provence!!). Around 45 minutes towards Grenoble is the historic town of Vizille with its museum and Chateau. Top flight rugby is played at the new Stade des Alpes by Top14 club Grenoble, which is around an hour away. The historic and incredibly picturesque ‘Route Napoleon’ runs from the area all the way to the Mediterranean, and follows the route taken by Napoleon upon his return from Elba in 1815 and links Grenoble with Cannes (N85).
Also see: Book My Sightseeing
Things to Do Nearby
Being part of the ‘Alpe d’Huez Grande Domaine’ ski area, Oz offers fantastic opportunities for skiers/boarders of all levels. Nursery slopes are situation right in the middle of the resort centre. The ‘Go Ape’ a style climbing rope centre in Oz, ‘Parc de Loisirs en foret’, is great fun in the summer and for the more adventurous of you, Oz provides easy access to tougher via ferratas. There is also a tennis court, swimming pool and ice rink in resort.
Also see: Things To Do in Oz en Oisans, France
The nine-hole golf course in Alpe d’Huez, by the altiport, consists of 6 ‘pitch and putt’ holes to start and 3 genuine tough par 3’s to finish. A tougher 9-hole course can be found in Les Deux Alpes, underneath the ‘red jelly bean’ bubble car. For a serious challenge try the Golf International at Eybens, around 45 minutes away toward Grenoble (near Vizille), this Robert Trent Jones designed course is regarding a being amongst the best in France. During the summer in Alpe d’Huez most Thursdays you will find a competition at the course which can be entered on the day. The 6th tee box is literally on the runway of the altiport and offers fantastic views. There are other courses in the area at Seyssins, Charmeil and Uriage (all near Grenoble).
Also see: Golf Courses in Oz en Oisans, France
The 2 lifts serving Oz, ‘Poutran’ takes you up the DMC mid station from where you can ski easily into Alpe d’Huez and the ‘L’alpette’ enables you to ski down to Vaujany. Once in Vaujany you can come back up on the aptly named ‘James Bond gondola car. From Alpe d’Huez you can easily access the whole of extensive Grande Domaine lift system.
Also see: Ski Areas in Alpe d'Huez, France
With only a handful of restaurants and bars Oz doesn’t offer much in the way of nightlife and with Alpe d’Huez, although not far in distance, around 40 minutes away, Oz really isn’t the ideal destination for party goers. It is better suited for those more those that prefer a quieter night.
Also see: Bars in Oz en Oisans, France
If arriving before 15:00, you are able to store your bags in the chalet before this time.
Check out is by 11:00 on the day of departure, however, bags can be stored until transfer time if necessary by prior arrangement.
Location: Oz en Oisans
Catering Basis: Catered
Property Style: Chalet
Run By: Owner Directly
Vibe / Atmosphere: Traditional & Modern mix
Sleeps: Sleeps 12
Bedrooms: 5 bedroom
Bookings For: Transfers
Catering: Half-board | Afternoon tea | Breakfast | Lunch | Pre-made Meals Available
Access: Children welcome | Family rooms | Pedestrian access
Restrictions: No disabled access | No wheelchair access | Non-smoking | Pets not allowed
Room: Balcony | Central-heating | Extra towels/bedding | Hair dryer | Open fire | Luggage storage | Ski / Boot Room | Telephone | Underfloor Heating
Car-parking: Free parking | Parking on property
Entertainment: BBQ | CD player | Computer | DVD Player | Free WiFi | Games available | iPod Dock | Nintendo / Wii | Piano | Playstation | TV | X-box
Kitchen/Laundry: Iron & Board | Tea / Coffee Maker
Outdoor: Garden - Private | Terrace
View: Mountain view
Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Winter