A luxurious chalet in a completely unique position, overlooking the pistes, lifts and nursery slopes and just 100 metres from the centre of Alpe d'Huez.
The chalet is built around an atmospheric cobbled courtyard at a giddying altitude of 2000m, surrounded on two sides by piste. Decorated with stone walls, slate roofs, vaulted ceilings, solid timber floors, hi-tech entertainment, snappy chic en-suite bathrooms, hot tubs, saunas... It also offers an unbeatable ski in / ski out location and its own dedicated chalet host.
As one of VIP Ski's dedicated family chalets, infants and children are welcome in this chalet all season long. With a nursery slope under your nose, their famed nanny service to look after the kids and spa treatments for a little spoilt indulgence, this is the perfect choice for family holidays.
The chalet sleeps up to 12 people with en-suite bedrooms spread across three floors. Each of the 6 suite bedrooms has a balcony, some of which actually spill straight onto the piste. They accept room by room bookings all season.
Who should go...
This is a perfect chalet for families.
The chalet is let on a catered basis. Your dedicated chalet host will provide a continental breakfast with a cooked option (cooked option 6 days), afternoon tea and a three course evening meal (6 days) with cheese and coffee to follow. Red & White wine is served throughout dinner. Children's High Tea is served at 18:00 and they provide a menu of healthy, nutritious food for children.
If you have any specific requirements you can discuss them with your host. On the chalet host day off, the chalet company's concierge service or your chalet host can recommend places to eat and assist in making bookings.
Also see: Catering & Private Chefs in Alpe d'Huez, France
Families & Kids
Children can be looked after by the chalet company's private nannies, who work 8 hours a day for 5 1/2 days of the week. Their nannies will organise plenty of fun activities and games to keep your kids happy while you enjoy the slopes.
Also see: Childcare in Alpe d'Huez, France
The chalet company includes return flights from Gatwick/Manchester to Geneva/Grenoble in your holiday package (subject to availability).
Transfers to and from the airport are included in your holiday package. The chalet company can also organise private taxis and helicopter transfers.
Also see: Transfers to Alpe d'Huez, France
Instructors & Lessons
If you are looking for tuition for either yourselves or your children, the chalet company are able to organise ski and snowboard, group or private lessons on your behalf.
Also see: Ski School in Alpe d'Huez, 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 Alpe d'Huez, France
- "This was our first family ski holiday and visit to this resort with VIP Ski. Highly recommended by friends who visited last year, we are already talking about another ski holiday next year. Our Chalet hosts Sisi and Andy were great, keeping us fed with delicious meals and superb cakes, every meal was a true delight. Their warm, friendly and fun personalities made our stay all the more enjoyable. All the VIP Ski staff we met, particularly our two nannies Lily and Ally were delightful, friendly, enthusiastic, fun, and professional. Thank you all so much for making our holiday one of the best. Enjoy the rest of the season. Love from Jane, Mike and Jamie xox" - Customer Feedback
- "Fantastic holiday experience from the moment we arrived. The chalet is lovely , the best chalet we have stayed in. It is ideally located near the main lifts.The hot tub and sauna were very relaxing after a hard day on the slopes. We cannot thank Andy and Cissy enough for looking after us so well. From the cakes after skiing to the beautiful food, they were perfect hosts. A truly wonderful holiday." - Customer Feedback
- "We had to wait for the snow but this did not spoil our holiday. We were a group of 12 'oldies' and the chalet and resort staff made us all feel really welcome from the start with our differing needs. Nothing was too much trouble and a smile always covered whatever they might have been thinking! The chalet ladies were great, producing delicious food, keeping us warm by persevering with the log fire every evening, cleaning up after us and of course - the early morning beverage delivered to our bedroom was always a welcome start - better than any alarm clock. This is our 4th time with VIP and 3rd time in Alpe d'Huez and we will be back. Thank you for giving us a great holiday." - Customer Feedback
The main market town of the Oisans region, Bourg d’Oisans, is a 20-minute drive down the famous 21 hairpin bends of Alpe d’Huez. 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 terminus, 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.
Be you a fast food lover or a gourmet fan Alpe d’Huez caters for all tastes. Pinocchio Pizzeria opposite the Ice Rink takes some beating, Smithy’s Taverns Tex-Mex themed menu is hugely popular, whilst Lounge 21 above the Igloo nightclub offers a more exclusive feel. Whilst the Edelweis and La Pomme de Pin, by the Ice rink offer traditional mountain cuisine and fondues. On the mountain situated above the ‘Les Bergers’ commercial centre, Le Spot, whilst being small, is truly a great ‘spot’ for lunch. ‘Lil Food’ next to the Igloo provides great late night food.
Also see: Restaurants in Alpe d'Huez, 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
Alpe d’Huez offers a huge array of activities, skiing, snowboarding, sledging, tobogganing, cross country skiing, on-piste, off-piste, paragliding, Nordic walking and the latest craze ‘fat biking’ (basically a mountain bike with 4x4 tyres!!) to name but a few. There really is something for all abilities and all levels. In summer Alpe d’Huez is a mecca for cyclists and when the Tour de France comes to town so do around 1 million spectators form all over the world. Alpe d’Huez also offers a tennis club, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, ice rink, leisure centre (gym, climbing wall, indoor tennis, squash, table tennis etc).
Also see: Things To Do in Alpe d'Huez, France
The local nine-hole golf course 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 towards 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 Alpe d'Huez, France
Cross town transit is made easy in Alpe d’Huez by the ‘yoghurt pot’ lift system which runs from the old town all the way up to the DMC Station, with stops in between. Whilst the 4-man chair lifts links, L’Eclose with main installation of Les Bergers from Les Bergers take the ‘scare chair’ (Alp Auris) across the valley to Auris. Marmottes 1, 2 & 3, Romains and the Rif Nel express offer great access from Les Bergers Centre. From the top end of the town the Pic Blanc can be accessed from the DMC Gondola Car from which you can ski down to Oz or Vaujany. From Vaujany you can come back up in the aptly nicknamed ‘James Bond’ Gondola car. The famous Sarenne Black run (16km) is accessed from the top station of the DMC gondola car (Pic Blanc), at the lower end of the resort ‘Teleseige’ takes you from Huez Village back up to the old town. Ideally all the beginner’s slopes are situated around the lower slopes of the DMC and Les Bergers systems.
Also see: Ski Areas in Alpe d'Huez, France
Well known and loved for its nightlife Alpe d’Huez truly offers something for all tastes. La Folie Douce (accessed from Marmottes/Les Bergers lift) kicks off at mid-afternoon and although relatively new (in its third year), it holds legendary status already, with DJ’s and live acts. Smithy’s Tavern, O Bar and O’Sharkeys all offer good food, drinks promos’ and show live sport. The ‘Free-ride Bar’ next to the Ice-rink has a ‘stock trading’ theme with TV screens showing constantly changing drink prices, pick the right time to buy your favourite tipple or alternatively try someone new at a market low price, whilst drinks trading is fun, it can get quite messy! After all of this you can move onto the Caves or Igloo Discotheques adjacent to Smithy’s Tavern just below the Ice Rink.
Also see: Bars in Alpe d'Huez, France
Location: Alpe d'Huez
Catering Basis: Catered
Property Style: Chalet
Run By: Agent/Operator
Vibe / Atmosphere: Traditional
Sleeps: Sleeps 12
Bedrooms: 6 bedroom
Bookings For: Childcare / Babysitting | Flights | Lift Passes | Massage / Beauty Treatments | Ski / Snowboard Hire | Ski / Snowboard Lessons | Transfers
Catering: Half-board | Afternoon tea | Breakfast | Private Chef
Transport: Ski shuttle (complimentary)
Cleaning: Housekeeping - 6 days per week | Linen Provided
Access: Children welcome | Ski to door
Room: Hair dryer | Open fire | Ski / Boot Room
Car-parking: Parking on property
Entertainment: DVD Player | Games available | iPod Dock | Music system | Playstation | Satellite TV | WiFi / Internet
Spa & Fitness: Hot-Tub / Jacuzzi | Sauna
View: Mountain view
Open Seasons: Spring | Winter
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