This rustic chalet is situated in the heart of the old village of Alpe d'Huez close to the Telecentre ski-lift which takes you directly to the foot of the main lifts.
The charming, cosy interior has been completed in a traditional style, entirely using local wood and stone. The main living space is situated on the first floor and has an adjoining living and dining area. The sitting room has a large l-shaped sofa where you can stretch out and relax in the evenings and the dining room has a large wooden dining table for 15. At the far end of each room there is access to a lovely balcony. There is a second sitting area on the first floor for those that want to curl up with a book.
After a full day on the mountain, guests can look forward to returning to the chalet and unwinding in the sauna, soothing any aches and pains. Alternatively there is a TV and DVD player so you can switch off in front of a film.
For your convenience the chalet includes a ski room where you can store all your equipment without it taking over your living space.
The chalet sleeps up to 15 in seven rooms which are configured as follows:
- Bedroom 1: Twin room with en-suite shower room
- Bedroom 2: Twin room with en-suite shower room
- Bedroom 3: Twin room with en-suite shower room
- Bedroom 4: Twin room with en-suite shower room
- Bedroom 5: Double room with access to a separate shower room shared with room 6
- Bedroom 6: Twin room with access to a separate shower room shared with room 5
- Bedroom 7: Triple room (three single beds) with en-suite shower room
Chalet catering includes: skiers breakfast with hot and cold options, afternoon tea & cakes, four-course dinners (aperitif, starter, main course, dessert) with free wine worth over 100€ followed by complimentary tea/coffee and chocolates. Vegetarian menu available. Special celebratory dinners on Christmas Day and New Year's Eve. NB. Breakfast hot option, afternoon tea and dinner is served six days per week due to chalet staff's day off. Special celebratory dinners on Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.
Also see: Catering & Private Chefs in Alpe d'Huez, France
Families & Kids
You’ll need to book your own childcare, when staying here. There is a great choice of childcare options in Alpe d'Huez from full-time nanny services to the odd night of babysitting. In addition, during the winter season, many of the ski-schools operate creche services. Booking in advance is always recommended and strongly advised for the school holiday periods.
Also see: Childcare in Alpe d'Huez, France
All your equipment can be organised through the agents as part of your package. Let their Representatives take care of all the details on your behalf so you can have a stress free holiday.
Also see: Ski Hire in Alpe d'Huez, France
Instructors & Lessons
Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, everyone can benefit from lessons. The agents and their representatives can help organise both group and private lessons as part of your package.
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
Set at around 1,800m at the top of the world famous Tour de France climb of the 21 bends, Alpe d’Huez is a large south facing resort with a fantastic record for both snow and sunshine. Whilst large in size it has managed to retain the mountain village feel of the old town. Often sitting above the clouds Alpe d’Huez is referred to by the locals as “Ile’ de Soleil” = “Island of Sun”.
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 15
Bedrooms: 7 bedroom
Bookings For: Lift Passes | Ski / Snowboard Hire | Ski / Snowboard Lessons | Transfers
Catering: Half-board | Afternoon tea | Breakfast
Access: Children welcome
Room: Balcony | Ski / Boot Room
Entertainment: DVD Player | TV | WiFi / Internet
Spa & Fitness: Sauna
View: Mountain view
Open Seasons: Spring | Winter
Address: 69 Rue du Viel AlpeAlpe d'Huez |