This residence, divided into 5 traditional chalets, is located right on the pistes, giving easy access to the ski area and fabulous views of the stunning Alpine scenery. The residence includes an indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna, restaurant and bar.
All of Chalet des Neiges' apartments are comfortably furnished and have a traditional alpine interior that makes use of cosy fabrics. There are different configurations available with different facilities. The apartments have from 1 to 7 bedrooms and include everything you need to ensure a relaxing holiday: satellite TV, made beds, towels and spacious living room with balcony, some even have a fireplace or a sauna. (NB - their configuration descriptions are non-contractual)
Apartments are self-catered, however you can order fresh bread and pastries to be delivered each morning and there is a restaurant within the residence. You can also borrow raclette, pierrade and fondue appliances from reception, should you wish to recreate a genuine Alpine dining experience in the comfort of your apartment!
Wi-Fi is available at reception and animals are welcomed by prior arrangement.
There is a large pool in the basement which is perfect for doing a couple of lengths to keep fit on a bad weather day or as a way to wind down after a full day on the slopes.
The restaurant “La Ferme d’Oz” has a large sunny terrace and a traditional farmhouse-style dining room. When you book your apartment online, you can choose to include either half board or full board in your package.
Families & Kids
Cots and high-chairs are available from reception free of charge, subject to availability.
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 Oz en Oisans, France
You’ll need to book your own transfers when staying here. Your main options are shared or private transfers, but consider whether you would prefer a door-to-door service or a (generally cheaper) “communal” drop-off point at your destination.
Also see: Transfers to Alpe d'Huez, 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
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 Schools 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 200 metres from the residence at the cost of €40 per week.
- "The accommodation is comfortable and spacious for the price. There was enough room for all 17 of us (half children) to eat together if we wanted. Definitely ski in/ski out and only a few minutes walk from ESF meeting point. Wifi is only in the reception building, 50m away. The swimming pool was a nice touch. It was also easy to collect from ski school and have simple lunches together in the chalet from time to time, rather than paying mountain prices." - Trip Advisor
- "Stayed for a week in 3-floor, 5-bedroom apartment (A-9). Wel maintained, clean, spacious, nice spacious balcony facing south-west. Located at the building that contains the reception desk. Very friendly, helpful and English speaking staff. Spacious livingroom with large diningtable and enough seats and sofa's. Beds are very good! Not possible to regulate the temperature in the apartment (only by opening windows and doors). Possibility to order bread, which is punctually delivered between between 7.30 and 8.00 AM at the front door of your apartment. Located at a distance of less than 100 mtrs of everything. Recommended!!!" - Trip Advisor
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, 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’ provides 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).
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 destination for you party goers more those that prefer a quieter night.
Also see: Bars in Oz en Oisans, France
Location: Oz en Oisans
Star Rating: 4 Star
Catering Basis: Self-catered
Property Style: Aparthotel / Residence | Hotel
Special Breaks: Ski Short-stays
Bookings For: Lift Passes | Ski / Snowboard Hire
Catering: Full-board | Half-board | Breakfast
Access: Ski to door
Room: Balcony | Safe / Secure box
Car-parking: Public car-park (covered)
Entertainment: Restaurant | Drinks bar | Satellite TV | WiFi / Internet
Kitchen/Laundry: Cooker / Oven | Cookware | Dishwasher | Fridge-freezer | Microwave | Tea / Coffee Maker
Spa & Fitness: Gym / Fitness area | Sauna | Pool (indoor)
View: Mountain view
Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Winter
Address: 0z Station | Oz en Oisans | 38114