This resort is situated in the Bergers part of Alp d'Huez and has ski in and ski out access. It offers simple rustic alpine accommodation which is ideal for families.
They have various different club rooms which include interconnecting rooms for families or groups, as well as rooms suitable for those with reduced mobility. All rooms include en-suite facilities, hair dryer, safe and telephone. Many also feature private balconies where you can enjoy great views over the resort.
If you don't feel you got enough exercise on the slopes, the resort includes a fitness room with various weights and cardio machines, so you can continue your workout once you get back. If you simply want to relax when you have finished on the mountain then you might prefer to spend time in the spa area which offers massage and beauty treatments as well as a sauna.
Free WiFi is also available throughout the majority of the resort so you easily keep up with friends and family whilst you are on your holiday.
Please be aware that standard Club Med packages include the following:
- Flights & resort transfers (if flights are selected at the time of booking)
- Quality accommodation
- International full-board gourmet cuisine
- Unlimited drinks and refreshments (including soft drinks, wine, spirits, beers & après ski)
- Professional ski/snowboard lessons in English from Monday to Friday
- 6 days ski pass
- Kids' clubs (from 4 – 17 years)
- Evening entertainment
This is an all inclusive resort prefect for a hassle free holiday with no hidden costs.
There is a sporty indoor pool area where you can get in a few lengths before or after you hit the slopes.
The spacious bar area is decorated with light pastel colours and has plenty of comfortable arm chairs for relaxing on after a full day on the slopes. The offer a wide range of hot and cold drinks as well as alcoholic beverages. The majority of your drinks are included in your package by the glass.
All your meals are included in your package and their creative chefs offer 3 types of menu, discovery, fitness and universal. There are two restaurant, the main restaurant is where all our buffet style meals will be served and has great views of the slopes. It also includes a baby corner which offers savoury and sweet baby foods as well as all the necessary equipment for preparing your child's meals. The second restaurant, Les Marmottes, serves local Savoyard specialities such as fondue. For this restaurant booking is compulsory and can be made at reception.
Families & Kids
Baby and child equipment is available to guests on request.
If you would like to have an evening to yourselves, they can organise baby-sitting services (Pyjamas Club), at an additional cost.
Children over 4 can attend the resort's Mini Club and this service is part of your package.
During peak periods a Juniors' Club is available to teenagers between 11 and 17 years and will be included as part of your package.
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It is possible to include flights in your package when making your booking.
When you book your flights through the company, group transfers to the resort are also included.
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You can hire all your ski and snowboard equipment through Club Med. Please note that those under 11 years old are required to wear helmets whilst on the slopes at all times as well as those who are skiing off-piste.
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Instructors & Lessons
Ski and snowboard lesson are included from 4 years old upwards. Club Med employ professional instructors to guide you over the slopes that are best suited to your ability to ensure you progress safely in the best possible conditions. A test on the first morning will determine your level and the right class for you.
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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.
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- "This was our 5th Club Med experience and the second at Alpe d'Huez. This time we visited with two other families each with children of differing skiing ability. Our children are "old hands" so quickly found the correct group. We had a great stay at the resort. The rooms are small, but the beds as comfortable as any five star hotel (my son wanted to take a bed home). The ski in ski out is great. The Chief of the Village was amazing, huge attention to detail and personal service. The food was fantastic throughout. I don't think for the amount we ate drank and skied we could have done it any cheaper any other way, and we had awesome fun. Well done Club Med." - Trip Advisor
- "Brilliant holiday. Paid for upgrade 'Marmotte' room - still basic but big and clean. Food excellent lots to choose from. Staff friendly and helpful. Ski in and out was great only couple of minutes from all chairlifts." - Trip Advisor
- " Recommended for families with children. Good service, food is excellent. Ski in-ski out." - Trip Advisor
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.
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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 breathtaking 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).
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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 from 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).
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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).
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Local Ski-lift or Piste
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 Area Overview in Alpe d'Huez Valley, 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.
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Location: Alpe d'Huez Valley
Star Rating: 3 Star
Property Style: All-inclusive | Hotel
Vibe / Atmosphere: Family-friendly
Bookings For: Childcare / Babysitting | Flights | Lift Passes | Ski / Snowboard Hire | Ski / Snowboard Lessons | Transfers
Access: Family rooms | Children welcome | Disabled access | Ski to the door
Room: Balcony | Connecting / adjoining rooms available | Hair dryer | Safety deposit box / Safe
Car-parking: Public car-park: outdoor
Entertainment: Restaurant | Drinks bar / Lounge | Free WiFi
Spa & Fitness: Beauty Treatments | Gym / Fitness Area | Massage / Relaxation | Sauna | Spa
View: Mountain view
Open Seasons: Spring | Winter
Address: Alpe d'Huez Valley | 38750