Chalet in Alpe D'Huez, Rhone-Alpes, France - Beside Ski Lift With Stunning Mountain Views
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About Niamh Jennings
Hi. We live in Dublin and have 3 children. We've really enjoyed our ski chalet in Oz for more than 10 years. In particular, we've enjoyed getting to know some of the friendly locals, exploring some of the off piste routes around Alpe d'Huez, and of course seeing the kids progress from the carpet to reds and blacks.
Niamh Jennings purchased this Chalet in 2006
Why Niamh Jennings chose Oz-en-Oisans
We love Oz for the following reasons: Great links to fantastic Alpe d'Huex ski area. Safe, family friendly resort for the kids. Chalet location is right beside the slopes. No need for buses or long walk to the lift. Chalet is big enough for 2 families. We enjoy bringing our friends. Friendly locals from bar staff, ski instructors to ski hire staff. Some are now good friends who we look forward to meeting year after year. Lift queues are a rarity in Oz. 2 gondolas provide rapid access to the high mountains.
What makes this Chalet unique
The Chalet is just 50m from the ski lifts with stairs direct from the chalet door to the piste. It is also right beside the Moontain Hotel and a short walk to the village for Apres ski. There is also a public swimming pool in the Crystal hotel.
Max guests: 10
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
A wonderful week in Oz
We stayed, as a party of 10 (6 adults and 4 children aged 1 to 7), in this beautiful chalet for a week at the start of February 2020.
From start to finish we were better looked after than any self catered accommodation we have ever stayed at! Sandrine was so helpful and Niamh and Ruairi were excellent owners.
The chalet was extremely generously equipped in the kitchen, towels, linen etc. Again for party of 10 the chalet had more than enough equipment and it was spacious, at no point did we feel crowded.
The chalet was warm, the floors are heated in most areas and there is the option to have a fire although we were too hot for that! Even after 30mm of rain on day one, we had space and heating to dry all our gear ready to go for day 2.
Yes... There are some steps from the back of the chalet to the piste but if you're going on an active holiday... Maybe you have to expect a 3 minute walk here and there! Even our 1 year old walked most of them.
Oz en oisans served as a good hub, we mainly skiied in Alpe d'huez as it was sunnier there. For our kids the availability of green runs was better there too. From the chalet, walk up the steps, catch the Clos du pre drag and then ski left to Poutran. It's a 10 minute gondola up to the runs in alpe d'huez.
As we had a bit of rain at the start of the week, the run down under Poutran was icy so we took the gondola down when we had the kids or took DMC2 up and skiied bartavelle and alpette instead to bypass it.
The TV was an issue for some earlier reviewers - this has been sorted. The new TV has facility to use your Netflix account or if you don't have one there are other smart features eg YouTube for the wet days or evenings.
We had some rainy days and explored Oz en Oisans a little. They have a climbing room under the office de tourism (no equipment provided but there are big mats), there's a nice pool just below the sherpa supermarket and ice skating in Vaujany or alpe d'huez both accessible with your lift pass. If you do go as a group with young kids, try to catch the alternative sledging Wednesday and Friday as it was a great laugh.
Absolute 10/10 experience from host to accommodation to facilities. Would happily recommend and stay again.
A snowy paradise
We had a fantastic stay loved the house the area the skiing was the best we’ve ever had the owners gave us great information and were a pleasure to deal with we definitely Come back
John Helen tommy and annie
Excellent chalet in great ski village
Well equipped chalet, with everything we needed, very warm, with plenty of hot water. The furnishings were comfortable and very much what we expected from the pictures. There are around 70-80 very steep metal steps leading up from the chalet to the road (or piste) so we chose to leave our skis in a locker near the lifts. Only disappointment was that the TV had only French channels and there was no DVD player - some evenings we would have liked to have just flopped in front of the telly!
Charming chalet in excellent location
We were in Oz for a week and really enjoyed the chalet. Very well located close to the slopes ( less than 5 minutes walk). The chalet was very well equipped for cooking in and the log fire added to the atmosphere. Sandrine, who welcomed us, could not have been more helpful. Would definitely book again, many thanks!
Perfectly situated with everything you need.
Sandrine met us and explained all we needed. The Chalet is very clean and perfectly situated close to the main ski lifts. Very quiet with amazing views to wake up too. Slept 7 people very comfortable. Had all we needed to cook. Would recommend as we will definitely be coming back here to stay again
Car: please enquire.
Air: Grenoble airport is just 95km from Oz (approx 1hr 15 mins by car), Lyon St Exupery is 145km by road from Oz (approx 2 hrs by car). Car hire is available at the airports and covered parking is available in Oz.
Bus: Buses to and from Grenoble bus station. Satobus Grenoble.
Grenoble - Oz Resort: 55km - 1 hour.
Lyon - Oz Resort: 155km - 2 hours.
Paris - Oz Resort: 620km - 6 hours.
Marseille - Oz Resort: 345km - 4 hours.
There is a public swimming pool in Oz Village (in the Hotel Village Club du Soleil). This has a pool, sauna, and steam room.
In winter there is an ice staking rink on top of the car park in the village.