Chalet Oz is a self-catered chalet located in the Oz en Oisans resort in the heart of the French Alps. A button lift is located just 50m from the chalet giving a ski in/ski out location. Oz is part of the Grandes Rousses/Alpe d’Huez ski area which is one of the largest resorts in the Alps. The ski area has more than 175km of pistes and plenty of off-piste routes for the more experienced skier. Two Gondolas provide rapid access from Oz to the main resort area with queues a rarity. There are a number of aspects that make Oz the perfect resort for families with children. There are no cars in the main resort area. The skiing in Oz itself is self-contained. A carpet lift and 2 button lifts is ideal for children as they start to learn and develop their skills. Access to the high mountain is not possible without taking one of the gondolas. For smaller children there is a creche, La Petite d’Oz in the resort, which takes children from 6 months up to 6 years.
- Chalet1076 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs2
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Chalet in Alpe D'Huez, Rhone-Alpes, France - Beside Ski Lift With Stunning Mountain Views
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- within a few hours
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- 18 Jul 2018
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
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.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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
Comfortable and well equipped
The chalet had everything we needed and it was good to have a washing machine/ dryer. Plenty of kitchen equipment and we particularly appreciated the multi point electric socket leads, which are always extremely useful. It was an easy walk to the Clos du pre button lift and we would certainly recommend this as ideal accommodation for families and friends.
Our only disappointment was that the oven wasn’t working, which meant that we spent more money buying food to cook on the hob and eating out. A pity that the electrical,appliances hadn’t been checked before our arrival.
Great ski chalet very well set up for family skiing.
The chalet is located a short walk down from the main part of Oz En oisans ski station, in a small group of other chalets. There is also a button lift which can take you up to the main resort (opens just before 9 am). There is good accommodation for a couple of families (we had 4 adults and 4 kids) with everything you could need for a comfortable stay. The only thing we could have done with was a snow shovel- but we borrowed one from next door anyway - and we were blessed with far more snow than would normally be expected in December.
Sandrine, who is based in a local village, looks after the chalet for the owners, and was very friendly and welcoming and could not have been more helpful.
Overall we would thoroughly recommend this chalet, and Oz more generally, as a great place for a family ski holiday.
A fabulous chalet in a perfect location
We stayed as two families and the chalet was ideal. It was well equipped and the information given by the owners was spot on.
We would not hesitate to stay in Oz en Oisans or this chalet again in the future.
Lovely, well-equipped ski chalet
We had an absolutely fantastic week at the chalet in Oz-En-Oisans, despite the fact that the snow was somewhat reluctant. The chalet is really homely as well as being spacious enough - we were a group of five adults and three children and fit very comfortably. It was really well-equipped in terms of utensils and equipment generally. Everything was clean and well-looked after. Couldn't have asked for anything more from the property and will definitely be hoping to return.
The resort itself is small and friendly and gives great access to the bigger Grande Domaine skiing area - my children were beginners and because of the lack of snow their skiing was a bit limited but there was enough to get them started and it's clear that if the heavens had done their bit and dumped loads of the white stuff then it would have been perfect.
chalet bien équipé à 1300m, excellent accueil, mais site peu intéressant pour la randonnée.
Concernant le site: nous étions venus en famille, à 1300m, du 14 au 21avril pour randonner.
Ce n'a pas été facile vu le fort enneigement de cette année et l'orientation NW de la pente; malgré tout en fin de séjour, nous avons bien profité de la subite floraison printanière.
Les sentiers du coin sont assez abrupts et peu entretenus. Se munir d'une carte bien à jour, éventuellement sur portable.
Nous avons appris aussi qu'avec la fin de la saison du ski, 21 avril, tout les commerces de la station fermaient : supérette, boulangerie, magasins de sports.
Donc Oz station, c'est agréable l'hiver pour les skieurs, mais après...
Il faut aller chercher le pain et la nourriture à Allemond à un quart d'heure de voiture.
Par ailleurs la fiche de renseignements fournie par le loueur n'est pas toujours exacte : il n'y a pas quatre chambre + mezzanine, mais trois chambres + mezzanine + deux canapés-lits dans le salon.
Pour la pharmacie , il faut aller à Allemond.
Par ailleurs le lotissement, agréable et tranquille, avec petite terrasse et balcon pour chaque chalet, se situe sur la pente raide, et reste inaccessible en voiture: on accède au chalet en descendant un escalier métallique de 75 marches par lequel il faut porter ses bagages à l'arrivée et au départ.
Bon séjour, donc, mais quelques surprises.
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.
Booking Notes: All baggage and belongings of the client are, at all times, their responsibility. A security deposit of €200 will be requested on site. Damage, beyond normal wear and tear, is responsibility of the client. Changeover Day: Changeover day is generally Saturday. Check out is at 10am, and check in is at 4pm. If these times do not suit just let us know and we’ll do our best to cater to your requirements. Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in Euros. Winter price includes chalet rental, linen&towels, electricity, cleaning. Price excludes travel costs, food, lift passes, equipment rental. Apart from over the Christmas period, all holidays start on a Saturday. Summer price excludes optional €20 per person for bed linen & towels. Summer price excludes optional final cleaning of €150.