Hotel Les Grandes Rousses

  • France, Alpe d'Huez

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Run by the Collomb family for the past 60 years, this hotel offers a warm and friendly welcome.

It is ideally located in the centre of resort, in a ski-in/ski-out position. There is a drag lift next to the hotel and a ski lift opposite taking you to the Rond Point des Pistes- you can even ski right back to the door of the hotel!

The rooms have all been recently refurbished into a cosy mountain style with breathtaking views of the Oisans valley and the resort. Meals are served in the panoramic restaurant, where the food is excellent. Due to its location and good facilities, the hotel is a popular choice for couples, families and groups.

For winter 17/18 the spa with swimming pool, sauna and whirlpool has been renovated. 

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 52
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 3
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 4
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 4
  • All rooms have recently been refurbished with bathrooms and Wi-Fi.
  • The east and west facing 'Classic' (A2) twin/double bedrooms are available with balcony.
  • Larger 'Club' (B2) twin/double bedrooms enjoy mountain views.
  • Both the Classic and Club are available for sole occupancy.
  • Superior (C4) double bedrooms are south facing and have balcony.
  • Superior triple rooms (D3) with additional bed and Duplex rooms (E4) sleeping 4 with 1 double bed and 2 single beds both with balcony and south facing views, are available on request.

Bedroom facilities

  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Radio
  • Tea or coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Wireless internet

Accessibility

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • No. of steps into property: 2
  • Access ramp: Yes

This hotel is suitable for wheelchair access. Two new bedrooms designed for this use.

Meals

  • Buffet breakfast
  • Excellent 3 course evening meal with a choice for each course
  • Christmas and New Year gala dinners included
  • À la carte menu available at a supplement

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Alpe d'Huez

You could hardly wish for a more eclectic ski network than Alpe d’Huez. The resort and its satellites are on a sunny, high plateau surrounded by an amazing snow-bowl with mile after mile of varied on-piste and off-piste opportunities. From challenging black runs to wide open blues and greens, the 249km of piste skiing is spread over a huge area, providing endless opportunities for all levels of skier and boarder.

 

The ski resort of Alpe d’Huez boasts an excellent snow record due to its high altitude, the Sarenne Glacier and its collection of over 900 snow cannons. It may then come as a surprise to learn that this resort also claims to be the sunniest in France. Whether you believe this claim or not one thing is sure, you’ve got excellent odds on a bluebird day when you have your ski holiday here.

 

Alpe d’Huez is also regarded as one of the most scenic ski resorts in France, the 3300m Pic Blanc summit affords breath-taking views across the whole of the Southern Alps. It provides a wonderful starting point for the Sarenne descent – at 16km one of the longest black runs in the world! Alpe d’Huez is also ideal for snowboarders, with two well maintained snow parks and plenty of boarder friendly cable-cars and chairlifts. 

Skiing Levels
  • Beginners
  • Intermediates
  • Advanced
  • Snowboard
  • Cross Country

Mountain Facts
  • Ski area 249 km
  • Runs
    77
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  • Longest run 16 Km
  • Snowparks

    2 snow parks 

  • Lifts Drag lifts 42, Chairlifts 24, Cablecars 9
  • Slope direction S,SW,NW
  • Ski/resort bus True

Things to do in resort

Restaurants, food and drink

The cuisine in Alpe d’Huez is typically French with a range of restaurants serving traditional mountain fare such as fondue and raclette. In the centre of town the cozy bar and restaurant known as Lounge 21 has one of the most varied menus, ranging from traditional Savoyard specialties to tapas. One of the most popular restaurants in town, the Passe Montagne provides a traditional dining experience with a delicious menu of classic, French food. We’d also recommend Genepi, in the centre of town. This charming restaurant has a truly authentic atmosphere and it makes a great raclette.

If you’re looking to splash out on a meal try the Fruiterie at the top of the Marmottes lift. Part of La Folie Douce family this stylish restaurant is an atmospheric place for lunch on the mountain. Less expensive is La Trappeur burger shack at the bottom of the DMC lift. Incredibly popular with our Alpe d’Huez reps who rave about the huge variety of burgers on offer.

Après, bars, clubs and nightlife

Alpe d’Huez has a loud and lively après scene, here the dancing and live music continues until late into the night. Nevertheless, the scene in Alpe d’Huez remains inclusive and you don’t have to be a pro-partier to participate in the table top dancing. The Etalon in the centre of town is Alpe d’Huez’s only rum bar and the pirate themed décor is truly unique. The Etalon serves multiple flavours of homemade rum, and the rum cactus is certainly worth a try. Les Cave’s bar and nightclub has a welcoming vibe and the vibrant schedule of events is both eclectic and lively.

The Freeride Pub, where the party continues until late into the night, is popular with seasonaires. It’s not often that we highlight somewhere for their toilet, but the slide down to the WC is one of the unique highlights of this bar, especially when it’s accompanied by shots! With live music most evenings and snowboards decorating the ceiling we also highly recommend The Underground Bar for a great night out.

Shopping

Avenue Les Jeux is the main centre for shopping in Alpe d’Huez with a couple of supermarkets ideal for self-catering visitors. In the area around Place Paganon there are several sports equipment shops offering ski and snowboarding rentals. And if you are looking to purchase postcards and souvenirs to take back home there are plenty of suitable stores including tabacs and even a sweet shop.

Spas and relaxation

Many of the hotels in Alpe d’Huez have spa facilities which are available to their guests. The Hotel Pic Blanc has an excellent spa complete with sauna and whirlpool as well as an indoor pool. Guests of the Pic Blanc can also take advantage of the massage and beauty treatments which are available to buy locally. The Hotel Alpenrose also provides a massage service which can be bought locally, as well as an incredible outdoor heated pool, sauna and whirlpool facilities.

Both the Hotel Le Royal Ours Blanc and Les Grand Rousses have wellness facilities as well as an indoor pool for guests. And let’s not forget the Chalet Hotel Les Cimes which has a wonderful sauna and steam room for its guests. Public facilities in the resort include an indoor swimming pool at the local sports complex, the Palais des Sports, situated in the centre of town.

Arts, culture and events

The lively calendar of events in Alpe d’Huez ranges from film festivals to elite sporting competitions. Particularly popular are the regular ice hockey matches which are held at the outdoor ice rink every Sunday. One of the highlights of the sporting calendar is the Pyramide d’Oz held in the neighbouring small village of Oz-en-Oisans. This ski mountaineering race is held at the end of January, initially a competition held for enthusiasts the event is now the first stage of the Ski Mountaineering World Cup circuit.

Cultural activities in the town include the local cinema, which shows English language films every Tuesday. Movie buffs will also enjoy the annual International Comedy Film Festival, which Alpe d’Huez hosts every January. This festival showcases some of the best feature-length comedy films from across the globe as well as previously unseen short films. Visitors with an interest in sculpting should head to the ice caves at the top of the Grandes Rousses lift. These magical caves are carved by expert ice sculptors and their appearance changes every year – it is a must see for every visitor to Alpe d’Huez.


For more information on travel and transport visit our Alpe d'Huez page

Extras

Winter 2018/19 Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SKI INCLUSIVE
Ski Inclusive – Save up to £70 per person

Book our Ski Inclusive bundle and save £s on your lift pass, skis / board and boots. See our Ski Inclusive page for details. 

Lift Passes* Days Adult 13-64  Senior 65 -71 Child* 5-12 Family 2 adults &
2 children 5-18
Whole Area Pass
6 H £253
L £229
H £213
L £192
H £201
L £180
H £809
L £730

L (15-21 Dec & 6-12 Apr), H (22 Dec - 5 Apr).

Lift pass covers 2 days in Les 2 Alpes & 1 day in Serre Chevalier (transport extra). 

*0-4 Free (issued locally, photo required)

Equipment Description Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ Skis £89 £103 £117
Skis & Boots £120 £139 £156
Snowboard - £103 £117
Snowboard & boots - £139 £156
Child* 6-12 Skis & boots - £93 -
Snowboard & boots - £93 -

Equipment Hire (6 days) – Please see here for description of hire categories.

*White Category skis and boots for children 3-5yrs: £51.

*Child snowboard & boots 8-12yrs

Tuition Days Hours  Adult 13+ Child* 3-12
Ski 3*
6
9:15am - noon £134
£169
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£169
Ski/Snowboard  6 2:15-4:45pm £155

3 day ski school only available 5 Jan - 8 Feb & 9 March - 5 April and is not suitable for beginners. *2:45-5:15pm during Feb holidays.

*Child snowboard tuition 7-12yrs. 

Prices and supplements are correct at time of printing. Up-to-date prices will be confirmed at time of booking.

Facilities

  • Location: in the centre of resort only 2 minutes’ walk from bars and shops.
  • There is a drag lift next to the hotel and a ski lift opposite taking you to the Rond Point des Pistes.
  • You can ski right back to the door of the hotel.
  • Restaurant with panoramic views
  • Cosy lounge with open fire
  • 2 bars
  • Sun terrace
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna and jacuzzi
  • Fitness room
  • Games room for children
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Lift
  • Bar
  • Fitness room
  • Games room
  • WiFi
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool (indoor)

Family Facilities

  • Games room
  • Cots & Linen
  • Baby sitting - day
  • Baby sitting - evening
  • Play room

Inghams Plus

  • Early Booking Offer: Save up to £200 per couple (ends 15 Oct, excludes departures 22, 29 Dec, 9, 16, 23 feb & 2 March)
  • Free €40 spa voucher per booking for Le Spa des Alpes

Special Offers

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Accommodation
Hotel Les Grandes Rousses, Alpe d'Huez,
Half Board

Holiday details
13/04/2019,
7 nights,
from Gatwick,
2 adults, 0 children
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