Hotel Les Grandes Rousses

  • France, Alpe d'Huez

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Hotel Les Grandes Rousses has a perfect a perfect ski-in/ski-out position in the heart of the resort. Family-run, the hotel prides itself on it hospitality and standard of service and a warm and friendly welcome is assured. A major extension to the hotel opened in 2020 with new high quality spacious rooms, an outdoor pool and a 2nd restaurant.

Meals are served in the panoramic restaurant, which has an excellent reputation for the cuisine and you can even dine in the unique out-door heated pods.

The Terrasse d'Hubert has an outdoor heated pool, whirlpool and heated sauna whilst there are additional welness facilities in the award winning Spa des Alpes with sensory pool with hydro-massage jets, steam room, sauna, sensory showers and ice fountain.

The luxurious decor and facilities of Les Grandes Alpes celebrate the very best of mountain lifestyle.

Rooms
  • No. of hotel rooms: 106
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 7

Reception

  • Luggage storage available in the reception 
  • 24 Hour front desk 
  • Check in time 4pm
  • Check out time 11am 
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

  • Resort tax €2.50 per person, per day (under 18s Free of charge) paid locally

Rooms

All bedrooms have a king-sized or twin beds, please let us know if you have a preference. The also have free Wi-Fi, Tassimo machine for tea and coffee, 32'' flat screen cable / satellite TV with English speaking channels, and bathroom with bath and shower head attachment and WC.

Classic Rooms are 22m² and have a king-size or twin beds, coffee table and armchair, and an East facing balcony with a view of the village and the mountains. Rooms sleep 2 adults and are available for sole occupancy on request, please call to book.

Club Rooms are larger (25m²) and face either North or West towards the ski track or the new wing of the hotel. Rooms have a coffee table and armchair and are decorated in vibrant colours with traditional pine furniture and decorated in a contemporary mountain style.

Panoramic Rooms (24m²) sleep 2 people with a king-sized or twin beds, desk and armchair, and have a south facing balcony with panoramic views over the resort towards the mountains.

Presteige Rooms are in the new extension and are approx 28m² with desk and armchair, and East or West facing balcony with views over the mountains or the hotel's outdoor pool. They sleep up to 3 people with an additional sofa bed.

Triple Panoramic rooms or Junior Suites are larger (30m²) with a king-sized or twin beds and additional bed for a child. These rooms are on request so please call to book.

Brand new Suites are around 38m² sleeping up to 4 people. The king-sized or twin beds are in the bedroom and there's a double sofa bed in a separate lounge. All have a balcony that is East or West facing with views of the mountains or the hotel outdoor pool and they are located in the new extension. Rooms are on request so please call to book.

 

Panoramic rooms, Suites and Prestige rooms also have Bluetooth speakers as well as multiple charging and USB points.

Daily house keeping is included. Interconnecting rooms are available on request.

Accessibility

  • Adapted rooms are available (on request)
  • Lower bathroom sink
  • Higher level toilet
  • Toilet with rails
  • Wheelchair accessible 
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes
Alpe d'Huez

Alpe d'Huez is a lively ski resort and its position will make any skier or snowboarder happy. It has the double benefit of lying on high sunny plateau and being surrounded by an amazing snow bowl, with miles of varied and enjoyable runs and off piste opportunities.

This resort has everything to please no matter what your skiing ability is from wide open blues and greens to challenging black runs. There's 249km of skiing, spread over a huge area, giving endless opportunities to explore and visit different villages without feeling that you are doing the same run more than once. The altitude of the resort means that it can boast of an excellent snow record, with the Sarenne Glacier and over 900 snow cannons.

The Pic Blanc summit at 3,330m affords breathtaking views across the whole of the Southern Alps and provides a wonderful starting point for the Sarenne descent - one of the longest black runs in the world at fully 16km from top to bottom! Alpe d'Huez is ideal for snowboarders, providing two well maintained snow parks and plenty of boarder friendly cable cars and chair lifts. 

Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 249 km
Runs
41
34
40
16
Longest run 16 Km
Snowparks

2 Snow parks 

Boarder cross park

Half pipe

Lifts Drag lifts 25, Chairlifts 27, Cablecars 3
Slope direction S,SW,NW
Ski/resort bus True
Things to Do

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.

Resort Activities

It’s not all about skiing and snowboarding in Alpe d’Huez. There are plenty of alternative activities to keep you occupied both on and away from the pistes, many of which can be booked through speaking to your Inghams representative.

Dog sledding

A popular activity: dog sledding is a classic winter past-time and a thrilling way to explore the mountain. Dog sledding trips run several evenings a week and your Inghams representative can help you to arrange this exciting experience when you visit the resort.

Ski away-day to Les Deux Alpes

You can practically wave to Les Deux Alpes from Alpe d’Huez and vice-versa. With your lift-pass entitling you to one days skiing in this neighbouring resort, it would be a shame not to make use of it. Your Inghams representative can help you to arrange an away-day to Les Deux Alpes so you can explore the full extent of this amazing ski area. Trips run from 8am to 5pm.

Night skiing

The flood-lit Signal piste is regularly illuminated throughout the season providing visitors to resort with an opportunity to enjoy the thrilling experience of night-time skiing. Speak to your representative in resort to organise this excursion locally.

Heli touring

Another fantastic way in which to visit the neighbouring resort of Les Deux Alpes. Taking a helicopter to the slopes sounds like the preserve of the super-rich, but this five or six-minute transfer between Alpe d’Huez and Les Deux Alpes is not only glamorous but also reasonably priced! Trips run three times a week and drop you off in Les Deux Alpes in the morning before picking you back up later that afternoon (pay locally).

Ice skating

The Open-air ice skating rink is located in the heart of town. The floodlit ice rink is open until late most days of the week, making it a perfect evening activity after a day on the slopes (pay locally).

Other activities in Alpe d’Huez:

  • Cinema (English screenings on Tuesdays)
  • Ice cave visit
  • Indoor climbing
  • Snowmobiling (pay locally)
  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pool (pay locally)
  • Biking (arrange and pay locally)
  • Parapenting (book and pay locally)
  • Pub quiz night
  • Sledging
  • Ice driving (book and pay locally)
  • Pub crawl
  • Snowshoeing
  • Zip lining

Extras

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SPECIAL OFFER ON EQUIPMENT HIRE
Save up to £66 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we’ll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle 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

£259

£223

£204

£820

 

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

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

**Over 71 years costs €86 for 6 days (issued locally, photo ID required)

Equipment Description Blue   Red   Black
Adult 13+ Skis £85 £98 £111
Skis & Boots £114 £132 £148
Snowboard - £98 £111
Snowboard & boots - £132 £148
Child* 6-12 Skis & boots - £62 -
Snowboard & boots - £62 -

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

*White Category skis and boots for children 3-5yrs: £49.

*Child snowboard & boots 8-12yrs

Tuition Days Hours  Adult 13+ Child* 3-12
Ski 6 9.15am - 12pm £165 £165
Ski/Snowboard  6 2.15pm - 4.45pm £149

*9:00-11:30am (ski) 2:45pm - 5:15pm (snowboard) 3 Feb-2 Mar. Child snowboard tuition 7-12yrs. 

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

Facilities

There are three south-facing outdoor terraces with wonderful views, one of which includes the outdoor heated swimming pool, cosmic sauna and whirlpool open 10am-7pm (La Terrasse d'Hubert).

The Spa des Alpes wellness area has a sensory pool with a variety of themes and six treatment rooms with numerous massage and beauty treatments available to book. Hotel guests have free access to the Sensory Room between 10am and 2pm including children from 6 months to 12 years accompanied by parents. From 2pm to 8pm there is a charge of €15 per adult per day or €10 for a 3 day or malti-day package.

The hotel also offers

  • Wine, Cheese & Tapas Bar 
  • Cocktail bar with live evening music (6-10pm)
  • Lounge with open fireplace
  • Events rooms for conferences and seminars
  • Games room
  • Home cinema
  • Ski shop on site with heated ski lockers (charge of €3 per day if not rented from the shop) 
  • Wi-Fi (Free)

 

Family Facilities
  • Baby cots are available on request (Free) for children under 2 years
  • Games room for children 
  • Children's meals are available (on request)
  • TV networks and channels for children 
  • Baby safety gates available (on request)
  • Books and DVDs 
  • Music for children 
  • Puzzles and board games 
  • Babysitting and child care services are available (on request - book and pay locally) 
  • Earlier meal times for children are available (on request)
Meals

Continental buffet breakfast with additional hot options, served 7.30-10.30am

3 course evening meals with choice of menu and waiter service, Savoyard specialities are available upon request with no supplement and you can upgrade for the À La Carte menu. Dinner service is 7-9.30pm.

The modern menus include classic dishes as well as mountain specialities and the cuisine is refined and generous with contemporary flavours. You can choose between a table in the restaurant or have dinner in the unique heated outdoor pods (reserve at reception).

Christmas and New Year gala dinners included on 24th and 31st December. Special dietary requirements such as gluten free, vegetarian and vegans can be catered for but please let us know in advance.

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 6.0664151
  • Latitude: 45.0931435
  • Location Description:

     

    Located at the side of the slopes with skiing back to the door

    • Central location in the resort
    • Ski in / Ski Out location at the foot of the Shuss green run
    • Ski lift opposite the hotel 
    • Partner ski hire shop on site
    • 200m to the ski school meeting point and nursery slopes (take the bucket lift just by the hotel)

Reviews of Hotel Les Grandes Rousses

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per person from £1469
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Hotel Les Grandes Rousses
Alpe d'Huez, Half Board
01/04/2023 - 7 nights
2 adults
From Bristol
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