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L'Ours Blanc Apartments

  • France, Alpe d'Huez

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Located right in the very heart of the resort, the Grandes Rousses ski area is easily reached by the well known bucket lifts going to the Rond Points des Pistes and ski school meeting point. The apartments also have direct access to the skating rink via a shopping gallery with bars, restaurants and a bakery. They are conveniently located close by to the resort's swimming pools (included with the lift pass) and are ideal for groups of friends or families. Most apartments boast wonderful views of the valley or Oisans Massif.

Added value

50% off ski/snowboard hire or carriage when you pre-book your lift pass

Free child helmet when booking skis and boots

Family Lift Passes available

Groups - Up to 1 in 6 go Free

Unlimited use of resort indoor/outdoor swimming pool with Leisure Plus option when booking ski passes

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Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 101
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 8
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 3

All apartments have twin or double beds (please specify preference when booking), bath with shower head attachment or shower room, WC, flat screen cable / satellite TV with English speaking channels, kitchenette equipped with electric cooker, fridge, dishwasher, oven, microwave, coffee machine, kitchenware, telephone, safe (additional supplement), hairdryer (on request), bed linen, towels, cleaning kit and a balcony or terrace with mountain views.

  • Standard studio apartments (A4) sleep 2 - 4 people. Living room with 2 single sofa beds and bunks beds in an alcove
  • Standard 2 room apartments (B5) sleep 2 - 5 people. Living room with 2 single sofa beds and a pull out bed (suitable for children) plus a double bedroom
  • Standard 3 room apartments (C7) sleep 4 - 7 people. Living room with 2 single sofa beds and a pull out bed (suitable for children) plus two separate double or twin bedrooms
  • Renovated 2 room apartments (D4) sleep 2 - 4 people. Living room with sofa bed and a twin / double bedroom
  • 2 room alcove apartments (E7) sleep 3 - 7 people. Living room with 2 single sofa beds and a pull out bed (suitable for children) plus a double or twin bedroom and an alcove with bunk beds
  • 2 room superior apartments (G5) sleep 2 - 5 people. Living room with 2 single sofa beds and a pull out bed (suitable for children) and a double or twin bedroom
  • 3 room superior apartments (H7) sleep 3 - 7 people. Living room with 2 single sofa beds and a pull out bed (suitable for children) and two double or twin bedrooms

Beds are made on arrival (except sofa beds) and end of stay cleaning is included (except kitchen).

Bedroom facilities

  • Availability of a cot
  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Family rooms (sleeps 4+)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet connection
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Tea or coffee making facilities
  • Wireless internet

Accessibility

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No

Meals

  • Self catering 
  • Local shops, bars and restaurants 
  • Bakery delivery service (book and pay locally)
  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:
    • Short distance from the residence 
  • Dress code for restaurants:
    • Informal 
  • Breakfast service:
    • Self catering 
    • Local shops and bakeries 
    • Bakery delivery service (book and pay locally)
  • Lunch service:
    • Self catering 
    • Local shops and restaurants 
  • Dinner service:
    • Self catering 
    • Local shops, bars and restaurants 

Board basis options available

  • Self Catering

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
  • Beginners
  • 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 41, Chairlifts 23, Cablecars 6
  • 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.

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

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 6.0654127
  • Latitude: 45.0906365
  • Nearest Bus Stop: 200
  • Nearest Lift:

    The Telecentre 'bucket' lift

  • Distance to Lift: 600
  • Distance to City Centre: 20

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

Extras

Winter 2019/20 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 H £253
L £249
H £213
L £192
H £201
L £180
H £809
L £730

L (14-20 Dec & 4-10 Apr), H (21 Dec - 3 Apr).

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 £87 £101 £114
Skis & Boots £117 £136 £153
Snowboard - £101 £114
Snowboard & boots - £136 £153
Child* 6-12 Skis & boots - £63 -
Snowboard & boots - £63 -

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

*White Category skis and boots for children 3-5yrs: £50.

*Child snowboard & boots 8-12yrs

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

*2:45-5:15pm during February 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

  • Mountain views
  • Ski shop next door
  • Reception
  • Heated ski equipment storage room with lockers
  • Lockers
  • Laundry services (book and pay locally)
  • WiFi (Free)
  • Shuttle services available (book locally)
  • Lift
  • 4 minutes' walk (400m) to the Telecentre 'bucket' lift
  • Ski back to within 3 minutes' walk of apartments
  • Central location in Alpe d'Huez with all the resort amenities close by
  • Safety deposit box 
  • Local shops, bars and restaurants 
  • Luggage storage available 

Local Fees and Taxes

  • Resort tax per person, per day (under 18's Free of charge) paid locally
  • Refundable deposit €500 required on arrival (credit cards accepted)

Family Facilities

  • Baby kits are available on request (€32 per week - pre book and pay locally) suitable for children under 2 years
  • The kit includes a baby cot, high chair, push chair and a changing mat
  • Cots & linen
  • Hotel family friendly

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L'Ours Blanc Apartments
Alpe d'Huez, Self Catering
22/02/2020 - 7 nights
4 adults
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