Skiing in Oz-en-oisans

Oz-en-Oisan is a charming family resort nestled at 1350m in the heart of the Alpe d-Huez grand domaine ski area. It is one of the many picturesque 'satellite' villages of Alpe d'Huez.

There are many reasons why this is such a popular place to spend a skiing holiday, not least the traditional wooden chalets, the lack of cars and the fact that nowhere is very far - perfect for a family holiday.

Getting here - fly, drive or take the train:

The resort is easily reached from Grenoble airport or the train station. If you need details on driving directions, transfer options or train times - send us an email

Skiing in Oz-en-oisans

There are many reasons why this is such a popular place to spend a skiing holiday, not least the traditional wooden chalets, the lack of cars and the fact that nowhere is very far. In fact, conditions are just perfect for families – parents can let their children roam freely in Oz en Oisans without having to worry about them and there are excellent facilities for those just learning to ski.

Placed between the Belledonne et Grandes Rousses mountain ranges, Oz-en-Oisans is made up of 10 hamlets and the resort of Oz Station which extends from de 800-1350m.

The hamlets, Oz Village, le Roberand, le Bessey, Sardonne, l’Ile d’Oz, le Boulangeard, le Pontonnier, la Beurrière, la Voûte, le Pré de l’Arche and l'Enversin are so widely scattered they make Oz one of the largest municipalities in the Oisans.

Just 55km south of Grenoble, only 45 minutes's drive, Oz-en-Oisans has the fastest access to the high mountains in the Oisans.  As a pedestrianised resort it is perfect for children and retains a wonderful charm with plenty of traditional shops and restaurants to experience.

Staying in Oz-en-oisans

We offer a range of chalets, hotels and apartments

Skiing in Oz-en-oisans

What helps make this area so satisfying is the fact that its extensive slopes face in so many different directions, enabling skiers to always find the best snow and conditions by simply following the sun!  From Oz-en-Oisans, there are two accessible ski areas. Oz/Vaujany and Alpe d'Huez grand domaine.  They are two fully linked and integrated areas with opportunities to learn, discover or re-discover the joys of skiing for skiers and snowboarders of all ages and levels.  Furthermore, skiing back to the resort is guaranteed by snowmaking.

Oz/Vaujany skiing area is an ideal area for beginners and intermediate skiers alike, with pistes totaling 70km. A gentle return to the resort is assured on the Blue “Chevreuils” piste. Great for children, beginners and those with weary legs.  If, however, you want to explore the entire Alpe d'Huez ski area, you can purchase a daily “Grandes Rousses” supplement. 

If you like the great outdoors, look no further... Oz en Oisans is the doorway to a vast and varied ski area. With quick and easy access by cable car, you can enjoy 250 km of managed slopes! The Sarenne, for example, is the longest black run in the world. It starts at Pic Blanc (3330m) and descends via the Gorges de Sarenne (1510m) - 16km of pure happiness in a unique and spectacular setting.

A popular highlight of holidaying in the Oz-e- Oisans area is without doubt the chance to ski by moonlight. Every Wednesday throughout the season there is the chance for beginners and professional skiers alike to join a ski tour and experience the unique pleasure of skiing beneath the stars.

For non-skiers:

Other activities include paragliding, skidoos, helicopter trips, ice driving and micro light flights. 

Getting here:

The nearest airport is Grenoble - transfers can be arranged from other airports - contact us for further details.

Should you prefer to drive, we can assist with ferry or tunnel crossings.

The local train station is Grenoble and we can arrange trains for you from Paris or from London- more detail at travel arrangements


Got some questions about the resort?

Call us on 0203 137 7678;  email us your questions or;

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Ski info

No of km skiing (full area): 250
No of lifts: 84
Cross country runs: 2
Altitude (min): 1350
Altitude (max): 3330
Green runs: 12
Red runs: 12
Blue Runs: 14
Black Runs: 3
Local currency: €
Time Difference from UK: + 1 hr

Ski Insurance

  • Ski insurance is a requirement when booking our holidays

    If you have a policy in place - that's great - if not the policy on our site is available from MPI  This covers all the key areas.

What we like

  • Perfect family resort
  • tree lined makes it look great
  • the skiing by moonlight trip

  • Chalet des Neiges (Oz)

    £154- £433

    (£pp on std occ)

    WIFI IN RECEPTION FREE OF CHARGE PETS ARE ALLOWED FOR A SUPPLEMENT COVERED PARKING FOR A FEE SWIMMING POOL, SAUNA AND FITNESS CENTRE

    The Chalet des Neiges in Oz en Oisans consists of five chalet style buildings at the foot of the slopes and in the heart of the village itself.  

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  • Moontain Hostel

    £191- £647

    (£pp on std occ)

    FREE WIFI SKI BACK TO THE ACCOMMODATION FROM TWIN ROOMS TO DORMS FOR UP TO 12 23 BEDROOMS (TOTAL OF 99 BEDS)

    A new concept in mountain accommodation, this hostel is for design fans, nature lovers and adventurous globetrotters. Situated on the slopes of the Alpe d'Huez ski area in the village of Oz en Oisans which is surrounded by fir trees, this is great place for single travellers, friends and groups alike.

    Ski holidays: The hotel is offered with airport transfers (prefer self-drive - get in touch and we can quote)

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  • Les Village Club Du Soleil

    £801- £1406

    (£pp on std occ)

    WELLNESS SUITE FREE WIFI IN THE BAR AREA FREE OPEN AIR CAR PARK IN FRONT OF THE HOTEL

    The Village du Club Soleil is fantastically located at the foot of the slopes in the family friendly resort of Oz-en-Oisans. This warm and welcoming hotel caters for the whole family.

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  • Residence Couleurs Soleil

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    APARTMENTS SLEEP UP TO 12 PEOPLE SELF CATERING FREE WIFI IN THE RECEPTION AREA FREE OUTDOOR PARKING WELLNESS FACILITIES IN NEIGHBOURING HOTEL

    The Residence Couleurs Soleil self catering ski apartments in Oz-en-Oisans are located right in the heart of the resort. The residence is built in the traditional local style of wood and stone.

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  • Village Vacances Les Cristaux

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    90 BEDROOMS WELLNESS FACILITIES FREE WIFI

    This warm and welcoming hotel caters for all friends and the whole family.

    Ski holidays: The hotel is offered on a full board basis and includes airport transfers (prefer self-drive - get in touch and we can quote)

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