Look no further than Les Ecureuils for an unforgettable winter break in the French Alps. Our lodge is easy to access in Oz, the Oisans resort that is closest to Grenoble, and located just 60 metres from the Alpette high-speed ski lift. Whether you prefer activities or spectator sports, the resort promises a friendly atmosphere and a range of attractions for guests of all ages and abilities.
Oz-en-Oisans and the Grand Domaine offers 250km of pistes for Ski/Snowboard, whatever their skill level. With mountain professionals (ESF) available to guide you on your way, there’s something for everyone.
For slow starters and beginners, the resort offers a dedicated nursery area where guests can gain confidence. When you start to gain more confidence Les Bergers (Alp d' Huez) offers excellent, long, wide, easy, green runs which will challenge beginners without making them uncomfortable.
For intermediate skiers,the Grand Domaine (Alpe d’Huez) provides a superb array of moderately intermediate runs. With peaks up to 2115m, Signal d’Homme has many enjoyable, sunny pistes that make for interesting, exhilarating skiing. These runs are easily accessible by a chairlift on the southern side of the village.
Guests can now order and buy ski passes from various places in resort or book online in advance where you can either get them delivered to you're home address, or pick up from the tourist office on arrival to the resort. Ski hire is available from various ski shops in Oz en Oisans village. we highly recommend 2GSport For more information, check out this full guide to ski hire.
Oz-en-Oisans is excellent for snowboarding, with a wide choice of on- and off-piste terrain. Most of the slopes follow the fall-line, which means that flat and traverse sections are minimal. Snowboarders can also enjoy a terrain park and half-pipe, all by the Les Jeux lift (Alp d Huez) accessible by the Poutron Lift.
Alpe d’Huez also provides many great challenges for the expert skier. Don’t miss the famous tunnel through the south-facing Glacier de Sarenne. One of the longest black runs in the world, it begins on the glacier and culminates into the gorge of sarenne that winds all the way back down to the village.
The lift provides access to the main terrace of the Pic Blanc summit, from which you can experience an unbelievable panoramic view, which is rated three stars in the Michelin guide. At more than 3,300m, you can see a fifth of all French territory, and even L’Itali and La Suisse!
For very early beginners, the winter creche will introduce children between six months and six years to the joys of sliding and gliding around for the first time, while also allowing the older kids to further explore the area. Creches are supervised by a qualified instructor at all times.
Oz-en-Oisans is one of the five resorts in the Grandes Rousses domain. Amid the pine trees, Oz combines 10 hamlets and a mountain resort in a harmonious setting with high-quality facilities. It’s a small resort where everything is easily accessible, but there are still lots of activities to enjoy.
Apartments are at the foot of the slopes, with two “green” runs accessible by two ski lifts, ideally easy for beginners and slow starters. With its small chalets made of wood and stone, surrounded by a forest of fir trees, Oz offers the comfort of a ready-to-ski resort. Accommodation, shops, and services are all conveniently located in the area reserved for pedestrians and skiers… there’s no need for a vehicle in Oz.
The resort is small and parents are not afraid of letting their children play outside after skiing. For Food & Drink we have various restaurants/bars within Oz village, with a convenience store also within the village.