Fast, Pleasant and Easy Access
Oz is the Oisans resort that is the closest to Grenoble (50Km) and the most easily accessible.
In the midst of the pine trees, Oz-en Oisans combines 10 hamlets and a mountain resort in a harmonious setting with high quality facilities. In summer and winter alike, a friendly atmosphere and a wide range of leisure activities charm parents and children, whether they prefer activities or spectator sports.
Oz is the OISANS resort that is the closest to GRENOBLE (50Km) and the most easily accessible.
Oz is one of the five resorts in the Grandes Rousses domain. In Oz, the apartments are at the foot of the slopes, with two “green” runs accessible by two ski lifts, ideally easy for beginners and slow starters
Pic Blanc offers an unbelievable panorama showing 1/5 of French territory which is rated three star in the Michelin guide. View Mont Blanc, Mont Ventoux, Le Massif Central, L’Itali, La Suisse . . .
The Pic Blanc summit is accessible from Alpe d’Huez, Oz-en-Oisans and Vaujany. The lift network allows you to vary ski runs and outings.
A Functional Resort
With its small chalets made of wood and stone and its forest of fir trees as a setting, Oz offers the comfort of a ready-to-ski resort. Accommodation, shops and services are all located in the area reserved for pedestrians and skiers… no need for a vehicle in Oz. The resort is small and parents are not afraid of letting their children play outside after skiing.
Relax; they’ll look after your children. In winter creches, nurseries and snow kindergartens are available for children from six months to six years to introduce the youngest of children to the joys of sliding and gliding around whilst the older ones start exploring the skiing area itself, supervised by a qualified instructor at all times.
In the area
Mountain Professionals: Ski school, High Mountain Guide, Mid -Mountain Escorts
Winter Activities: Downhill skiing, snowshoes, indoor rock climbing, skiing by night, paragliding, ice skating
Ski Hire: Two shops in the village
Ski Passes: Available at main lift – photographs are required so be sure to arrange these beforehand.
Catering: Three bars, five resort restaurants, five high altitude restaurants.
Shops and Service: 10 shops nearby
236 km of Pistes for your pleasure
There is a dedicated beginners’ area close to the resort centre where beginners can gain confidence. Les Bergers area, in particular, offers excellent wide, easy, green runs. All these runs are close to the resort and offer a variety of challenges for beginners.
With an excellent array of moderately difficult runs, Alpe d’Huez has a great deal to offer the intermediate skier. Signal, at 2115m, has a number of enjoyable sunny pistes providing interesting, exhilarating skiing. On the southern side of the village, a chair-lift takes you across the gorge at the foot of Signal d’Homme and up to a height of 2176m, where there are long, south-west facing runs down to Oisans and Alpe d’Huez.
Alp d’Huez provides many great challenges for the expert skier. On the south-facing Glacier de Sarenne, there are many notorious blacks, including the famous ‘Tunnel’ where the piste goes through a tunnel in the mountain and comes out onto a steep mogul slope. One of the longest black runs in the world also begins on the glacier and makes its way all the way back to the village.
This huge area 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. There’s also a terrain park and half-pipe near the main lift base, as well as in Auris.
For more information on Ski hire please use the link below.