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Large, duplex, ski in/out penthouse appt for 10: Oz en Oisans, Alpe d'Huez

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Ski Chalet La'Folie' - 2 floor apartment In Oz En Oisans (Alpe d'Huez), Luxury appt, ski in/out, central location in charming village of Oz-en-Oisan

Chalet La Folie is a beautiful characterful two floored penthouse apartment with spectacular views. With sloping wood ceilings, a huge balcony, a fireplace and an open-style kitchen/living area with a dining table for 10 it is the ideal base for family or group skiing. We have WiFi, tv, DVD player, private ski locker etc.

The chalet occupies the fifth and sixth floors of 'Pic Blanc' building (with lift) facing the slopes, in the renowned Chalets des Neiges development (with pool, sauna, Hammam and great restaurant). You can ski directly into and out of the building.

The chalet sleeps 10 in four bedrooms. On the first level there is a double bedroom with ensuite shower and two twin rooms (one with ensuite shower). Upstairs there is a bedroom for 4 with two twin beds and two mezzaine bunks - perfect for a family of four or as a 'kids' room. This room has an ensuite shower and toilet. There is an additional bathroom and separate WC downstairs. There are three sofa beds in the living room. (Therefore there are actually 13 beds, but we advise the chalet is most comfortable with up to 10).

Exceptionally well located for skiing (ski in and out) this apartment is also within 2 mins walk/ski of the ski school meeting place, nursery slopes, shops (incl ski hire), supermarket, ski school office, crèche (up to age 6), tourist office and two fast queue-free gondolas into the huge Grandes Domaines (Alpes d'Huez) ski area.

The area is also fantastic for walking and cycling (both mountain and road) in the summer with the lifts open July and August and there are many organised activities.

This charming resort is car free so this is an ideal location for families as the entire village is skiable. Oz has its own ESF (bookable on-line) and other ski schools and fantastic kids' activities (including weekly kids' torchlight descent).

More Details

Alison McGrigor
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, italian
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About Alison McGrigor

We bought the chalet in 2014, having rented it for two years before that. The apartment is ideal for families and groups, the skiing extensive and the town most characterful.

We can wholeheartedly recommend Oz as a fantastic convenient place to base yourselves. It is charming and pretty (unlike most purpose built stations) but completely safe for children given its size and the fact it is traffic free. The skiing is fantastic for all abilities. You can ski right down to the ski school meeting place, and get back on a gondola with the children without needing to take off your skis!

Alison McGrigor purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Alison McGrigor chose Oz

Many people consider Alpes d'huez to be the best ski resort in Europe. There are runs for all abilities, from Marcel's farm (an easy fun zone for kids) to the super-feisty Tunnel, with all levels of run, and snowpack in between. For the less experienced, the nursery slope and kids area is on the doorstep. For the most experienced, you can try the 'grandes descent' from the top of Tunnel to the bottom of La Fare (two black runs which cover a significant drop in altitude without taking a lift.

Oz en Oisans has easy access to the Alpes d'Huez via one gondola (which is in front of the chalet). The quieter area of Vaujeny is via a different gondola.

Our property is perfectly situated in the beautiful, twinkling resort of Oz. We are in the centre yet on the slope. The chalet is spacious, characterful and has everything you need for a perfect break.

What makes this apartment unique

- proximity to everything you need in a ski holiday

- services of our local agent

- full instructions given about getting there, where to purchase ski pass, prebooking ski school, etc.

- use of pool and sauna

- use of private lockable ski 'cave' - the skiing starts outside the door!

- covered car parking

Guestbook comments from the owner

We bought this apartment in September 2014. The best testimony is our story: the two families who bought this have skied together many times with our young children in a variety of hotels/chalets and apartments. We never repeated a holiday until we stayed in this apartment for new year 2012/2013. As it was so fantastic for all out needs we immediately rebooked for 2013/2014 new year. So when it came in the market in 2014 we took the plunge. We can wholeheartedly recommend this as the most family friendly resort we know, with ultimate ski convenience, where the skiing is in no way compromised - Grandes Domaines is huge and will provide a wealth of pistes for all levels.

Chalets des Neiges (the development in which chalet la Folie is situated) is reviewed favourably on tripadvisor - all the benefits listed there still apply now the apartment is in private ownership.
Sep 2014
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Oz Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Sports & Activities
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
    Shower room 3 - shower
  • Three showers en suite to three rooms, an extra bath and shower in the family bathroom and an extra separate loo.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - double with en suite shower and sink Bedroom 2 - upstairs spacious twin, with en suite shower, sink and loo Bedroom 3 - twin with shower and sink Bedroom 4 - twin. There is an extra loo, and a separate 'family' bathroom with bath.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Apartment over 5th/6th floors - wonderfully spacious. Ski cave on 2nd floor - ski out the back door straight through the (car free) village and onto the piste. Easily accessible from Grenoble, Lyon, Chambery or Geneva. For excellent value and quick transfer times look at Ryanair/ Easyjet into Grenoble. We can help with transfers from EUR 50 return per person. Internet access is available in reception (they will supply a code). Shared pool and sauna in adjacent building for your use. Car parking is available - as this is a car free resort you will need to park initially/ be dropped off in the short stay parking to unload, then move the car (full instructions given). Outside: Chalets des Neiges is a development of five buildings (our apartment is in 'Pic Blanc', which' across the development, has a reception (including wifi), a heated pool with shared sauna and an excellent restaurant. There is also a private sauna (bookable at reception). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning, towels, linen charge of £130 added to bookings. Whilst you are there you will have the number of our local agent should you need any further assistance. The off season prices do not include linen or cleaning


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Large, duplex, ski in/out penthouse appt for 10: Oz en Oisans, Alpe d'Huez
average rating of 4.571429 based on 15 reviews

Great chalet location in child friendly village

  • 4 of 5

The chalet is in a great location. Although up some steps it is worth as the village is very small and friendly great for families. We left our skis and boots at the ski hire so did not have to carry them far. The ski lift is very close as bars and places to eat. The ESF ski school is excellent with good English speaking instructors. The chalet was great and comfortable enough space for the 8 of us. The kitchen is small and not shown in the photos but otherwise the balcony looks over the ski slope about 50 meters away. I would recommend and visit again.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we're delighted you had a good time! We would be very happy to welcome you again and absolutely agree that the ski school is fantastic and the village great for families in particular. One point to note for future guests is that our (private, lockable) ski 'cave' on the second floor affords direct access to the piste. Our building is one of the closest to the Alpette gondola. So for most people in most conditions that would be more convenient than storing skis in the ski shop (and should mean no carrying skis!). But Romain, our manager who also works in the ski shop, is very happy to assist of you prefer to store them there. Thank you very much for the feedback and taking time to do review!
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Fabulous location and genuine to and from the door skiiing

  • 4 of 5

There had been no snow for nearly three week's and we feared the worst but the pistes in Oz and Alpe d'Huez are so well maintained that nearly all the lifts and slopes were open and we had a fabulous week's skiing at the end of January. We were spoiled for choice and a week really isn't long enough to explore all the slopes available. Furthermore, the scenery around Oz is jaw-droppingly spectacular. We loved being able to ski to and from the apartment building and there were a couple of very good, reasonably priced restaurants just seconds away. The only two small negatives are the lack of wifi and the slightly awkward access to the apartment but these are definitely compensated for by the traffic free village and the superb skiing. We would definitely stay here again to enjoy more fantastic skiing and to explore the slopes we never had time to reach this time round!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great apartment in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here at Christmas and found the apartment ideal for our needs. We are two families with older children (ages from 15 to 21) and diverse skiing experience and ability. Although there was sadly no snow in the village itself, many of the main runs in Alpe d'Huez and Alpette were open with artificial snow and there was real snow higher up the mountain. Oz is small and quite quiet, which suited us well. There's a great bakers and a decent small supermarket, as well as cafes, restaurants, ski school and equipment hire shops. The apartment is simple, but comfortable and very well located near services and the main cable car to Alpe d'Huez. It had everything we needed for the week and the complimentary use of the swimming pool and sauna in the next block was a nice bonus. Communication with the owners was very straightforward and helpful. We would love to return (hopefully when there is more snow!)

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to review and we are delighted that you enjoyed staying at chalet la folie. We've just got back ourselves (week after you!) and were pleased to see that, notwithstanding the paucity of snow across the Alps (sadly), the standard on the pistes was really quite good through a mixture of moving and creating snow at the bottom, and decent snow at the top. We would, of course, be delighted to hear from you again. Alison
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Perfect location, excellent facilities

  • 5 of 5

We spent four nights at the apartment with friends. Very comfortable and perfect for so many adults as there are 4 showers! The view from the balcony was stunning - on to the piste dropping into Oz and the main area of the resort. It was very comfortable with everything you need. The people looking after the flat in Oz were very friendly and located in the better ski hire place (called 3G). Excellent restaurants in Oz - including great home made tartiflette to take away from the supermarket. The skiing was fantastic - loads of choice - stunningly beautiful - and great food up there too. One of our bests meals was on the piste. Highly recommended ! We are planning to return next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much - we are delighted you had such a lovely time! Alison
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Fantastic ski chalet in picturesque village of Oz

  • 5 of 5

La Folie was absolutely prefect for our stay. The setting is stunning and all the amenities were nearby- supermarket, restaurants and bars. The accommodation was very spacious and was ample for our party of 9. Very comfortable beds and lovely dining/entertaining area. Also great to have a pool and sauna on site which we used and which were very nice. So convenient to be able to ski in and ski out and Oz en Oisans is a beautiful resort with really fantastic slopes - lots of variety for all levels of skiers. We had super snow so the conditions were great. I would highly recommend this and will definitely visit again.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your fantastic review. We are delighted you had such a great time! Alison
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A home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Despite not being able to drive to the door, the apartment was actually very easy to get to - a lift and some steps and a lift in the chalet itself. The apartment is well-appointed with lots of bedrooms and a spacious living/dining area. The location is fantastic - close to the pistes, supermarket and ski hire shops. Quite simply put, it is the best ski apartment I have stayed in, with some awesome skiing right on the doorstep.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to review and for your kind words. We're delighted you had such a good time.
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Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
in village
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
In village and chalets des neiges development
Nearest Ski
5 Metres
Grandes Domaines ski Area
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Skiing out the back door in one of Europe's biggest ski areas! There are two gondolas, a ski school and a ski kindergarten withing moments walk. Fast connections on queue free gondolas will have you in the heart of the Grands Domaines very quickly (see ski map). Or ski over to Vaujeny for sunny, quiet pistes. After millions of pounds of investment in advance of the 2014/5 ski season, Sarenne, reputedly the longest piste in Europe, is open throughout the season for a spectacular ski from the top of the glacier. Summer skiing is usually available from the end of June (as long as conditions permit - usually mid/late July).

Mountain biking:

This is mountain biking Mecca: Oz regularly hosts the junior World Cup and the French national championships. All the equipment is hire locally.

Road biking:

The apartment is close to many famous climbs. The Alpes d'Huez legendary 21 hairpins are nearby (accessible by gondola in the summer) as are many other famous landmarks and passes (including Col de Glandon, Col de la Croix de Fer etc). The nearest sizeable town (20 mins by car) of Bourg d'Oisans is a hub for road cycling. We have an arrangement with a knowledgable english owned biking business which can arrange drop offs and pick ups with bikes.


The Oisans mountains provide a fantastic backdrop for all sorts of walks. From reasonably gentle 'top of gondola to top of gondola' hikes, stopping at mountain restaurants, to more extreme mountain adventures involving refuges and via ferratas, the Oisans mountains cater for all levels.


Airports: Grenoble (1.15), Lyon (2 hours), Geneva (2.15 hours) or Chambery. We can help with transfers (from €50 pp return out of Grenoble) (or see Oz en Oisans public website for buses etc).

From Calais: 9 hours driving.

No car necessary (once you are there!); car free resort with everything nearby.


Allemond is nearest town for doctor, pharmacy etc: 20 mins down mountain.

In summer, you may wish to drive to Bourg d'Oisans for cycling, canoeing etc - this takes about 30 mins. Grenoble 45 mins /1 hour.

Further Details:

There are a number of bars,restaurants and pizzerias in the village. As well as the 'Sherpa' supermarket, there are a number of shops selling local produce and two boulangeries. There is a credit agricole cash-point.

The tourist office, which sells lift passes and can also supply details and book of a wide range of activities (particularly useful in summer) is 5 mins walk from the apartment. The ESF office is next door to our development and the meeting place just below.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $70
Cleaning note $210
Refundable damage deposit $279.99

We have a local representative who will meet you and hand over the key, be your contact in resort, and (as he also works in the local ski shop) assist with ski hire - including providing a discount :)

We accept payment in £ or € as we have accounts in both countries so you won't pay any transfer fees.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover unless otherwise agreed in writing. Arrival from 4 (earlier by agreement), checkout by 10.

Notes on prices:

(From summer 2018 onwards): Rates include cleaning and all local taxes. Sheets and towels are extra if needed and can be reserved through our local manager (details on booking).

(For winter 2017/2018 bookings,sheets and towels are included in the price unless otherwise agreed),

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund