Situated at 1,350 metres is the village of Oz en Oisans, one of the 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. 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.
Over half of the 41 pistes which make up the Oz en Oisans ski area are graded as easy which means they are ideal for those taking their first tentative steps out onto the slopes. But the area around Oz en Oisans is not just for beginners – it has a total of 68 kilometres of slopes, which means there is a piste for every ability level.
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Visitors who prefer to stay in a small resort such as Oz en Oisans but who nevertheless want to have a large choice of different pistes have the option of crossing the pass to Alpe d’Huez at 2,100 metres, where they will find around 120 varied descents in an area with 240 kilometres of pistes. With its supply of snow cannons, Oz is able to guarantee plenty of snow, making it a resort people will definitely want to come back to.
A popular highlight of holidaying in the Oz en 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.
Nordic sport fans can enjoy 30 kilometres of groomed trails around Oz en Oisans.
Even away from the slopes, visitors can still explore the stunning natural landscape of the Region Rhône-Alpes mountain region by joining a snowshoe hike.