COVID-19 and Alpe d’Huez

Empty restaurant terrace in Alpe d'Huez
An empty terrace in Alpe d'Huez

UPDATED Whats going on with COVID-19 and Alpe d’Huez?

At the moment the skiing is CLOSED until December 2020.

All access to the mountains for skiing has been closed.

This means no ski touring is allowed either.

Roll on next year.

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Big, comfortable rooms, space for your clothes, great food to fuel days and a friendly welcome. That’s what we provide for all our guests at Le Château d’Oz, when they stay with us on a skiing holiday. Contact us for more details.

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Ski Videos Lesson 1

ski video lesson
Lessons I've leared while making ski videos

Everyone loves to make a ski video, its a great way to remember the best parts of the trip. Here’s my first ski videos lesson.

The cameras are small and light, easy to carry; you can even use your phone.

Of course, the way you get the best shots is to nudge them into place with a bit of direction.

Easy stuff like: “I’ll ski down a bit and then you guys ski past me on my left”. Something like that.

So what I said to my friend, who wanted his exploits on a board recorded, was: “I’ll ski down there”, so far so good, “and then I want you to ski towards me”.

Oh dear! What I meant was that he should approach me directly and then pass below me. There wasn’t really space above me and I thought this was obvious.

In retrospect, nothing is obvious unless clearly explained.

So he sets off, pulls a few nice turns and then starts braking near me, throwing up a bit of snow. But then I see his board bouncing and I reckon he is going to pull a last minute swerve around me.

No, he has lost control and sweeps me off me feet.

No harm done but next time I’ll be better at giving clear instructions.

I hope this ski videos lesson helps you next time you get out on the slopes.

Big, comfortable rooms, space for your clothes, great food to fuel days and a friendly welcome. That’s what we provide for all our guests at Le Château d’Oz, when they stay with us on a skiing holiday. Contact us for more details.

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Eating in Oz

eating in oz
Restaurants for eating in Oz resort have a wide variety of healthy food

Eating in Oz is really easy, all the restaurants are within 200m.

All the restaurants in Oz en Oisans Station are on the single pedestrianised street that runs the length of the resort.

This means they are all close together and easy to access. All of them are very popular for lunch in School Holidays as ski school starts and finishes within 100m of all of them.

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