There is still a lot of uncertainty about what will happen this winter for skiing holidays in 2021.
We have followed the French Government advice and are ready to receive skiers and snowboarders whenever you are ready to come. We were open during the summer and the systems we introduced were not intrusive but simply help to keep you safe.
Safe ski resorts
We do know that, along with every other ski resort in France, Oz and Alpe d’Huez have made the best possible arrangements to keep everyone as safe as possible on their skiing holidays in 2021.
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We are happy to say that the Alpe d’Huez snow report for October is good. The early season snow continues to build on the higher slopes with new, fresh falls lower down.
The weather is getting chilly with midday temperatures in Alpe d’Huez around 0°C.
There is 20 to 35 cm of snow forecast above 1800m and 10 to 15cm around 1400 to1500m.
This is falling on an already better than average base for this time of year. It is between 30 and 70cm at altitude and you would have to go back to 2013 or 2000 to find equivalent October depths.
Lets hope this signals an excellent year for snow.
The new Clos Giraud lift is progressing well in the Oz-Vaujany sector.
Another new lift project this year to go with the new Eau d’Olle express between Allemond and Oz.
The old four-seat chair will be replaced by a Téléporté mixte, chairs and gondolas on the same cable, sometimes referred to as a Chondola in English.
The other Téléporté mixtes are on Signal, Les Jeux and Rif-Nel.
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The Allemont lift is making progress towards completion later this summer.
The lower installations are well on their way with the familiar shape of a lift taking place. The buildings in Allemont will be the largest part of the construction with the Car Park and ticket office.
There will also be the hangar for storing the gondolas out of season.
Elsewhere, the concrete is being poured for the bases of the pylons. This has needed a helicopter to deliver the wet concrete for pouring as the terrain is too steep for any vehicles.
The pylons themselves are being delivered at the base of the dam and will also be assembled with the help of the helicopter.
It will be interesting to see how the extra car parking affects the Car Parking in Oz.
More news later…
Ski Rental: Skimium, the well known franchise, is located right by the Poutran lift.
They have a good range of skis and boots as well as some big fat skis for powder days.
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La Potée Oz, usually know just as “the potty” by English speakers, is open at lunchtime and in the evenings.
This is both a lively bar and a restaurant, depending on the time of day.
There is a nice selection of beers and wines as well as lots of soft drinks. Coffee and Hot Chocolate are always available.
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Looking for ski rental? 2G Sports is a small, independent shop with a good range of skis and snowboards.
It also has the best boot fitter in town. Antoine has a complete comfort guarantee if you want to buy a pair of ski or snowboard boots.
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Comfortable ski boot rental is one of the most contentious areas of a ski holiday; many consider it impossible.
I am sure that the strength of opinions often outweighs any relevant facts despite there being quite a lot of empirical evidence to support those facts.
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Do you really need to stay in Alpe d’Huez? In the main village? How about in one of the 6 other satellite villages?
What!? There is more than one Alpe d’Huez? Well, yes, and that leads to some exciting possibilities.
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There are 6 places to rent skis in Oz and all have equipment suitable for skiers and snow boarders.
They are, from the top of the street, Boît à Skis (Sport 2000), 2G Sports, La Cabane à Skis, Ski Tonic (Skiset and Netski) and Skimium.
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