We've stayed in Oz en Oisans three times. Last year was the first time we stayed in Chalet Des Neiges and we were so impressed that we chose to stay there again this February, and we can't wait until next year!
Compared to other ski apartments it is very spacious and comfortable. It's location is great - you can ski to/from the door. In winter the village is pedestrianised with the snow fall which is brilliant for the kids. It's true that you have to carry your luggage up from the car park but it is not as far as other apartments and there are public lifts so that is a small price to pay for a good place to stay. Comments about the staff not wanting to speak English seem at odds to our experience. Though we like to speak French, when we arrived the reception staff asked if we prefer to speak in French or English. In fact all of the staff were very friendly. We were given two bottles of wine on our first night after being allocated a larger apartment than the one we had booked. Logs for the fire were delivered to our door as was bread early in the morning. Fresh towels were delivered half way through the week. When we checked out we were told about discounts on booking for next year.
If you are looking for raucous apres ski, Oz is not the place for you. That's it's appeal. A small village with half a dozen restaurants/bars, one shop, a couple of boulangeries/patisseries and tabac. It has a charming, cosy and safe feel to it. But in winter the biggest bonus is that, compared to bigger ski resorts, there are no huge queues for the ski lifts. And from Oz you can access the whole of the Grandes Rousses ski area.
We would love to go there in the summer too.
One tip for driving there, or back to the airport, on Saturdays (main changeover day) - to avoid the huge traffic jam on the N85 from the motorway, take the Eybens to Vizille route.
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