Chalet Woodpecker

Chalet Woodpecker is located in the Cognet district of Alpe d'Huez. The location is great, as you will find all the slopes within just a short walk. The chalet has seven bedrooms, all of which are stylish and modern. On the first floor, there is a relaxation area including a whirlpool, a sauna, and a shower. The chalet is located in the same building as Chalet Nightingale, and can be combined with it to accommodate a large group.
  • Apartment for large groups
  • Great location close to the slopes
  • Relax in the sauna

Room types

8-room chalet type A
for 7 to 15 persons
  • surface approx. 250m²
  • number of beds: 15
  • balcony
  • kitchen
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • freezer
  • (mini)oven
  • microwave
  • coffee machine
  • kettle
  • toaster
  • dishwasher
  • television
  • (living) room(s): first floor
  • bedroom(s): 7 bedrooms
  • 1st bedroom: 2 sleeping places (2 x single bed), ground floor
  • 2nd bedroom: 2 sleeping places (2 x single bed), ground floor
  • 3rd bedroom: 2 sleeping places (2 x single bed), ground floor
  • 4th bedroom: 2 sleeping places (2 x single bed), ground floor
  • 5th bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x double bed), first floor
  • 6th bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x double bed), first floor
  • 7th bedroom: sleeps 3 (1 x single bed; 2 x single bed), first floor
  • separate toilet number: 1
  • bathroom(s): 7 bathrooms
  • bathroom 1, ground floor: shower, sink, toilet
  • bathroom 2, ground floor: shower, sink, toilet
  • bathroom 3, ground floor: shower, sink, toilet
  • bathroom 4, ground floor: shower, sink, toilet
  • bathroom 5, first floor: shower, sink, toilet
  • bathroom 6, first floor: bath, sink, toilet
  • bathroom 7, first floor: shower, sink, toilet

Board basis

Room only

Tip!

The wellness facilities are shared with Chalet Nightingale, which is in the same building.

Location and surroundings

In the centre
Distance to ski piste approx. 50 metres
Distance to ski lift approx. 200 metres

Facilities

General Information
  • television corner
  • wireless internet in the room (free of charge)
  • deposit (to be paid with credit card)
  • bed linen included
  • bath towels included
  • cleaning room
  • electricity: (included in the package price)
  • water consumption: (included in the package price)
  • wireless internet available in the room: (included in the package price)
  • linen package (bed linen and bath towels): (included in the package price)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): (included in the package price)
  • beds made on arrival: (included in the package price)
  • place in car park: (included in the package price)
Mandatory additional costs
  • tourist tax: approx. 2,50 € per person per day (to be paid at resort, obligated)
Deposit
  • deposit: approx. 2.000,00 € per stay to be paid with credit card (to be paid at resort, obligated)
Spa facilities
  • spa with:: sauna, hot tub inside

Alpe d'Huez

A ski holiday in Alpe d’Huez takes place in one of the largest French ski holiday resorts and is divided into several popular districts. The village lies at an altitude of 1860m and offers a great ranging of activities for those looking to do more than just skiing in Alpe d’Huez. Plus, the slopes are easily accessible by one of the many lifts around the village.

Skiing in Alpe d’Huez

Alpe d’Huez is a part of the vast Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski area. This area has a total of over 250km of ski slopes and 45 different lifts. It also includes the resorts of Oz, Vaujany and Auris-en-Oisans. With a top height of 3330m and featuring a glacier, the ski area is fairly snow sure through out the whole of the winter season. In total it has over 100km combined of blue and green slopes, making it a perfect destination for beginner skiers/snowboarders.

Accommodation

Ski holidays in Alpe d’Huez allow you to stay in one of the modern apartments in one of the nice village centres with a selection of bars and restaurants. After skiing on the Alpe d’Huez slopes, there are plenty of activities to keep you entertained. The après-ski scene is very lively with bars and clubs or keep yourself busy with the climbing wall, squash courts, the gym, an indoor pool, table tennis and much more.

Alpe d'Huez is a fantastic ski holiday destination for skiers of all levels. Sunweb has a great assortment of different ski packages in Oz. From all-inclusive hotels to cheap, affordable apartments. There are options to suit all group sizes and budgets.

Alpe d'Huez

  • Over than 237 kilometers of varied slopes
  • Exuberant nightlife
  • One of the longest black runs in the world

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Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine Ski

Skiing in Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski

Ski holidays in Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski take place in an area known as ‘the island in the sun’. The area is blessed with an average of 300 sunny days per year and many pistes are located on the sunny south side of the area, making a ski holiday in Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski one of the best locations for snowy slopes and long, sunny days.

Ski holidays in Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski offer over 238km of pistes with access to 84 lifts meaning even the most frequent skiers and snowboarders will be spoilt for choice. With more than 325 snow cannons, there is nearly always plenty of snow on the pistes and, if not, the Des Rousses glacier provides an excellent snow-sure skiing terrain. The villages of Alpe d’Huez, Oz en Oisans, Auris en Oisans, Vaujany en Villard Reculas are all part of this great ski region.

For experienced snowboarding and skiing routes, La Piste de Sarenne awaits on the Pic Blanc at an incredible altitude of 3330m. This is the longest descent in Europe and a truly unique experience. Skiing down a total of 16 uninterrupted kilometres with an altitude different of 1450m is bound to appeal and test everyone.

A half pipe has been built on the piste of Premier Tronçon which is perfect for those looking to go snowboarding and freestyle skiing in Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski. Next to that, there are countless off-piste descents waiting to be conquered by freestyle skiers and snowboarders. Thanks to the steady snow record freestyle skiing in Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski has become more and more popular over the recent years. The 50km of cross-country skiing tracks are made up on blue and red pistes.

Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine Ski

  • More than 250 kilometers of ski slopes
  • Skiing on the Des Rousses glacier
  • Challenging ski area for every skier

Location and surroundings

In the centre
Distance to ski piste approx. 50 metres
Distance to ski lift approx. 200 metres

Practical information

Capital:
The capital of France is Paris

Time:

France is one hour ahead of the UK (GMT+1).

Language:

The official language is French.

Money:

The euro (€) is the official currency of France

Emergency number:

The local emergency number is 112.

Service charge (tip) in restaurants and bars :

It is not likely that the service charger will be added to the bill automatically. If you are pleased with the service you can round off or leave a tip of 10%.

Power:

The voltage is 220 and the socket is different compared to the general UK sockets. You can buy an European adapter in most airports and supermarkets.

Mobile:

A UK mobile phone should work in France. The setup for this may differ per provider, so it is best to inquire about this before hand.

Safety on the slopes:

In France, wearing a helmet is not mandatory but recommended (especially for children). In ski classes (for all ages), it is often compulsory.

Travel documents:

You must be in possession of a valid passport in order to travel to France.

Food and Drinks:

Cheese, croissants, baguettes and wine! It is possible to drink tap water.

Opening hours:

As a general rule, the shops are open on Monday/Friday from 09:00 to 19:00. However, some shops may close over lunchtime. On Sunday and Monday, a selection of shops are closed. Some supermarkets are open on Sunday mornings.

Public Holidays: 

Christmas Day:  25 December, 2014 (Thursday)

Boxing Day: 26 December, 2014 (Friday)

New Year’s Day:  1 January, 2015 (Thursday)

Good Friday: 3 April, 2015

Easter Sunday: 5 April, 2015

Easter Monday: 6 April, 2015

 

Travelling by car:
Most motorways in France require you to pay a toll fee. The Pas Piccolo San Bernardo is closed the whole winter (November - June). Always check the locat weather reports before departing.

In some cities and towns it is obligaroty to have a "environmentsl sticker". It is not possible to buy these stickers en route. You will have to order them online before you leave home. French authorities advise you to print out the form and the confirmation of the sticker if it does not arrive at your home in time. You can find the form on:
https://www.certificat-air.gouv.fr/en/demande-ext/cgu

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Flight information

You will fly with EasyJet or Jet2 to Grenoble. This flight takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. Meals and drinks are not included during the flight.

 

Departures from regional airports

Please note that with departure and/or arrival from a regional airport you may have a stopover on the outward and/or return journey.

 

Transfer

In the booking steps it is possible to book a transfer. If you book a transfer via Sunweb, it will be a shared transfer to and from the resort. The average transfer time to Alpe d’Huez is approximately 2 hours. For additional information about the transfer click here.

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Lift pass, lessons and ski/board hire

An Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine Ski pass is included in the tour price.

You can see the surcharges and discounts for extending your ski pass or no ski pass in step 1 (preferences) of the booking process. If a child or senior discount applies, this will be shown in step 2 (price overview). Would you like to know which ski pass is included in your travel time? View our FAQ here .

Ski passes for children up to 4 years old are free on presentation of an ID card. If you are entitled to this ski pass, please select "no ski pass" when booking. You can pick up your ski pass with a discount on presentation of your proof of identity.

Ski pass promotion:

With a ski pass of 6 days or more you can use the lifts in Les Deux Alpes for 2 days. Please note that these days are included in the number of days on your ski pass and cannot be added to it.

It is also possible to arrange 1 day of skiing in Serre Chevalier/Briançon, Puy Saint Vincent, Montgenèvre, and Sestriere with this pass at the ski lift company onsite.

For a surcharge of €25 per adult and €20 per child, you can have unlimited access to the swimming pool, ice rink, and sports hall for one week. It is not possible to book this in advance, but you can arrange and pay for this onsite.

Any surcharges and discounts are only valid upon booking. Other rates are applied locally. It is not possible to redeem your ski pass on another day onsite. An extension of your ski pass can often be booked as an extra; you will find the price for this further in the booking process. A discount for “no ski pass” can also be found during the booking process.

You can specify ski and snowboard rental directly when booking. Check out our FAQ  for more information about equipment rental.

Please note that it is not possible to book additional ski rental for Tomorrowland Winter.

When you book additional ski equipment of the 'Gold' or 'Diamond' class, you can exchange this once a week for free snowboard equipment or freeride skis (not on weekends).

The following equipment can be booked:

Bronze

This equipment is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The equipment is particularly manoeuvrable, so it makes turning and braking easy. Parallel skiing is also possible with these skis.

Silver

This is ideal equipment for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The equipment is manoeuvrable and suitable for cutting corners sharply. Even at high speeds, these skis provide great performance.

Gold

These skis and snowboards are made of high-quality material and are perfect for experienced skiers. They can also be used by skiers who have mastered parallel skiing. This comfortable equipment is suitable for all track types and snow conditions.

Diamond

These are high performance skis and snowboards with the latest technology and are suitable for the most experienced skiers.

TIP:
Tell our rental partner your exact requirements (e.g., off-piste skiing) so that they can help you select the right equipment.

Lessons can be specified directly when booking. See our FAQ  for more information about lessons.

Please note that it is not possible to book additional ski lessons for Tomorrowland Winter.

It is not possible to book ski lessons online for short stays. You can arrange this onsite.

When booking ski lessons, you will be asked for your level of experience:

Beginners: Only opt for beginners lessons if you have never skied before.

Average: Can you already brake/make a turn? Then choose average and beginners.

Advanced: Can you already ski, but you want to develop your technique further? Then choose advanced.

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