Résidence Les Balcons d' Aurea is a beautiful new complex, located in the charming, Auris. These luxury apartments are located directly on the slopes and the ski lift is within 100m. Straight after breakfast you can strap on your skis and set off!
The apartments are modern and neatly furnished and all have a balcony where you can relax after a day of toil on the slopes. You can further unwind by enjoying either the heated swimming pool, sauna or hammam which are all at the residence.
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Due to Covid-19, different services and facilities may be offered at the time of booking than when your holiday starts. Since the mentioned services and facilities are subject to constant change, no rights can be derived from them.
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.
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The capital of France is Paris
France is one hour ahead of the UK (GMT+1).
The official language is French.
The euro (€) is the official currency of France
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
You 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.
In the booking steps it is possible to book a transfer. The average transfer time to Auris-en-Oisans is approximately 2 hours. For additional information about the transfer click here.
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Ski and snowboard rental can be specified immediately upon booking.
When you book Gold or Diamond ski equipment you can exchange it once a week for free, for snowboard equipment or freeride skis (unavailable on weekends).
This material is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. This material is particularly agile, so it makes turning and breaking easy. Parallel skiing is also possible with these skis.
This is ideal material for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The material is agile, but also suitable to cut corners sharp. Even at high speeds these skis provide great performance.
These skis and snowboards are made of high quality material, and are perfect for experienced skiers. This comfortable material is suitable on all track types and snow conditions.
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 (eg off piste skiing) so they can help you select the right material.
NOTE: A helmet is not included in this package. You can choose to bring your own, or rent one locally if available.
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