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Hostel Moontain

Slightly hidden in the quiet area of Oz and Oisans, is Hostel Moontain. This accommodation offers you the hostel concept in combination with several hotel facilities. You will find the openness and freedom that fits a hostel, however, you can enjoy your privacy in your room with en-suite bathroom. Nevertheless, the car-free center is only 100 meters away and the slopes are literally at your doorstep. Thus, in the morning, you’ll only need to step outside and you can be on your way.

 

The rooms are atmospheric and modernly decorated. After a day on the slopes, it's nice to completely unwind and relax. Or, have a delicious drink in the hotel's own après ski bar to end the day in style.

  • Modern and small hostel
  • On the slopes
  • Private rooms with en-suite bathrooms

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Tip!

Oz and Oisans has a car-free centre.

Location and surroundings

Oz

Oz is a fairly modern ski resort that is located in the Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine Ski Area. A great advantage of this ski area is that most of the accommodations are built directly on the slopes, and close to the ski lifts. Due to this Oz is a perfect ski holiday destination for those who like to be close to action. In just four minutes you can take a lift all the way to the top of Pic Blanc.

Skiing in Oz

Oz is directly connected with the Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski Area. This ski area has a total of over 250km of ski slopes, and 45 different lifts. It also includes the resorts of Alpe d’Huez, Vaujany, 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.

The Resort

The small and scenic center of Oz is completely car-free. In the center you will find several supermarkets, restaurants and a nice pizzeria. It is an ideal resort for those who are more focused on skiing than partying. For cross country skiers there is also over 50km of different trails. There are plenty of activities for non skiers too, including toboggan runs, ice climbing, snow shoe walks and an ice cave.

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.

Oz

  • Car-free family village
  • Located in a wooded area
  • Direct access to a large ski area

Location and surroundings

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

Travel information relating to the Coronavirus 

This information has been carefully compiled by Sunweb based on information provided by the local authorities. Since the measures mentioned are subject to constant change, no rights can be derived from this and Sunweb accepts no liability for any damage resulting from the use of this information.

Current Status: Negative travel advice until the 30 November 2020.

Regulations per destination

Distance required in public areas (in metres)
Yes
1 metre
Max persons together outdoors
No
Not allowed to come together
Allowed to share a room with someone outside your household?
Yes
But advised to wear a mask inside aswell when in company of others
Public transport / taxi / skibus
Open
A mask is mandaotry for everyone aged 11 and over, and only take transport for essential trips. Travelling between the French regions is no longer allowed as of Monday 02.11.2020
Transfer
Yes
A mask is mandatory
Supermarkets and pharmacies
Open
A mask is mandatory
Petrol stations
Open
A mask is mandatory
Shops
Closed
Shops will reopen 28.11.2020
Restaurants
Closed
From Friday 30.10.2020.
Bars / Apres-ski
Closed
From Friday 30.10.2020.
Club/Nightlife
Closed
Curfew
Depends
From November 28, 2020, French people may be outside for 3 hours and a maximum of 20 kilometers from their home address. This does not apply if they have to leave for work or for a medical emergency.
Not allowed to sell alcohol in certain hours
No
Events open air or indoor
No
Not allowed
Wellness
Closed
Closed from Friday 30.10.2020.
Skilifts
Closed
Closed from Friday 30.10.2020.
Ski lessons
No
Unavailable from Friday 30.10.2020.
Ski rental
Closed
Closed from Friday 30.10.2020.
Slopes
Closed
Closed from Friday 30.10.2020.
Mask
Yes
Masks are mandatory from the age of 11 in public transport and air traffic. Also in all public closed buildings and areas, for example government buildings, hospitals, shops, restaurants and hotels. Ski lifts, drag lifts, ski schools, ski buses (also on the platform), lift stations, ski rental shops and other closed parts of the ski area. Even when you are in line (outside and inside).
Quarantaine
No
Covid test before departure or wait in quarantaine
No
Covid test on destination (random or everyone)
No
Health declaration
Yes
All travelers are required to complete and carry the certificate corresponding to their situation: for exceptional international travel from abroad to France and for a non-conforming trip to certain overseas communities.
It is mandatory for all passengers to fill in a passenger location form 48 hours before arriving/returning to the UK. The form can be found
here.
Other formalities needed to enter destination?
No
Please always double check the GOV UK website before travelling.
Additional measures per ski region
No
Additional airline and bus rules
No
Other area information
Yes
Additional COVID-19 information provided by France Montagnes.

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

Flight packages are not available for this destination/resort. Please see the prices for self-drive packages (including lift passes) on the Prices and Booking tab.

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Lift pass, lessons and material

A lift  pass for Vaujany is included in your package.

Lift Pass

4-day trip including 2-day lift pass

5-day trip including 3-day lift pass

6-day trip including 4-day lift pass

7-day trip including 5-day lift pass

8-day trip including 6-day lift pass

In step 2 of the booking process it is indicated for which days the lift pass is valid. If you want to use the ski lift on a different day than indicated in step 2 of the booking process, please contact our contact centre by telephone. It is not possible to change the days of the lift pass once you have arrived at the destination. If you wish to extend the lift pass, it can often be booked as an extra. The price for extending the lift pass can be found in step 2 of the booking. If you choose “no lift pass”, the discount can also be found in step 2 of the booking process.

Discounts:

The lift pass for children up to 4 years is free on display of an ID card. From 72 years onwards, reduced rates apply. If you are entitled to this lift pass, select "no lift pass" when booking. The discounted lift pass can be picked up locally on presentation of your ID.

Lift pass extras:

With the 6, 7 and 8 day lift passes you can also use the lifts in Les Deux Alpes from 23 December 2017 until 30 March 2018 for two days (It is also possible to use this lift pass for one day for the ski areas of Serre Chevalier, Puy Saint Vincent, Montgenevre or the italian "Milky Way). Please note this day has to fall into the number of days that you have booked, and can not be used as an extra day.If you would like to ski in a different area, you will have to get a special pass/voucher, which can be obtained at the cashier of the skilift company in Vaujany or Oz.

If you have a 6-, 7- or 8-day lift pass, you also have 1 access to the ice skating rink and the swimming pool in Vaujany.

The above fees and discounts are valid when booking with Sunweb. Other rates are used at the resort.

You can select ski and snowboard directly upon booking. With short-stay holidays it is not possible to book ski lessons. You can arrange ski lessons at the resort.

When booking ski lessons, your level is requested:Beginners: Choose if you have never skied before.Intermediate: Choose if you have skied before and know how to break and turn.Advanced: Choose if you are an accomplished skier but wish to improve your technique.

Ski lessons are in the mornings from 9hr10 to 11hr40 and the snowboard lessons are in the afternoon from 14hr00 to 16hr40. From February onward, snowboard lessons are in the afternoon from 14hr35 to 17hr05.

Note: Tomorrowland Winter guests can not book a less via Sunweb. This goes via the Tomorrowland Winter website.

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).

The following materials can be booked:

Bronze

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.

Silver

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.

Gold

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.

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 (eg off piste skiing) so they can help you select the right material.

Note: Tomorrowland Winter guests can not book material via Sunweb. This goes via the Tomorrowland Winter website.

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