Résidence Les Balcons du Soleil

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Résidence Les Balcons du Soleil

Les Balcons du Soleil is a lovely residence, in a perfect, quiet location just 300 meters from the slopes. It is built in the traditional “chalet style”, consisting of comfortable and attractively-furnished  apartments. All apartments have balconies, so you can take full advantage of the mountain sunshine and panoramic views. After an invigorating day on the slopes, why not relax in the heated outdoor pool or heat up (properly) in the sauna and/or hammam.

It is easy to get to the center, via the shuttle. This is a free service that will bring you back and forth as required.

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  • 300 meters from the slopes
  • Sauna and Hamam
  • Outdoor (heated pool)
  • Balconies

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La Foux d'Allos

In the beautiful Espace Lumiere, in the Southern Alps lies the village of La Foux d'Allos. The village, which also goes by the name Val d'Allos 1800 La Foux, has an authentic look with many traditional wooden buildings. It has up to 300 days of sunlight a year yet still captures a lot of snow. Perfect for endless skiing and enjoying sunny terraces.

La Foux d'Allos is characterized by luxurious residences and hip, trendy nightlife. Combined with competitive prices, this makes it a very attractive destination.

La Foux d'Allos
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Espace Lumière

The ski area of Pra- Loup, which is called Espace Lumière, is a wonderful surprise. Most of the pistes are not very difficult. The slopes are not very steep, which makes it a good ski area for both beginners and semi-intermediate skiers. However, this does not mean that this ski resort is not suitable for intermediate and advanced skiers. This resort also offers black ski runs and for the dare devils there are numerous off piste possibilities as well.

Espace Lumière consists of 2 different areas. The Pra-Loup area is now connected to the ski area of La Foux-d'Allos which has expanded the ski resort. If you are a fan of touring the slopes all day, we recommend the area towards La Foux-d'Allos. Since most of the slopes are on the north side of the mountain, the chances of there being snow on the slopes are higher than in the direction of Pra-Loup.

Espace Lumière is also suitable for snow boarders. Near the Gimette lift snow boarders have their own piste. There is a snow park on the Le Lac slope and the half- pipe can be found on the slope of Pra Chauvet, which will be lit up when the sun starts to set.

Espace Lumière

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

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 on the yellow menu above.

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Lift pass, lessons and material

The ski area is expected to open on the 20th of December.

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:

For children aged 4 and under the lift pass is free. If you are entitled to a free pass select ‘no lift pass’ when you are making your booking. You can pick up the free pass locally by showing your ID.

Deposit:

On site you will pay € 1.50 deposit for your ski pass.

Passport:

A passport is not mandatory.

The above price increases and reductions are only valid when booking with Sunweb. Locally different rates are used.

The ski area is expected to open on the 20th of December.

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.

The 5-day ski and snowboard lessons are held from Mondays to Fridays. The 6-day ski and snowboard classes are held from Mondays to Fridays.

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).

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.

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