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Résidence Odalys Le Front de Neige

Résidence Le Front de Neige is a comfortable apartment complex in the heart of the authentic Les Carroz d'Araches. The ski slope, is at your doorstep and you can reach the town center is just 800m away. The apartments are simple yet comfortable. They have a strong traditional feel. Many of the larger apartments also have a balcony or terrace. From there you have a beautiful view over the snowy mountain peaks.
  • Ski-in, ski-out
  • Comfortable apartments
  • Fantastic views

Room types

3-room apartment (2 bedrooms) (Mezzanine 6)
for 2 till 6 persons
  • surface circa 40m²
  • deposit: circa 300,00 € per unit per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
  • tourist tax: circa 1,00 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • baby package: on request circa 8,00 € per piece per day (to be paid at resort)
  • bath towel package: circa 8,00 € per set per night (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • linen package: circa 12,00 € per set (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): circa 112,00 € per unit per night (to be paid at resort)
  • pets, excl. food: circa 60,00 € per piece per 7 dag (pl) (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • parking garage available: on request (to be paid at resort)
  • cleaning package: 6,00 € per piece
2-room apartment (1 bedroom) cabin
for 2 till 7 persons
  • surface circa 48m²
  • Number of beds: 7
  • Partly with balcony
  • Kitchenette
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • combi microwave
  • dishwasher
  • Television (added costs)
  • (Living) room(s): sleeps 3 (1 x one person pull-out bed; 2 x one person sleeping couch)
  • Bedroom(s): 1 bedroom
  • 1st bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x double bed)
  • Cabin(s) (cabin 1: 2 sleeping places (1 bunkbed (2 x single bed)))
  • Bathroom(s): 1 bathroom
  • Bathroom 1: bath or shower, toilet
  • deposit: circa 300,00 € per unit per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
  • tourist tax: circa 1,00 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • baby package: on request circa 8,00 € per piece per day (to be paid at resort)
  • bath towel package: circa 8,00 € per set per night (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • linen package: circa 12,00 € per set (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): circa 112,00 € per unit per night (to be paid at resort)
  • pets, excl. food: circa 60,00 € per piece per 7 dag (pl) (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • parking garage available: on request (to be paid at resort)
  • cleaning package: 6,00 € per piece
2-room apartment (1 bedroom) type A (2 room [4-6])
for 2 till 6 persons
  • surface circa 34m²
  • deposit: circa 300,00 € per unit per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
  • tourist tax: circa 1,00 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • baby package: on request circa 8,00 € per piece per day (to be paid at resort)
  • bath towel package: circa 8,00 € per set per night (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • linen package: circa 12,00 € per set (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): circa 112,00 € per unit per night (to be paid at resort)
  • pets, excl. food: circa 60,00 € per piece per 7 dag (pl) (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • parking garage available: on request (to be paid at resort)
  • cleaning package: 6,00 € per piece
studio
for 2 till 4 persons
  • surface circa 26m²
  • Number of beds: 4
  • Kitchenette
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • combi microwave
  • dishwasher
  • (Living) room(s): 2 sleeping places (1 x two persons pull-out bed)
  • Alcove(s): 1 alcove
  • 1st alcove, 2 sleeping places (1 bunkbed (2 x single bed))
  • bathroom with: bath or shower, toilet
  • deposit: circa 300,00 € per unit per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
  • tourist tax: circa 1,00 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • baby package: on request circa 8,00 € per piece per day (to be paid at resort)
  • bath towel package: circa 8,00 € per set per night (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • linen package: circa 12,00 € per set (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): circa 112,00 € per unit per night (to be paid at resort)
  • pets, excl. food: circa 60,00 € per piece per 7 dag (pl) (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • parking garage available: on request (to be paid at resort)
  • cleaning package: 6,00 € per piece
2-room apartment (1 bedroom) type B
for 2 till 5 persons
  • surface circa 34m²
  • deposit: circa 300,00 € per unit per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
  • tourist tax: circa 1,00 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • baby package: on request circa 8,00 € per piece per day (to be paid at resort)
  • bath towel package: circa 8,00 € per set per night (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • linen package: circa 12,00 € per set (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): circa 112,00 € per unit per night (to be paid at resort)
  • pets, excl. food: circa 60,00 € per piece per 7 dag (pl) (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • parking garage available: on request (to be paid at resort)
  • cleaning package: 6,00 € per piece
2-room apartment (1 bedroom) mezzanine
for 2 till 8 persons
  • surface circa 60m²
  • deposit: circa 300,00 € per unit per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
  • tourist tax: circa 1,00 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • baby package: on request circa 8,00 € per piece per day (to be paid at resort)
  • bath towel package: circa 8,00 € per set per night (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • linen package: circa 12,00 € per set (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): circa 112,00 € per unit per night (to be paid at resort)
  • pets, excl. food: circa 60,00 € per piece per 7 dag (pl) (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • parking garage available: on request (to be paid at resort)
  • cleaning package: 6,00 € per piece

Boardtype

Self catering

Location and surroundings

distance to centre: approx. 800 metres
distance to ski piste approx. 0 metres
directly next to the ski piste.
located quietly

Map

Facilities

General Information
  • Reception (open: saturday from 08:00 till 12:00 and from 14:00 till 20:00 o'clock, open: thursday and friday from 08:30 till 10:30 hours, open: sunday untill tuesday from 08:30 untill 10:30 o'clock, closed on wednesday)
  • Parking garage (upon availability)
  • Bed linen included
  • cleaning package: 6,00 € per piece
Optional facilities
  • baby package: on request circa 8,00 € per piece per day (to be paid at resort)
  • bath towel package: circa 8,00 € per set per night (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • linen package: circa 12,00 € per set (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): circa 112,00 € per unit per night (to be paid at resort)
  • pets, excl. food: circa 60,00 € per piece per 7 dag (pl) (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • parking garage available: on request (to be paid at resort)
Mandatory additional costs
  • tourist tax: circa 1,00 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
Deposit
  • deposit: circa 300,00 € per unit per week(s) (to be paid at resort)

There may have been changes in Covid-19 services and facilities between the time of booking and upon departure. All measures are subject to change and therefore no rights can be derived from them.

Les Carroz d'Araches

Les Carroz d’Araches was originally built as a farming village. It is located at an altitude of 1400m in the Le Grand Massif ski area. Over the years the village has modernized, without losing any of its authentic character. Many of the accommodation options that are available are renovated chalets and converted farm houses.

Skiing in Les Carroz d’Araches

Les Carroz d’Araches is part of the extensive Les Grand Massif ski area. Overall this area has over 265km of ski slopes. It also includes the famous French resorts of Flaine, Morillon and Samoëns. It is a perfect area for beginner to intermediate skiers/snowboarders. The highest point of Les Grand Massif is approximately 2500m, making it a fairly snow sure destination through the whole of the winter season.

The resort

Around the central square there is a range of fantastic bars and restaurants. The village is very popular with families, so the après-ski scene is quite limited. One night time activity that is definitely worth checking out is the night skiing on the Les Timalets slopes. There are plenty of activities available for non skiers too, including paragliding, snowmobiling, ice skating, weekly shopping markets and a cinema.

Sunweb has a great range of different ski packages available in Les Carroz. From all inclusive luxurious hotels to simple cheap apartments. There are packages to suit all groups.

Les Carroz d'Araches

  • Sunny destination
  • Cosy and lively family village
  • Centrally located in a beautiful ski area

Location and surroundings

distance to centre: approx. 800 metres
distance to ski piste approx. 0 metres
directly next to the ski piste.
located quietly

Le Grand Massif

The ski area of Le Grand Massif, with approximately 265km of pistes, is regarded as one of the best ski resorts in France. The area has an altitude of 900m to 2500m. The ski area Le Grand Massif is known as a snow-sure resort. If there is snow falling in the French Alpes, it likely to be snowing in Flaine! Every year we get many messages from guests who have chosen to return to Le Grand Massif, a strong sign that once visited you will want to keep going back!

 

The pistes of Grand Massif are well-connected, consisting of Flaine, Samoens, Morillon and Les Carroz. The combination of these areas, make it the fourth biggest ski area in France. This fantastic area offers plenty of options for skiers and snowboarders of every level. Novices and intermediate skiers can head to one of the many wide pistes that are also ideal for snowboarders.

 

Snowboarders in Le Grand Massif can also test their skills in one of Europe’s biggest snow parks that include a half pipe, boarder cross and various jumps. Highly experienced will be happy to know that there is a challenge in Grand Massif: Gers descent!

There are also plenty of off-piste route or you can head off on one of the longer ski trails. We recommend the Cascade, a fantastic descent lasting 14 km.

 

There are rarely waiting times or queues in Flaine but you can expect the resort to be relatively full during French school holidays. On location you can opt for a hands free lift pass. This lift pass costs approximately € 3,- extra. All Sunweb packages include a lift pass for the full ski area (Grand Massif).

 

In the villages of Les Carroz and Samoëns you will find an extensive cross country skiing area. There is a total of 47 km of cross country tracks in the area. Samoëns is also the only ski resort with the official title of "Monument Historique”.

Le Grand Massif

  • One of the larger ski areas in Europe
  • Snow guarantee in the French Alps
  • Almost all villages are connected by lift

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.

Regulations per destination

Important information regarding mandatory documentation
Yes
Read the FAQ page here
Distance required in public areas (in metres)
Yes
2 metres
Mouth mask
Yes
Mandatory in public areas and in lively places; such as markets (from 5 years).
Max persons together outdoors
N / A
Allowed to share a room with someone outside your household?
Yes
Certain hours not allowed to be outside?
No
Restaurants
Open

100% open - Health pass required from 12 years. You meet the requirements for a French health card if:

- You are completely vaccinated

- You have proof of recovery from Covid-19

- You present a negative PCR or antigen test, that is not older than 24 hours

From 15th of December, people over 65 years old will lose their vaccination certificate 7 months after the last vaccination. This rule also applies to everyone from the age of 18 from 15 January. From 15th of December, people with the Janssen vaccine will no longer have a health card, unless they have received an ARN booster vaccine within 8 weeks of their vaccination.

As off 15/1 only fully vaccinated or recovered people, wil have a valid green pass. PCR tests will not be sufficient anymore as of then. Only seated service.

Bars / Apres-ski
Open

100% open - Health pass required from 12 years. You meet the requirements for a French health card if:

- You are completely vaccinated

- You have proof of recovery from Covid-19

- You present a negative PCR or antigen test, that is not older than 24 hours

Only seated service.

Club/Nightlife
Open

100% open - Health pass required from 12 years. You meet the requirements for a French health card if:

- You are completely vaccinated

- You have proof of recovery from Covid-19

- You present a negative PCR or antigen test, that is not older than 24 hours

Only seated service.

Supermarkets and pharmacies
Open
A mouth mask is mandatory
Activities, attractions and sights
Open
A mouth mask is mandatory
Events open air or indoor
Yes
With vaccination certificate, recovery certificate or PCR test / rapid antigen test (max. 48 hours old).
Transfer
Yes
A mouth mask is mandatory
Public transport / taxi / skibus
Open
A mouth mask + vaccination certificate, recovery certificate or PCR test / rapid antigen test (max. 48 hours old).
Slopes
Open
Skilifts
Open
A mouth mask is obligatory and a health pass is needed for a lift pass
Ski rental
Yes
Mouth mask
Ski lessons
Yes
Mouth mask obligatory at the gathering at beginning/end of each lesson
Wellness
Open
Additional measures per ski region
No
Accommodations can ask for a Health Pass, also if they do not provide a wellness area or meals.
Good to know
Yes
Restaurants: Since 15 December, a dose of the Janssen vaccine, which was taken more than two months ago, will no longer give travelers a French health pass (they can take a test instead). If they have not received a booster vaccine. This applies to entry to activities (such as ski lifts), hotels, etc. in France but not to international trips to France, which can still be done with a dose of the Jansen vaccine.

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

The ski area of Flaine will be open from 09-12-2017 onwards. The Ski areas Samoëns will be open from the 16-12-2017 and the whole of the Grand Massif will be open from the 23-12-2017.

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 up to 4 years old and seniors aged 75 and over, the lift pass is free. When you are entitled to a free lift pass, choose "No skipas" when booking. The free ski pass can be picked up locally on presentation of your ID.

Deposit:

On the spot a deposit of € 0.90 is required for the ski pass.

Passport photo:

A passport photo is not required.

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

It is not possible to book lessons in advance. You will need to sort this out for yourself at the resort.

You can specify that you would like to include ski hire directly when booking.

When booking Gold or Diamond ski hire, you are allowed to exchange the gear once for snowboard or free ride ski hire (not applicable in the weekends)

The following types of material 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.

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