Oz en Oisans Ski Resort Guide
- Acres of ski:-
- Terrain Parks:1
- X-Country:50 km
Winter & summer Oz (Oz en Oisans) is traffic free. A great environment for families and friends to enjoy a break in the Alps as part of the Grand Domaine ski area (http://www.alpedhuez-granddomaine-ski.com/). The holiday village atmosphere is enhanced by the restaurants and shops lining the main village pedestrian street, which is regularly pisted. In winter Oz is ideal for learners, mixed ability groups, families and experts, skiers or boarders. The village has 3 easy lifts and green slopes at the front de neige, and 2 hi-speed telecabins to whisk the more experienced skiers high into the 10,000 hectares of exciting skiing, up to 3300m on the Sarenne glacier. Skiing home is by blues and reds with Roche Noire, an exciting black run as an alternative for experienced skiers and boarders. Everything in Oz is conveniently nearby, no buses or cars required and many residences are ski in and out. Oz has some lovely traditional restaurants, pizzerias and bars plus a night-club (Grotte du Yeti) for the younger generation. The local supermarket and ski shops are well stocked and friendly. There is a public swimming pool, ice skating and floodlit tobogganing and skiing on the village slopes. In Summer (July and August) Oz gives you easy access to tennis, volleyball, walking, mountain biking, fishing, horse riding and many more outdoor pursuits. The trails are well sign-posted and graded for all capabilities. The lifts are open so walkers and bikers can quickly access the more remote mountain areas. Oz is great for access to Alpe d'Huez to see the Tour de France and hosts many Mountain Bike events such as the Megavalanche and Avalanche Cups.
- Nearest Airport:Grenoble
- Nearest Train Station:Grenoble
- Tourist Office Phone:04 76 80 78 01
- Tourist Office Website:www.oz-en-oisans.com/
- Slopeside accommodation:-
Announcements & News from the Oz en Oisans ski resort manager
As always lots going on in Oz Station.
Weekly Events in the Resort in winter include something for Everyone:
Monday: Welcome Drinks and introductions
Monday / Tuesday: Guided snow-shoe walks, Nordic Walking, Table Tennis and sledge racing
Wednesday: Badminton and Youth Club; ESF Instructors show and Torch-lit descent for children in Oz arranged by ESF, floodlit skiing
Thursday: Films shown in the Salle des Fetes, Guided snow-shoe walks around the local forest
Friday: Table tennis and farewell drinks
Swimming pool (sauna and hammam) open daily (except Sat) 10-12h & 15h -19h00, open air ice skating in the evenings
Tobogganing piste open all day and floodlit some evenings.
Grotte de Glace ( ice cave with topical ice carvings) open daily at 2700m
Moonlight snowshoe walks to a mountain restaurant for dinner, organised by SkiaOz.com
Major Events this season still to be confirmed.
Slopes Open from 15 December 2018 to 22 April 2019.
Some slopes in Alpe d'Huez closed 9-16th March 2019, for Tomorrowland Winter DJ Extravaganza. Oz-Vaujany sector will remain open.
La Folie Douce open for great food and entertainment,easy ski back to Oz.
Visit the Tourist Office at the Poutran Ski Lift, for up to the minute information on all events.
Latest Snow Reportview full snow report
- Issued:23 Mar
- Last Snowfall:18 March 2019
- Snow Depth (upper):200cm
- Snow Depth (lower):100cm
Today’s Weather (2074 m)view full snow forecast
Oz en Oisans Location Maps
Visitor Reviews of Oz en Oisans
SJM from United Kingdom writes:
My family and I have been to this resort many times. We have 3 children aged 13,11 and 9. They have all learnt to ski at the ESF which is second to none. Small but quality selection of bars and restaurant, supermarket, bakery, a cheese shop. Lovely pedestrianised purpose-built resort (but with a very traditional feel). Excellent access to Alpes d'Huez Grande Domaine and contrary to other reports we have skied here at Easter and the snow is great due to the proximity to the glacier keeping temperatures lower than average. Oz stays open later in the season than many resorts because of this. Go, you won't regret it.