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:
Sunday: Welcome Drinks
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 Sats) 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 (some dates still to be confirmed):
Slopes Open from 3rd December 2016 to 23rd April 2017
La Folie Douce open for great food and entertainment for the whole season,easy ski back to Oz.
19th December Christmas theme week, photos with Santa, parades and Christmas Carols.
20th December Nordic Ski Relay Racing by moonlight through the heart of Oz Station
31st Dec Grand Fireworks display and ski demonstration by ESF
8th - 9th January 2016 Ultimate Test Tour arrives in Oz
January 22nd 2017 21st Pyramide d'Oz. Crosscountry / uphill ski race
1st - 2nd March 2017 Alternative Snow Fun Festival; there are many different ways to slide down a mountain!
12th March Stars of Oz, Regional ski races for children aged 4-10 years
8th April 2017 Weekend Classic Down hill ski racing, treasure hunts and lots of fun; colour party open to all.
Theme Weeks during February and March 2017, such as:Magic of Stars and Astronomy, Wine and Food, Health and Fitness, Nordic Skiing, Walking, Games and Night skiing.
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:30 Oct
- Last Snowfall:30 October 2018
- Snow Depth (upper):10cm
- Snow Depth (lower):5cm
- Off-piste:Not Enough Snow
Today’s Weather (2074 m)view full snow forecast
Oz en Oisans Location Maps
Visitor Reviews of Oz en Oisans
Craig from United Kingdom writes:
We have just spent the week between Christmas and New Year skiing in Oz. It was brilliant. The snow was fantastic, and the weather mostly sunny. The Poutran allowed access to a wide range of runs so every ability was catered for. We stayed in Apartment Sarenne, hosted by Richard and Janet Hughes, and were delighted with the cosy comfort and superb location so close to the Poutran we could ski back to the front door. There is a small supermarket and variety of restaurants in the village, so we were kept well watered and fed. We hired our ski equipment from 2G sports, and the service we received from Antoine and his team was excellent. We would highly recommend this location for a brilliant family holiday.