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Neilson Chalet Hotel Escapade

Alpe d'Huez,
 France
Your holiday includes
  • Flights from Bristol, Birmingham, Gatwick, Manchester or Stansted
  • Resort transfers
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast & afternoon tea daily
  • 6 evening meals with complimentary wine
  • Free guiding & coaching
About the hotel
  • Next to the slopes
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • 28 ensuite rooms
  • Small wellness area
  • Cosy bar with fire
  • Free Wi-Fi in the bar
  • 50m to the lifts
About the resort
  • 238km ski area
  • Resort altitude: 1860m
  • Perfect for all levels
  • Family friendly
  • Snowsure with a glacier
  • Brilliant nightlife

Head to the Escapade if you're looking for convenience and a welcoming place to rest your head and ski legs. It sits right next to a piste on a small side road, ensuring it's a quiet but handy place to spend your holidays. The chalet hotel has a subtle contemporary feel, yet still retains its mountain charm with plenty of wooden décors.

 

The entire wellness area has been refurbished to make it a really relaxing place to soothe away any aches and pains. The outdoor hot tub is a particular treat. Dunk your head under and wait for your hair to freeze whilst watching people make their final turns of the day on the slopes.

 

 

Those looking to mix with like-minded holidaymakers will love the chalet-style dining and cosy bar area. Grab a drink, a seat and a board game in one of the snug areas then settle down for some proper old-fashioned evening entertainment.

 

 

 

Resort

 

 

From the chalet hotel to...

Nearest slope: A groomed track to the chairlift is outside the hotel (open for most of the season)

Nearest lift: 50m to l'Eclose chairlift

Equipment hire shop: 200m

Tuition meeting point: 750m (With ESF and accessed by lifts 50m away) 

Resort centre: 80m to the old town

 

 

About the resort

Located on a slightly sloping plateau at the foot of a very impressive mountain, Alpe d'Huez is a real mix of old and new. From the slopes, it's really quite pretty to look at with its mostly low-rise buildings and distinct districts. There's easy access to the slopes from all areas of the resort thanks to a well thought out lift system.

 

Many resorts claim to be an ‘all-rounder' but in Alpe d'Huez's case, it really is. 238kms of varied slopes sees to that; two snow parks, wide-open beginner slopes and some pretty crazy black runs including one that's accessed through a tunnel and another that's the longest in Europe at 17kms!

 

 

Alpe d'Huez has a higher than average amount of sunny days per year than most ski resorts. Work your tan at one of the many mountain restaurants whilst enjoying a delicious Vin Chaud and a welcome leg rest.

 

As the slopes come to a close, the resort keeps going with a huge array of nightlife. Choose from small little family-run restaurants, cosy mountain pubs or night-clubs to dance the night away in.

 

Resort stats

Area size: 238km 

Linked resorts: Not linked but your lift pass covers one days' skiing in Les Deux Alpes, Montgenèvre, Puy St Vincent or Serre Chevalier. Transport is not included.

Resort altitude: 1860m

Skiing altitude: 1860m to 3320m

Number of runs: 114

Range of runs: 32% green, 29% blue, 27% red and 12% black

Lifts: 42 drags, 27 chairs, 7 gondolas and 6 cable cars

Night skiing: Yes

Cross country trails: 50km

Snowmaking: 22% of runs covered

Resort bus: Yes

Rest and relaxation

We've refurbished the entire wellness area to make it a 'go to' place to soothe any aches and pains away. Enjoy the indoor hot tub, sauna and steam room, or for a real treat, grab a spot in the outdoor hot tub and watch the sunset as you relax with friends new and old.

 

Alternatively, stay inside to enjoy the indoor hot tub, sauna and steam room. There's also a treatment room if you need a bit of extra help with tired legs. Take a look at the massage and beauty treatment menu for information and prices.

Food and drink

Our chalet board basis is designed for skiers and boarders. Breakfast is a fairly extensive affair with cooked and continental options every day. Your daily afternoon tea of freshly baked cakes and biscuits will be waiting for you when you come in from the slopes.

 

Evening meals are a three-course set-menu with regionally inspired dishes and served with complimentary wine, all followed by fresh coffee. We provide evening meals on six nights a week leaving you free to head out and explore the resort on one evening. 

Rooms

The hotel's 28 ensuite rooms vary in size, sleeping between two and four people. All have been partly refurbished with new soft furnishings and wall art. Some have views out across the slopes and some have a balcony too. The bathrooms are small but well appointed and the toilet is often separate. 

Neilson Mountain Experts

Don’t forget that you get free guiding and coaching throughout the week from fully qualified ski and board instructors with our Mountain Expert service.

 

Designed for confident blue and red-run skiers and snowboarders, they'll show you around the mountain on free guiding sessions, and even offer free coaching sessions to help you become a more confident skier or snowboarder. 

 

There's at least one session a day and we guarantee each guest at least two sessions a week. Your hosts will explain how it works when you get there.

Chalet hotel features

Neilson rating: ***

Relaxed bar with small fireplace, snug area and TV

Large sun terrace 

Wellness area with sauna, steam room, indoor and outdoor hot tub

Restaurant with chalet-style dining (some shared tables)

Free Wi-Fi in the public areas

Ski storage with heated boot warmers

Daily housekeeping with towels provided

Pre-bookable private nanny service available on request - email sales@neilson.com for prices and availability

Extras and offers

Children under 15 can receive a discount when sharing a room with at least two adults

 

Free guiding and coaching from fully qualified Neilson Mountain Experts

Travel info

Departure airports: Bristol, Birmingham, Gatwick, Manchester or Stansted

Departure day: Saturday

Arrival airport: Grenoble

Flight time: 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 5 minutes

Transfer time:  approx. 2 hours

 

 

 

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