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Neilson Chalet Le Lac Blanc I

Alpe d'Huez,
 France
Your holiday includes
  • Flights from Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester or Birmingham
  • Resort transfers
  • Chalet accommodation
  • Breakfast & afternoon tea daily
  • 6 evening meals with free-flowing wine
  • Free guiding & coaching
About the chalet
  • On the slopes
  • Sleeps 14 people
  • 7 twin/double rooms
  • Amazing views
  • Next to Chalet Le Lac Blanc II
  • Free Wi-Fi in the lounge
  • 30m to the lifts
About the resort
  • 238km ski area
  • Resort altitude: 1860m
  • Perfect for all levels
  • A good choice for groups
  • Family friendly
  • Brilliant nightlife

The Lac Blanc sits on its own like an island in the middle of the piste, right next to one of the main lifts in the resort; the DMC gondola. With its identical twin sister chalet taking up the other half of the building, and a snack bar underneath, convenience really is king here. It's so convenient, popping in from the slopes for a cuppa or even just a quick break is easy. 

 

After skiing or boarding right up to the door, head up the stairs past the equipment storage and boot warmers, turn left and you're straight in to the modern looking lounge/diner. The first thing that hits you is the large windows and wrap-around balcony which looks out over the resort and slopes. The long dining table is guaranteed to be the scene of banter and plenty of laughs.

 

 

The choice of lifts within 100m of the chalet door includes the two-stage DMC gondola which takes you to 2700m or a series of drag lifts. Having this choice makes the Lac Blanc a good option for complete novices or seasoned pros and everyone in-between.

 

 

From the chalet to...

Nearest slopes: On the slopes

Nearest lift: 30m to DMC gondola, 70m to drag lifts

Equipment hire shop: 200m

Tuition meeting point: 30m (ESF)

Resort centre: 500m

 

 

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 nearly 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 comes to a close, the resort keeps going with a huge array of nightlife. Choose from small little family-run restaurants, cosy mountain pubs or nightclubs 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

 

 

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 free-flowing wine throughout the week, all followed by fresh coffee.

 

 

We provide evening meals on six nights a week to leave you free to head out and explore the resort on one evening. For shorter holidays over New Year 2016/17, you still have one night free to explore the resort and local cuisine.

 

 

Rooms

Most of the seven twin or double rooms are ensuite and of an okay size with comfy beds and plenty of light. Some share a balcony and have views out across the resort and slopes.

 

 

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 are at least three sessions a week and we guarantee each guest at least two sessions a week. Your hosts will explain how it works when you get there.

 

 

Chalet features

Neilson rating: ***+

Comfy lounge with free Wi-Fi and satellite TV

Large balcony

Ski storage with heated boot warmers

Wireless speaker and board games for your entertainment

Daily housekeeping with towels provided

Private nanny service available on request

Your chalet hosts live in

Children under 15 are welcome when part of a group booking the whole chalet 

 

 

Extras and offers

Free guiding and coaching from fully qualified Neilson Mountain Experts

 

 

Travel info

Departure airports: Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester or Birmingham

Departure day: Saturday

Arrival airport: Grenoble  

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

Transfer time:  approx. 2 hours

 

 

Booking the whole chalet?

If you're a large group looking to book the entire chalet, we'd love to help. Our call centre consultants are all trained groups specialists and love a challenge. Give them a call on 0333 014 3351 or email groups@neilson.com

 

 

 

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