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The Residence l'Ours Blanc has everything you need on holiday, including an indoor pool. Sitting right in the heart of Les Deux Alpes means you have quick and easy access to not just the slopes, but the restaurants and shops as well.
You'll have free use of an indoor swimming pool, relaxation area and fitness room in case you need more exercise! The wellness area also has a sauna and steam room which carries a small charge to use, but it's definitely worth it!
The apartments themselves are well-equipped and come with a fully kitted out kitchenette, so eating and drinking what you want, when you want it is all sorted. The Ours Blanc really does combine the best parts of self catering with the best parts of staying in a hotel.
Nearest lift: 100m to the Diable chairlift
Equipment hire shop - 500m (includes free storage for hired kit)
Tuition meeting point: 200m
Resort centre: 50m
A great example of an all-rounder. Long hours of sunshine (when it's not snowing) and snowsure slopes certainly help, but Les Deux Alpes is all about the variety of things to do, both on and off the mountain.
A superb resort for families (one of our top 10), groups and all standards of skier or boarder. Beginner slopes near the resort and on the glacier make it a great place to learn whilst enjoying the glorious mountains rising up all around you. Intermediates have plenty of choice while experts should hire a guide & test their freeriding ability on the legendary off-piste runs of ominously name La Grave.
The resort is large and well laid out with two main roads; one in, one out. Along each road you'll come across an excellent range of sports shops, gift shops, restaurants and bars to suit all tastes and budgets. The après-ski is as lively as you want it to be with over 40 bars, restaurants and nightclubs on your doorstep.
Area size: 220km
Linked resorts: Not linked, but your lift pass covers one days' skiing or boarding in Alpe D'Huez, Puy, St Vincent, Serre Chevalier, Montgenèvre or Sestrière. Transport is not included.
Resort altitude: 1650m
Skiing altitude: 1300m to 3570m
Number of runs: 75
Range of runs: 20% green, 40% blue, 21% red and 19% black
Lifts: 19 drags, 23 chairs and 7 cable cars
Night skiing: Yes
Cross country trails: 20km
Snowmaking: 20% of runs covered
Resort bus: Yes
Being self catering means you'll be able to cook up your own local dishes for your group with access to your very own kitchenette. If you don't fancy cooking, there's no shortage of places to eat in Les Deux Alpes.
The apartments are well-equipped and come with everything you could need on holiday, including a fully kitted-out kitchenette that comes with two or four cooking rings, a dishwasher (convenient), a microwave, a fridge freezer and a bathroom with bath or shower and wc.
The apartments also have a flat-screen TV (approx. €42 payable locally for use), and some of them have a balcony or terrace so you can take in the views and that fresh mountain air. Bed linen is included, All have Wi-Fi (approx. €5 per day/€20 per week),
Additional services like towel hire (approx. €8 per person), end of stay cleaning (from approx. €60 and doesn't include kitchen area) and a cleaning kit (approx. €56) are available to select and pay for locally.
Each apartment has a deposit of approximately €300 which is payable on arrival.
Official rating: ***
Free use of indoor pool and fitness room
Sauna and steam room (local charge for use)
Departure airports: Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Manchester or Stansted
Departure day: Saturday
Arrival airport: Grenoble
Flight duration: 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 5 minutes
Transfer time: approx. 2 hours