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Ski field studio in French Alps: Auris en Oisans


Apartment • Auris France

    4 Guests  
    1 Bedroom  
    4 Beds  
    1.5 Bathrooms  
    1 Car space 
    Secondary home  

Exchange types accepted

    Simultaneous  
    Non-simultaneous  

Statistics

Listed  January 2020
Views  600
Response rate  100%

General overview

At 1600 metres altitude this resort has quite a long ski season, but what we love about it is that we can enjoy it just as much in the summer months. Hiking is amazing and quite pleasant as it doesn't get quite as hot as on the coast. Many people also come here to cycle in the mountains both on and off road. The ski field is connected to the expansive Grand Domaine of Alpe d'Huez, which boasts the longest black run in The Alps!

The space

Small is beautiful - well the view is big but the studio is 'cosy'! The two children sleep on bunk beds just inside the front door to the apartment, which is off a quiet internal hallway. The bathroom, with full length bath, is off this room, as is the toilet. The parents sleep on a solid, convertible, alpine couch, with the second bed rolling out from underneath at night. The picture still shows the old clic clac but that is now gone. The kitchen is beside the dining table and very compact but perfectly functional, although there are a few good family restaurants in our resort, as well as more fine dining over in Alpe d'Huez. We ahev a ski/boot locker downstairs where we store our gear and then have internal access to our second floor studio via a carpeted staircase.

Guest access

Second floor via a staircase. Cars are parked straight outside the building. It is possible to arrive in Grenoble by train and take a shuttle bus service up to Auris en Oisans - quite a good idea (especially in winter) as cars are hardly needed when skiing. You would need a car to get to the hikes in Parc des Ecrins but not for local hikes.

Notes

This resort is ideal for families with young children who want to introduce them to the snow in a friendly environment. There are activities that cater to the little ones during the school holidays. Teenagers enjoy heading across the river to Alpe d'Huez for skiing as well as other activities. We provide a portable cot for babies.

Features

Cupboard / drawers
Heating
TV
Fridge
Oven
Microwave
Balcony

Travel styles

    Long term
    Weekend
    Adventure
    Budget
    Family
    Sport and leisure
    Relaxing
    Village
    Mountains
    Remote
    Skiing
    Hiking
    Cycling
    Last minute
    Good public transport
    Cross-country skiing

House rules

    Suitable for infants under 2
    Suitable for children ages 2-12
    Pets not allowed
    No smoking

Neighbourhood

There is an outdoor swimming pool open to the public just across the road in summer. Nearby are Parc des Ecrins, Alpe d'Huez ski field with plenty of activities, such as ice skating, swimming, movie theatre, and Grenoble etc. In fact this link is quite useful: https://www.snowmagazine.com/ski-resort-guide/1011-france/auris-en-oisans-ski-resort

Getting around

There is a small supermarket in the village square as well as ski shops, one fashion shop, a newsagent/tabac, some bars and restaurants. These are all easily accessible on foot. At the bottom of the hill - approx 30 minutes drive - you will find a big supermarket, petrol station, more restaurants etc.


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Jose

Le Pecq, Paris France
Joined January 2020
Response rate 100%
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Our New Zealand-French family of 4 ( occasionally 5 when either granny or my eldest son from New Zealand joins us) have recently moved to a Parisian suburb after spending 7 years living overseas. We all love exploring the world, meeting new people and learning languages. We have two small studios elsewhere in France that could also be used for a swap.
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