Chalet Christian, Alpe d'Huez

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A great location within Alpe d’Huez, being near both the piste (ski to within barely a hundred and fifty yards) and the lift (just a couple of hundred yards away). This old house was later popular as the hotel Etendard before being upgraded to catered chalet status and divided into this and Chalet Philippe (bo... + more
Richard, Sno Staff
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Overview - chalet description - Chalet Christian description

The former Hotel Etendard has been converted in to 2 delightful chalets. The location is perfect with close proximity to the slopes and also the ice rink and indoor swimming pools (included with the lift pass) as well as local shops and bars.

Chalet Christian’s entrance is on the 2nd floor at the back of the building. There is an internal staircase connecting the two chalets (which is normally locked) and this can be opened for groups taking both chalets and arrangements can be made to eat together in Philippe’s spacious dining room.

The Chalet Christian has a sauna and separate ski-room with heated boot warmers.

Families - any extra notes for parents with children

Nursery: In Chalet Hotel Mariandre's adjoining chalet
Snow Club: In Chalet Hotel Mariandre's adjoining chalet
Cocoa Club: In Chalet Hotel Mariandre's adjoining chalet

Facilities - Chalet Christian features

  • Newly renovated chalet
  • Ski to 150m from the chalet
  • Approx. 2 minutes’ walk (200m) to the nearest ski lift
  • 5 minutes’ walk to the ‘Palais du Sport’
  • Sauna
  • FREE WiFi
  • Substantial breakfast, afternoon tea, children’s high team and 4-course evening meals with complimentary wine and coffee

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

Sleeps 8 - 12

Main entrance to chalet, ski-room with heated boot warmers, open-plan lounge with (satellite?) TV, dining-room and kitchen, sauna and shower.
Room 8 Sleeps 2 Twin with en suite shower/wc
Room 9 Sleeps 2 Twin with en suite shower/wc and balcony
Room 10 Sleeps 2 Twin and bunk beds with en suite shower/wc and balcony
Room 11 Sleeps 2 Twin and bunk beds with en suite shower/wc
Supplements per person per night: En suite shower/wc £1.95; en suite Shower/wc/balcony £2.95. N.B. Rooms 4, 5 and 6 have bunk beds in addition to their twin and can therefore take additional guests if required.

Meals - food and drink in Chalet Christian

With a skiers’ buffet breakfast to start your day, afternoon tea to welcome you ‘home’, and 4- or 5-course evening meals with wine and coffee included to complete the evening, our chalets and Chalet Hotels provide by far the best value accommodation in the Alps!

We set high standards for our cuisine, and train our staff extensively before the season starts, to ensure that guests will enjoy every meal with us.

For six days of the week in both chalets and Chalet Hotels, our staff prepare all your meals for you. The majority of parents feel that young children can inhibit the dinner-party atmosphere at evening meals, especially if they are over-tired, so children under 13 years are served High Tea at around 5.30pm in our chalets and Chalet Hotels alike. They are not then permitted to join adult dinner, as they are generally happier either getting some rest ready for tomorrow’s adventures, or if 6 years old or more, joining our child care staff in Cocoa Club.

On their one day off per week, your host in chalets will prepare a Continental-style breakfast which will be left for you to help yourselves, whilst in Chalet Hotels, a full buffet breakfast will still be served to you as normal. That evening, you and your family then have the chance to eat out in one of the local cafés or restaurants, which your Representative will be happy to help you arrange.


A good breakfast is essential on a ski holiday, so we provide our chalet guests a choice of cereals or porridge, fruit juices, plentiful tea, coffee and bread (and croissants in France), cold meats, cheese and preserves, and boiled eggs. This is normally presented buffetstyle for you to help yourself.

In addition to all the above, our Chalet Hotels and NEW this year in all our chalets, a hot dish, such as scrambled eggs on toast, or home-made pancakes with maple syrup is also offered.

Piste Picnics

Our Chalet Hotel teams can also prepare a packed lunch for you on request, at a small local charge. For those keen to keep their Eurospending to an absolute minimum, this is the ideal way to keep your costs down!

Afternoon Tea

The traditional ‘welcome home’ after a day on the slopes will be laid out for you in your chalet or Chalet Hotel, ready for your return, every day except the team’s one day off each week. A good cup of tea or coffee is the perfect accompaniment to a delicious slice of freshly home-baked cake – different every day and our Chalet Hotels also feature a selection of cakes for you to choose from.

Children’s High Tea

High Tea provides children under 13 with a healthy menu, but tailored more towards children’s tastes than our main adult dinner, and puréed food is also always available for infants on request. Parents are asked to accompany their children under 36 months at High Tea please, whilst children from 3-12 years will be supervised by staff.

Adult Dinner in Chalets

In all our chalets, our four-course dinners for adults (and children 13 and over only) start with canapés and an apéritif, followed by an appetiser, main course and dessert. The meal is accompanied by a choice of wines, unlimited during the meal service, with freshly chilled water also always available, and followed by complimentary coffee or tea with chocolates to round off your evening.

Special Diets

Vegetarian options are always on our ‘Culinary Choice’ menu in our Chalet Hotels, and are available in our chalets if you advise us in advance. Other special diets can generally be catered for at a cost of £35 per person per week. Any dietary requirements must be advised to us at the time of booking in order for us to be fully prepared.

Family Dining Chalets

For those families who prefer to eat together with their younger children, we offer our Family Dining option in any chalet of up to 12 beds, if you book the whole chalet for your own party, subject to chalet suitability. Everyone then eats together in the evening, starting at 6.30-7.00pm. The meals are based on our adult menus, with some flexibility for younger taste buds, although not a complete ‘à la carte’ choice!

The additional charge for changing meals to Family Dining is £39 per child.

We update Chalet Christian's details often, but facilities do change. e.g. some extras listed by the supplier as "free" or included might only be for the first time you use them, or for one time per party, then charged for further use. If any specific feature is essential to your holiday, make sure you ask us to confirm the details of it before you book your holiday.

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Glacier Skiing Awesome Après Ski 300 days of sunshine

Buckets of off piste and an incredible terrain park make this a freeriding and freestyling paradise - combine this with 250km of pisted runs and you’ve got something for everyone. The town offers a colourful variety of après ski from ice caves to nightclubs and activities for all ages that will put the cherry on top of any ski holiday.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Nightlife Off Piste Terrain Parks Groups Families

Alpe d'Huez webcam

Snow Report: Top 70cm, Bottom 40cm

Snow Forecast: 35cm expected this week

Snow History: December average depth 82cm

Alpe d'Huez trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Grenoble (GNB)158km 1h50m
Region:France, Alps.
First opened:1936

Alpe d'Huez lift pass price last reported as €225 (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Chalet Christian.
Night skiing: Yes
Alpe d'Huez has NSEW facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing December – April.

Town altitude: 1860m
Top of slopes: 3330m
Bottom of piste: 1130m
Vertical drop: 2200m
Total length of trails:250km
Longest piste:16km
With a transfer time of around 2 hours, Alpe d’Huez is very accessible from Grenoble airport. Established in 1936, it was the first resort in France to be installed with a fully operational ski lift. The resort lies in the Grandes Rousses Massif domain and it is partnered by the smaller mountain villages of Auris-en-Oisans, Villard Reculas, Oz-en-Oisans, Vaujany and La Garde, all of which are connected by a free transport system. The slopes are mainly south facing and as a result the area, known as “L’ile ...
Alpe d’Huez has had sun and snow galore since 1936. And with a whopping 52km of greens, this is an excellent place for beginners. The easiest skiing is above the village and Les Bergers and there are plenty of wide open runs underneath the DMC gondola, many being ‘beginners only’ so you can learn without too much traffic. If you’re feeling confident, try some of the blue runs coming down from the main mountain and the signal sector back into Alpe d’Huez. There is a really impressive selection of runs for ...
If you like live music, try the Underground in Vieil Alpe, which combines a pleasant atmosphere with bands playing most nights. Smithys tavern is a proven success in the neighbouring resort of Les Deux Alpes and the Smithy’s in Alpe D’Huez has drinks promotions and healthy portions of Tex-Mex to match. If you can’t bear to miss an important game whilst in France then The Sports Bar is the best spot to watch live sports. L’igloo is the place to go if you want to party late into the night. Alpe d’huez has a...

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"Close to the skiing and apres too"

Richard, Sno Staff
5/ out of 5
A great location within Alpe d’Huez, being near both the piste (ski to within barely a hundred and fifty yards) and the lift (just a couple of hundred yards away). This old house was later popular as the hotel Etendard before being upgraded to catered chalet status and divided into this and Chalet Philippe (book both together if your group is more than 12 people). The 5 min “stroll” to the Palais du Sport is more like 7 minutes in the stagger home, but it’s good to “walk it off” a bit, so you’re in good shape to charge the first lifts in the morning.
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