Chalet Grande Etoile, Alpe d'Huez

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3.5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
Stayed here recently and received the usual high standard of service I have come to expect from this company. The chalet is close to the basket lift that will take you up to the main piste area. You can ski back to within 50m of the chalet too which is a bonus. If nightlife if your thing, all the main bars and ... + more
Richard Peacock
4 out of 5
We recently returned from our holiday and thoroughly enjoyed the Alpe d'huez ski area which catered for every level of skier in our party. Major positives were the chalet staff Nathan and Gillian who were great hosts and cooks. The chalet was well appointed and we used the sauna and jacuzzi daily after a long d... + more
William Tevendale
4 out of 5
Great chalet facilities and good room sizes. Hot tub and sauna were very welcome after a tough weeks skiing. It is positioned as a luxury chalet, although I would say more top end of an average chalet. Having said that Grand Etoile is in a great location in the old town, a minute walk from AB skiset hire and ... + more
Clare Culverwell
2 out of 5
Few chalets have the benefit of offering such a great location, but the Grande Etoile (big star), partnered with the Petite Etoile (little star) have one of the addresses in town, right in the centre of this top-tier ski resort. Similarly, it is within a snowball’s throwing distance from the basket lift, just ... + more
Sno man, Sno Staff
4 out of 5
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Location - where is Chalet Grande Etoile

There are not many chalets that boast such a sought after location as Chalet Grande Etoile, situated on a quiet street yet close to the action. Not only is it right in the centre of town but, more importantly, it is just 120 metres from the basket lift. You could nip out for a new pair of goggles, head back to the chalet to pick up your skis and be whipping down the mountain before your friends have even finished their breakfast! Chalet Grande Etoile is situated in the same building as its little sister, Chalet Petite Etoile.
Superb access to ski hire - Only 50 metres (approx.) from rental shop.


Overview - chalet description - Chalet Grande Etoile description

Chalet Grande Etoile brings together a flawless harmony of quality, comfort and discreet alpine charm. The open-plan living and dining area will see several improvements for the 16/17 season. A seating area will be built in replace of the sofas for more comfortable seating and a new dining room table will create room for an additional sofa. Whilst the living area is not enormous these developments will improve the use of space and enhance its cosy, home-from-home feel. The superb central location of the chalet means that you are more likely to be out and about than collapsing on the sofa! The chalet has been finished with alpine furnishings with a modern twist, a style which continues in all of the en suite bedrooms., The wellness area is a superb spot to relax in after a great day on the mountain; how about a dip in the Jacuzzi followed by the sauna to dry off? And don’t forget to relax on the balcony which, along with some of the bedrooms, enjoys superb views of the valley. With bespoke storage for your ski equipment and heated boot dryers, Chalet Grande Etoile is a popular choice and early booking is recommended.
Chalet Grande Etoile is situated in the same building as its little sister, Chalet Petite Etoile. Both chalets can be taken by a group of up to 20 but each group can only dine in their individual chalets.
This chalet is a Superior chalet so you can enjoy extra features including a warm reception of vin chaud (or gluhwein), delicious four course meals and additional charming extras.


Facilities - Chalet Grande Etoile features

  • Grade: Superior
  • Sleeps: 12
  • All Rooms en suite: Yes
  • All Rooms with Private Facilities: Yes
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Close to Piste: Yes
  • Close to Town Centre: Yes
  • Hot tub: Yes
  • Piste/Lift: 120 metres from Basket lift
  • Sauna/Steam Room: Yes
  • Town centre: In the centre of town
  • WiFi: Yes

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

As all rooms can be configured either as twin or king-sized beds, we will make them up as twins unless we are advised otherwise.
 
Ground floor:
Entrance with heated boot dryers and ski storage

First floor:
•    Wellness area with Jacuzzi, sauna and shower
•    Open-plan kitchen, dining and small living area with access to valley side balcony
Room 1 = twin or king-sized double bed with shower, WC & access to balcony shared with lounge
Room 2 = twin or king-sized double bed with shower & WC

Second floor:
Rooms 3 & 6 = 2 twins or king-sized doubles under eaves with shower, WC & access to a shared balcony
Rooms 4 & 5 = 2 twins or king-sized doubles under eaves with shower, WC & access to a shared balcony with incredible valley views

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Meals - food and drink in Chalet Grande Etoile

We update Chalet Grande Etoile'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

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Snow Forecast: 6cm 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 Grande Etoile.
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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"Great chalet in nice location"

Richard Peacock
4/ out of 5
Stayed here recently and received the usual high standard of service I have come to expect from this company. The chalet is close to the basket lift that will take you up to the main piste area. You can ski back to within 50m of the chalet too which is a bonus. If nightlife if your thing, all the main bars and clubs are 5 mins walk, yet the chalet itself is in a nice quiet part of the resort. It is a cosy, very well decorated chalet and the hot tub is awesome. The living area is a bit cramped, but the positives generally speaking definitely outweigh the negatives. The quality of food was good and there was lots of it! A minor criticism would be that it was a bit rich for our liking, so check you have a few notches left on your belt before you go! I would definitely stay here again.

"Grand Etoile, Alpe D'Huez"

William Tevendale
4/ out of 5
We recently returned from our holiday and thoroughly enjoyed the Alpe d'huez ski area which catered for every level of skier in our party. Major positives were the chalet staff Nathan and Gillian who were great hosts and cooks. The chalet was well appointed and we used the sauna and jacuzzi daily after a long day on the slopes. On the down side was the visits from the rep who seemed to feel the chalet was somewhere to hangout and grab a free meal and other staff who popped in for a chat or for provisions. We were very disappointed at how they loudly discussed future guests on the transfer bus - not typical of our experience of this company over the years.

"Chalet grande etoile, Feb 2014"

Clare Culverwell
2/ out of 5
Great chalet facilities and good room sizes. Hot tub and sauna were very welcome after a tough weeks skiing. It is positioned as a luxury chalet, although I would say more top end of an average chalet. Having said that Grand Etoile is in a great location in the old town, a minute walk from AB skiset hire and 10-15 minutes to the main chair lifts of Alpe d'Huez via the lobster pot lift. I wish I could be as positive about the service that accompanied the chalet during our week. Where to start! No first night briefing on chalet rules, meal times, fire exits etc. No mention of how to use the hot tub and electric sauna No information provided on ski hosting, local activities etc. Completely substandard service, I think I averaged 2 bowls of porridge the whole week despite asking every morning and arriving on time for breakfast. Thank god for the replacement cover Lynn and Gillian, the company’s saving grace.

"Big and small stars in this firmament"

Sno man, Sno Staff
4/ out of 5
Few chalets have the benefit of offering such a great location, but the Grande Etoile (big star), partnered with the Petite Etoile (little star) have one of the addresses in town, right in the centre of this top-tier ski resort. Similarly, it is within a snowball’s throwing distance from the basket lift, just 150yards away. Roll out of bed for a big breakfast, nip down to the shops to pick up ski gear, then jump straight on to the slopes. With this great location, you don’t have to traipse around for anything - just get up and get cracking!
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