Chalet Woodpecker, Alpe d'Huez

Chalet Woodpecker Ratings & Customer Feedback
3.0 out of 5 based on 1 review
There was a very bad sewage smell all week. Spoiled the experience. Rest of chalet was fantastic. Holiday at this lovely new chalet was marred by the dreadful sewage smell in our room 6 for the whole week. + more
Dorothy Watmough
3 out of 5
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Self Catering
Without Flights
No Transfers
No Lift Pass
No Ski Rental
No Boot Rental
No Ski School

Location: where is Chalet Woodpecker

· closest piste directly in front of chalet · 5 minutes' uphill walk to the resort centre

Overview: chalet description: Chalet Woodpecker description

Only 5 minutes’ away from the bustling centre of Alpe d’Huez, the chalet, sleeping up to 15 people, has the perfect balance of location, privacy and sociability.

What's Included?

*The backstage team's work of organising and delivering provisions and cleaning the chalet is all included in the marked chalet price. If you choose the “Contactless catering service” , the price also includes all your food and drink for the week. We will provide you with breakfast every day, afternoon tea and snacks, pre-dinner nibbles, plus a three course dinner on six of the seven nights, which also includes, a selection of cheeses, champagne for your first evening, a kir before dinner, unlimited red and white wine and a few beers.

If you opt for our à la carte catering service , the chalet price does not include any food or drink. This service allows you to choose your own menus, you will be able to pre-order food and drink at the budget that suits you and, at the price which locals pay (cost price at a local hypermarket). Ski passes, equipment hire and airport transfers can also all be arranged in advance (with a supplement, as these services are not included in the chalet price). Please speak to one of our team to discuss your options.

Useful information

Late arrivals : possible after 8pm
Arrivals and departures : from 5pm
Security deposit : 750 Eur
Cleaning : included
Compulsory fees : booking fees, local tourist tax

Distance of Chalet Woodpecker to Ski Lifts

See which Alpe d'Huez ski lifts are nearest to Chalet Woodpecker.

  • Télécentre gondola - 145m
  • Alpe Express gondola - 255m
  • Grande Sure chair lift - 382m
  • Stade platter - 726m
  • Tapis Rif Nel 2 magic carpet - 830m
  • Tapis Rif Nel 1 magic carpet - 849m
  • Rousses magic carpet - 888m
  • Rif Nel Express mixed lift - 917m
  • Télémix du Signal mixed lift - 919m
  • Romains chair lift - 959m
  • DMC Grandes Rousses gondola - 986m
  • Marmottes 1 mixed lift - 1050m
  • Huez Express gondola - 1052m
  • Tapis Bergers magic carpet - 1065m
  • Jeux mixed lift - 1080m
  • Grenouilles magic carpet - 1114m
  • Tapis Moutons magic carpet - 1165m
  • École 2 platter - 1256m
  • École 1 platter - 1259m
  • Sagnes platter - 1314m
  • Babars platter - 1338m
  • Petit Prince platter - 1436m
  • Poutran platter - 1559m
  • Louvets chair lift - 2009m
  • Alpauris chair lift - 2033m
  • Fontfroide chair lift - 2065m
  • Langaret platter - 2324m
  • Tortue platter - 2324m
  • Le Villarais chair lift - 2343m
  • Lièvre Blanc chair lift - 2343m
  • Lombards chair lift - 2379m
  • DMC 2 gondola - 2422m
  • Maronne chair lift - 2544m
  • Cloudit platter - 2614m
  • Tapis Escargot magic carpet - 2642m
  • Champ Clotury platter - 2831m
  • Marmottes 2 gondola - 3027m
  • Poutran 2 gondola - 3043m
  • Chalvet chair lift - 3168m
  • Auris Express chair lift - 3806m
  • Olmet platter - 4097m
  • Tapis Olmet magic carpet - 4214m
  • Poutran 1 gondola - 4264m
  • Clos du Pré platter - 4391m
  • Pic Blanc cable car - 4433m
  • Marmottes 3 cable car - 4440m
  • Eau d'Olle Express gondola - 4514m

Navigating in Alpe d'Huez can vary, as distances from Chalet Woodpecker to ski lifts are in a straight line.

Facilities: Chalet Woodpecker features

Room Types: Chalet Woodpecker bedrooms

Chalet Woodpecker - sleeps 15

Meals: Chalet Woodpecker food & drink

Classic Contactless Catering Service

Your chalet will be ready on arrival - beds made, dinner ready and fridges stocked*, wine-cellars replenished, skis and lift passes all booked. But you won't see us. We'll be at the end of the phone, but there will be no contact, unless you need it. You and your family will be safe and looked-after, as we work in the background, providing everything you need.

Our contactless catering service comes with the choice of two pricing options, a fixed menu with food and drink included in the price, and our à la carte option which allows you greater flexibility to eat and drink whatever you desire and the cost of the food is on supplement, at cost price, and depending on what produce you choose to order.

For those looking for a simple packaged chalet price, we are offering an all-inclusive price, which includes rental of the chalet and your food and drink for the week. Included will be breakfast, afternoon tea, a three course dinner on 6 out of 7 nights, plus unlimited wine and some beers. We have prepared a delicious menu for the week, with a mix of ready prepared meals from a local delicatessen and easy to cook dishes or sides. All that will be required from you is to pop a few things in the oven and throw together a few ingredients to make a simple salad, or steam a few vegetables as sides to your main meal.

Perhaps you want the freedom to choose your own menus, or perhaps you'd prefer to eat out more than one evening during the week, or you just love to cook yourself and enjoy the holidays where you have time to do this in a relaxed way. That's where our à la carte contactless catering service comes in. As an alternative to the service detailed above, we will also offer a lower rate, which does not include the food and drink for the week and we will give you the opportunity to order the food and drink of your choice, at the local hypermarket rates, and bill you for this afterwards. Four days before arrival, you will receive a comprehensive provisions list with everything you could possibly need for your holiday. That might be oven-ready meals, or the ingredients you'll need for Bolognaise, Soufflés or Cheese Fondues. Dry goods, dairy, fresh fruit and veg, fresh meat or fish, beers, wines, champagne, whatever, all bought for you and stocked in advance.

Our aim is to provide the safest possible environment for a ski holiday, whilst staying as affordable as possible. The new way to holiday will be by enjoying the facilities, food and beverages but without the staff waiting on you hand and foot. That will keep things safe and affordable. However, for those in search of a little more luxury, we are able to provide drivers, chefs, daily cleaning, ski lessons etc, all of which can be discussed at the time of booking or with our concierge service prior to arrival.

*Please note that for the à la carte option, all food, drink, ski hire and lift passes come at additional costs and are not included in the chalet price. Provisions will be billed at cost price and can be ordered from the list that will be sent out to you, and ski hire and lift passes can be booked in advance with our preferential rates. For our fixed menu option, the price does not include ski hire and lift passes, but it does include breakfast and afternoon tea for 7 days, plus a 3-course dinner with beer and wine for 6 days.

We update Chalet Woodpecker'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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This accommodation only holiday to Chalet Woodpecker in Alpe d'Huez, France departs Saturday 16th December 2023, for a 7 night stay on a "self catering" board basis. A local tourist tax (Taxe de Sejour or Kurtaxe) is levied by many councils in European ski resorts. It varies by standard and type of accommodation and is age dependent, so not everyone is charged. It's not included in the basic price of your holiday and is usually paid locally. For reference, the average charged in winter 2024 was between €1 and €3 per person, per night.

Resort: about Alpe d'Huez: about holidays in Alpe d'Huez: about ski holidays in Alpe d'Huez: about ski holidays in Alpe d'Huez France

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 295cm, Bottom 119cm

Snow Forecast: 53cm expected this week

Snow History: February average depth 177.67cm

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 €278 (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Chalet Woodpecker.
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
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"Stayed in room 6 mid-Jan 2019"

Dorothy Watmough
3/ out of 5
There was a very bad sewage smell all week. Spoiled the experience. Rest of chalet was fantastic. Holiday at this lovely new chalet was marred by the dreadful sewage smell in our room 6 for the whole week.
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Dorothy Watmough