Isere Beckons for This Coming Winter

Located in the heart of the beautiful French Alps, Isère is France’s third biggest mountain destination. So, what’s on offer?

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The region is best known for the mega resorts of Alpe d’Huez and Les2Alpes that are hugely popular with the British.

But it has no fewer than 23 ski resorts in its four famous massifs – Belledonne, Chartreuse, Vercors and Oisans – many skiers and snowboarders have never heard of them.

In these Covid-19 times perhaps looking at smaller and off the beaten track ski areas is the way forward.

They will not disappoint with incredible scenery and views, good amounts of snow, family-friendly facilities and accommodation.

Isère comprises family friendly Vaujany, great value Chamrousse and Oz en Oisans, off the beaten track villages like Villard de Lans/Corrençon and Les 7 Laux, whose slopes are coveted by locals.

Ski resorts in Isere

Ski resorts in Isere

Plus, of course, Les2Alpes and Alpe d’Huez.

And then plenty of smaller less well-known ones.

These seven resorts offer a wide variety of skiing and accommodation to suit all budgets.

See here for full details on the Isere region.

Covid-19 Times

As Isère’s ski resorts continue to reopen, skiers will be wondering if it’s safe to visit?

The resorts are here to welcome skiers with open arms (figuratively only right now) and ensure their visit can be fun, fulfilling, and safe.

To help navigate a trip to the region, Isere has put together resources and guidelines so that you can make the most of your time in Isere, whether exploring the mountains or heading out for lunch in a resort.

The ski resorts are all preparing for a “new normal” to host guests, and because the rules during a pandemic simply don’t apply to whatever we consider “real” life, all types of accommodation and suppliers are preparing for the winter ahead.

The resorts have functioned this summer and they are following government guidelines and have implemented safety measures – masks, sanitation stations, hand washing, social distancing etc.

For more information please visit: www.isere-tourism.com

News for this Winter

New Village base for skiing

Allemond is a small village in the Vallee de ‘Eau d’Olle on the road up to the ski resorts of Oz-en-Oisans, Vaujany and Villard Reculas.

This winter Allemond will be connected to the Alpe d’Huez Grand Domain Ski area by the new Eau d’Olle Express Allemond-Oz gondola.

The new lift will provide quick and direct transport to Oz-en-Oisans resort from Allemond and the valley.

Oz-en-Oisans, already a car-free resort with an environmental label, takes another step toward green mobility as part of its approach to sustainable growth.

Allemond looks set to grow and become a new destination only an hour from Grenoble Alpes-Isere airport with an affordable price tag.

Planned opening: Winter 2020-2021:

  • Elevation: 658 m,
  • Length: 2,905 m,
  • Cabins: 10 people (Leitner),
  • Rate of 1,100 people per hour with an objective of 2,000 people per hour,
  • Journey time: 8-minutes.

New 4* Hôtel Le V in Vaujany

This 4* property in the centre of the village opens on December 10, 2020.

A cosy, elegant hotel, tastefully decorated in a chic contemporary Alpine theme, Le V de Vaujany is a modern and warm cocoon for lifestyle and gastronomy.

Arpin fabrics have been used for throws, cushions and armchairs, to instil the cosy atmosphere of the most beautiful mountain chalet.

The Arpin spinning mill has been manufacturing noble and rare fabrics in the heart of the Alps since 1817, using traditional techniques and hundred-year-old machines which are listed as protected.

New Bath Bar and Alpinotherapy® at the 4* Hotel Les Grandes Rousses in Alpe d’Huez

An Alpinotherapy® cure helps fight fatigue and drive out toxins from your system.

Bath Bar – A fun variation of the Alpinothérapie® baths is the latest concept of Spa des Alpes.

Immerse yourself in your favourite cocktails.

Sparking or smooth, detoxifying or refreshing.

Experience life with passion on your own or with loved ones.

Experience a Champagne, Mulled Wine or Pina Colada bath bar to name a few.

See here for full details on the Isere region.

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