The Resort

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Oz en Oisans ('Oz') is one of the five resorts on the Massif des Grandes Rousses, which also includes Alpe d'Huez and Vaujany. Oz offers a vast array of both exhilarating and peaceful activities throughout the summer season.

Oz en Oisans combines 10 hamlets and a mountain resort in a harmonious setting with high quality facilities you would only expect to find in a much larger resort. Oz has 2 bubble lifts that connect directly into the main areas and operate throughout the summer. From Chalet Le Sabot you can be at 2800m in less than 20 minutes and at Pic Blanc (3300m) in another 10. Take your bike on the lift for a fast race back down!

Summer activities enjoyed by both adults and children include mountain biking, horse riding, nature walks and participating in or watching competitions. Many cycling events take place locally including a stage of the famous Tour de France which takes riders up the gruelling 21 'hair pin' bends of Alpe d'Huez.
Alternatively relax with natural spa therapies or fishing or take the challenge of white water rafting, kayaking or zip lining to mention just a few of the seemingly endless Alpine opportunities.

There are a number of activity centres offering programmes for youngsters up to the age of 18 years. Adults can also take lessons, courses or book activity guides to learn new or develop existing skills and learn about the beautiful and truly awesome surroundings.

Summer guests at Chalet Le Sabot can enjoy the proximity of the resort activities and amenities along with those offered by the surrounding area. It is easy to get around the mountain without a car, a pleasant relief today.

If you wish to go further afield Oz is well serviced by public transport, there is a regular bus service year round. Taxis also operate in the area. We can advise you on timetables, costs and organise bookings for equipment hire, taxis, restaurants and some activities for you.

Oz en Oisans is well prepared for visitors from around the world who seek the variety of an Alpine holiday. 

The Oz Tourist Office is very helpful and stocks useful information, maps and guides along with displaying the all important weather report, mountain weather can be inclement. 

The Oz nursery is delightful, a 2 minute walk from the chalet and offers excellent childcare year round for children aged between 6 months and 6 years. The resort is pedestrianised ensuring the safety of all the family as you shop, head for the lifts, go out for dinner or stroll to collect your morning bread.

Oz en Oisans is a true hidden gem, a well kept secret which is exactly what Chalet Le Sabot guests seek and are delighted to discover. Itís history as a tourist resort is relatively short one, only being established in 1998, although a virgin ascent was made from Oz to what is now known as Pie Bayle and líEtendard in 1874. Oz is proud to have developed and now maintains well, an environmentally friendly kind of tourism which succinctly combines quality and commercial viability in a preserved, unspoiled environment.

However you spend your time you can always enjoy returning to Chalet Le Sabot to relax, perhaps in a deck chair on the balcony, which offers spectacular views over the mountains and valley.

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Oz en Oisans resort
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Chalet Le Sabot