Close to the center and the lifts, all bedrooms en-suite. Indoor sauna and hot-tub!
- Catered Chalet
- Sleeps 15
- Indoor Hot Tub & Sauna
- Close to Lifts and Resort Centre
- Free Wi-Fi
Chalet Woodpecker, alongside its sister Chalet Nightingale, is elegant and modern. 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.
5 minutes' uphill walk to the resort centre · close to shops, bars and restaurants · 3 minutes' walk to the Telecentre lift · 3 minutes' walk to the ski bus stop · ski school and nursery slopes at the top of the Telecentre lift
This spacious 7 bedrooms chalet is set across three floors and has room for 15 guests.
On the lower ground floor there is a relaxation area with whirlpool, sauna and shower (shared with Chalet Nightingale). On the ground floor there is the ski room and four twin bedrooms each with en-suite shower rooms and WC.
On the first floor, there is a large lounge/dining area with terrace and kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped with an oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, Senseo coffee machine and coffee percolator. A triple bedroom with en-suite shower room and WC.
Room 1 - Twin with ensuite shower room and WC.
Room 2 - Twin with ensuite shower room and WC.
Room 3 - Twin with ensuite shower room and WC.
Room 4 - Twin with ensuite shower room and WC.
Room 5 - Twin with ensuite shower room and WC.
Room 6 - Double with ensuite shower room and WC.
Room 7 - Master Double with ensuite shower room and WC.
- Ski in - ski out
- Wet suite with hot tub & sauna
- Television with UK Freeview
- Board games library
- Ski room with boot warmers
- Parking space
- Bed linen with beds made on arrival
- Towels and Bathrobes
- Mid stay cleaning with towel and linen change
- End of stay cleaning
- Welcome Basket
You have the choice between two options:
Contactless A La Carte Service: You order the food and the drinks you need from a comprehensive shopping list. You can also choose between select dishes prepared by a local Savoyard delicatessen. Orders are placed 3 days before your arrival and the food will be stocked at your arrival and re-stock mid-week if needed. The rates are competitive and it's the best option to control the budget without having to worry about the shopping at your arrival. Also, it allows you to eat cereals at 5pm if you fancy of an afternoon breakfast!
Contactless Catered Service: We supply and stock your fridge and cupboards behind the scenes. You will have 6 days of breakfasts, snacks and dinners.
- For breakfast you will have: fruit juices, eggs, yoghurts, bred, croissant and pain chocolat ready to cook in the oven, smoked salmon, coffee, tea, marmelades, etc.
- For snacks : biscuits, mini cakes, fruits.
- For dinner, you will enjoy starters to heat up, main dishes pre-prepared by expert chefs using local savoyard products (and one raclette evening) and dessert (fruit tarts, cakes, cheese platter and after dinner chocolates. Dinners are delivered throughout the week, two evenings at a time to ensure freshness and quality.
- Drinks are also included: Champagne the day of your arrival, beer, choice of red and white wine.
- Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and lactose intolerant are also available on request.
The contactless catered service is the best option if you want to feel at home without worrying about the evening cooking. You can also enjoy your dishes at the time you want and in the order you wish.
About Alpe d'Huez
Alpe d'Huez skiing
Alpe d’Huez is set on a high sunny plateau, at 1,860m in the Grande Rousses area of the Southern French Alpes. Surrounded by an amazing snow bowl, it has mile after mile of varied pisted and off piste opportunities. With over 250km of skiing to choose from, it provides endless choices for all levels of skiers and boarders. The resort boasts an excellent snow record due to its high altitude – high altitude goes hand in hand with breathtaking views and a wonderful starting point for the Sarenne descent, officially one of the longest black runs in Europe.
Alpe d'Huez is known as Island of the Sun ('Lile au Soleil') and most of the main slopes face south benefiting from the claimed average of 300 sunshine days a year! The resort spreads down a gentle slope in a triangular shape from the main lift station at the top corner. Access roads enter the village at the lower two corners. The main Avenue des Jeux is used as a central focus and this is where you will find some of the shops, bars and restaurants along with the swimming pool and ice rink. Towards the bottom of the town is the older, original core of the resort which has a slightly more traditional feel to it.
Alpe d'Huez has skiing suitable for everyone. The large network of lovely wide green runs immediately above the village is as good a beginner area as you will find anywhere. For intermediates there is a fine selection of blue and red runs, the variety being difficult to beat with trees, valleys and a range of terrain to explore. The slopes divide into four areas with good connections between them. Every section of the resort has some challenging red runs to test the adventurous as well as some serious off-piste routes for the experts to enjoy. Gondolas and fast chairs are the main access to the lifts, although there are a few older chairs and drag lifts scattered around.
There are two terrain parks, one near the bottom of the slopes for novices with various jumps and rollers and another 1.5km advanced park close to the Lac Blanc drag which has a half-pipe, jumps, rails, big air and boardercross course. Above Vaujany there is another beginners park. Experienced boarders are well catered for with lots of good freeriding to be had, together with vast and varied off-piste to be tried with a guide. For cross country skiers there are 50km of snow sure trails with varying degrees of difficulty.
The resort is linked to Vaujany where there is some great runs and some lovely little cafes - well worth making the effort to get there as only a short ski away from the main slopes of Alpe d'huez.