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Alpe d'Huez recommendations

 Poster: A snowHead
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Given our planned trip to Canada in Jan 2021 is unlikely, we're considering the drive to France instead and Alpe d'Huez has been on our list of possible's for a while.

We're a couple who will be looking for self catering accommodation - currently the plan is to stock up on the drive in and cook for ourselves and avoid restaurants and bars. Can anyone recommend which part of the resort might suit us - ideally a small supermarket and bakery within walking distance and easy access to the lifts.
And could anyone recommend mid-range self catering accommodation in an area that would suit our needs? A studio apartment is fine, doesn't need to be massive, ideally with good WiFi for potentially having to keep in touch with work.

Our hope is to book the Eurotunnel now and book accommodation with only a small deposit or with free cancellation just in case. I know waiting would be the most sensible thing but we've usually got 2 or 3 holidays booked ahead so the current situation and lack of holidays has me itching to have something tentatively in the calendar... (first world problems, I know Embarassed ..!)
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The village of Oz Station. Small traffic free village. Bakery, small supermarket and a couple of restaurants. Very nice bar (subject to COVID etc). Access to slopes far better than ADH (Oz id centrally located in the ski area, much smaller lift queues - easy access to the slopes above ADH or to the Vaujany sector). Not the place to go if you`re looking for booming night life. PM me if you want more info.
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@SLB79, Oz-en-Oisans all day long.
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I have privately rented an apartment of a guy a few times, PM if you want contact details.

Also the tourist office has a list online of private renters.
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 Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
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Vaujany is also nice but not quite as conveniently located for the full ski area as Oz.
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Going to have to agree with everyone else (quick, there's agreement on a SH thread, someone mention helmets quick!) and recommend Oz en Oisans. Small but perfectly formed, but almost zero to do 'out' in the evenings so nice and quiet.
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 Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
Couple of my Trip Reports staying in Oz (with pics):

https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=2422054&

https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=3033412
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 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
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Thanks for the recommendations all, it seems like we have a clear winner! Quiet in the evenings and zero 'booming' nightlife and easy access to the slopes sounds like just the place!
Thanks for the TR's @Layne, it certainly seems like there is a variety of skiing to keep us occupied!
I'll get in touch with the tourist office for private rentals in addition to the usual online resources - I'm reluctant to book too soon whilst its likely that things will change many times between now and then but it will be good to have a list of favourites ready...
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