Chalet Les Arolles is a light, bright and modern chalet with the Petite Aiguille piste and chairlift just on the doorstep.
The claet is located only a 2 minute walk to the resort shuttle bus or if you prefer to walk then it is approx. 15 minutes to the centre of Les 2 Alpes and its famed nightlife.
Spread over three floors, the main communal area is found on the ground floor. There is plenty of comfortable seating and a large open-plan dining and kitchen area.
The wooden clad walls and ceilings in the chalet really create a delightful Alpine atmosphere and a perfect setting for your tasty 4 course meals with complimentary wine.
The sauna will help relax any tired muscles after a full day on the slopes and if you still have energy then use it up with a game of table tennis.
The Chalet sleeps up to 14 guests in six bedrooms. A double bedroom, two twin bedrooms and two triple bedrooms, all of which are ensuite.
Flights from selected UK airports are included in the price (a self-drive discount is also available).
Please note that this property is only available for 7 or 14 night stays on a catered basis.
Chalet catering includes: skiers breakfast with hot and cold options, afternoon tea & cakes, four-course dinners (aperitif, starter, main course, dessert) with free wine worth over 100€ followed by complimentary tea/coffee and chocolates. Vegetarian menu available. Special celebratory dinners on Christmas Day and New Year's Eve. NB. Breakfast hot option, afternoon tea and dinner is served six days per week due to chalet staff's day off. Special celebratory dinners on Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.
Also see: Catering & Private Chefs in 2 Alpes, France
Families & Kids
You’ll need to book your own childcare when staying here. There is a great choice of childcare options in Les 2 Alpes from full-time nanny services to the odd night of babysitting. In addition, during the winter season, many of the ski-schools operate creche services. Booking in advance is always recommended and strongly advised for the school holiday periods.
Also see: Childcare in 2 Alpes, France
All your equipment can be organised through the agents as part of your package. Let their Representatives take care of all the details on your behalf so you can have a stress free holiday.
Also see: Ski Hire in 2 Alpes, France
Instructors & Lessons
Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, everyone can benefit from lessons. The agents and their representatives can help organise both group and private lessons as part of your package.
Also see: Ski Schools in 2 Alpes, France
Guides & Tours
When staying here, you’ll need to book your own Guides & Tours, which are a great way to discover Les 2 Alpes whilst doing a number of fun activities. During the winter, if you are keen to go off-piste, booking a High Mountain Guide is strongly recommended. Not only do they know the best local spots, these highly trained and experienced individuals are very familiar with the surroundings and can provide loads of insights you won’t get by yourself, as well as helping to ensure your safety.
Also see: Guides & Tours in 2 Alpes, France
The local market town of Bourg d'Oisans only a 20 to 30 minute drive away can supply pretty much everything a visitor would need - decent sized supermarket, garages, car hire, vet (don't forget to get Fido wormed for the trip home) and the rest, not to mention a thriving Saturday market and numerous cafés, ideal on a sunny weekend.
2 Alpes caters for everyone from the gourmet to the fast food fan. At the top end, the Chalet Hotel Mounier offers tasting menus and an extensive wine list, and the Raisin d'Ours is owner-run by the Mounier's Michelin-starred former chef. Les Sagnes serves excellent crepes and a range of local specialities in a rustic atmosphere in front of a roaring log fire. Tribeca at one end of town and l'Etable at the other both have great pizzas, and anyone looking for a decent burger 'n' chips need look no further than the British-run Le Takeaway in the centre of town.
Also see: Restaurants in 2 Alpes, France
The pretty village of La Grave, notorious for its challenging off-piste terrain is about 30 minutes away by road - ride the old gondola for some of the most spectacular mountain views in the region. The ride up to Pic Blanc at Alpe d'Huez an hour away offers views of distant Mont Blanc. Further afield you can tour the Chartreus distillery at Voiron on the other side of Grenoble, visit the museum and grounds of the chateau at Vizille on the D1091, or take a ride on the old funicular railway at St Hilaire du Touvet towards Chambery.
Things to Do Nearby
Although noted for its glacier and big summer and winter snowparks, 2 Alpes offers a wide range of activities. Speed riding is increasingly popular in winter, as is ski randonnee (cross country skiing). There are great opportunities for off piste at all levels, both here and in the linked area of La Grave, and daily helicopter trips leave from the helipad at 2100m. There are several parapenting schools, and in summer the resort offers tennis, golf, swimming and skating, as well as great walking opportunities and a huge and rapidly expanding mountain biking area.
Also see: Things To Do in 2 Alpes, France
The nine-hole course at 2 Alpes starts appearing out of the snow around May, and is open for business when the resort opens for summer in June. Golfers looking for more of a challenge should head for the course at Uriage les Bain near Grenoble, just over an hour's drive away.
Also see: Golf Courses in 2 Alpes, France
From the Venosc end of town the new high speed Diable chair takes you in comfort to the top of the Cretes and thence up the SuperDiable to the centre of the lift system at Toura. The Jandri Express runs from the centre of town to the snowpark at Toura and then on to the glacier, and the Belle Etoile and Village chairs run from the other end of town up to Cretes at 2100m. Beginners are well served by a series of drag lifts at the bottom of the pistes right next to the town.
Also see: Ski Areas in Les 2 Alpes, France
2 Alpes has a well-deserved reputation as a party town. The fun starts daily at the Pano Bar at 2600m, with a regular DJ. Later you can find live music and DJs at British-run bars Smithy's Tavern, Smokey Joe's and The Secret, and follow it up with a visit to the popular Avalanche nightclub next door to Smithy's. The Boardroom is popular with French seasonnaires, instructors and lifties, the Red Frog and Smokey Joe's show big screen sport, and the Brasilienne has a late-night club atmosphere.
Also see: Bars in 2 Alpes, France
Location: 2 Alpes
Catering Basis: Catered
Property Style: Chalet
Run By: Agent/Operator
Vibe / Atmosphere: Traditional & Modern mix
Sleeps: Sleeps 14
Bedrooms: 6 bedroom
Bookings For: Lift Passes | Ski / Snowboard Hire | Ski / Snowboard Lessons | Transfers
Catering: Half-board | Afternoon tea | Breakfast | Dinner | Flexible catering options
Access: Children welcome
Room: Balcony | Open fire | Ski / Boot Room
Entertainment: Free WiFi | TV
View: Mountain view
Open Seasons: Spring | Winter
Prices & Availability
Address: Plan d’Eau de la Buissonnière | 2 Alpes | 38860