Le Cristal de l'Alpe apartments


  • Resort Centre
  • Close to hire shop
  •   Swimming Pool
  •   Hot tubs, sauna, steam room
  •   200m to slopes
  •   Treatments available
  •   Covered car park (€65)
  •   End of stay cleaning*
  •   Pets allowed (€65)
  •   Heated Ski lockers
  •   Bed linen and towels provided
  •   Fitness Room
  •   Beds made on arrival

Le Cristal de l'Alpe apartments

The 4* Le Cristal de l'Alpe apartments are an excellent option for those looking for a great value, high standard ski holiday in Alpe d'Huez. Located in the heart of the resort centre, it's a fantastic location to enjoy all the resort has to offer with many of the resort's most popular restaurants and bars in close proximity.


The slopes are just 200m from the apartments, less than a 5 minute walk or a short bucket ride away. It's a great base to explore all that the vast Grand Domaine ski area offers. With around 250km of pistes, there's something for skiers of all abilities including the longest ski run in the world! Alpe d'Huez is famous for being sunny throughout the season and has been dubbed "the sunny island", so top up your tan whilst being surrounded by snow.


All of the apartments at residence CGH Le Cristal de l'Alpe are cosy and well equipped. All of the apartments come with a fully equipped kitchen to make your self catering stay as comfortable as possible.


A particular highlight of this residence is the free access to the onsite Spa area, which has an indoor swimming pool, hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms, hammam and fitness room. Spa treatments such as massages are available for a supplement.


Le Cristal de l'Alpe apartments board basis

As all of the Le Cristal de l'Alpe apartments come equipped with fully functional kitchens (4 ring ceramic hob, multi-function oven, hood, fridge, dishwasher, electric coffee maker, kettle, mixer, steamer and toaster), it makes a great choice for those wanting a self catering holiday.


This means that you would be able to eat what you want when you want rather than having to have set meal times. This is a fantastic option for families with any fussy kids or for those with food allergies. There is a supermarket in the same building for groceries.


The residence does offer a bakery delivery service, you would just need to arrange this at the reception the night before. Fresh bread and pastries can be sent directly to your apartment in the morning.


For those that want to eat out, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from. The residence is ideally located close to some of the most popular restaurants in the resort.


Le Cristal de l'Alpe Apartment Sizes

There are four different apartment types available at the residence.


The smallest apartment available sleeps four people, with a double bedroom and a sofa bed. The largest apartment they have sleeps up to 8 people with three bedrooms and a sofa bed.


Regardless of your group size, we can offer a combination of apartments to make it work for you. You can see all the apartment descriptions below on this page.


Ski School and Ski Hire Shop Location

There is a Skiset hire shop ideally located just across the road which saves time picking up your skis. The ESF ski school meeting point is a short walk or shuttle bus ride away.


Why Book Alpe d'Huez?

Alpe d'Huez has been dubbed "The sunny island" due to having an incredible amount of sun all year round, giving skiers long days throughout the season. The resort is located in the vast Grand Domaine ski area with around 250km of pistes. There's something for skiers of all abilities including the longest ski run in the world, the Sarenne (16km). Alpe d'Huez won the best ski resort in Europe as recent as 2020.


For the party people, there's great apres-ski and plenty of bars and nightlife.


Unlike many other top French ski resorts, it's only a short transfer (1.5-2 hours) from Grenoble airport.


Book Le Cristal de l'Alpe apartments

On Get me to the Alps' website you can book your stay at residence Le Cristal de l'Alpe. You can also book the other aspects of your Alpe d'Huez ski holiday such as flights, transfers, lift passes and ski hire by getting in touch with us either via email - [email protected] or over the phone on 0161 402 3650.


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Le Cristal de l'Alpe apartments FAQ's

What time can we check in/out at Le Cristal de l'Alpe apartments?

You can check in from 5pm and check out is at 9am. It's always worth going to the reception when you arrive to see whether the apartment is ready. They have a luggage storage room where you can leave your bags.

Will we have to pay anything on arrival?

You will need to pay your tourist tax directly to the residence, this is €2.50 per person per day (+18). You will also have to pay a refundable damage deposit, this is €400 per apartment. This will be held until your apartment has been checked at the end of your stay. This can be paid by credit card at the reception when you check in. The funds are pre-authorised which means they are not taken off your card, but the amount will not be available to spend.

What is the reception number?

00 33 4 76 79 34 00

What are the reception hours?

On Saturdays – from 7am to 10pm. Sunday to Friday - from 07.30am to 12pm and from 4pm to 8pm. Subject to change.

What is the late arrival process?

If you are going to be arriving after 8pm, you must contact the reception in advance of the day of your arrival to find out the late check in procedure. They will explain how to collect your keys.

Are there ski lockers?

Yes, there are ski lockers with heated boot racks.

Is there somewhere to store luggage?

Yes, there is a luggage room for storing bags.

How many apartments are there at Le Cristal de l'Alpe apartments?

The residence is made up of 65 cosy apartments across 6 chalets blocks.

Can I request a nice view?

Up to 15 days before travel, let us know if you have a preferred view, orientation, floor, building, or distance from reception, so we can inform the residence of your preferences. Subject to availability, we cannot guarantee that requests will be fulfilled but we will always ask for you.

Will toilet roll be provided?

An initial supply will be, after that you will need to purchase them. There is a supermarket in the same building for supplies and groceries.

Are there hairdryers and irons?

Yes, there will be a hairdryer in the room. You can ask for an iron at the reception.

Will bed linen and towels be provided?

Yes, bed linen is provided and beds are made on arrival, sofa beds are not made on arrival. Towels (1 hand and 1 bath towel per person) are also provided. Extra towels can be rented for a supplement.

Will we have to clean our apartment at Le Cristal de l'Alpe apartments?

*End of stay cleaning is included except for the kitchen and dishes. A cleaning kit is provided. Complete end of stay cleaning can be paid for at the reception.

Is there Wi-Fi and is there a cost for this?

One free wireless connection at the reception and one free connection in the apartment is included. Extra connections are charged.

Is the spa area free and what are the opening times?

You have free access to the spa. The spa area includes an indoor heated swimming pool, hot tubs, sauna, steam rooms, hammam and fitness room. The spa is open from 10am to 8pm everyday with treatments available from 10am - 12pm and 4pm – 8pm.

Is this residence suitable for someone who is disabled?

Please contact us in advance of booking and we will advise. There is disabled access in certain room types.

Is there a car park?

Yes, there is a covered car park. This is from €65 per week per car and subject to availability. Please let us or the reception know early if you require a car parking space. There is a height restriction of 1.90 meters.

Is this residence good for kids/families?

Yes, children will love the swimming pool area.

Can I bring my pets?

Pets are welcome at the residence, they would be €65 per week. Pets must be certified to be clear of rabies and only one pet is allowed per apartment. Please advise the reception well in advance if you intend to bring your pet.

Is food included, are there any restaurants/shops nearby?

This is a self catering residence and all the apartments come with fully functional kitchens. There is a supermarket in the same building for groceries. For those wanting to eat out there are plenty of restaurants in the resort. A fresh bakery service is available from the reception, you can get bread and pastries delivered to your apartment in the mornings.

Is there a resort shuttle bus and will I need to use it?

There is a free shuttle bus in resort, you may not need to use it however, but it’s always an option if you would rather not walk around the resort. You can catch the shuttle bus to the main hub of lifts if you choose not to walk or take the bucket lift.

Is there a resort shuttle bus and will I need to use it?

Residence Le Cristal de l’Alpe is not ski in, ski out. The slopes are approximately 200m away, a short walk (less than 5 minutes) or you can take the bucket lift approximately 50m away from the residence to get there.

Alpe d'Huez Resort Map

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Alpe d'Huez Piste Map

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