Ride in to summer 2020
Neilson Chalet Hotel Le Crêt is a light and airy small hotel with fantastic views of the towering surrounding mountains. It's located more or less in the resort centre and not far from the lifts so if you're looking for convenience, this is the place for you.
The restaurant, bar and lounge are perfect for comparing stories of your mountain adventures. After dinner and a few drinks at the hotel bar‚ head downstairs to the Secret Bar to carry on the holiday spirit. Don't worry, Secret Bar is completely sound proofed from the rest of the hotel.
For those with kids, the nearby Neilson Hotel Aalborg has a range of kids' clubs for four months to 12 year olds. Book them in and we'll even come and collect them in the morning and drop them back at the end of their session.
This hotel makes an ideal choice for couples and groups wanting the intimate buzz of a chalet plus the space and added privacy of a hotel‚ all combined with the usual outstanding Neilson service and hospitality.
Nearest lift: 200m to Diable chairlift or 900m to Jandri 1 gondola
Equipment hire shop and storage: 475m (at Hotel Aalborg)
Tuition meeting point: Complete beginners meet 475m away (outside Hotel Aalborg), improvers 900m (top of Jandri 1 gondola)
Resort centre: In the centre
A great example of an all-rounder. Long hours of sunshine (when it's not snowing) and snowsure slopes certainly help, but Les Deux Alpes is all about the variety of things to do, both on and off the mountain.
A superb resort for families (one of our top 10), groups and all standards of skier or boarder. Beginner slopes near the resort and on the glacier make it a great place to learn whilst enjoying the glorious mountains rising up all around you. Intermediates have plenty of choice while experts should hire a guide and test their freeriding ability on the legendary off-piste runs of the ominously named La Grave.
The resort is large and well laid out with two main roads; one in, one out. Along each road, you'll come across an excellent range of sports shops, gift shops, restaurants and bars to suit all tastes and budgets. The après-ski is as lively as you want it to be with over 40 bars, restaurants and nightclubs on your doorstep.
Area size: 220km
Linked resorts: Not linked, but your lift pass covers one days' skiing or boarding in Alpe D'Huez, Puy, St Vincent, Serre Chevalier, Montgenèvre or Sestrière. Transport is not included.
Resort altitude: 1650m
Skiing altitude: 1300m to 3570m
Number of runs: 75
Range of runs: 20% green, 40% blue, 21% red and 19% black
Lifts: 19 drags, 23 chairs and 7 cable cars
Night skiing: Yes
Cross country trails: 20km
Snowmaking: 20% of runs covered
Resort bus: Yes
Our chalet board basis is designed for skiers and boarders. Breakfast is a fairly extensive affair with cooked and continental options every day. Your daily afternoon tea of freshly baked cakes and biscuits will be waiting for you when you come in from the slopes.
Evening meals are a three-course set-menu with regionally inspired dishes and served with complimentary wine, all followed by fresh coffee. We provide evening meals on six nights a week leaving you free to head out and explore the resort on one evening.
For a small hotel, the 16 ensuite room sizes are very good. All are ensuite and many have a balcony with good views out to the mountains beyond. They suit all party sizes too as they can accommodate between two and four people per room. You'll also find luxurious Temple Spa toiletries in each bathroom.
Don’t forget that you get free guiding and coaching throughout the week from fully qualified ski and board instructors with our Mountain Expert service.
Designed for confident blue and red-run skiers and snowboarders, they'll show you around the mountain on free guiding sessions, and even offer free coaching sessions to help you become a more confident skier or snowboarder.
There are at least three sessions a week and we guarantee each guest at least two sessions a week. Your hosts will explain how it works when you get there.
Neilson rating: ***
Relaxed bar and lounge with free Wi-Fi and satellite TV
Large south-facing sun terrace
Ski/board equipment storage
Free equipment storage for kit hired through Neilson available at slopeside Neilson Hotel Aalborg
Free pick-up and drop-off service for kids booked into Neilson-run children's clubs at Neilson Hotel Aalborg
Daily housekeeping with towels provided
Private nanny service available on request
Children under 15 can receive a discount when sharing a room with at least two adults
Free lift pass for the group organiser when 12+ people pre-book a lift pass
Free guiding and coaching from fully qualified Neilson Mountain Experts
Departure airports: Birmingham, Bristol, Gatwick, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle or Stansted
Departure day: Saturday
Arrival airport: Grenoble
Flight duration: 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 5 minutes
Transfer time: approx. 2 hours