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The Olan (named after a local mountain) has some pretty incredible views of the mountains from the large south-facing wrap-around balcony, perfect if you love getting a good sunset picture! It's also not a bad spot to enjoy a drink or two before your home-cooked evening meal.
The chalet sits in a peaceful residential area with easy access to one of the main lifts in the resort - the Diable chairlift 200m away. The Place de Venosc is only 100m away and has a good choice of bars, shops and cafés which are perfect for an early evening stroll. For a bit more life, take a 10-15 walk and you'll find yourself in the main resort hub.
It's a really lovely place to relax and unwind. There's well-seasoned wood panelling on the walls which gives off an almost library-like calm. Couple that with the antique yet unfussy furniture and you have a rustic style with slightly contemporary soft furnishings to add to the appeal and atmosphere.
Nearest lift: 200m (Diable chairlift)
Equipment hire shop and storage: 475m (at Neilson Hotel Aalborg)
Tuition meeting point: Beginners 475m (at Neilson Hotel Aalborg), improvers 900m (top of Jandri 1 gondola)
Resort centre: 600m
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 free-flowing wine throughout the week, 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.
The Olan sleeps 10 to 13 people in five good sized bedrooms. Most are ensuite with a mix of twin, triple and quads meaning that any group make up can be handled easily here.
Each room is simple with rustic furniture, gorgeous wood panelling and cast iron radiators. The soft furnishings are sympathetic to the surroundings to create a real sense of warmth and style.
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.
Free guiding and coaching from fully qualified Neilson Mountain Experts
Free lift pass for the group organiser when 12+ people pre-book a lift pass
Children under 15 can receive a discount when part of a group booking the whole chalet and they share a room with at least two adults
Neilson rating: ***
Lounge/diner with free Wi-Fi and satellite TV
Large south-facing sun terrace
Wireless speaker and board games for your entertainment
Daily housekeeping with towels provided
Pre-bookable private nanny service available on request - email firstname.lastname@example.org for prices and availability
Your chalet hosts live in
Children under 15 are welcome when part of a group booking the whole chalet
Departure airports: Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Manchester or Stansted
Departure day: Saturday
Arrival airport: Grenoble
Flight duration: 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 5 minutes
Transfer time: approx. 2 hours