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Neilson Chalet l’Olan

Les Deux Alpes,
 France
Your holiday includes
  • Flights from Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester or Birmingham
  • Resort transfers
  • Chalet accommodation
  • Breakfast & afternoon tea daily
  • 6 evening meals with free-flowing wine
  • Free guiding & coaching
About the chalet
  • Superb mountain views
  • Sleeps 10-13 people
  • 5 bedrooms with private facilities
  • Large sun terrace
  • Quiet location
  • Rustic in style
  • Slopeside storage at Neilson Hotel Aalborg
  • 200m to the lifts
About the resort
  • 220km ski area
  • Resort altitude: 1650m
  • Excellent for intermediates & advanced
  • One of our top 10 for families
  • Great all-round resort
  • Good for beginners
  • Lively nightlife

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.

 

 

 

From the chalet to...

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 

 

 

About the resort

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 ominously name 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.

 

Resort stats

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

 

 

Food and drink

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 to leave you free to head out and explore the resort on one evening. For shorter holidays over New Year 2016/17, you still have one night free to explore the resort and local cuisine.

 

 

Rooms

The Olan sleeps 10 to 13 people in five good sized bedrooms. Most are ensuite with a mix of twin, triple and a 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.

 

 

Neilson Mountain Experts

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.

 

 

Chalet features

Neilson rating: ***

Lounge/diner with free Wi-Fi and satellite TV

Large south-facing sun terrace

Ski/board storage

Wireless speaker and board games for your entertainment

Daily housekeeping with towels provided

Private nanny service available on request

Your chalet hosts live in

Children under 15 are welcome when part of a group booking the whole chalet 

 

 

Travel info

Departure airports: Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester or Birmingham

Departure day: Saturday

Arrival airport: Grenoble

Flight duration: 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 5 minutes

Transfer time: 2 hours 30 minutes

 

 

Extras and offers

Free guiding and coaching from fully qualified Neilson Mountain Experts

 

 

Booking the whole chalet?

If you're a large group looking to book the entire chalet, we'd love to help. Our call centre consultants are all trained groups specialists and love a challenge. Give them a call on 0333 014 3351 or email groups@neilson.com

 

 

 

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