Neilson Chalet Sandy

Les Deux Alpes, France

What's included

  • Sunday flights from Gatwick or Manchester
  • Resort transfers
  • Chalet accommodation
  • Breakfast & afternoon tea daily
  • 6 evening meals with free-flowing wine
  • Free ski guiding & coaching

  • Sleeps 15 people
  • 7 bedrooms with ensuite facilities
  • One of our best chalets
  • Contemporary mountain style
  • Hot tub & sauna
  • Peaceful & elevated location
  • 500m to the lifts

  • 220km ski area
  • Resort altitude: 1650m
  • Excellent for intermediates & advanced
  • One of our top 10 for families
  • Great all-rounder
  • Lively nightlife

We're delighted to have the 15 person Chalet Sandy in the Neilson Mountain Collection family. It's a new chalet, finished in a traditional style with a modern feel. You can look forward to a high standard of finish and some exceptional views out over the ski area from its elevated position.

The best views are reserved for the outdoor hot tub on the large balcony. Kick back after a day on the mountain with friends or family and decide where to explore the following day. As well as the hot tub, there's also a sauna and a video room too, so relaxing will be pretty easy here.

You'll find the Sandy close to the main street of Les Deux Alpes on the Vallée Blanche side of the resort, just behind Neilson Chalet Hotel Le Crêt. The Diable lift and blue piste are about 500m away.

The main living/dining area has a double-height ceiling with plenty of huge wooden beams for that classic warm chalet feel. Each of the seven bedrooms has a warm and cosy feel with ensuite bathrooms.

From the chalet to...

Nearest lift: 500m to Diable chairlift and 950m to Jandri 1 gondola

Equipment hire shop and storage: we use Intersport for equipment hire (450m) and there is a ski/boot room at the chalet.

Tuition meeting point: Beginners 525m, improvers 900m (top of Jandri 1 gondola)

Resort centre: 50m

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 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.

Resort stats

Area size: 220km

Linked resorts: Not linked, but your lift pass covers in one day's skiing or boarding in Serre Chevalier, Puy St Vincent, Montgenèvre or Sestrière and two free days skiing in Alpe d'Huez (except for the week of the Tomorrowland festival 19-26 March 2022) transport 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. Start every morning with an extensive continental breakfast, and cooked options on most days. 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 Sandy sleeps 15 people in seven warm and cosy ensuite bedrooms. Most of them are either twin or double, one also has an extra bed and one is just a double room.

Each room has its own ensuite with a shower, sink and wc. You'll also have a TV in the room with some international channels.

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.

Extras and offers

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

Chalet features

Neilson rating: ****+

Lounge/diner with free Wi-Fi and TV

Ski/board storage with heated boot and glove warmers

Private outdoor hot tub

Small sauna

Video room with PS4 (no games available in the chalet so please bring your own)

Wireless speaker and board games for your entertainment

Daily housekeeping with towels provided

Pre-bookable private nanny service available on request - email for prices and availability

Your chalet hosts lives in

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

Travel info

Departure airports: Gatwick or Manchester

Departure day: Sunday

Arrival airport: Grenoble

Flight duration: 2 hours

Transfer time: approx. 2 hours

Booking the whole chalet?

If you're a large group looking to book the entire chalet, we'd love to help. Our call centre team are all trained groups specialists and love a challenge. Give them a call on 0330 134 6376 or email

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