Summer 2021 holidays are back!
We're delighted to have the 15 person Chalet Sandy in the Neilson Mountain Collection family. It's a brand new chalet that was built in 2019 and 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, and for those with kids, the Neilson Hotel Aalborg is also close by (around 500m away) with kids' clubs for little ones aged from four months right up to 12 years old.
The main living/dining area has a double height ceiling with plenty of huge wooden beams for that classic warm and cosy chalet feel. Each of the seven bedrooms are equally as cosy with ensuite bathrooms.
Nearest lift: 500m to Diable chairlift and 950m to Jandri 1 gondola
Equipment hire shop and storage: 525m (at slope side Neilson Hotel Aalborg. Includes free storage at the shop for kit hired through Neilson)
Tuition meeting point: Beginners 525m (at Neilson Hotel Aalborg), improvers 900m (top of Jandri 1 gondola)
Resort centre: 50m
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. 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 available as well as 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.
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 TV
Ski/board storage with heated boot and glove warmers
Private outdoor hot tub
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for prices and availability
Your chalet hosts live out
Children under 15 are welcome when part of a group booking the whole chalet
Departure airports: Birmingham, Gatwick, Manchester or Stansted
Departure day: Sunday
Arrival airport: Grenoble
Flight duration: 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 5 minutes
Transfer time: approx. 2 hours