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This is a really, really good chalet. I’ve never seen a better location! It’s great for families – it’s close to a soft play area, the swimming pool, shops and cafes, etc. There is also a nursery very nearby with an outside play area which would be good for people travelling with young children. The chale... + more
Anonymous, Devon
4 out of 5
The cooking was absolutely brilliant and we had perfectly good food. The chalet girl who was cooking (whose name I can’t remember) was fantastic, but she was pretty much on her own. The staff were continuously changing and the young boys who supported her literally didn’t know how to peel a potato… it would ... + more
Katherine, Oxford
3 out of 5
Its top location just off piste makes this ski in/out catered chalet a favourite amongst keen skiers and snowboarders who love the high altitude and fast access into the vast Three Valleys that are the hallmarks of a ski holiday in Val Thorens. At the end of the day you can enjoy the beautiful views and the fin... + more
Sno man, Sno Staff
5 out of 5
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Accommodation
Catered Chalet
Flights Included
Transfers
No Lift Pass
No Ski Rental
No Boot Rental
No Ski School

Overview - chalet description - Chalet Olivier description

NB: Next year chalet catering will be 5 nights catered not 6, for winter 2018/2019 (i.e. guests eat out 2 nights, if staying in this property).

There are only a handful of detached chalets in Val Thorens, and this super property is certainly one of the very best. Divided into two chalets, run and catered separately, but sharing the bonus of the sauna on the ground floor, Chalet Catherine and Chalet Olivier could not be more central or convenient.

As you can see from our picture, skiing is literally to and from the door, as the chalet is located right on the side of the slopes in the centre of the resort!

In the Olivier, all the bedrooms are on the second floor, and at the very top of the chalet is an open-plan living/dining area with a cosy central fireplace. During afternoon tea on the sun terrace, you can enjoy watching the last skiers carve their way past the chalet on their final home run.


Facilities - Chalet Olivier features

  • Skiing to and from the doorstep
  • Superb chalet built to our specification
  • The best location in Val Thorens!
  • Sauna
  • Comfortable and spacious living area
  • Log fire and TV/DVD
  • Free Wifi
  • Sun terrace and balconies with sensational views
  • All bedrooms with private en suite facilities
  • Cooked and continental breakfast
  • Afternoon tea/coffee and cake
  • 3-course dinners including prosecco apéritif and a choice of complimentary wines followed by coffee

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

Ground Floor Entrance

  • Main entrance, ski & boot room and sauna shared with Chalet Catherine

Second Floor

  • Room 1
    Twin with balcony and shower/wc
  • Room 2
    Twin with balcony and shower/wc
  • Room 3
    Twin with shower/wc
  • Room 4
    Twin with balcony and shower/wc
  • Room 5
    Twin with balcony and shower/wc
  • Room 6
    Twin with shower/wc

Third Floor

  • Open plan kitchen with dining room/lounge under eaves, with fireplace and terrace

Additional Information

  • Supplements per person per night: Balcony £4
    • Floor plans are for guidance only and may not be to scale

Meals - food and drink in Chalet Olivier

We set very high standards for our cuisine, and train our staff extensively before the season starts, to ensure that you will thoroughly enjoy every meal on your holiday with us. We also take our Health and Safety responsibilities extremely seriously, so all our chalet and Chalet Hotel staff involved in food preparation are trained to the City & Guilds qualification – Level 2 in Food Safety during the pre-season training course. For six days of the week for our 2017/18 season, and five days of the week for 2018/19, our staff prepare all your meals, as described below.

Breakfast

A good breakfast is essential on a ski holiday, so we provide both a hot option, as well as a continental selection with a choice of cereals or porridge, fruit juices, plentiful tea, coffee and bread (and croissants in France), cold meats, cheese and preserves, which is normally presented buffet-style for you to help yourself. On our staff's day(s) off, only the continental breakfast will be provided.

Piste Picnics

Our Chalet Hotels can also prepare a packed lunch for you on request, at a small local charge. For skiers keen to keep their Euro-spending to an absolute minimum, this is the ideal way to keep your costs down!

Afternoon Tea

The traditional 'welcome home' after a day on the slopes will be laid out for you in your chalet or Chalet Hotel, ready for your return, every day except on the staff's day(s) off. A good cup of tea or coffee is the perfect accompaniment to a delicious slice of freshly home-baked cake and keeps hungry skiers happy until dinner is ready.

Dinner

2017/18 season cuisine

A three-course adult-only chalet dinner starts with Prosseco, followed by an appetiser, main course and dessert, and completed by coffee to round off your evening. Your choice of complimentary quality red and white wines is unlimited during the meal service, and chilled water is also of course always available.

2018/19 season cuisine

Our hosts will cook you a three-course adult only meal 5 nights a week. Consisting of an appetiser, main course and dessert – with unlimited complimentary red, white and rosé wine during service! The staff nights off are a great opportunity to experience some local restaurents and cuisine. Speak to your resort representative for recommendations and help with reservations.

Our Quality Wines

We are very proud of our wine selection for chalets and Chalet Hotels, which combines crisp and fruity whites with medium to full bodied reds, for a variety of palates. In our Chalet Hotels we also offer an additional light fresh rosé to our guests’ choice. We select our wines in conjunction with our good friends Nicolas and Véronique – the third generation in the Perret family’s fine wine business based in the Savoie. Nicolas is a qualified wine expert, having trained at the prestigious Burgundy Wine University in Beaune. Each season in October, Nicolas & Véronique bring over a new selection for us to sample (someone has to do it!) and together we choose our wines for the coming season, based on our menus and their pure enjoyment factor. Wine is an incredibly subjective and emotive subject, however the feedback we have received from our guests over recent seasons endorses our aims of providing wines to enhance your meal and to suit most tastes. We hope you will enjoy them as much as we do!

Children's High Tea

In Chalets and Chalet Hotels with family guests, High Tea provides children under 13 years with a healthy menu, tailored more towards children's tastes and puréed food is available for infants on request. High Tea is at 5.30pm, and children do not join the main adult-only dinner.

Children's High Tea in Chalet Hotels

Families staying in one of our Chalet Hotels may choose to eat separately (High Tea at 5:30pm) or all dine together at the later adult dinner time if children who have received a child discount pay the meal upgrade charge of £39 at the time of booking only.

Vegetarian and Special Diets

Vegetarian options are always on our 'Culinary Choice' menu in our Chalet Hotels, and are available in our chalets - just advise us at time of bookings so that we can ensure that our staff can prepare. Other special diets can generally be catered for at a cost of £35 per person per week. Any dietary requirements must be advised to us at the time of booking in order for us to be fully prepared.

Christmas and New Year

All of our chalets and Chalet Hotels will serve a traditional Christmas dinner with a glass of Champagne to start off the evening. This will include roast turkey with all of the trimmings, Christmas pudding, mince pies, crackers and party hats plus a fantastic Alpine atmosphere in which to enjoy the day.
A special festive menu will also be served on New Year’s Eve, alongside the added bonus that many resorts put on fantastic firework displays. A glass of fizz, whilst watching fireworks over the snow-capped peaks of the Alps.. what better way to bring in the New Year!

NB: Next year chalet catering will be 5 nights catered not 6, for winter 2018/2019 (i.e. guests eat out 2 nights, if staying in this property).

We update Chalet Olivier's details often, but facilities do change. e.g. some extras listed by the supplier as "free" or included might only be for the first time you use them, or for one time per party, then charged for further use. If any specific feature is essential to your holiday, make sure you ask us to confirm the details of it before you book your holiday.

Availability - dates & airports - dates & departure airports - chalet dates & departure airports - Chalet Olivier dates & departure airports

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Sun 16 Dec 201816/12/18
£1008£879
Sun 30 Dec 201830/12/18
Sold Out 
Sun 06 Jan 201906/01/19
£1128£999
Sun 13 Jan 201913/01/19
available Gatwick, Stansted, East Midlands, Manchester, Edinburgh, Southampton, Without Flights
Sun 20 Jan 201920/01/19
available Gatwick, Stansted, East Midlands, Southampton
Sun 27 Jan 201927/01/19
£1263£1228
Sun 03 Feb 201903/02/19
Sold Out 
Sun 10 Feb 201910/02/19
Sold Out 
Sun 17 Feb 201917/02/19
Sold Out 
Sun 24 Feb 201924/02/19
Sold Out 
Sun 03 Mar 201903/03/19
£1258£1238
Sun 10 Mar 201910/03/19
£1238
Sun 17 Mar 201917/03/19
£1188
Sun 24 Mar 201924/03/19
£1158
Sun 31 Mar 201931/03/19
£1338
Sun 07 Apr 201907/04/19
Sold Out 
Sun 14 Apr 201914/04/19
Sold Out 
This package holiday to Chalet Olivier in Val Thorens, France departs Sunday 16th December 2018, for a 7 night stay on a "catered chalet" board basis. A local tourist tax (Taxe de Sejour or Kurtaxe) is levied by many councils in European ski resorts. It varies by standard and type of accommodation and is age dependent, so not everyone is charged. It's not included in the basic price of your holiday and is usually paid locally. For reference, the average charged in winter 15/16 was between 50p and £2 per person, per night.
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Resort - about Val Thorens - about holidays in Val Thorens - about ski holidays in Val Thorens - about ski holidays in Val Thorens France

Highest resort in Europe Top of the world's biggest interlinked ski area Foodie Favourite Off-slope activities galore

This is Europe's highest resort, with incredible views of the French, Swiss and Italian Alps and fantastic connections to the rest of the enormous Three Valleys. Holidays here are perfect for varied and snow-sure terrain in a laid back, friendly atmosphere. If you're early or late in the season, or in a year with poor snowfall, this place will give you some of the best conditions in the Alps!

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Families Snow Sure Non skiers

Val Thorens webcam

Snow Report: Top 320cm, Bottom 220cm

Snow Forecast: 5cm expected this week

Snow History: December average depth 91cm

Val Thorens trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Chambéry (CMF)112km 1h 35
Grenoble (GNB)200km, 2h 15
Geneva (GVA)160km, 2h 30
Region:France, Alps.
First opened:1971

Val Thorens lift pass price last reported as €208 (Adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Chalet Olivier.
Night skiing: Torch lit descents available
Val Thorens has N, NE, NW, S facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing November - May.

Town altitude: 2300m
Top of slopes: 3200m
Bottom of piste: 1800m
Vertical drop: 1,430m
Total length of trails:140km
Longest piste:5km
2300m at the top of the Three Valleys, VT is the highest ski resort in Europe and part of the biggest linked ski area on the planet. While it’s a place for people who above all else, love to ski, you’ll also find some of the country’s best après including the legendary Folie Douce, as well as weird and wonderful activities like the 1300m Tyrolienne zipwire. Olde worlde gallic charm it isn’t, but skiers will wake up to find some of the best snow in the Alps literally on their doorstep, and the views over ...
At the summit of the largest ski area in the world and bordering the Vanoise National Park, this is a spectacular place to ski and board. Beginners are well catered for on nursery slopes by the Rond Point des Pistes, where the magic carpets often don't require a lift pass. Kids will love the Junior Park, while the Musaraigne and Campagnols runs in the beginner’s area and the new Deux Combes green are perfect to practice on. With a bit more confidence, take the Pionniers or Plein Sud chairs for some lovely lon...
The après ski here easily rivals other top resorts in the Alps. If you haven't already had the Folie Douce experience, head just under the Plein Sud lifts where the “dancefloor on top of the world” is heaving from 3pm. Another place to party is Bar 360 at the end of the blue Moraine run, which always has live music and cheaper plonk. Back in town, Rue de Gebroulaz is a hub of lively bars where O’Connells is the local Irish pub and the Frog and Roastbeef is a long-time favourite of Brits (if you can drink the...

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"Very nice chalet with the perfect location in Val T"

Anonymous, Devon
4/ out of 5
This is a really, really good chalet. I’ve never seen a better location! It’s great for families – it’s close to a soft play area, the swimming pool, shops and cafes, etc. There is also a nursery very nearby with an outside play area which would be good for people travelling with young children. The chalet is also just over the piste from the nursery slopes and lifts, and for people who have skied a little before it’s ski in / ski out. You can literally put your skis on outside the chalet and ski down a fairly easy run, no walking necessary at all. Overall we would definitely stay there again. The living area was nice and spacious, however the rooms were quite small and the bathrooms were basic. We took sole occupancy of the chalet, but I could imagine that if you came here and shared the chalet with other guests you might find the rooms a little cramped. We were a bit unfortunate with our chalet hosts this time, initially they were rubbish. We’ve been away before with the same company and usually their hosts are good, but this time we had to contact the area manager to let them know the hosts weren’t up to scratch. After that the manager came round and made sure that the cleaning was done properly and the hosts’ attitude changed. It’s always important to remember that the hosts change every year anyway, so it doesn’t stop me from wanting to come back here. The food was lovely. We did find that the children’s meals were a bit on the small side, but again I think this was down to the hosts. We’ve never found the children’s meals small before with this company. We noticed that some of the Trip Advisor reviews said that the hot water ran out at times in the chalet, but we never had a problem with this and our group filled the whole chalet.

"Chalet Olivier 2015"

Katherine, Oxford
3/ out of 5
The cooking was absolutely brilliant and we had perfectly good food. The chalet girl who was cooking (whose name I can’t remember) was fantastic, but she was pretty much on her own. The staff were continuously changing and the young boys who supported her literally didn’t know how to peel a potato… it would take days for them to do a simple job. They all worked really hard and it was more a question of the strain on them caused by bad management. The cleanliness of the chalet was basically ok, although a lot of things were broken (for example the light on the mirror in my bathroom). The location was absolutely fine, I got from the chalet to the piste in about 15 seconds and the shops and bars were right next door. Val Thorens is a university ski resort and some of the chalet guests staying on the other side from me complained about the noise, but I slept perfectly fine all week.

"Heady mix of high standards and high altitude"

Sno man, Sno Staff
5/ out of 5
Its top location just off piste makes this ski in/out catered chalet a favourite amongst keen skiers and snowboarders who love the high altitude and fast access into the vast Three Valleys that are the hallmarks of a ski holiday in Val Thorens. At the end of the day you can enjoy the beautiful views and the final skiers making their way past you down the slope. With three and four course dinners served in the evening with a nicer quality of wine than the average chalet fare, you get to relax in the large open plan dining area together and tell tall tales of derring-do on the snow. The food is yummy, the chalet's hosts are friendly and knowledgeable... and its all capped off with doorstep snowboarding and skiing.
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