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Hip Hideouts Tour Operator, Val d'Isere

Chalets with fantastic slope access & the highest standard of services

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Hip Hideouts is a small independent company that offer a select portfolio of luxurious chic chalets and apartments that come with an exceptional range of services. Their properties includes spacious 16 person chalets right through to cosy 4 person apartments.

The company was established as a small exclusive chain of chalets aimed at people who not only love to ski or snowboard, but enjoy discretion, a personal service and a twist of style.

Hip Hideouts believe that your food should be cooked by people that have experienced fantastic restaurants, your wine chosen by people that have visited superb vineyards and your skiing/riding accompanied by people who have done it their whole lives.

The owners, Rich Thompson and Graham Folmer, have a wealth of experience both within and outside the ski industry making them perfectly placed to bring a unique but informed perspective to create a chalet company that goes above and beyond. 

Rich Thompson spent seven years working for a major UK Tour Operator where he was head of the chalet and ski operations business for areas such as the Three Valleys and the Portes Du Soleil. He returned to London for eight years where his last role was as a Partner with a successful international headhunting firm.

Graham Folmer has had a passion for the mountains as long as he can remember. Having lived on the continent for much of his life, he has returned to the French Alps to satisfy his craving for the best things in life; fresh snow, excellent food and the odd bottle of fine wine. He has a background in successful start-up companies and board-level positions in the private and public sector.


  • Bookings for
  • Childcare / Babysitting
  • Lift Passes
  • Ski / Snowboard Hire
  • Ski / Snowboard Lessons
  • Transfers
  • Transport
  • Chauffeur / Driver