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Les Deux Alpes

Thinking of skiing in Les Deux Alpes? Located high in the beautiful Dauphiné region and surrounded by glaciers, Les Deux Alpes offers year round skiing for all abilities.

Why Les Deux Alpes Ski Resort?

  • Above average sunshine
  • Excellent skiing opportunities for all abilities
  • A great range of après ski

Winner European Resort of the Year - World Snow Awards 2015

Les Deux Alpes is located at the point where the Northern and Southern Alps meet. This well-known high altitude ski resort also offers an excellent choice of restaurants, bars, nightclubs and shops as well as a range of off-slope activities including swimming, ice skating, snow-shoeing, sports activities and a tanking centre for your ultimate relaxation.

The resort is surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery and lies alongside the main slopes on both sides, so there is always a lift nearby. Les Deux Alpes has an excellent snow record and the glacier means you can even ski here during the summer.

There are amazing views from the Glacier over the Briançon valley and to the rugged Ecrins mountains. With the Ecrins National Park on its doorstep, the flora, fauna and scenery of the French Alps are all close to hand at Les Deux Alpes.

LES DEUX ALPES SKI AREA

Les Deux Alpes was chosen for its high altitude ski area - one of the highest in Europe. It boasts an excellent snow record and an amazing 225km of snowsure ski slopes. The above average sunshine conditions, excellent skiing for all standards and massive off-piste potential makes Les Deux Alpes a perfect ski resort choice for everyone.

Les Deux Alpes has a huge variety of terrain to keep skiers of all abilities busy. One of the things that differentiate Les Deux Alpes from many of the other ski areas is that the beginner areas are not confined to village level; this has the bonus of meaning that beginners needn't miss out on the spectacular views and the experience of skiing high up amongst the peaks!

Les Deux Alpes ski area is well suited to all skiing and snowboarding abilities. The main slopes in Les Deux Alpes are all above the tree line. The pistes are split into 3 areas: Pied-Moutet, Mont de Lans village and the high summits (3,600m glacier). There are also 2 sides to Les Deux Alpes ski area. On one side is the glacier and the majority of the pistes, and on the Vallée Blanche side are a number of blue and red pistes.

One significant feature of Les Deux Alpes is that many of the easier pistes are higher up but that is not to say there aren't some fantastic opportunities for experts too. The split is considered to be around 60% of the pistes for beginners and intermediates and 40% for experts. As well as 225km of pistes, there is also 1,400ha of off-piste including the famous link to La Grave.

In December 2015, a new blue run called Jandri 1 was opened to create an easy resort return route. 

Les Deux Alpes has a glacier which means the top section guarantees good snow throughout the season. Due to its unique location, visitors to the summit (3,400m) can experience the stunning 360° panorama of the French and Italian Alps. The breath-taking scenery includes views of Mont Blanc, Mont Ventoux, La Meije and the Les Ecrins mountain range.

You can go from the top down to Mont de Lans (a descent of 2270m vertical, possibly the world’s biggest on-piste vertical). For the more adventurous, an outing to the slopes of La Grave is a must (guide essential) La Grave is reached by snowcat from the top of the ski area to the 3568m Dome de la Lauze or a short walk.

LES DEUX ALPES SKI AREA

LES DEUX ALPES BEGINNERS

Beginners are spoilt for choice in Les Deux Alpes, with wide easy runs at altitude at the top of the glacier where magnificent views can be enjoyed or the nursery slopes at resort level beside the village. There are 5 lifts free for all on the lower slopes of Les Deux Alpes. 

Later stage beginners (i.e. those that have had a few days of practice) may be able to ski the 8km down from the top of the glacier down to the resort level on greens and easy blues.

LES DEUX ALPES INTERMEDIATES

Intermediates are well catered for with a good array of blues and reds.

LES DEUX ALPES EXPERTS

There are plenty of black runs and off-piste to keep expert skiers entertained. For the more adventurous, an outing to the slopes of La Grave is a must (guide essential). La Grave is reached by snowcat from the top of the ski area to the 3568m Dome de la Lauze or a short walk.

LES DEUX ALPES SNOWBOARDING

Les 2 Alpes ranks amongst France’s best for snowboarding. In fact, about 25% of the clientele are snowboarders here. At mid-mountain, there are two boarder-cross courses and a big terrain-park including half-pipe and higher up there are several innovative terrain features such as ledges, gullies, canyons, all of competition standard.

LES DEUX ALPES OFF-PISTE

The extensive off-piste terrain is huge (5 different domains) and challenging. There is a good selection of serious routes.

LES DEUX ALPES FREESTYLE

Slide zones – between 2600m and 3200m: canyons, cornices, cascades…also a snow park shaped by pros: half-pipe, axe-pipe, big air, slopestyle, handrail, 3 “Park Bullies”, 1 free cross and 2 boardercross.

The terrain park is located on the Toura run and is easily one of the top parks in Europe. And it’s not just for experts. Beginners have areas to try their skills on. The park is 800m long and has an impressive super-pipe. DJs regularly play music and there is a BBQ & chill out area.

LES DEUX ALPES CROSS COUNTRY

There are 2 marked tracks through the woods. Linked to Les Deux Alpes by gondola, the Valley of Veneon (Venosc) is an untouched natural area with 3 marked tracks from 3km to 24km.

Les 2 Alpes Ski Hire

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We have selected Sport 2000 to ensure that only the highest standard of equipment and service will be provided for all levels of skiers. More information on ski hire.

We have a conveniently located hire shop in Les Deux Alpes for all your ski and snowboard equipment needs. We offer competitive prices and special offers are also available. Pre-booking your equipment hire will allow you to save precious skiing time once in the resort and means you can budget for your ski holiday, knowing that it is already book and paid for.

 

Les 2 Alpes Lift Passes

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You have the choice to purchase a ski pass which covers the whole ski area or the smaller local ski area. We suggest that you purchase the larger area lift pass, unless a complete beginner, as shown in our table below.

Lift pass delivered FREE to your home. Book your lift pass for Les Deux Alps at least 14 days prior departure and we can arrange hands-free lift passes delivered to your home, meaning you can ski straight through the gates, giving you more piste time - at no extra cost! Please note you will not be required to hand over a voucher at the kiosk in resort (non applicable for free passes as you will be asked for a photo and a proof of age on site). Conditions apply. Please enquire with a member of the Ski Collection team for more details.

Other lift pass on offer (to buy locally in resort in Euros):

There are 5 beginner ski lifts that are free to use in Les 2 Alpes at the foot of the slopes. 

Les 2 Alpes ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 2017/18:
1/2 day - €35.70 children, €42 adults
Day - €39.20 children, €49 adults

Les 2 Alpes Ski School

Ski school for children is available to book from 3 years to 12 years, in Les 2 Alpes, with Ski Collection. Children 3-5 years will go into Ski Kindergarten lessons.

View here for pre-bookable ski extra prices in £ for Les 2 Alpes 2018/19

Please note, these Pound Sterling prices are for indication only. They will fluctuate based on Euro/£ exchange rate. Please call us for the latest prices.

Ski School: Please note that lesson times are subject to change right until the last minute. Outside French school holidays the ski school reserves the right to cancel group lessons should numbers be insufficient. For peak periods (22/12-4/1, 9/2-8/3 & 6/4-26/4) we strongly recommend that you book as early as possible and in any case at least 6 weeks prior to the required dates. Morning lessons tend to get booked up first and therefore we may only be able to offer afternoon classes within 6 weeks of departure. In some resorts English speaking instructors may not always be available, particularly at peak times.

We cannot always guarantee that prices will be cheaper than in resort. When ski packs prices are calculated, the currency is bought at the exchange rates that apply at the time. You can be assured that once you have booked your extras, if the pound depreciates, you will not be charged.

Les 2 Alpes Private Lessons (17/18 prices, NOT pre-bookable)

Individual tuition can only be purchased directly from the ski school. Ski Collection cannot pre-book these.

From 3 years old.

From €46 for 1 hour for 1 pers
From €50 for 1 hour for 1-2 pers
From €62 for 1 hour for 3-4 pers
From €72 for 1 hour for 5-10 pers

Please note that prices are only an indication and are subject to change

Les 2 Alpes - Tel: 00 33 4 76 79 21 21

 

Children

Les Deux Alpes has been awarded the ‘Famille Plus Mountagne' label. This label represents 6 commitments made specially for families and children: 

  • A tailor-made infrastructure for families
  • Entertainment & activities to suit all ages
  • A price to suit everyone: from the youngest to the oldest
  • Activities for children & adults, to enjoy both on their own & together
  • A nearby medical service for those "under the weather"
  • Children taken care of by professionals

Childcare - Le Bonhomme de Neige

A crèche, day nursery and leisure centre under one roof! Catering for children from 6 months to 6 years, it is located near the snow garden.

Crèche (6 months - 2 years)

Children looked after by qualified child care assistants. Hot lunch options available. To ensure the well-being of your child, two introductory half days are required. Health record with record of vaccinations required. Open daily 08:30-17:30. Tel: +33 (0)4 76 79 02 62.

Guiding rates:
8.30am - 5.30pm: €33 (with lunch)
8.30am -12.30am: €21 (with lunch)
8.30am -12.30am: €18 (without lunch)
1.30pm - 5.30pm: €19 (with afternoon snack)

Day Nursery (2-6 years)

Takes children for ½ or full days with or without nap and indoor and outdoor activities available. Health record with record of vaccinations required. Registration will be made on site or by phone.  Open daily 08:30-17:00.

Guiding rates:
Day from 8:30 to 17:00 (possible from 3 years)
1 day: €31.50, 2 days: €63, 3 days: €90.50, 4 days: €118, 5 days: €144 or 6 days: €168.
Half day + lunch + nap from 8:30 to 14:00
1 day: €22, 2 days: €44, 3 days: €65, 4 days: €85, 5 days: €103 or 6 days: €121.
Half day + lunch 8:30 to 12:30
1 day: €20, 2 days: €40, 3 days: €60, 4 days: €78, 5 days: €94.50 or 6 days: €110.
Morning 8:30 to 11:30 or afternoon 14:00-17:00 without nap (possible from 3 ½ years)
1 day: €16, 2 days: €31.50, 3 days: €47, 4 days: €60, 5 days: €72 or 6 days: €84.
Home after ski school from 12:30 to 17:00 (possible from 3 years)
1 day: €22, 2 days: €44, 3 days: €65, 4 days: €85, 5 days: €103 or 6 days: €121.

* A child will never be allowed in full day on the first day. An adaptation of at least half a day is required (with or without meals).

Meals

* For hygienic reasons, no meal can be brought from outside.
Tel: +33 (0)4 76 79 06 77

Leisure Centre (6-12 years)

The leisure centre offers the following activities: tobogganing, igloo building, snowman contest, crafts, cultural trips, ice skating, board games, painting, cooking and a swimming pool. The weekly programme is available from the tourist office. Open during the school holidays, 08.30-18:00. Tel: +33 (0)4 76 79 85 40.

Guiding rates:
½ day = 10 €
½ day with lunch: €13
day without meal: €19
day with lunch: €22
Package 5 days: €90 

Children's Ski Lessons in Les Deux Alpes

Children can ski in Les Deux Alpes with ESF. Ski Collection can pre-book this. See the 'Ski School' tab for further information and prices.

Activities

Many activities can be enjoyed in Les Deux Alpes: open air heated swimming-pool (with 3 baths, incl a paddling pool), Olympic sized ice-rink, two sports centres with indoor pool, squash court, gym), bowling, cinema, donkey farm with Ski-joering (let yourself be pulled along on skis by a donkey or mule), library, snowshoeing, ice climbing (on ice waterfalls), paragliding, climbing, quad biking, ice-skating, ice grotto, the 'white cruise' (discover the glacier on a tracked minibus), snow scooters and ice-driving. Please see below for further details on some of our favourite activities in Les 2 Alpes.

Snowshoeing

Excursions suitable for all abilities organised daily to explore the Oisans mountain range; from its summits to its wildest valleys. Equipment and transport supplied. Tel: +33 (0)4 76 11 36 29

Guide price:
Half day: €25
Full day: €45
Night-time excursion: €23
5 x half day course: €110

Ice Falls

Discover the most beautiful routes in the Oisans mountain range (suitable for sportsmen and women of all levels). Equipment supplied. Tel: +33 (0)4 76 11 36 29

Guide price:
From €80 per person or €340 to hire a group guide for a whole day.

Ruisseling

Discover the fun of walking along frozen streams and rivers. Equipment supplied. Tel: +33 (0)4 76 11 36 29

Guide price:
€80 per person

Snowmobile

After 6pm, discover the unforgettable experience of riding a snowmobile either Solo or Duo, high above the ski resort of Les 2 Alpes with an exceptional view of the resort. Tel: +33 (0)6 08 63 07 40

Guide price:
€100 for the pilot and €20 for the passenger (option to swap round half way). 

Paragliding

Discover the slopes of Les 2 Alpes and snowy peaks of the Oisans from the sky. Tel: +33 (0)6 80 55 29 49

Guide price:
€80 per person

Sled Rides

1hr 15 sled ride with a tea at the La Moliere Farm. Everyday, booking necessary. Tel: +33 (0)6 85 25 88 90

Guide price:
Adults: €25, children: €20. Base of pistes - adults: €6 adults, children: €4


Les Deux Alpes Resort News and Events 2018/19

Future resort news:

Alpe d'Huez, over the next few years, is investing in upgrading the ski area. The main flagship project to be undertaken is below:

  • The flagship project will be to build a gondola link between Alpe d’Huez and Les 2 Alpes, which will create one of the largest linked ski areas in the world (475km). It will be larger, currently, than Tignes-Val d'Isere and Paradiski. Work should be starting in 2019, for a completion date of 2012, and will cost 60 million Euros. The cable car that will cross the valley is planned to take 18 minutes. Starting at 2200m in the area Signal de l’Homme, the cable car will cross the valley passing over Freney-d’Oisans to Mont-de-Lans in Les 2 Alpes

Events:

  • 15th to 21st December 2018: RISE FESTIVAL - 5th edition – British music and skiing event throughout the resort and on the slopes!
  • 22nd to 28th December 2018: CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES & MARKET
  • 5th to 12th January 2019: PALATIN ALPS - English event – Musique
  • Saturday 19th January 2019: LES 2 ALPES NIGHT SNOW TRAIL  - 7th edition – TRAIL running event in the snow, at night! Instead of running down snow-covered slopes, climb them by the light of the moon…
  • Sunday 20th January: LES 2 ALPES MAD SNOW RACE - 3rd edition, walking or jogging obstacle course in the snow!
  • 9th to 16th March: SNOWZONE, German event – a mix of snowsports and live DJs
  • 9th to 16th March: WINTERSOUND - Polish event
  • 16th March: DEFI VERTICAL / SKI TOURING - 3rd edition, a challenge adapted to suit all abilities, from beginners to experts. The mass start is at an altitude of 1,600 metres, with a finish line at 3,600 metres for real die-hards!
  • 16th to 23rd March: UNICHAMP - German sports event – inter-university ski competitions
  • 23rd to 30th March: SNOWFEST - Romanian event – a mix of snowsports and live DJs
  • 30th March: RED BULL TO SCHUSS
  • 6th to 13th April: BUSC - English event
  • Saturday 14th April: MICRO KIDS / SNOWBOARDING COMPETITION -4th edition, the only kids snowboarding competition of its kind in France
  • 15th to 19th April: JUNIOR FOLIZ- 14th edition, a week of madness, with skiing in the morning and family entertainment every afternoon
  • 20th & 21st April: FASTER THAN YOU MTB event

Further details can be found at: www.les2alpes.com

Apres-Ski, Bars & Restaurants

Les Deux Alpes is a very lively resort with plenty of choice of bars and restaurants. There are 62 restaurants, from budget Italian to 4 star classic French, so all tastes are catered for. There are 9 mountain restaurants open 7 days a week and these can be found at all the major lift junctions. There are also over 30 bars and 2 nightclubs. Les Deux Alpes 1800 has a further selection of bars, restaurants and shops which can be reached by car or shuttle bus.

Mountain Restaurants in Les Deux Alpes

'L'Escale Gourmande' Restaurant and bar. Situated at 1800m. Includes a sun terrace. Serving homemade pizzas (including takeaway) as well as traditional dishes and pancakes. Open daily 09:00-22:30 

6, Hameau de la Meije
Place des Arcades
38860 Les Deux Alpes
Tel: +33 (0)7 82 41 50 20

Restaurants in Les Deux Alpes

'La Creperie de la Meije' Serving mountain specialities including fondue, raclette, tartiflette and pierrade as well as grilled beef. The restaurant is situated in the heart of the resort, with a sunny terrace. Children's meals available. Open daily 11:00-23:00

75 Avenue de la Muzelle
38860 Les Deux Alpes
Tel: +33 (0)4 76 80 52 10

'Restaurant Pizza Cyan' A corner of Italy in the heart of Les Deux Alpes. Serving Italian dishes weekdays 16:00-midnight and weekends 12:00-14:30 and 18:00-midnight. Sunny terrace.

21 rue des Vikings
Immeuble le Signal
Tel: +33 (0)4 76 11 07 64

'Alisier' Restaurant and bar. Modern and friendly atmosphere, serving mountain specialities, making use of fresh seasonal produce. Offers an extensive wine menu. Open daily midday-14:00 and 19:00-22.30

1 Rue de la Chapelle
38860 Les Deux Alpes
Tel: +33 (0)4 76 79 57 90

'Casa Nostra' Restaurant and bar. Serving traditional dishes in a warm, cosy and welcoming atmosphere. Sushi served every Tuesday. Sunny terrace. Open 10:00-11:30 for breakfast and non-stop service from midday-23:00. The Pub/Tapas is open all day long until 02:00.

106 Avenue de la Muzelle
38860 Les Deux Alpes
Tel: +33 (0)4 76 79 29 10

'Smokey Joes' Tex-Mex restaurant set at the foot of the slopes (next to the Jandri Express). English breakfast served daily. Open 09:00-02:00 on weekend and 10:00-02:00 Monday-Friday.

9 rue des Sagnes
Galerie le Meijotel
38860 Les Deux Alpes
Tel: +33 (0)4 76 79 28 97

'Brasserie Les Melezes' Based on the lower slopes next to the Viking ski lift with a south facing terrace. Lunchtime brasserie service with local specialities and home made desserts. In the evening, 4-course meals and twice a week, a dessert buffet.

17 rue des Vikings
Hotel les Melèzes
38860 Les Deux Alpes
Tel: +33 (0)4 76 80 50 50

View the Les Deux Alpes Tourist Office Restaurant Guide

Après Ski in Les Deux Alpes

'Le Chamois' Located in the centre of the resort, 300m from the cable car, this cosy mountain bar offers breakfast, snacks and drinks round the fire or on the sun terrace. Open 08:30-22:30.

110 Avenue de la Muzelle
38860 Les Deux Alpes
Tel: +33 (0)4 76 80 51 31

'Smokey Joes' Serving Tex Mex food throughout the day. Live music at apres ski, big screen for sports and serving shooters, cocktails and a wide range of beers, real ales and wines at the bar until the early hours. Open 09:00-02:00 on weekend and 10:00-02:00 Monday-Friday.

9 rue des Sagnes
Galerie le Meijotel
38860 Les Deux Alpes
Tel: +33 (0)4 76 79 28 97

'K.re Shooterloungebar' Offers over 150 shooters and original cocktails. Contemporary decor. Open daily 17:00-02:00

21 Rue des Vikings
Immeuble Le Signal B
38860 Les Deux Alpes
Tel: +33 (0)6 76 27 84 31

'Prins Van Oranje' Warm and friendly atmosphere with good music. Large terrace, themed evenings and internet access. Open daily midday-02:00

Centre d'Animation
Les 2 Alpes 1800
38860 Les Deux Alpes
Tel: +33 (0)6 32 11 70 90


Les Deux Alpes offers cash points, doctors, pharmacies, physiotherapists, several shops, bakeries, 3 launderettes. All the facilities and services that you would find in a large ski resort. Wifi available in tourist office and many bars have the facilities to check your email.

Food Stores

Marché U
57 Avenue de la Muzelle
Tel: +33 (0)4 76 79 58 63

Carrefour Montagne
90 Avenue de la Muzelle
Tel: +33 (0)4 76 80 70 31

Emergency numbers:

Fire 18, Police 17, Medical 15 (or 112 for all from mobiles).

Medical Centre:

Dr Bron
Centre Medical des Bleuets,
112 Avenue de la Muzelle,
38860 Les Deux Alpes
Tel: +33 (0)4 76 79 28 96

Pharmacy:

Le Glacier Chemist,
80 Avenue de la Muzelle,
38860 Les Deux Alpes
Tel: +33 (0)4 76 79 21 37

Nearest Hospital:

Grenoble

Getting to Les Deux Alpes, France

By Road:

Driving distance: From Calais: 587 miles, approximately 8 hrs 30 mins.

From Calais, take A26 Motorway towards Reims and Troyes, then Dijon, Lyon, A480 Motorway to Grenoble. Exit at no. 8 (Briancon, Vizelle, Stations de l’Oisans), then take the RN91 towards Briancon via Le Bourg d’Oisans. As you come out of the tunnel at the Le Chambon dam, turn right onto the D213.

By Air:

Grenoble: 69 miles, approximately 1hr 30
Website:www.grenoble-airport.com/en

Chambery: 111 miles, approximately 2hrs
Website: www.chambery-airport.com/index_en.html  

Turin: 113 miles, approximately 2hrs 40
Website: www.aeroportoditorino.it/en/hp_en.html

Geneva: 137 miles, approximately 2hrs 45
Website: www.gva.ch/en/desktopdefault.aspx 

Bus shuttle transfer via www.aerocar.fr 

Private taxi transfers from airports to Les Deux Alpes are pre-bookable via Ski Collection. See our airport & station transfers page for more information.

By Rail:

Grenoble station 70km – Shuttle bus to Les Deux Alpes.
Tel: +33 476 80 51 22
Web: www.vfd.fr

Getting around Les 2 Alpes:

A Free shuttle bus service runs in winter from 8am-7pm in Les 2 Alpes (except on Saturdays it runs until 11pm). Visit the tourist office on arrival for a timetable.


Les Deux Alpes Resort Season Dates

Les 2 Alpes ski area is open: Sunday 02/12/18 – Saturday 27/04/19.

Partial opening: 01/12/18 for Les Deux Alpes and Venosc.

Special Offers
* Special offers applicable to accommodation cost only, not to travel or ski extras

Accommodation in Les Deux Alpes

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