Les Deux Alpes Ski Holidays
France

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Les Deux Alpes is a high, snow-sure ski resort which sits at an elevation of 1,650m. Home to the largest skiable glacier in Europe, Les Deux Alpes’ lifts and slopes run up to an impressive 3,570m, ensuring generally strong snow cover from December through to the end of April. The resort sits in the Southern Alps and visitors enjoy warmer temperatures than the more northerly resorts in the Tarentaise Valley, which is worth knowing if you’re heading out in January or February.

The village itself is quite spread out along the valley floor, and there’s only one main road running through town so traffic congestion can be tricky during peak weeks. On the plus side though, gondola lifts run the entire length of the village so you’re never too far away from easy ski access. Visitors to Les Deux Alpes can easily take the coach or even helicopter over to nearby Alpe d’Huez, with access to the lifts included on the full area lift pass. It’s a great away day, with plenty of further pistes and powder to explore.

The ski terrain above Les Deux Alpes is diverse and interesting, but slightly limited in scale. Skiers can take in a total of 200kms of slopes, with around 70% of the pistes graded green or blue — ideal for beginners and intermediates. Oddly, the best beginner terrain is located high up the mountainside and many learners take the gondolas to download, instead of skiing all the way home. New slopes back to the town have been recently created to make learners’ home runs a little easier, but they can get busy.

For advanced skiers, Les Deux Alpes offers the longest on-piste vertical descent in the world. You can also access the nearby resort of La Grave from the Dome de la Lauze lift — though it’s recommended only for groups with a guide. The off-piste potential, the excellent terrain park plus the travel links over to Alpe d’Huez make it a resort worth ticking off. Snow boarders and freestyle skiers are very well catered for too, as Les Deux Alpes boasts a fantastic snow park widely considered among the best in Europe. It’s re-modelled with new features added each season.

With a good range of slopes, lively après ski scene and great value for money all round, Les Deux Alpes is a popular resort choice for young groups looking for nightlife as well as families needing kids’ lessons. There are plenty of chalet and hotel accommodation options to choose from, most of them 3* to 4* standard, with a broad selection of chalets and hotels available with UK flights and transfers included in the package.


Getting to les Deux Alpes is easiest from Grenoble airport – just an hour and 30 minutes away. Chambery sits about 1 hr 40 to 2 hours away by transfer coach.
A lively, vibrant and unpretentious resort, Les Deux Alpes is a fun spot for a drink. There are plenty of friendly and welcoming bars and cafes down in town, and up on the slopes a good selection of restaurants and bars with spectacular views.

In town, venues such as Smokey Joe’s, Minibar, Smithy's, Avalanche, Freestyle Pub and the Temple Bar offer fun happy hours, lively après ski and partying into the night. Up on the slopes, Le 3200 and the famous Pano Bar kick off around 3pm with friendly après ski sessions in the open air.

Whether you’re looking for relaxed cocktails, chilled beers or pumping dancefloors, you’ll find it among the bars and clubs of Les Deux Alpes!
Away from the slopes, Les Deux Alpes offers a good range of non-ski activities to keep visitors entertained, both in the great outdoors and under-cover. There’s an open-air ice rink open from 4pm to 10pm during the winter months, snow-shoeing tours taking adventurers to far-flung corners of the resort and beyond, and even helicopter tours taking you to the skies for bird’s eye views over the soaring peaks and plummeting valleys. For something altogether different, there are ice-caves with all manner of imaginative sculptures frozen in time!

Ice Bumper Cars & Skating

Immeuble le Meijotel

Les Deux Alpes

+33 4 76 79 22 73

Snow-shoeing

84 Avenue de la Muzelle

Les Deux Alpes

+33 4 76 79 04 21

Ice Caves

Top of the Jandri Express

Les Deux Alpes

+33 4 76 79 92 07

Les Deux Alpes is home to a wide array of cafes, restaurants and eateries, all serving diverse dishes to cater to a broad range of tastes and budgets.

Good for Couples

Alisier's

1 Rue de la Chapelle

Les Deux Alpes

+33 4 76 79 57 90

Good for Couples

Chalet Mounier

2 Rue de la Chapelle

Les Deux Alpes

+33 4 76 80 56 90

Good for Couples

Le P'tit Polyte

Hotel Chalet Mounier

2 Rue de la Chapelle

Les Deux Alpes

+33 4 76 80 56 90

Good for Family

Smokey Joe's

Les Deux Alpes

+33 4 76 79 28 97

Good for Family

Casa Nostra

106 Avenue de la Muzelle

Les Deux Alpes

+33 4 76 79 29 10

Good for Friends

Smithy's Tavern

Immeuble Igloo

Route du Coulet

Alpe d'Huez

+33 4 76 11 32 29

Good for Friends

Le Grain de Sel

1 Rue Saint Claude

Les Deux Alpes

+33 4 76 80 50 30

Good for Friends

Le Trappeur

85 Avenue de la Muzelle

Les Deux Alpes

+33 4 76 80 35 72

Childcare facilities are slightly limited in Les Deux Alpes, but for parents looking for nanny services or ski lessons for the kids, there are facilities available. The resort is home to accommodation options — although limited — which offer in-house childcare services along with travel, accommodation and half-board catering in the package. The ESF are on hand, too, with a good childcare infrastructure which of course can include ski tuition.

The Bonhomme de Neige centre welcomes kids from 6 months to 12 years of age with a range of exciting and fun activities for the various different age-groups. For younger ones, the Clos des Fonds Creche is a well-equipped day-nursery for infants aged 6–24 months.

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RESORT STATISTICS

  • ALTITUDE

    1650m

  • LONGEST PISTE

    12km

  • HIGHEST SKI LIFT

    3568m

  • TOTAL LIFTS

    59

  • TOTAL PISTE

    220km



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