Altitude: 1650 Meters

Les Deux Alpes in short

  • Great ski resort for beginners
  • Lively and young atmosphere
  • Very sunny, yet snow is guaranteed
  • Ski-in, ski-out resort

Les Deux Alpes is a paradise for backcountry and off-piste ski enthusiasts, ideal for beginners, has an endless choice of mountain activities, varied après-ski and lively nightlife along with a well-preserved heritage and tradition. Just about everything you need for successful and fun ski holidays with family or friends! Les 2 Alpes was born many decades ago when the mountain villages of Mont de Lans and Venosc initiated a collaboration that resulted in the birth of the ski area. Many years later, the Les Deux Alpes ski area is still going strong!

Being the second-oldest ski resort in France, the original village of Venosc on the south side of Les Deux Alpes is the most attractive and pleasant side of the resort. The north side consists mainly of large concrete-block ski apartments, but has the advantage of being right on the slopes and offering a varied selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Les Deux Alpes is quite popular among the younger crowd and especially among young snowboarders, who have the Les Deux Alpes snowpark and extensive off-piste areas at their disposition. This increasing popularity with the younger crowd means a flourishing nightlife! Les Deux Alpes is becoming increasingly renowned for its lively and varied après-ski scene, with various bars and clubs staying open until the early hours. Les Deux Alpes is close to both Lyon Airport and Grenoble Airport and is relatively easy to reach from Britain.

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High-altitude skiing at Les 2 Alpes

Les 2 Alpes offers high-altitude skiing with reliable snow cover almost 365 days a year, with summer skiing possible thanks to the glacier, which has around 20km of slopes. In the winter, more than 200km of slopes await you. Beginners can explore the Vallée Blanche, where the pistes are not too intimidating. Intermediate skiers and snowboarders can head to higher-up slopes at La Toura and La Fée, and experts can explore the off-piste terrain or try their skills in the world-famous snow park. There are rumours that Les 2 Alpes will merge one day with neighbouring Alpe d'Huez and, indeed, it's perfectly feasible to do a day trip to the latter resort as it's just around the corner.

Snowboarding mecca

Les 2 Alpes is renowned for its freestyle scene and snowboarders flock from all over to practise their tricks here. The 2 Alpes Freestyle Land boasts a halfpipe, boardercross, big air, slopestyle, cool zone for chilling out and dedicated beginners' area. What's more, the snowpark stays open in the summer, making this one of Europe's hottest destinations for summertime fun in the snow. The off-piste terrain here is also plentiful, with some excellent freeriding to be done in the nearby Vallons de la Selle.

Families welcome at Les 2 Alpes

The mascot at Les 2 Alpes got its name thanks to one of its youngest visitors. "Snowi" is living proof that Les 2 Alpes takes families seriously and listens to ALL its guests, no matter how young. Indeed, Les 2 Alpes carries the Famille Plus label which guarantees that the resort is family-friendly with all the right infrastructure and services. The family ski pass for two adults and two children comes at an attractive price point and the resort often organises child-friendly events like treasure hunts to keep the little ones interested and ensure a successful family ski holiday for both parents and kids.

Happy Hour at Les Deux Alpes

If you're having trouble finding a French ski resort with affordable drinks, Les 2 Alpes might be the place for you. You'll find happy hour deals both on and off the slopes at places like the Pano Bar, the Secret Bar and Smokey Joe's. Warm up with a mulled wine by the fireside at the Polar Bear or dig into a seletion of tapas at the Motown Café; the après-ski choices are endless at Les 2 Alpes! If you're homesick you'll find a full English breakfast on offer at the Windsor pub, and if you're after something fancier try the Michelin-starred Le P'tit Polyte restaurant. Après-ski fanatics, don't miss a trip to La Grotte du Yeti, one of the top après-ski bars in France.

Off the slopes at Les 2 Alpes

Cross-country skiers will find 25km of trails to explore, and winter hiking is also possible in the surrounding mountains. Don't forget to explore the ice cave on the glacier at 3400m above sea level. Non-skiers can try numerous activities from paragliding to snowshoeing, local visits and of course, the opportunity to relax in a luxurious spa.

 Apres-ski & entertainment Les Deux Alpes

Restaurants 79 Theatre
Bars & cafes 17 Casino -
Nightclubs & discos 1 Concert hall
Cinema 1  

 Ski school and ski lessons Les Deux Alpes

No. of ski schools 5Private ski lessons € 49
No. of ski instructors 300Ski lessons6 Days, 18 Hours, € 183
Area for beginnersSnowboarding lessons6 Days, 18 Hours, € 183
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 Book ski schools in Les Deux Alpes online

Kids-Ski-Lessons 13 Offers available
Adults-Ski-Lessons 10 Offers available
Snowboarding-Lessons 9 Offers available
Off-Piste-Skiing 1 Offers available

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 Facilities Les Deux Alpes

No. of hotels 26 Supermarkets 7
Total no. of hotel beds 2250 Banks
Total no. of beds 29500

 Tourist information for Les Deux Alpes

Office de Tourisme Les Deux Alpes
0033 - 0476 - 792200

 Distances from Les Deux Alpes

Railway station
Grenoble approx. 75 km by bus
Grenoble approx. 140 km by bus
From the motorway:approx. 65 km 1 uur by car

 Les Deux Alpes for families and children

Childcare Magic carpet
Playground Ski lift for children
Merry-go-round -

  Leisure & sports activities Les Deux Alpes

Public saunaFootpaths 7 km
Fitness centreTorchlight descentwekelijkse fakkeltochten op dinsdag tijdens de schoolvakanties
Public solarium Indoor ice rink -
Massage Outdoor ice rink
Spa & wellness Curling -
Indoor swimming pool Snow rafting -
Hot air ballooning - Dog sledding
Paragliding Snowmobile tours
Indoor tennis court - Toboggan run
Squash court

Ski blog about Les Deux Alpes

18 October 2019 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

The French skiing airport par excellence, Chambéry Airport comes alive in the winter and welcomes hordes of British skiers and snowboarders. A short flight to this pretty little town will drop you right in the heart of French skiing territory, with access to almost every big French ski area including Chamonix, Les Trois Vallées and Les Portes du Soleil. Chambéry Airport operates seasonal winter flights to more than half a dozen destinations in the UK, mostly with BA but also with the budget airl... More ›

7 September 2019 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

Flying into Grenoble for the holidays? Your ski trip just got a little easier! With airlines like EasyJet, Monarch and Jet2 operating flights to the UK, Grenoble Airport is a logical choice. And once you get there, there are loads of ski resorts within easy reach. Rent a car or book a transfer with Ben's Bus Shuttles, which runs shuttles to various nearby ski areas. We've put together a list of easily accessible ski resorts close to Grenoble Airport - whether you're flying with the family or wit... More ›
(Photo: © Thijs Termeer)

1 September 2019 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

The highest-altitude ski areas are starting to open for ski season soon! Below is a list of ski areas that are projected to open in September and October. Please note the dates have been provided by the ski areas but are subject to change depending on snow cover.... More ›

30 August 2019 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

Nothing beats a ski holiday with a group of your closest friends! No matter if half the group wants to tackle black pistes and the other half is still on nursery slopes, you can be sure everyone will get a chance to bond at the après-ski. Loads of ski resorts make it easy to book group packages that include accommodation, ski pass and even rental equipment. All that's left is to narrow down the top ski areas for a group holiday with friends!... More ›
(Photo: © Miranda Muller)

8 June 2019 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

Lyon is a gateway to the French Alps and, as luck would have it, many airlines offer flights from Britain to Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport. Whether you’re looking for a quiet ski resort to spend ski holidays with the family, or a world-class ski resort with endless slopes and challenging terrain, there’s no shortage of ski areas within easy reach of Lyon Airport. It’s also tempting to spend a few days tooling around this attractive city on your way home – why not make a week of it?... More ›

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Les Deux Alpes
Total slopes 229 (km)
Green slopes 46 km
Blue slopes 118 km
Red slopes 35 km
Black slopes 30 km
Off-piste 0 km
Lifts (35 )
Drag lifts 18
Chair lifts 16
Gondola lifts 1
200 cm
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