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Les Deux Alpes (France)

Based on 8 reviews

Les Deux Alpes in short

  • Height: 1650 metres
  • 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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Visitors' reviews

based on 8 visitor reviews

Latest review by Anonymous

“First time skiing in France and I had a great time. Beautiful wide slopes, good quality snow thanks to the glacier. Very friendly people, very helpful. Nice village with many bars and restaurants and shops. Although the bars on the slopes were pri...”

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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.

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Afbeelding - Mont de Lans
© Office de tourisme Les 2 Alpes by Bruno Longo
Afbeelding - Mont de Lans
© Office de tourisme Les 2 Alpes by Bruno Longo
Afbeelding - Mont de Lans
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Afbeelding - Venosc
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Weather in Les Deux Alpes


Bright sunny weather

Bright sunny weather
-5 / 3

Frost line

1533 metres


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Regular sunshine with some clouds

Regular sunshine with some clouds
-5 / 6

Frost line

1555 metres


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Avenue de la Muzelle
Après-ski & nightlife in Les Deux Alpes
Restaurants 79
Bars & cafés 17
Discos 1
Cinema 1
Concert Hall
Ski schools & ski lessons in Les Deux Alpes
Number of Ski Schools 5
Number of Ski Instructors 300
Instruction slope
Ski lessons in Nederlands
Private ski lessons 49
Ski lessons 6 days, 18 hours, € 183,00
Snowboard lessons 6 days, 18 hours, € 183,00
Cross-country skiing
Book your ski school online in Les Deux Alpes
Adult Ski Lessons 4 offers available
Kids Ski Lessons 3 offers available
Off Piste Skiing 1 offers available
Snowboard Lessons 1 offers available
Facilities in Les Deux Alpes
Number of hotels 26
Number of hotel beds 2250
Number of tourist beds 2250
Supermarkets 7
Tourist information for Les Deux Alpes
Name Office de Tourisme Les Deux Alpes
Telephone 792200
Distance to Les Deux Alpes
Distance from Brussels approx. km
Airport Grenoble approx. 140 km with bus service
Train station Grenoble approx. 75 km with bus service
From the highway approx. 65 km 1-minutes drive
Les Deux Alpes for the children
Childcare from 36 months
Number of hours of childcare 6 hours a day
Price without lunch € 75,00
Price with lunch
Children's Carousel
Magic Carpet
Child Lift 1
Adventure Park
Mascot Name Piou piou
After skiing in Les Deux Alpes
Public sauna
Fitness Centre
Public solarium
Spa & Wellness
Indoor pool
Balloon flight
Indoor tennis
Squash court
Hiking trails
Torchlight Tours
Indoor skating rink
Ice skating rink
Snow rafting
Dog sledge
Toboggan run