Les Deux Alpes
Les Deux Alpes is a ski resort village in the French Isere department, in the South East of France. It is one of the few resorts which is skiable in both winter and summer and offers spectacular views of The Ecrins Mountain which stands at over 4000 m above sea level. The ski resort first opened in 1946 and as its popularity grew so did its buzzing atmosphere and great nightlife.
Interesting facts about the resort
Les Deux Alpes has the largest skiable glacier in Europe (the Mont-de-Lans) with a top elevation of 3600 m. The village sits at 1650 m and so in order to access the glacier you must take the Jandri Express gondola lift. The resort has featured in several Tour De France stages and holds an annual memorial for Marco Pantani, a stage winner in the 1995 and 1997 Tour De France.
Reasons why skiers choose Les Deux Alpes ski resort
Les Deux Alpes has outstanding snow reliability which is why it's so popular, and with 214 snow making cannons to keep the slopes topped up, you're guaranteed good conditions. There's 225 km of piste and excellent ski in/ski out trails that allow you to ski right up to your hotel door. There are also 20 km of cross country trails and the resort has more natural off-piste terrain than purpose built slopes. For those after more of a challenge, why not book a skiing holiday in Val d'Isere.
With nearly 300 ski instructors and 10 high mountain guides you can be assured that whether your on a group skiing holiday or family ski holiday, you family and friends will be safe. There is also a Free Ride Attitude Safety Course that is held on Mondays. The winter snow park is a great day out and hosts many French and international free ride events. In the evening there is a selection of bars, clubs and restaurants to choose from in the resort centre.