Located „in a valley“ at an altitude of 1.650 meters, the skiing station Les Deux Alpes is the centre and connecting point between two skiing regions that originated from the former alpine pastures of the lower villages Venosc and Mont-de-Lans. As the name already indicates, the skiing region Les Deux Alpes as a merger of two alpine slopes offers double the skiing fun and versatile slopes.
As one of the most famous French winter sports villages in the Département Isère, the largest European glacier skiing region also belongs to the greater area of the skiing region Les Deux Alpes, whose slopes reach altitudes of up to 3.600 meters. The skiing station Les Deux Alpes was made famous not only in winter sports but also in biking and is today one of the most difficult mountain passages of the newer Tour-de-France-history with an incline of 9 kilometres in length and a maximum incline of 12.5 percent.
A special figurehead of the skiing region at the edge of the Dauphiné, one of the most wildest and alpine regions is however without a doubt the impressive panoramic view and the unique location of Les Deux Alpes. Deep valleys, high mountain ridges and the Barre des Ecrins Mountain as the most Southern four thousander provide pure Alpine feelings. Not to forget the relatively Southern location of the skiing region that at times provides Mediterranean weather and frequent good weather periods on the slopes of Les Deux Alpes. Ideal conditions to enjoy the unique panorama and to look as far as the Mont Blanc, the highest peak of the Alps.
|Length of ski slopes||228km|
|Number of ski slopes||93|
With 93 slopes with a total length of 228 kilometres, ski vacationers in the skiing region Les Deux Alpes are spoilt for choice. Skiers of all levels find what they are looking for at altitudes between 1270 and 3600 meters.
The Western Alpine slope Le Pied Moutet that is pampered by sun in the mornings and whose at the most medium-hard passages reach up to 2.100 meters and lead down to the village Mont de Lans through the woods is adequate for beginners and advanced skiers. In spite of Alpine surroundings, beginners are able to explore the region on blue slopes, while the more secure skiers can go left and right, and get their kick on difficult slopes, fun mogul passages or exciting routes. The slopes for beginners were significantly expanded during the last years, also adding a new one, to facilitate the return to the station.
More demanding slopes and Alpine challenges can be found on the second of the two slopes of the skiing region Les Deux Alpes, which reaches up to the Dôme de la Lauze at 3.568 meters. The special feature of the „Professional slope“: Due to the option of entering the skiing region of the Meije mountain range from the peak, this offers different ski tour options from light blue to dark black. Another highlight for passionate skiers is the legendary slope from the Dôme de la Lauze over the glacier all the way to the village La Grave at 1450 meters. The reason: Once oyu have left the glacier above you, you can either dare to go in extremely steep and narrow channels, or choose gentler slopes to get downhill. Ski vacationers rise high with the state of the art Jandri express that leads to the edge of the glacier to 3200 meters. Then you continue on with T bar lifts just under the peak of the 3669 meter high Pic de la Grave.
The skiing region Les Deux Alps has developed into a true Mecca also for snowboarders. Known for its gigantic Snowpark at an altitude of 2600 meters for years, that is said to be one of the best in France, snowboarders find what they need to please their freestyler hearts – beginner or professional. Next to Park bullies, there is a Pipe Magician, a Zaugg Pipe Shaper and a turbine available. Beyond that, slopes above Les Deux Alpes without trees offer enough room for beginners and freestyle specialists to enjoy.
The athletic offer of the skiing region Les Deux Alpes is supplemented by numerous extras like night skiing, a ski & boarder cross trail and 3 cross country tracks with a total length of 25 kilometres. 211 snow canon and more than 50 lifts ensure perfect winter pleasure. Waiting times at the lifts are rare, as the lift capacity by far exceeds the number of available accommodation in Les Deux Alpes.
Non-skiers or those who only rarely go are also able to enjoy vacations in Les Deux Alpes to the fullest, not lastly thanks to the picturesque Alpine landscape that promises pure rejuvenation. Added to this is a generous variety of relaxation and sports opportunities, If you want to do sports also apart from skiing, you can choose between ice skating, snow shoeing, ice climbing, hang-gliding, a tour with a snowmobile, a trip to the sledding run or a visit to one of the three sports and fitness centres. Wellness and relaxation is important here and Shiatsu massages and similar luxury is offered here along with a swimming pool, sauna/co. IF you wan tot enjoy the incomparable view from the Dôme de la Lauze without one or two boards on your feet, you can also conquer the highest peak of the skiing region by cable car and on foot.
Of course, the classic Après-Ski-program also goes without saying in the skiing region Les Deux Alpes. Countless restaurants, clubs, bars, discothèques, cinemas and a bowling alley invite you to spend fun times with friends after the slopes are closed. The skiing region Les Deux Alpes has something in store for every type of accommodation wish from cosy vacation homes, rustic chalets, comfortable apartments and different hotels for every taste.