Venosc – The historical mountain village with an XXL ski area Deux Alpes/Venosc (900 m)


The traditional alpine village of Venosc, on the southern edge of “Les Deux Alpes” ski area, is like something straight out of a picture book. Situated at an altitude of 950m, directly below Les Deux Alpes’ main ski station, Venosc is the ideal retreat for holidaymakers wanting to steer clear of the crowded tourist hotspots, without forgoing access to top-class skiing facilities. The historical buildings of the small village, once occupied by mountain farmers, are spread across the southern slopes of the Vénéon valley, and form a picturesque alpine haven, true to its heritage in every respect. A walk through some of Venosc’s backstreets and narrow alleyways will reveal a variety of local craftsmanship, presented in a delightful selection of quaint shops.

Since the construction of the cable car between Venosc and Les Deux Alpes in 1972, the village not only offers an authentic alpine atmosphere, but also a direct link to Europe’s largest glacier-based ski area. This link was further strengthened by the opening of a new gondola cableway in 1995, making sure Les Deux Alpes is fully and easily accessible to skiers staying in Venosc.

Ski resort Deux Alpes/Venosc Detailed information:

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Ski school
  • Ski kindergarten
  • Day nursery
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Sport shop
  • Supermarket
  • Bank
  • Cashpoint

Further information

A world of winter sports right on the doorstep

After having arrived at the ski centre of Les Deux Alpes, snow-lovers will find themselves amidst a huge variety of 93 ski runs, ranging from those that are perfectly suited for beginners, right through to some very challenging black-graded deep powder runs. Thanks to the location of Deux Alpes on the glacier, excellent snow conditions are a given, even in summer.

Les Deux Alpes has become a place of pilgrimage for snowboarders. Its popularity can be partly attributed to the impressive “freeride” area, but also in no small way to its enormous snow park, which, located at an altitude of 2600m, is among the best in all of France. Whether beginner or seasoned boarder, there is something here to make anyone’s heart beat that tiny bit faster. A fleet of “Park Bullies”, a “Pipe Magician”, a Zaug “Pipe Shaper” and a “Turbine” are all on hand to create an exciting environment for boarders to enjoy. The network of meticulously maintained runs across Les Deux Alpes provides plenty of space for beginners and freestyle-specialists alike to let loose.

To complete its impressive catalogue of facilities, Les Deux Alpes also offers floodlit runs, a “boardercross” run, and three cross-country runs totalling a distance of 25 kilometres.

Hotel-style comfort, with added character

Venosc truly allows its visitors to immerse themselves in the charm of an authentic mountain village. Former farmer’s dwellings have been renovated and transformed into quaint holiday homes and a total of five restaurants. Visitors can sample local honey, cheeses and meats, or browse shops full of handmade jewellery, leather bags and woodwork.

Those looking for an alternative to the ski runs will find Venosc to be the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding Ecrins National Park, the largest National Park in France. One of Venosc’s more unique attractions, donkey-drawn sled rides, is an absolutely unforgettable way to explore the spectacular landscape.

Ski passes Deux Alpes

For every ski pass purchased through us, you will receive the below mentioned discount.

Deux Alpes
239,00 €
-10,00 € -
298,00 €
-10,00 €
279,00 €
-10,00 € -
Age Deux Alpes Discount
05-12 239,00 € -10,00 €
13-64 298,00 € -10,00 €
65-71 279,00 € -10,00 €
  • Official ski pass prices in EUR (including 2-euro fee for the chip-card)
  • Ski passes are paid for at the same time as the rest of your booking (no deposit required!).
  • Ski passes with different duration are available on request.
  • Ski passes can be cancelled or modified at any time prior to the start of your holiday.
  • Ski passes for those 4 years old and younger free of charge (only available on site, ID required).
  • Ski passes for ages 72 and over free of charge (only available on site, ID required).
  • Discounted family ski passes are available on site (ID required).
  • Within the period that you have booked, you can ski using the "Deux Alpes" ski pass (if it is valid for 6 or more days) in the "Grande Galaxie" network of ski areas, for two days at Alpe d'Huez (except 16.3.-22.3.2024) and for one day each at Puy-Saint Vincent, Montgenèvre and Serre Chevalier (snow conditions permitting, information available at the local lift ticket offices). Only valid for the period 16.12.2023-06.04.2024.
  • The ski pass insurance in case of illness or injury is not included in the price. Some skipass insurance policies cover even if the ski area closes due to the bad weather (at least 50% over a longer period). Further information, prices and conditions are available at all ticket offices of the lift companies or on the internet at Claims for reimbursement otherwise cannot be guaranteed.