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.