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Les Deux Alpes Ski Resort, France

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Key Features

  • Groups
  • Off-piste
  • Good for après
  • Short Transfers
  • Good for self-drive
  • High resort - snow sure

"Great skiing and great apres, in Les Deux Alpes you can enjoy both. With so much varied terrain, good nursery slopes, enough cruising for intermediates, challeging blacks, plenty of off piste and glaciers skiing you have it all in this resort that has also plenty of bars to chose from once back to base."

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Resort Facts

  • Resort height: 1,650m
  • Highest lift: 3,600m
  • No. of lifts: 51
  • Guide lift pass price: £232
  • No. of slopes: 92
  • Total piste: 225km
  • Transfer times:

    Grenoble: 2hrs

    Geneva: 2hrs 45mins


Overview of Les Deux Alpes

There are only two things associated with the number two in Les Deux Alpes ski resort – the two mountain villages and the 2km long strip that joins them to create the resort. Otherwise, it’s all about the number ones – the highest skiable glacier in France, the greatest lift-served French off-piste ski area, the largest snowpark in Europe, the hub of the European freestyle scene and, if you’re down with the right crowd, the best party experience in the Alps!

Situated on the cusp of the Northern and Southern Alps only two hours from Grenoble airport, Les Deux Alpes ski area brings together beginner and expert skiers, as well as families and party people.

Despite the fact that development of the Les Deux Alpes ski resort has not always been in keeping with its historic alpine village roots (make sure you head to the Venosc end of town if you are looking for a bit of alpine charm), there are still some beautiful traditional chalets and Les Deux Alpes apartments to suit all budgets.

The main strip is a venerable entertainment highway, with ski lifts leading up the hill on each side by day and bars and restaurants enticing you in by night. While this may not appeal to all, there’s no denying that Les Deux Alpes holiday-goers will not be disappointed.

3 Things We Love About Les Deux Alpes

  1. Good access to the pistes - A huge range of great-value apartments, chalets and hotels, all a short walk to the lifts.
  2. Off-piste skiing - Renowned for excellent off-piste skiing, in addition to its 225km of marked runs.
  3. Glacier skiing - Glacier skiing that’s perfect for beginners and intermediates at an altitude of up to 3,600m.

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    Ski hire in Les Deux Alpes

    Organising ski hire has never been easier. Select your preferred departure date and see what discounts we offer when you pre-book. (Please note helmets are not included. Please call if you'd like to hire one).

    Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
    Adult   (13+ yrs) Skis | Poles £111 £118 £133 £148
    Ski | Poles | Boots £118 £133 £150 £197
    Snowboard £118 £133
    Snowboard | Boots £154 £169
    Child   (4-12 yrs) Skis | Poles £54
    Ski | Poles | Boots £77
    Snowboard £54
    Snowboard | Boots £77

    Discounts are available with our Ski-All-In packages when booking your lift pass and ski hire at the same time. Please call our sales team for details or book via Manage My Booking.

      Hand-Picked Rental Shops - Every year, we hand-pick our rental shops based on location and service and negotiate great discounts to keep your holiday price low.

      Convenient Locations - We allocate all our ski accommodation with ski hire within easy access or will alternatively offer a pick-up and drop-off service for your convenience.

      Excellent Range & Service - All our rental shops offer an excellent range of equipment for all abilities and have a fully trained technician on-site to offer advice and guidance so you will be confident taking your equipment out onto the slopes.

      For Les Deux Alpes: Free model change available within catergory for all ski hire grades

      All changes are subject to availability
      Changes from skis to snowboard or vice versa is not counted as a model change and therefore an additional charge applies

      • A solid option for beginner skiers - designed as an value option for those just starting out
      • Ski equipment which is best suited to those staying on the pistes
      • Ideal for those on a budget
      • Ideal for beginner skiers and intermediates - designed for skiers looking for comfort and to develop their skills
      • Great performance ski equipment for all over the mountain and on any type of snow (mainly piste skiers)
      • Good for anyone on a budget
      • Ideal for intermediate skiers to advanced - designed for skiers looking for specific types of skis including carving, on piste, freeride, freestyle, race skis etc.
      • Greater choice of high performance ski equipment
      • Perfect for anyone looking to master technique or looking for a new challenge
      • Ideal for advanced / expert skiers with a wide range of types available including downhill race skis, fat off piste, etc.
      • The very ‘best of the best’ skis, boots and poles - best suited for skiers looking for the latest thrills on the latest technology
      • Our widest range of choice from this season’s latest ski models

      Find out more about our ski hire

      Lift passes in Les Deux Alpes

      A lift pass is a necessity for every ski holiday and often a sizeable chunk of your holiday budget. As a result, and using our 40 years of experience, we have sought great value prices for you.

      Six Day Full Area Pass
      Senior   (65-71 yrs) £243
      Adult   (13-64 yrs) £260
      Child   (5-12 yrs) £208
      Family   £234

      Discounts are available with our Ski-All-In packages when booking your lift pass and ski hire at the same time. Please call our sales team for details or book via Manage My Booking.

        • Free lift passes are available for under 5 years with photo ID
        • Grand Senior lift passes are available for over 72 years
        • Prices includes a 2 euro non-refundable key card deposit
        • Lift passes include two days in Alpe D’Huez and one day in Serre Chevalier (transport payable locally)

        Find out more about our ski pack terms and conditions

        The Les Deux Alpes 6 Day Pass grants you access to the full 225km of pisted runs and 51 ski lifts. The area is split to 4 distinct areas. Vallée Blanche; the smaller, unlinked area served by lifts from either end of town, Les Crêtes; the beginners area at village level, Toura; the high attitude area above Les Crêtes featuring mainly blue and red runs and finally; Glacier Du Mont-De-Lans; the highest area peaking at 3500 metres. The ski area is also linked to the resort of La Grave. This is off-piste paradise requires a separate lift pass and we recommend a guide.

        • For beginners Les Crêtes is perfect – large and spacious featuring 5 free lifts. For those looking to progress to blue runs the Toura area features some cruisey blue runs, however, we do recommend getting the lift down at the end of the day... The runs into resort can be quite challenging!
        • For intermediates the Glacier runs are good place to start – a selection of wide blue and red pistes. The Vallée Blanche area is another area to try out at least once. Due to its size and being unlinked from the rest of the ski area tends to be quiet. The runs from the top of La Toura lift can also be a good challenge.
        • For advanced Fee 5 and 6 in the Toura area have some nice steep sections and hold the snow well during the season. For those looking for the ultimate challenge you should consider a guided tour of La Grave – one of the best off-piste areas in the world.

        Find out more about lift pass options we offer

        Ski lessons in Les Deux Alpes

          What level do you need?

          • Beginner – Never skied before or just a little dry slope experience.
          • Intermediate – Has completed the beginner ski level lessons or can control own speed, change direction on blue/gradual slopes and can bring skis together when turning.
          • Advanced – Has completed intermediate ski lessons or can finish turns with confidence, has good control of speed on red runs and is looking to attempt and master blacks.
          • Kids Club – A safe and secure environment for young ones to gain their first experience on snow and skiing. Kids club is the best place for children to get used to the equipment and slopes whilst having fun.

          Find Out More About Ski Lessons and Guiding

          We pride ourselves on working with top-rated and endorsed ski schools in all resorts.

          • Quality - Working with English-speaking ski schools which maintain good group sizes and can cater for all abilities
          • Convenience - You can select the ski schools which are most conveniently located to your accommodation
          • Satisfaction - We only choose to work with the best ski schools in resort and ask for your feedback to ensure the highest standards are being maintained
          • Less hassle - Visit Manage My Booking once you've booked your holiday and save yourself the time and effort of shopping around.
          • Better value - By pre-booking your lessons we can ensure that you get the best possible price, locking in the cost

          Find Out More About Ski Lessons and Guiding

          Snow Forecast

          Next 7 Days 74cm

          Piste Conditions Fresh Snow

          Report last updated at: Thu 29th Feb 2024