Snowboarding and Skiing Breaks in Les Deux Alpes
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Drive time : 69 miles or 1hr 30mins drive time from Grenoble
Drive time : 97 miles or 1hr 55mins drive time from Lyon
Drive time : 136 miles or 2hrs 40mins drive time from Geneva
Les Deux Alpes is the main resort in the Dauphine region sitting at 1650m in the Southern Alpes. This resort is reputed for its fantastic snow, sunshine, extensive piste/off-piste terrain, breath taking scenery and lively après ski so it comes as no surprise that it is one of the first resorts that come to mind when booking a ski break.
This resort has several special features which set it aside from the rest, namely the spectacular glacier which is the highest in Europe at 3568m and for snowboarders, the superb snow park 'Nitro' where the annual World Snowboarders competition is held.
A Lively Resort with Plenty to Do
This resort is extremely popular with Brits and has a vibrant, distinctly town-like feel to it due to the number of British and French who are permanent residents here. This has helped many visitors feel like they are at home on a skiing break in Les Deux Alpes.
The resort itself is spread out with the villages of Mont de Lans and Venosc at either end. Hotels, apartments, bars and shops are spread out along the resorts main street and there are a mixture of old and new style buildings.
Getting around the resort whilst on a skiing weekend is greatly aided by the free shuttle service allowing you to visit different shops, bars and restaurants along the main strip, and saving energy for the slopes! With cheap ski flights from Jet2.com there has never been a better time to plan your winter ski break in France.
Skiing and Snowboarding for All Abilities
There is plenty of choice for skiers and boarders of all abilities. Beginners enjoying a skiing break for the first time should head to the top Glacier du Mont de Lans, a series of gentle slopes and great views.
The more challenging slopes of La Fee and off piste territory of La Grave are ideal for advanced skiers. For the more adventurous, there is the option of heli-skiing - a trip by helicopter to Alpe d'Huez is highly recommended. Intermediates on a skiing break should tackle the blue runs with care as some are more challenging than their rating suggests and are often crowded.
The resort’s snow park has 10 hectares of terrain, including a beginner area, half-pipe zone, a zone made up of hips, gaps, quarters, a boarder cross area and unique to Les Deux Alpes, a JTS (also known as the snow air bag) set up by the snowboarding school. The latest addition to the park is the "Slide" zone.
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