Les Deux Alpes 

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Les Deux Alpes Ski Resort

The second-oldest ski resort in France after Chamonix is Les Deux Alpes.

Les Deux Alpes is a purpose-built resort known for its reliable snow and vibrant party scene along a 2 kilometre-long Vegas-esque “strip”.

Season

November 28, 2020 – April 25, 2021

Ski area

The altitude ranges from 1,300 metres up to 3,600 metres, where you’ll find the largest skiable glacier in Europe, the Girose, with access to the neighbouring off-piste ski area of La Grave.

There are 53 lifts over 225 kilometres of trails, including 19 green runs, 43 blue, 19 red and 11 black, plus a great terrain park.

Accommodation

29 hotels including two 4-star hotels, eight 3-star hotels, eight 2-star hotels, eight unclassified hotels, three club hotels, six tourist associations and nine luxury tourism residences.

Non-ski activities and experiences

Les 2 Alpes has a bowling alley, leisure centre, outdoor pool, outdoor ice-skating rink, ice caves and sculptures.

Other activities include horse-drawn sleigh rides, dog sledding, scenic helicopter flights, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and parapenting.

Resort altitude 1,650m
Skiable area

225 km of runs
96 runs (17 greens, 45 blues, 22 reds, 12 blacks)

Number of lifts 47

Chalet Le Lys
|Les Deux Alpes

6 Bedroom - sleeps 14. Chalet Le Lys. Enjoy beautiful views of the ski slopes from the luxury Chalet Le Lys in Les Deux Alpes sleeping 14 people, next to the ski slopes (80m away), with its own indoor, heated swimming pool and hammam. Cozy and spacious, with 300m² of surface area, this chalet is an ideal choice for a

Hotel Les Melezes
|Les Deux Alpes

Hotel Les Melezes - Les Deux Alpes. Charming chalet hotel at the foot of the ski slopes in the heart of the resort. This is a typical mountain building, full of character, but with a modern spirit. Les Mélèzes has been a family hotel since 1968, providing comfort and a sense of well being. Its hospitable welcome, its inviting, designer feel,

Hotel Chalet Mounier
|Les Deux Alpes

Hotel Chalet Mounier - Les Deux Alpes. Run since its opening by the Mounier family, the chalet grew and developed along with the resort without losing its soul. Refuge and alpine farm in 1879, then first hotel in Les Deux Alpes in 1933, the chalet is now a 4 stars establishment with the warmest of atmospheres.

Residence Le Cortina
|Les Deux Alpes

2 to 4 Bedroom apartments. Residence Le Cortina - Les Deux Alpes. Located in a lively area with plenty of entertainment, bars, restaurants, shops and leisure activities. The luxury apartments of this building offer great living space and a modern and welcoming ambience, allowing you to relax after a day’s skiing. Enjoy the calming effect of the magnificent view of the

Chalet Les Alpages
|Les Deux Alpes

3 Bedrooms - sleeps 8. Chalet Les Alpages, Les Deux Alpes. This beautiful wooden ski chalet (100m²) in Les Deux Alpes ideally located in the centre of the resort and only 200m from the ski slopes comfortably sleeps 8 people in its tastefully decorated bedrooms.

Chalet Husky
|Les Deux Alpes

5 Bedroom - sleeps 12. Chalet Husky - Les Deux Alpes. Completely renovated in 2010 using stylish fittings and furnishings, you will feel immediately at home in this wonderful chalet sleeping 12 people. Located only 80m from the ski slopes in the Les Deux Alpes ski area, this chalet is ideal for family ski holidays.

Chalet de Marie
|Les Deux Alpes

5 Bedroom - sleeps 10. Chalet de Marie. The spacious Chalet de Marie is a delightful ski chalet in Les Deux Alpes ideally located 25m from shops and 150m from the ski slopes leading to the Les Deux Alpes ski area. This chalet of 180m² can very comfortably sleep up to 12 people in tastefully decorated bedrooms.

Approximate (private) transfer time to Les Deux Alpes from:

  • Grenoble train station: 1hr 15min
  • Grenoble airport: 1hr 30min
  • Lyon airport: 2hrs
  • Geneva airport: 2hrs 40min

Resort altitude: 1,650m 

Les Deux Alpes ski area

Les 2 Alpes Trail Map 2018 1
How do we get to Les Deux Alpes?

Les Deux Alpes is a 2 hour drive by private transfer from Lyon Airport and 2.5 hrs from Geneva airport.

It’s a 1hr 15min drive from Grenoble train station, the closest train station in France to Les Deux Alpes.

Due to the long distance and transport options available, Top Snow Travel doesn’t offer shared shuttle transfers from either Geneva or Lyon airport to Les Deux Alpes as the journey is far too long and inconvenient including restrictive set departure times which is why for Les Deux Alpes, we only provide private transfers to our clients.

What is there to do for non-skiers in Les Deux Alpes?

Les Deux Alpes provides an all around good non-skiing activities selection besides the many lively restaurants and bars in town and on the mountain such as your typical ones like horse sleigh rides, dog sledding, snowmobiling, paragliding, tobogganing, Yooner descent (Yooners are sledges with a single central foot, a mounted seat and a steering stick to help you direct the sledge which gives you more control than your usual sledge) but there is also an airbag park, ice water falls & snowshoeing tours, .

There is also an outdoor ice skating rink , an aquatic centre with swimming pool, spa treatments, yoga classes and other inddor activities such Le Strike bowling Alley, Laser Game Warriors 3600…

How long does Les Deux Alpes ski season last?

Next winter, Les Deux Alpes Ski Resort is scheduled to open from November 28th 2020 to April 25th 2021.

When is the best time to go skiing in Les Deux Alpes?

January 2nd to Feb 6th 2021 is the cheapest and best time to go (low season), followed by 6th March until mid-April 2021 (the shoulder season).

For Australians travelling to France to ski during our January summer holidays, we benefit from the cheaper rates on offer in the French ski resorts’ low season.  This happens to be when the French and Europeans go back to work and school after the 2 week Christmas and New Year holiday period.

Europeans and the Brits flock to the resorts through February into March (DO NOT TRAVEL from 6th Feb to 6th Mar 2021 as this is the French school holidays). The slopes are extremely busy, the queues at the lifts are long and the price for accommodation is very expensive during that time.  Even all the restaurants are booked out!

Typically, in January, the snow is dry with the largest build up. It is also the coldest time, so you will need to make sure that you dress warmly. It is still wise to choose a high-altitude resort in case mother nature has not been kind earlier in the season. Bear in mind though, that snow-making is used to supplement natural snowfall in high traffic areas.

So, not only is January the cheapest time to go skiing in the French Alps, it is also the best time to go thanks to the weather conditions, the lack of queues, more availability and choice of accommodation and you get to breathe fresh air with your loved ones, rather than with thousands of other people!