90km of piste
43 ski lifts
Base altitude: 1650m
Top altitude: 3600m
Transfer time: 1 hour
Beginner: 35%
Intermediate: 40%
Expert: 25%

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Les Deux Alpes

With skiing up to 3600 metres, Les Deux Alpes is as snow-sure as Tignes or Val Thorens but less well known and therefore less expensive and less busy! The area offers 220km of pistes in seven separate areas with a whopping 2300 metres of vertical ... in fact you can ski from the top of the glacier at 3600m to Mont de Lans at 1300m without a single lift! And for the experts/ thrill-seekers/ foolhardy there is also lift linked access to La Grave where free-riders have been cutting their teeth for decades.

Other reasons to visit Les Deux Alpes include the amazing amount of sunshine the resort enjoys (more than in Marseille!), Freestyle Land in La Toura sector and a very healthy apres-ski scene!


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Beginner: 35%
Intermediate: 40%
Expert: 25%


Flying - Grenoble Airport is just 68km from Les Deux Alpes and the drive takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. There are various options for transfers on from Grenoble Airport.

Train - If you wish to let the train take the strain, the Eurostar will carry you from London to Paris-Nord, change to Paris-Lyon and then on to Grenoble in a little over seven-and-a-half hours and, from there, it’s 75 minutes on to Les Deux Alpes with transfer options available.

Driving - By their very nature, Toll Roads apply a charge which is frustrating but, boy, do they mean a quick journey! If you can hold it in, London to Les Deux Alpes takes around 12 hours and 30 mins.


There are three supermarkets in Les Deux Alpes (Marché U, Carrefour and Sherpa) and they are not quite reasonably priced and well-stocked. If you are picking up a big shop for the week, however, the E Leclerc hypermarket at Espace Comboire on the road in from Grenoble is going to be your best bet.

The town is very well-served by restaurants ranging from Shakisky or Le P'tit Polyte (Michelin-starred) to traditional Savoyard fayre at Doume's, pub grub at Le Red Frog or some damn fine pizzas at La Vetrata! There are restaurants to cater for all palettes including that of my philistine children whose go-to is the Nutella and banana special at Crepes a Go Go!

The hill is equally well-served with restaurants and bars all the way from Le Refuge des Glaciers which has a 250-person sun terrace at 3200m at the foot of the glacier (access from Jandri Express) all the way down to La Patache at just over 2000m in the Crete sector.


For those unfortunate souls unable and unwilling to spend as much time as possible on their skis or board, there are plenty of things to keep you busy for a week in Les Deux Alpes.

The 360 views from the top of the glacier are worth a gander as is a walk on the Skybridge if you have the minerals! Pedestrians can take the Jandri Express and then the funicular railway to the top.

It may be L2A's best apres-ski bar but dancing on the table at Le Pano Bar is arguably safer for those wearing a sturdy pair of hikers than a pair of ski boots. If you're under the age of sixty, you have to experience it. Over sixties allowed too!

Other distractions include some lovely local villages and a couple of museums as well as the outdoor ice rink at the main square in Les Deux Alpes. And there are two swimming pools; an outdoor one in the centre and another indoors in the sports centre complete with sauna and jacuzzi. The sports centre also house squash courts, a gym and a hall for badminton, basketball and football. There is even a small bouldering wall!

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