Les Deux Alpes Ski Resort
Les Deux Alpes is a high-altitude resort in France that lays claim to a number of records, including the largest skiable glacier in Europe, as well as the longest fully on-piste vertical available in the world – 2200m.
Beyond these achievements, it's snowsure reputation and impressive off piste terrain make it a firm favourite for British visitors. The resort boasts 200km of on piste terrain, beginners are well catered for, expert skiers can head over to La Grave and the resort is also home to one of the best snowparks in Europe.
The long-rumoured link to Alpe d’Huez appears to finally be coming to fruition and by 2022, the two should be linked by a huge 3S gondola. Numerous other upgrades are expected between now and then with more than €500 million due to be spent on facilities, including two major new chairlifts and a massive upgrade to the Jandri Express.
There is a vast range of accommodation available in the village that stretches for almost 2km along a wide, sunny valley. Off the slopes there is a huge amount to do, including on the après front – this is it is one of the liveliest resorts in France.
For the best way to explore the resort’s slopes, book on to one of the six Ski Club Freshtracks Holidays heading out to the resort – all of which are also available as course-only options if you’d prefer to book your own accommodation.
Alternatively, to make the most of your stay in Les Deux Alpes, book on to one of the excellent Instructor-led Guiding sessions with Alex Chapman – available this season between 22nd December and 13th April.
The Ski Club also has an active community on the Ski Club Les Deux Alpes Facebook Page – join now for the latest updates from the resort.
What's New for 2019/20?
Les Deux Alpes is in the middle of a long-term development project which will see more than €500 million invested in the resort by 2023. This summer saw work to install three major new lifts carried out. The most major works were on the new Pierre Grosse cable car which will link the Toura/La Fée area at 2,100m to the glacier. The second new lift is a new 8-seat chairlift that will replace the 4-seat Crêtes chair. The current Crêtes chair will be moved to Le Thuit, giving a more efficient route back from La Fée. Finally the Super Venosc chairlift, built in 1987, will be replaced with a shorter and faster chairlift reusing the old Toura chairlift. Recyling of lifts is very much in fashion in Les Deux Alpes!
Our Les Deux Alpes Resort Ratings
- Beginner ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- Advanced ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Snow Reliability ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- Fast Lifts ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Resort Activities ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- Après ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- Value ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆