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, normally open full on-piste vertical available in the world.

Beyond these achievements, it's snowsure reputation and impressive off piste terrain make it a firm favorite for British visitors. The resort boasts 220km of on piste terrain, includinga top skiable elevation of 3600 meters and a vertical drop of 2300 metres. The resort is often said to be upside down - the beginner friendly pistes sit high up on the glacier, while the more advanced runs return to resort.

Beyond the pisted terrain, the resort offers almost as much off piste as groomed snow, including a link to the famous experts resort of La Grave. Energetic skiers and boarders will also take advantage of one of the most extensive and respected parks in Europe, sitting high on the glacier. To get the most from this huge ski resort, do take advantage of our Instructor Led Guiding service.

Off slope activities are just as lively, with a well deserved reputation as having some of the best apres options in France, with bars, clubs and restaurants stretched out over the 2km stretch of town.

The six-day pass gives two days in Alpe-d'Huez, one day in Serre-Chevalier (an hour away) and other resorts and a reduced rate for La Grave. A car would be handy to make the most of these options.

After years of speculation, plans for a cable car to Alpe d'Huez have been approved, with a forecast completion date of 2021. When completed, Deux Alpes will join the upper tier of world class ski areas, boasting what is likely to be the second largest interconnected ski area in the world.

Pros

High, snow-sure, varied slopes, including an extensive glacier

Lots of good off-piste terrain

Stunning views of the Ecrins peaks

Wide choice of affordable hotels

Cons

Piste network modest by big resort standards, and congested in places

Virtually no woodland runs

Home runs far from ideal 

Holiday Discounts

Resort Discounts

Good For

Ability
  • Advanced
  • Beginner
In Resort
  • Family Friendly
  • Ski To Door
On Slope
  • Boarder
  • Fast Lifts
  • No Queues
  • Snow Reliability
  • Terrain Parks

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