Glacier skiing, mountain biking, walking, swimming, rock climbing, golf, tennis... The list of what's possible in Les 2 Alpes over the summer is a long one, as the Ski Club's Content Editor Chris Madoc-Jones discovered in July:
I ventured to Les 2 Alpes primarily for a few pre-season turns on the Mont-de-Lans Glacier, Europe’s largest summer ski area. But as the ski lifts stopped spinning at 1pm every day, it left a good deal of time to head out into the mountains and explore the rest of what L2A has to offer.
The summer skiing
However before moving on to snowless activities, the skiing has to be mentioned. Even if you’re a complete beginner or a big-mountain expert, it is really worth heading up the Jandri Express early in the morning for some turns on the glacier. As I found out, a huge amount of work goes into keeping the 272 acre ski area running, which really pays off as the terrain on offer is surprisingly varied and the park facilities are fantastic. There’s also a good chance that you’ll get to watch some of the world’s best racers and freestylers in action – for example I was lucky enough to be sharing the slopes with the French Alpine Team.
A day lift pass costs €39.30 and includes access all afternoon to the Vallèe Blanche, Diable and Jandri Express lifts which access the 2 Alpes Bike Park.