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Ski area: Super Ski, France
Resort height: 1650m
Resort top height: 3600m

Super Ski
Km piste: 223
Lifts: 48 lifts (includes 19 chairlifts, 20 drags, 4 gondola, 1 cable car)
Snow cannons: 226 (58 hecs)
Snow parks: Boardercross area with 12 banked bends and jumps, jump modules, a carving area, half pipe…

No. of slopes: 94

Green slopes 19 Blue slopes 42
Red slopes 18 Black slopes 10

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Driving distance from Calais: 584 miles (8hrs 45)

resort info

Set high up in the picturesque Dauphine region of the Southern Alps, Les Deux Alpes is surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery and the whole resort lies alongside the main slopes on both sides so you are never far from a lift. The impressive selection of bars, restaurants and shops is also spread over the mile long narrow stretch.


The bustling resort of Les Deux Alpes has a varied après ski scene which caters for all ages with various inviting bars and clubs.


Les 2 Alpes has great views from the glacier to the rugged Ecrins mountains and over to the Briancon valley.


In addition to a heated outdoor swimming pool, outdoor ice rink and sports centre, Les Deux Alpes offers a tanking centre with flotarium, sauna and Turkish baths to help relax any aching limbs at the end of a hard day’s activity, what else could possibly make Les Deux Alpes skiing holidays better.


Well-worth a visit is the charming little village of Venosc with direct gondola link (8 minutes) to Les Deux Alpes.


Les Deux Alpes is a mere one-hour drive from Grenoble (75km).




Why Les Deux Alpes?

·          High altitude skiing and excellent snow record. Les Deux Alpes has one of the largest glaciers in the Alps and Europe’s largest summer skiing area.

·          Above average sunshine conditions at Les Deux Alpes.

·          Excellent for all standards of skiing at Les Deux Alpes with massive off-piste potential.

·          Very good après ski with plenty of bars, restaurants and nightclubs at Les Deux Alpes.


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Opening Dates


Les 2 Alpes opens on 29/11/14 and closes on 25/04/15

Child Care


Les 2 Alpes has acquired the Famille Plus label for its childcare facilities. It also has the Top of the French Alps award. Please view here for more information on the Famille Plus & Top of the French Alps label.


Le Bonhomme de Neige - Creche, day nursery and leisure centre all under one roof! Located close to the snow garden, this new centre caters for children from 6 months to 6 years.


Creche at Les Deux Alpes – from 6 months – 2 years

Qualified nurses look after children. Hot meals available at lunchtimes.

2 half-days of adaption are required. Health books are required. Previous day booking. Open from 08.30-17.30.

Rates (approx) 13/14:

Mornings, 08.30-12.30: €21 with meals and €18 without.

Afternoons, 13.30-17.30: €19, snack included.

Full days, 08.30-17.30: €33 meals included.

Contact: 0033 476 79 02 62


Day Nursery at Les Deux Alps –from 2 years – 6 years

Everyday from 08.30-17.00.

Takes children for ½ or full days with or without nap. Health book required. Registration will be made on site or by phone, daily from 8:30 to 11:00, later than the day-ahead, the extent of available places.

Rates (approx):
Day from 8:30 to 17:00 (possible from 3 years)
1 day = € 31.50
2 days = € 63.00
3 days = € 90.50
4 days = 118.00 €
5 days = € 144.00
6 days = € 168.00

Half day + lunch + nap from 8h30 to 14h00
1 day = € 22.00
2 days = € 44.00
3 days = € 65.00
4 days = € 85.00
5 days = € 103.00
6 days = € 121.00

½ day + dinner 8:30 to 12:30
1 day = € 20.00
2 days = € 40.00
3 days = € 60.00
4 days = € 78.00
5 days = € 94.50
6 days = € 110.00

Morning 8:30 to 11:30 or afternoon 14h00-17h00 without nap (possible from 3 ½ years)
1 day = € 16.00
2 days = € 31.50
3 days = € 47.00
4 days = € 60.00
5 days = € 72.00
6 days = € 84.00

Home after ski school from 12:30 to 17:00 (possible from 3 years)
1 day = € 22.00
2 days = € 44.00
3 days = € 65.00
4 days = € 85.00
5 days = € 103.00
6 days = € 121.00


* A child will never be allowed in full day on the first day. An adaptation of at least half a day is required (with or without meals).
* For hygienic reasons, no meal can be brought from outside.

Contact: 0033 476 79 06 77


Leisure Centre at Les Deux Alpes –from 6 years – 12 years.

Opening hours: from 8.30am to 6pm. Entertainment available: tobogganing, igloo-making, snowman-building competition, craft activities, cultural visits, ice rink, board games, painting, cookery, swimming pool. Each week, the specific programme is available from Les 2 Alpes' information points. For pre-registration and further information, contact us. Out of school holidays: open on Wednesdays from 8.30-5.30.

Rates (Approx):
½ day = 10 €
½ day with lunch = 13 €
day without meal = 19 €
day with lunch = 22 €
Package 5 days = 90 €


Tourist Office Activities

Tél: +33 (0)4 76 79 22 00
Throughout the season, the Tourist Office organises free activities open to all. Convivial family activities close to nature for kids and adults to recharge their batteries and have fun as a family. Games, art workshops, clowns, karaoke, tournaments, shows, magic, storytelling walks, orientation walks, evening dances… Programme available from the different visitor centres in the resort.


Children’s Ski Lessons in Les Deux Alpes

Children can ski from 3 years old in Les Deux Alpes with ESF or from 4 years old with European Ski School.

Peak Retreats can pre-book this. See here for details on 2 Alpes ESF and ESS Ski Schools.


Babysnow - created by a Les 2 Alpes instructor

The babysnow is a gliding machine made of a snowboard with a steering wheel fixed at the front and a saddle.
Suitable for kids from 12 months (the moment when they can stand up) until about 4 year's old.
You can use the babysnow:
- to move around on the lower slopes.
- to do snowshoes walking.
- to discover the snow spots, on the green slopes with easy ski tows.
- with a qualified E.S.F. ski teacher or with the parents: the choice is up to you!



Snowshoeing, ice climbing (on ice waterfalls), paragliding, climbing, quad, ice-skating, ice grotto, the ‘white cruise’ (discover the glacier on a tracked minibus), snow scooters, ice-driving…


The Glaciers at Les 2 Alpes 3200m-3600m

Open until 3.30pm.
Make the most of your trip to the summits to delve into the magical world of the ice cave situated at an altitude of 3,200 metres, at the top of the Jandri Express gondola. The cave was hollowed out 30 metres beneath the glacier surface by 2 high mountain guides. Discover works of art sculpted into the ice during your visit.
The ice cave has been completely revamped!
Entry tickets available to buy on site or at the ski lift desks.
5€ per adult and 4€ per child.

To book: 0033 476 79 75 03.


Ice Falls in Les 2 Alpes

Bureau des Guides (Maison des 2 Alpes - ESF - Place des 2 Alpes) 0033 608 76 73 80. The guides office is open from Monday to Friday from 3.30pm to 6.30pm and on Sundays from 10.30am to
(Equipment provided)
From beginner's sessions, open to everyone with a general level of fitness, to the most beautiful routes in the Oisans region.
From 80€ per person

Ruisseling: Come and discover the thrills of ice walking along frozen rivers.
From 80€ per person


Luge in Les 2 Alpes

At the bottom of the runs are 4 equipped and protected tobogganing areas reserved for children.

Open access under the surveillance and responsibility of parents.


The 4 sites chosen for the toboggan areas:

- n°1: 1 toboggan area behind the Bonhomme de Neige nursery for children aged between 2 and 6 years

- n°2: 1 toboggan area under the Jandri 1 cable car for children over the age of 6 years

- n°3: 1 fun snow area on the Petite Aiguille run towards the la Côte chair lift

- N°4: 1 toboggan and play area behind the Le Diable chair lift


Snow scooters in Les 2 Alpes

Bas des Pistes
Tél: +33 (0)6 08 63 07 40
Discover unforgettable thrills behind the handlebars of a one or two-seater snowmobile; every evening our official 15 kilometre long track located in the upper part of the LES 2 ALPES resort welcomes you to enjoy exceptional views of the resort at night. 4 x 1hr rides supervised by professional guides leave every night at 6pm - 7.15pm – 8.30pm – 9.30pm and are accessible to everyone. Optional raclette meal in a mountain chalet upon your return. Booking essential via Chalet Motoneige: located on the snow front, in front of the ice rink (N3). Open every day from 9am to 9pm. Price: 120€ per one or two-seater snowmobile ride. 50€ per place as a passenger driven by a guide (maximum of 2 per trip).


NEWS: 2014/2015 season
New fleet of 20 snowmobiles - Cutting edge snowmobiles conforming to all environmental standards - 600 ACE Bombardier - Model: 2014 - 4 stroke engine - 2 Seats-
High Comfort - 73 DB. 


Open every day during the school holidays from 10am to 1pm and from 3pm to 5pm (closed on Sundays). For children between the ages of 5 and 10yrs.
15€ for 10 minutes


Les 2 Alpes Paragliding

Le Cabourg
19 rue des vikings
Tél. : +33 (0)6 80 55 29 49
In winter the snow covers the mountains and forests in a blanket of white. It’s a unique spectacle! Aerological conditions are calm. Winter is also the ideal season to discover paragliding accompanied by an instructor. Come and explore Les 2 Alpes’ slopes and the Oisans’ snow-capped peaks. Taking off on skis in winter is much easier than taking off on foot in summer.
Rates: 80€


Avalanche simulator (Robocoaster)

0033 608 222 26 72

Situated in the resort centre, at the foot of the slopes, beneath Les 2 Alpes’ main ski lift, the Jandri Express. Open daily during the season from 10am to 7.30pm.
Dôme Robocoaster / Avalanche: experience the sensation of being in an avalanche in complete safety.
Exhibition: Snow and avalanche, Les 2 Alpes safety and rescue, the professions of those working on the slopes. Le Dôme Robocoaster / Technotwister: 5 programmes of whirling thrills to music.
Snack and drinks. 


Les 2 Alpes Ice Rink

PATINOIRE ....... A N4
Rue des Sagnes
Immeuble la Croisette
Tél. : +33 (0)4 76 79 22 73
1800 m² open air ice rink open daily during the season from 4pm to 10pm.
Thursdays from 7.30pm to 10pm (rink reserved for Ice Gliders between 3pm and 7pm) and on Saturdays from 4pm to 7pm.
Free entry with a 6-day or more, 1-day or ½-day ski-pass.
Skate hire is 4.50€ for adults and 3.20€ for children and senior citizens.
Without a ski-pass: entry and skate hire is 7.50€ for adults and 5.30€ for children and senior citizens.
Ice Glider: ice bumper cars Thursday from 3pm to 7pm. 3.20€ for 6 minutes. Bumper cars can seat 2 people. 


Squash in Les 2 Alpes

Grande Place
Hameau de la Meije
Tél. : +33 (0)4 76 79 25 64
2 squash courts open throughout the year. 


Horse Drawn Sleigh in Les 2 Alpes

Bas des pistes
Tél. : +33 (0)6 85 25 88 90
Discover the joys of sleigh rides through an idyllic setting on one of our 3 daily departures: 10am, 2pm and 3.30pm (1 hr 15 minute ride).
Price: 25€ for adults, 20€ for children (-12yrs)
Open daily, booking required, excluding Saturdays
As well 10 minute rides around the snow front, leaving from behind the Jandri Express cable car.
Price: 6€ for adults, 4€ for children, free for the under 3s.
Open daily, no booking required.


Swimming Pool in Les 2 Alpes

Immeuble la Croisette
Rue des Sagnes
Tél. : +33 (0)4 76 79 22 73
Open from 2.30pm to 7.30pm.
Swimming pool: 25m x 12m open air, heated pool.
Free entry for ski pass holders of 2 consecutive days or more, and for children under the age of 5yrs.
Entry 5€ / for adults and 4€ for the under 13s and over 65s.
From 2.30pm to 7pm. Whirlpool bath with access to the swimming pool. 8-person Jacuzzi.
Sauna / steam room:
From 5pm to 7pm with access to the swimming pool.

Donkey farm in Les 2 Alpes

Chemin du Raou
38520 Venosc Village
Tél: +33 (0)6 15 68 92 69
Open during the season every day between 10am and 5.30pm.
Farm visit, sleigh rides, ski joering, buy soap made using milk from donkeys, sheep and goats.


Le Strike Bowling Alley in Les 2 Alpes

Place de Venosc (near to Le Cortina)

6 fluorescent neon lanes, special children’s lanes, pool table, games room.
Bookings not accepted.
Every day between 5pm and 2am. Opens at 3pm in the event of bad weather.
5€ per person per lane before 8pm, 7€ after 8pm, including shoe hire.


Le Slalom Cinema in Les 2 Alpes

Rue des Vikings

Open during the season, 5 days a week. One show €8.


Visit Mont de Lans Village

Just before the entrance to the resort why not stop at the village of Mont de Lans. The Chasal Lento museum (entry free) is next to the church in the middle of the village, with displays of our art, tradition and history. There is a chairlift that takes you to and from Mont de Lans and Les 2 Alpes.


Visit Venosc Village

8 minutes away from the Les 2 Alpes resort via telecabine.

A typical mountain village with arts and crafts boutiques and narrow paved streets. Specialities from the mountains.

Explore the village via Ski joering, Sled outings, Cross-country skiing, Snowshoeing and walking trips.


All the above information is for information only. For the most up-to-date information please visit the resort tourist office website. All prices for activities are in local currency (€ Euros) and are bookable and payable locally in resort.

Les Deux Alpes Tourist Office

English spoken

Tel +33 476 79 22 00 


During the season, open every day from 8am to 7pm. Off season open from 9am to midday and from 2pm to 6pm. Close week-end and bank holiday.
Point I de la Place de Mont de Lans A(H5)
Point I de la Place de Venosc A(T5)

Apres Ski/Eating

Over 50 restaurants to choose from including takeaway pizza and burgers, gourmet restaurants, typical French restaurants and international cuisine.


Les Deux Alpes nightlife – over 30 bars (usually opening until 2am) & 3 nightclubs in Les Deux Alps (opening until 5am).



5 rue du Cairou
Tél. : +33 (0)4 76 80 52 44
Located at the heart of the resort, the Avalanche Nightclub is known as the resort nightclub, open for 15 years.

Rue des Vikings
Tél. : +33 (0)6 07 87 76 15
Open 7 days a week from 11pm to 5am during the week and from 7pm to 5am on Saturday and Sunday.
Noted for its international exhilarating party atmosphere and warm welcome, the Café Brésilien Night Club is the perfect destination for a fun night out. Host to international DJs for over 25 years, the explosive dance floor is also the home of live concerts.
Added extras:
Crêperie and snack bar open until 4am


Centre d'animation
Village 1800
Tél. / Fax : +33 (0)4 76 79 55 94
Open daily from 5pm to 5am.
Authentic Irish Pub, themed nights, happy hour, disco bar. Free shuttle bus taxi for customers.
Nightclub open from midnight.

There are also quieter places too, plenty of choice of restaurants from budget Italian to 4 star classic French, a cinema… Les Deux Alpes is a very lively resort. Les Deux Alpes 1800 has a further selection of bars, restaurants and shops reached by car or shuttle bus.


Altitude bars and restaurants

Bars on the slopes:

PANO BAR - 2600 M
Tél. : +33 (0)6 84 47 73 64
An unmissable meeting place awaits you at the heart of the ski area; at an altitude of 2,600 metres, at the intermediary station of the Jandri Express and at the top of the 8-seater Glaciers chair lift discover the Pano Bar’s sunny terrace.
Open from 10am to 5pm it guarantees you a welcome worthy of your holiday. DJs every day between 3pm and 5pm.


Restaurants on the slopes:

GLACIER - 3 200 M
LE 3200
Tél: +33 (0)4 76 79 13 79

TOURA - 2 600 M
Tél: +33 (0)6 71 66 74 61

Tél: +33 (0)6 88 20 98 38

LA FÉE - 2 400 M
Tél: +33 (0)4 76 80 24 13

LE DIABLE - 2 400 M
Tél: +33 (0)4 76 79 99 50


LES CRÊTES - 2 100 M
Tél. : +33 (0)4 76 80 17 33

Tél. : +33 (0)6 12 29 49 03

LA TROIKA - 2 100 M
Tél. : +33 (0)6 78 96 34 05

Promenade la Molière
Tél. : +33 (0)4 76 80 18 99




Les 2 Alpes by Road: Driving distance from Calais to Les Deux Alpes 587 miles (approx 8hrs25). From Calais, take A26 Motorway towards Reims and Troyes, then Dijon, Lyon, A480 Motorway to Grenoble. Exit at no. 8 (Briancon, Vizelle, Stations de l’Oisans), then take the RN91 towards Briancon via Le Bourg d’Oisans. As you come out of the tunnel at the Le Chambon dam, turn right onto the D213.


Les 2 Alpes by Rail: Grenoble station 70km – Shuttle bus to Les Deux Alps

+33 476 80 51 22

We can also arrange car hire from Grenoble station


Airports close to Les 2 Alpes:

Grenoble Airport is 118km from Les Deux Alpes (1 ¼ hours) 
Chambery Airport is 140km from Les Deux Alpes (1 ¾ hours)

Lyon Saint-Exupery is 160km from Les Deux Alpes (2 hours) - 

Turin Airport is 182km from Les 2 Alpes (2 ½ hours)

Geneva Airport is 219km from Les 2 Alpes (2 ½ hours)


Public shuttle bus transfers from airport:


Lyon Airport - Les 2 Alpes via Grenoble ( Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 19/12/14-29/03/15 (up to 5 per day per). Adult return €58.


Getting around Les 2 Alpes

A Free shuttle bus service runs in winter from 8am-7pm in Les 2 Alpes (except on Saturdays it runs until 11pm).

Visit the tourist office on arrival for a timetable. 


Airport Transfers to Les 2 Alpes

Pre-book your private taxi transfer with Peak Retreats from £71 per person.

Les Deux Alpes from Lyon, Grenoble, Chambey and Geneva.

For Les Deux Alpes transfer prices view here


We can also arrange car hire from Lyon, Chambery, Grenoble or St-Etienne airport to Les Deux Alps.

Resort News



Events in Les Deux Alpes 2014/2015







Opening Week

Dutch event

29th November - 3rd December 2014

Powder Week  
German event, celebrating the first snow


29th November - 5th December 2014

Rise Festival

English music festival

13th December - 19th December 2014

Christmas Week

During all the week: shows, storytelling, creative workshop, torchlit descent, fireworks

22nd December - 26th December 2014

New Years Eve Party

Torch-lit descent, fireworks and mulled wine

31st December 2014
Les 2 Alpes Night Snow Trail 24th January 2015






Belgian event

31st January - 7th February 2015
German event
21st March - 28th March 2015


Romanian event

21st March - 28th March 2015
German event, music and ride
28th March - 4th April 2015

Fam Jam

Belgian week for children

4th April - 10th April 2015

Snow Jam

Belgian championships in freestyle ski and snowboard

11th April - 17th April 2015

Junior Foliz

A week of events entirely dedicated to children and their parents. Creative workshops, shows, introductions to circus skills, reading, storytelling…

20th April - 24th April 2015

All event information courtesy of Les 2 Alpes Tourist Office

 Other – lift information


New resort run in Les 2 Alpes

The resort is the site of a daring and unusual project, the first of its kind in Europe. From DECEMBER 2015, a brand new blue run will bring skiers and boarders right into the heart of the resort: Jandri 1 will be accessible to everyone, whatever their age and level of skill.

Key figures of an exceptional project:
2 years of construction
€ 10 M investment
60 permanent workers
550,000 m3 of backfill
12,000 trees planted


Entertainment throughout the winter:

FREE ENTERTAINMENT: Torch-lit descents, fireworks, theatre, documentary film screenings, exhibitions, bric-a-brac markets
and children’s activities (parties, painting evenings…). 


FREE ENTERTAINMENT: From January to April
Awareness raising workshops on the dangers of off-piste skiing. Presentation and handling of safety equipment (avalanche transceiver devices, shovels, probes), discussions, debates, freeride sessions supervised by professionals. Free. Find out more from the Tourist Office.

Other Amenities

Open air heated swimming-pool (with 3 baths, incl a paddling pool), Olympic sized ice-rink, two sports centres with indoor pool, squash court, gym…), bowling, cinema. Cash points, doctors, pharmacies, physiotherapists, several shops, bakeries… Les 2 Alpes has all the facilities and services that you would find in a large ski resort. There are various mini supermarkets dotted around the resort (Carrefour, Spa, Sherpas etc). All open untul 8pm. Various shops, bakerys, boulangeries, laundrettes, souvenir shops, sport shops, clothes shops including Billabong, Volcom & DC...too many to mention all here!


Sweet shop

102 avenue de la Muzelle
Open in season, every day from 9.30am to 11pm at night.
More than 150 kinds of sweets. The greedy meeting point. A balloon offered when you buy something.


Post office open Mon-Fri 9am-4pm and Sat 9am-11.30am - collection every Sat/Sun at midday.


80 avenue de la Muzelle
Tél: +33 (0)4 76 79 21 37
Open daily from 9am to 8pm (non-stop opening hours in high season).


3 public laundrettes:

- La Buanderie (self-service) – 11 Rue des Sagnes

- La Diablotin (not self-service, linen is washed, dried and folded for you) – Rue des Vikings

- Mister Clean (self-service, washing powder and money machines available) 37 Avenue de la Muzelle.


Wifi available in tourist office and many bars have the facilities to check your email.


Petrol Station

8 avenue de la Muzelle - BP 28
Tél. : +33 (0)4 76 79 20 96
The service station is open:
Monday to Friday from 9am to 12.30pm and from 2.45pm to 6pm.
Saturday from 8am to 4pm non-stop.
Out of season, they only accept bank card payments.


ski info

As one of the very few internationally renowned resorts in our programme, Les 2 Alpes was chosen for its high altitude ski area - one of the highest in the world. It boasts an excellent snow record, well above average sunshine conditions and an amazing 223km of snowsure ski slopes.



The ski area is well suited to all standards of skiers/boarders and most are above treeline. The pistes are separated into 3 areas: Pied-Moutet, Mont de Lans village and the high summits (3,600m glacier). There are 2 sides to Les 2 Alpes, the main side with the glacier and majority of pistes and the Vallee Blanche side opposite with blues and reds. The main slopes are all above the tree-line.


Skiing is available to all, both beginners and experts. One of the specialities of Les 2 Alpes is that ‘the higher the altitude, the easier the pistes’. 60% of its pistes are for beginners and intermediates and 40% for experienced and expert skiers.


There are 417ha of sign posted pistes (of which 80ha are on the glacier) and 1,400ha off piste including the famous link to La Grave.


Above 2200m most of the runs are north-facing and the top glacier section guarantees good snow.



Beginners will enjoy the magnificent views from the top of the glacier (high altitude) with wide easy runs or the nursery slopes at resort level beside the village. There are 5 lifts free for all on the lower slopes of Les Deux Alpes. Beginners with 3 or 4 days practise (depending on how quick they pick it up) could potentially ski from the top of the glacier down to resort level on greens and easy blues. That’s 8km worth of skiing! Beginners can buy smaller area passes by the day that cover certain lifts. See our lift pass price section for the € price to buy in resort.



Intermediates are well catered for with a good array of blues and reds. The top Glacier du Mont de Lans area has some easy slopes with nice views. You can go from the top down to Mont de Lans (a descent of 2270m vertical, possibly world’s biggest on-piste vertical).



There are plenty of black runs and off-piste to keep the expert skier busy. For the more adventurous, an outing to the slopes of La Grave is a must (guide necessary). 

2 Alpes is reached by snowcat from the top of the ski area to the 3568m Dome de la Lauze or a short walk. 



The extensive off-piste terrain is huge (5 different domains) and challenging. There is a good selection of serious routes with vertical drops.



Les 2 Alpes also ranks amongst France’s best for snowboarding. At mid-mountain, there are two boarder-cross courses and a big terrain-park (probably the best in Europe) including half-pipe and higher up there are several innovative terrain features such as ledges, gullies, canyons, all of competition standard.



Currently there is a long very narrow green run (often icy), black runs (again often icy) and new for winter 13/14 a red run going down the side of the newly built Diable chairlift and under it towards the central green slopes that take you back down to the resort. Those beginners with lack of confidence and intermediates would be better to ride the gondola back down.


Did you know?

The glacier situated between 3,200m and 3,600m is a great asset. To preserve it and counterbalance the wind at an altitude of more 3,000m, they have used a specific technique for 2 years: snow traps. The mechanical lifts company stocks the snow with wooden barriers or half tubes dug into the glacier. Snow groomers then collect this snow daily to distribute it on all the ski slopes of the glacier. The work carried out during the winter allows us to guarantee the skiability of the high altitude ski area and also ensure perfect skiing conditions in the summer season.



At an altitude of 3,400m, discover an extraordinary 360° panorama over the French and Italian Alps, from Mont Blanc to Mont Ventoux, without forgetting La Meije and the mountain range of Les Ecrins. Thanks to its unique geographical location, it offers stunning and exceptional views.


The White Cruise: a 45 minute circuit in a snowcat to discover the mountains in all their splendour (3,600m).

The Ice cave, an extraordinary site created in 1993. After 17 years, it is now at an altitude of 3,200m. Change of place and decor, 20 sculptors and 6 months of hard manual work. The sculptures are a surprise, you’ll have to come and discover them for yourself!


Helicopter trips to Alpe-d’Huez are around 65 euros return and a shuttle-bus goes on Wednesdays and Thursdays (booking essential).


Les 2 Alpes night skiing

Teleski des Lutins – open from Dec-April.


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Ski Hire


Les Deux Alpes ski hire prices start from £35 for children (skis and boots) & £48 for adults (skis and boots) for 7 days. View here for Les Deux Alpes ski hire prices

Ski Passes


Peak Retreats organises your LES DEUX ALPES LIFT PASS  for you as part of the service.


Check our great package prices for Les Deux Alpes.


Glacier Experience LIFT PASS 14/15 Les 2 Alpes


6 days

7 days

Adult (13-64)



Child (5-12)



Senior (65-71)



Child (under 5) & Senior (72 and over)


* Proof of age will be requested - Photo Required for Free passes

Your hands-free lift pass cards will be sent to you in your voucher pack, so you won’t have to queue at the lift pass office with a voucher on arrival.

*The 6 Day Glacier Experience lift pass will also allow you to ski on the other Grande Galaxie domains: 2 days in Alpe d'Huez/Oz/Vaujany, 1 day in Serre Chevalier, 1 day in Puy Saint Vincent, 1 day in Mongenèvre/Voie Lactée/Sestrière). Free entrance (one per day) to the ice rink and swimming pool is also included.


Children under 5 and seniors over 72 receive a FREE lift pass.

Note: Proof of age will be required for reduced price passes.


Free lifts in Les 2 Alpes

5 ski lifts free for all at the bottom of the pistes at 1600m.


Other lift pass on offer (to buy locally in resort in Euros):


Les 2 Alpes day ski pass rates for beginners 13/14:

Day ski passes are broken down into 3 passes giving partial or total access to the skiing area:
Foot of pistes for ½ day = 13 € (ideal for beginners)

Ski Sympa (21 ski lift) = 24 € (ideal for progressing beginners)


Les 2 Alpes day ski pass rates 14/15:

Super Ski (entire skiing area)
Normal = 46.50 €
Under 13 / over 65 = 37.20 € 


Half Day different formulas morning or afternoon 14/15 rates:
½ day morning until 1pm (+10€ deposit)
SEASON: from 20/12/2014 to 17/04/2015
Adult 38.00€
Children 30.00€
Senior 33.60€
½ day afternoon from 12noon
Season: from 20/12/2014 to 17/04/2015
Adult 39.50€
Children 31.50€
Senior 35.50€


Cheaper rates beginning and end of season.


Ski School


Two choices – Book with either ESS (European Ski School) or ESF (French Ski School) at Les 2 Alpes


The European Ski School is an independent ski school. With a carefully selected team of ski instructors from France, Britain, Italy and Austria, their aim is to provide a fun and effective way to improve your skiing. All the non British instructors speak great English and the team is comprised of experts passionate about skiing. All groups will benefit from video analysis (weather permitting) and log books. All clients will receive progress reports and all children will receive a certificate and a medal.


SKI SCHOOL 14/15 Les 2 Alpes Lessons only (lift-pass not included)

European Ski School


Children (4-12yrs)

6 half-days1




5 half-days 2

Levels 1 to 6



6 half-days snowboard 3 - Beginners only



(over 10yrs only)

3 half-days snowboard 4 - all other levels



During high season, lesson times may be moved forward one hour to ensure maximum skiing time, avoiding too much queuing

Please note that a booking fee of £9 per party will apply


1 Sun 11.00-13.30, Mon - Fri 10.00-12.30 except weeks commencing 27/12, 14/2, 4/4: 11.00-13.30 every day. 2 Sun 11.00-13.30, Mon - Fri 10.00-12.30, with Weds off except weeks commencing 28/12, 15/2, 5/4: 11.00-13.30 every day. 3 Sun 09.00-11.00, Mon-Fri 13.00-15.00, except weeks commencing 27/12, 14/2, 4/4: 09.00-11.00 every day 4 Sun - Tues 11.00-13.00 except weeks commencing 27/12, 14/2, 4/4: 15.00-17.00 every day


Ski School – Ecole du Ski Francais                                            


SKI SCHOOL LES 2 ALPES 14/15 Lessons only (lift pass not included)

Ecole du Ski Francais



6 Half-Days (Sunday-Friday)

5 Half-Days (Monday-Friday)




Ski Kindergarten 3-5yrs



Ski Kindergarten 3-5yrs

Mornings 09.15-12.00







Afternoons 14.30-17.00







Full days 9.15-12.00 + 14.30-17.00**














Mornings 09.15-12.00







Afternoons 14.30-17.00







Full days 9.15-16.15**







** Meal+lunch time supervision between 12.00-14.30 - Children ONLY (3-12 years)





For 6 days

for 5 days

Please note that a booking fee of £9 per party will apply - Cost of medal now included for children



Ski School: Please note that: Lesson times are subject to change right until the last minute. Outside French school holidays the ski school reserves the right to cancel group lessons should numbers be insufficient. For peak periods (20/12-3/1, 07/2-07/3 & 11/4-25/4) we strongly recommend that you book as early as possible and in any case at least 6 weeks prior to the required dates. AM lessons tend to get booked up first and therefore we may only be able to offer PM classes within 6 weeks of departure. In some resorts English speaking instructors may not always be available, particularly at peak times.


Les 2 Alpes Individual Tuitions

(ESF 14/15 prices, NOT pre-bookable)

Private lessons by the hour 

1h for 1 or 2 people - 45,00 € 
1h for 3 or 4 people - 59,00 € 
1h for 5 to 10 people (group) - 69,00 € 
1h30 for 1 or 2 people - 67,50 € 
1h30 for 3 or 4 people - 88,50 € 
2h for 1 or 2 people - 90,00 € 
2h for 3 or 4 people - 118,00 € 

Lift priority during the private lessons
The lessons take place between 12h30 and 14h30. The sessions can last 1h30 or 2h.

Regrouping several people for lessons means it is imperative that people have the same technical level of skiing or snowboarding.


Individual tuitions can only be purchased directly from the ski school. Peak Retreats cannot pre-book these.

Please note that prices are only an indication and are subject to change


ESF Ski school Les 2 Alpes contact numbers for private lessons:


Ecole du Ski Francais 2 Alpes: Tél. 0033 476 79 21 21 – Fax 0033 476 79 22 07 



PRIVATE LESSONS (All Levels) - Ski & Snowboard

Private lessons must be booked for a minimum of two hours and you will be able to jump the queues with our lift queue priority system in groups of max 4 people.

However, the “Early birds” private lessons from 09:00 -10:00am every morning do offer the chance of a one hour private lesson.

1 Person € 45,00/hour*
2 People € 50,00/hour*
3 People € 60,00/hour*
4 to 8 People € 65,00/hour*

*Private lessons must be booked for a minimum of two hours.


ESS contact numbers for private lessons:

European Ski School 2 Alpes: Tél. 0033  476 79 74 55




Mountain restaurants in Les Deux Alpes 

9 mountain restaurants open 7 days a week.

There are mountain restaurants at all the major lift junctions.


Les Deux Alpes Snowpark

Probably the best in Europe and features: Three tables, rails, hips and boxes, a big air jump, half-pipe, kids only mini park, beginner zone and rail zone. Plus boardercross and BBQ area. In the winter it is located above Toura.


Les Deux Alpes Big Airbag

Take off on skiing and snowboarding jumps and land in complete safety on a 15 metre long by 11 metre wide
inflatable mattress. Instruction guaranteed by qualified Freestyle specialist instructors.
Open fromOpen from Sunday-Friday from 2.30pm-5.30/6pm. Saturdays on request. Bottom of piste near to piste des Lutins.


Les Deux Alpes Cross-country

Les Deux Alpes: 2 marked tracks through the woods

Linked to Les Deux Alpes by cable car, the Valley of Veneon (Venosc) is an untouched natural area with 3 marked tracks from 3km to 24km.  


Les Deux Alpes Full Moon Evenings

Ski on the glacier until the sun goes down, enjoy a mountainside meal and dance, then return to the resort by moonlight. Dates for 13/14:

Tuesday 17th December 2013

Thursday 16th January 2014

Friday 14th February 2014 (Valentines Day)

Monday 17th March 2014

Tuesday 15th April 2014


Les Deux Alpes - Alpe d'Huez Helicopter Trip

SAF HÉLICO .... A 04
Deux Alpes Loisirs
Immeuble Le Meijotel
Tél: +33 (0)4 76 79 75 01
Skiing links between Les 2 Alpes / Alpe d'Huez. Panoramic views.


Les Deux Alpes Speedriding

ESF - Maison des 2 Alpes
BP 77
Tél: +33 (0)6 07 72 26 60

Open from 12noon to 5pm.

Representatives at the French Ski School every evening from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.

Introduction to and instruction in this new snowsports activity which combines flying and skiing. Snowsports with a sail, short and longer flights…
Introductory sessions and mini-courses made up of individual lessons.
Rate from 100€ per session.


Les Deux Alpes Snowshoeing

Bureau des Guides (Maison des 2 Alpes - ESF - Place des 2 Alpes) 0033 608 76 73 80

The guides office is open from Monday to Friday from 3.30pm to 6.30pm and on Sundays from 10.30am to 12.30pm.
SNOWSHOEING HIKE (Snowshoes, poles and minibus transport provided)
Daily hikes for all ability levels to explore the Oisans region, from its peaks to its wildest valleys, out-of-resort itineraries.
25€ per ½ day, 45€ per full day, 23€ per night, course of 5 x ½ days 110€.  


Les Deux Alpes Off-Piste & Free-Ride

Bureau des Guides (Maison des 2 Alpes - ESF - Place des 2 Alpes) 0033 608 76 73 80

Office open Mon-Fri from 15.30-18.30 as well as Sun morning from 10.30-12.30.

Off-piste Skiing and Snowboarding, Free Ride (safety equipment provided) Vallons de la Meije, Les 2 Alpes, Alpe d'Huez or Serre Chevalier, Oisans’ legendary corridors.
Heliskiing in Italy
From family excursions to more demanding itineraries, from 90 €/ per person, or group bookings from 340€ for the day, safety equipment provided. Option of courses over multiple days.

Les Deux Alpes Ski Touring

Bureau des Guides (Maison des 2 Alpes - ESF - Place des 2 Alpes) 0033 608 76 73 80

Office open Mon-Fri from 15.30-18.30 as well as Sun morning from 10.30-12.30.

From beginner's sessions to more difficult itineraries, the wide open spaces of the mountains are all yours; From 90€/per person and 340€ for a whole day group booking.


Les Deux Ski Patrol Morning

Every Wednesday morning, meet the ski patrol team at the foot of the Jandri Express; join them to opening the slopes before everyone else arrives, and enjoy around 2 hours of skiing and learning about the job of a ski patroller before heading to Le 3200 restaurant for breakfast with them. Bring your skipass. 3 star skiing ability required. Information and bookings available from the main ski pass office.


Access to La Grave

The access to la Grave by les 2 Alpes opens on Sunday the 19th of January 2014. This access is valid every day except for the Saturdays of March. The connection, by tracked vehicle, occurs every day from 10 to 13 o’clock.

In order to inform our clients as best as we can, the prices for the extensions to La Grave will be the following ones:

Ski passes for 6 days and more - €21


Historical Snow


Les 2 Alpes Snow Report – 2004-2014 (10 season average)


Les Deux Alpes has always benefited from a superb snow record thanks to the sheer altitude of its ski area and its massive glacier. Snow cover on at least parts of the ski area is always guaranteed from early December until late April. In fact you can still ski there on the glacier in July & August (see our Summer skiing section if this is of interest). Here is the snow record data for Les 2 Alpes. The first row shows the week for which the measurement applies eg. February 3 is the 3rd week in February. Top slopes shows the average snow cover in cm at the top of the ski area. Bottom Slopes shows the average snow cover in cm at the bottom of the ski area (this is generally where the nursery pistes are located although in Les Deux Alpes  there are nursery slopes at the very bottom, at intermediate level and on the glacier). About 10 cm is generally enough to ski but it very much depends on what’s below ie. grass or more rocky surface.


10 year ski season average:












































Upper Slopes (cm)





















Lower Slopes (cm)






















Other Accommodation In: Les Deux Alpes

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Le Cortina
Luxury Apartments. Sleeps 2-10
Sauna, Jacuzzi
Situated in the restaurant area, towards the end of the resort, Le Cortina in Les Deux Alpes is recently built luxury residence.

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Cote Brune
Hotel. Half-board
Spa area
Situated in the heart of Les 2 Alpes resort, at the very foot of the slopes.

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Luxury Apartments. Sleeps 2-10
Located at the lower end of the resort main avenue and the foot of the Pied-Moutet mountainside, the Alba residence is a short walking distance to the nearest shops, restaurants, bars, ice skating rink and pool.

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Alpina Lodge
Apartments. Sleeps 2-8
Located in a prime position, the Alpina Lodge in Les Deux Alpes has immediate access to the slopes and is ideally situated for enjoying Les 2 Alpes’ extensive après-ski.

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Ours Blanc
Newly renovated with indoor pool
Sleeps 2-8
Ours Blanc is located towards the end of the resort, close to the Venosc square and 100m from the brand new 6-seater Diable chair lift.

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Au Coeur des Ours
Apartments. Sleeps 2-8.
Au Coeur des Ours is located 50m away from the Vallée Blanche chairlift. The Petite Aiguille 1 Green slope which leads to the Petite Aiguille chairlift on the main side is 100m away. .

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Sleeps 12. Bedrooms: 5
Located in a quiet area within short walking distance of the main resort high street (600m), and just 30m from the first chair lift.

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Chalet Chante
Apartments. Sleeps 2-10
Indoor pool
Ideally located for the après-ski with all the shops and restaurants nearby.

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Goleon Val Ecrin
Luxury Apartments. Sleeps 2-10
Sauna/Steam Room
LLocated in the quiet Petit Plan area, 50m from the Petite Aiguille green slope leading to the Petite Aiguille and Côte chairlifts.

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Le Pont
Chalet with private pool
Sleeps 12
Chalet Le Pont is located at the end of the resort, overlooking the Veneon Valley, about 300m from the Diable gondola and 500m from the Jandri Express.

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Chalet Alpen
Luxury Chalets
Sleeps 12. Bedrooms: 4 + mezz
Located in a quiet area just 50m from the Petite Aiguille slopes (on the main ski area) they are both south-west facing and offer superb panoramic views.

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Luxury Chalet
Sleeps 10/12. Bedrooms: 4
Monie is within 25m walking distance from the shops. The chalet is located about 80 metres from the Petite Aiguille easy Green slope.

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Chalet with sauna
Sleeps 10/12. Bedrooms: 5
Chalet Mary is a stylish chalet enjoying an ideal location, just 80m (a 1 minute walk) from the easy Petite Aiguille green slope.

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La Dibona
4* Apartment. Sleeps 8
La Dibona is a newly built apartment built in traditional style.

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Chalet Jon
Sleeps 9. Bedrooms: 4
Chalet Jon is a stylish chalet located off the Place de Mont-de-Lans, within walking distance from the shops and about 250m from the first lifts.

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Planet I & II
Chalets with outdoor pool
Sleeps 14. Bedrooms: 7
Located in a pretty, quiet and open area, 5 minute walk up to the gondola departure for Les Deux Alpes.

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