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  • Les 2 Alpes Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,300m – 3,568m (2,268m)
  • Average Snow Fall
  • Lifts (43)
    7 Cable cars/gondolas/funiculars
    16 Chairlifts
    Summer ski lifts - 12
  • Opening Dates & Times
    Late Nov to end April
    9:00am to 5:00pm
    Late June to early August
    7:00am to 12:30pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs – 200km
    Longest run – 16km
    Advanced - 17%
    Intermediate - 28%
    Beginner - 55%
  • Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 19/20
    Adult - €32 to 52.50
    Child - €38 to 42
    Child u/5yr – Free

Les 2 Alpes Ski Resort France

The Les Deux Alpes ski resort is a southern French Alps behemoth providing skiing across expansive terrain opposite the equally massive Alpe d'Huez. Statistically the resort stacks up against all the world's biggest with over 2,200m of skiable vertical, 200km of piste trails & a longest run of 16km. And all for less than half the lift pass price of a similar sized resort in Nth America! Les 2 Alpes has the additional advantage of summer glacier skiing & easy access to legendary La Grave.

See the Les 2 Alpes ski trail map here.

Where is Les Deux Alpes France?

The Alpe d’Huez ski resort is in the Isère department of the Auvergne Rhone Alps region, southeast France. The closest major city & transport hub is Grenoble, 67km by road to the west. Closest international airports are Lyon St Exupery (LYS) & Geneva (GVA). The Powderhounds usually recommend taking the train & bus from the airports to any ski resort, but for those that just cannot abide public transport or are travelling in larger groups, a private transfer from Geneva or Lyon may be the most efficient mode of travel if one doesn’t have a car. Search & book all airport transfers here.

Anyone wanting to POW (Protect Our Winters) can take the quick (around 2hr) train trip from the airports to Grenoble & then continue then journey via bus or private transfers. Search & book train tickets to Grenoble here.

Nearby ski resorts include the incredible Alpe d'Huez, iconic freeride mecca La Grave & larch forest tree skiing treasure Serre Chevalier.

Les Deux Alpes Accommodation

The Les 2 Alpes ski resort comprises three main villages all ranging in size & altitude. All three villages have direct lift access to the ski terrain, with many accommodation providers offering ski-in ski-out convenience. The main resort village sprawls across a high pass between 1650 & 1800m elevation & provides the lion's share of accommodation, with a typically French predominance of apartments.

Search & book all Les Deux Alpes ski accommodation here.

North of the 2 Alpes village is Mont de Lans, the lowest skiable point in the resort at 1300m elevation. The village is in a more traditional French alpine setting, a world away from the crass development up at 2 Alpes. Mont De Lans has a valley return trail leading to it & a chairlift for direct access to the hill in the morning. Some lodgings are ski-in or very close to it. Mont de Lans can be a good starting point for day trippers from further afield as it avoids the drive up to the main village.

Search & book all Mont de Lans ski accommodation here.

On the opposite side of 2 Alpes, to the south, the village of Vénosc is the third best option for staying in the area. A classic French hill town, the buildings are stacked close together above the gondola base station situated on the valley floor. At around 950m, Venosc presents the simplest option for day trippers with their own car, avoiding the tortuous drive up to the pass made famous by the Tour de France bike race. However, there is no valley ski trail & a download on the gondola is required. Venosc has several fabulous cafes, bars & restaurants in its laneways alongside arts, crafts, jewelery & clothing made by local artisans. If not staying in the village, it is worth a visit on down day.

Search & book all Venosc accommodation here.

If all else fails & you are after well priced accommodation in a central location, the main valley town of Le Bourg d'Oisans provides several options plus a range of local services not avaialble in Venosc or Mont de Lans. Bourg d'Oisans is convenient for skiing Alpe d'Huez & Vaujany, as well as Les 2 Alpes. Due to the confusing & often unreliable local buses, staying here is best for those with their own transport to drive up to the ski lifts.

Search & book Le Bourg d'Oisans accommodation here.

Ski Rentals

Search & book ski or snowboard equipment rentals in Les Deux Alpes here.

If you need a new ski outfit comprising modern jacket, pants, gloves & googles, Alpe d’Huez is one of the French ski resorts served by a ski clothing rental company. Order online & your ski outfit is delivered direct to your accommodation at the resort.

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The Powderhounds skied Les 2 Alpes in season 2019/20. We loved its easy access freeride terrain, great snow, lack of skiers & snowboarders in the off-piste & massive range of fun bars. More information is coming soon. Stay tuned for our photos & insights.

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