At the foot of the famous Mont de Laon mountain is one of the largest ski resorts in France – Les deux Alpes, where you can ski almost all year round. Here, vacationers will find excellent tourist infrastructure, well-prepared trails of varying degrees of complexity with a well-thought-out system of lifts, as well as a variety of landscapes.
The ski resort of Les deux aLpes is located on the very border of the Northern and Southern Alps, so it combines the softness of the Mediterranean climate and all the advantages of a high-altitude resort in France. There are more than 100 trails of different difficulty levels, so it will be comfortable for both novice skiers and snowboarders, as well as professionals. Especially the resort will delight vacationers with excellent infrastructure: many hotels, restaurants, clubs, shops and other various entertainments. Therefore, no one will be bored here. This is a great place for large companies, because the nightlife here is in the best traditions of “Alpine Ibiza”.
How to get
By plane: The nearest airports are in the following cities: Grenoble (35 km), Lyon (110 km), Geneva (220 km), Marseille (383 km) and Paris (643 km).
By train: From almost any major city in France, you can get to the Grenoble railway station, then by bus, the cost of which will be 5 € in one direction.
By car: by a rented car from https://bookingcar.eu/en/france_car_rental
Ski slopes and lifts
The ski area of Les deux Alpes, located on more than 400 hectares, boasts an almost perfectly smooth surface, which is provided by the operation of 211 snow cannons. A variety of trails for beginners and professionals are open here. The slopes of La Fee, Grande Couloir, Super Diable are ideal for experienced skiers and snowboarders. For fans of off-piste skiing and extreme athletes, there are many trails located in the neighboring resort of La Grave, which can be reached through the ridge of the Mont-de-Lan glacier. For beginners and children, a simple ski area located on the other side of the valley, on the western slopes of the Pied Moute mountain, is ideal. Here one of the trails is illuminated in the evenings twice a week.
Especially the resort will appeal to fans of off-piste skiing, because Les deux Alpes occupies a leading position in the ranking of the best places for freestyle skiing. There are also all conditions for snowboarders, as winter and summer snow parks are among the best in Europe. The ten zones of the snow park, formed by various trampolines, figures and stained glass windows, will appeal to both novice snowboarders and freestyle fans, as well as professionals.
Ski school and equipment rental
The resort has more than 40 sports shops where you can rent all the necessary equipment. Real experts on ski and snowboard equipment rental will help you choose the right equipment.
There are also six large ski schools at the resort, whose instructors will teach everyone to ride, regardless of skill level and age. Here they will help both to get on skis or snowboard for the first time, and to give master classes to already experienced athletes.
Hotels and cottages
Les deux aLpes is able to receive up to 30 thousand guests at the same time, so there should be no problems with where to stay. The resort has more than 40 hotels and many apartments at fairly reasonable prices.
The best hotel in the resort is the four-star Mercure Les Deux-Alpes, located in the upper part of Les deux-aLpes. It offers beautiful views of the mountains and the surrounding area. Another advantage of the hotel is that there is a commercial area with bars, restaurants and shops nearby, and the Village ski lift is only 100 meters from the hotel.
Another popular place is La Résidence – Les 2 Alpes Apartments, located in the heart of Les deux Alpes and just 200 meters from the ski slopes. The apartment has 2 bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom and a living room with a sofa and a flat-screen TV. A more economical option is the Premiere Classe Grenoble Sud – Gieres Universite Hotel, located 10 minutes from the Alp’Exp Exhibition Center. The room price will be 33.3 € per night.
Restaurants and cafes
The resort has 62 restaurants, 30 bars, many cafes, fast food and pizzerias. Thanks to such a variety of places, every vacationer will be able to find an institution to his taste. One of the best restaurants is considered to be P’tit Polyte, located in the Chalet Mounier Hotel. The restaurant specializes in French cuisine, which is so expertly prepared and served by the chef. Here visitors will find high-class service, a cozy Alpine interior and a beautiful view. The restaurant was awarded a Michelin star, which indicates the high quality of the prepared dishes. Another popular place is the restaurant L’Igloo Gourmand, which serves delicious and spectacularly served fruit dishes. Especially famous here are such delicacies as carpaccio, shrimp and foie gras. Dinner at this place will cost about 50 €.
A budget option is the Home restaurant, which serves international cuisine. The average bill here will be about 20-25 €.
Attractions and entertainment
The resort is very popular among young people due to the active nightlife, which is just bubbling. There are many discos, nightclubs and bars that work almost until the morning. Here the fun will not pass anyone by, and professional DJs will delight all night with the best tracks.
In addition to the bustling nightlife, you can relax in the outdoor pools, spa and sauna located in the center of the resort. There is also a cinema, a concert hall, a bowling alley, a billiards club, and more than 200 shops and boutiques open their doors daily, which will delight with low prices and a wide selection of branded items.
Of the attractions vacationers can visit:
- An ice cave located at an altitude of 2700 meters. It is a closed 120-meter space with beautiful ice sculptures
- Dairy farm
- Various museums: geology, mountaineering, history, as well as traditions and arts
- The village of De Mont de Laon with stunning views of Lake Chambo and the peak of La Mege, 3982 meters high
- The village of Venosk, where you can see a church, a chapel, old houses, a donkey farm, as well as try local products