Les Deux Alpes Ski Holidays
France

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The first rope-tow lift opened in Les Deux Alpes in 1939 and fell down within 15 minutes and it wasn’t until the late 1950s that construction of the resort really came underway and it developed into what it today with 222km of piste connected by 47 lifts. The resort has a glacier and a top altitude of 3568m offering a snow sure skiing.

The village sits at 1650m and Les Deux Alpes is sometimes known as an ‘upside-down resort’. Beginners are not restricted to the lower slopes and can enjoy easy and cruisy runs at high altitude.

Les Deux Alpes is located in the Southern Alps and neighbours Alpe d’Huez. The two resorts are currently only connected by road but plans are underway to build a gondola connecting the two. This is expected to be completed by 2021 and will cut the journey time to only 18 minutes creating an enormous ski area to explore.
Located 90 minutes from Grenoble, Les Deux Alpes short transfer makes it an attractive choice for those wanting to keep the travel time to a minimum.

Les Deux Alpes has some excellent apres ski and nightlife:

Le Pano Bar is a classic après spot high set in the mountains. The music kicks off at 3pm where the terrace becomes a mega party with a DJ perched in a tower.

L’Avalanche Club is located in the centre of resort and hosts regular parties throughout the season with international DJs.

Smokey Joes restaurant and bar definitely knows how to throw a party. They host great artists with guest DJs and have fancy dress nights, in particular their 70s night.

Secret bar is a cheap, cosy and friendly bar in the heart of Les Deux Alpes. The bar serves a range of beverages and is one of the cheapest places to drink in town.

The Polar Bear Pub is a popular bar located off the main roundabout in the centre of resort. The bar is a great après spot with live music and DJs, and they regularly show live sports on their big screens.

The Red Frog Pub & Restaurant is an irish pub and restaurant near the Diable chairlift. The traditional restaurant serves typical pub food and has daily happy hours from 8pm

Bar Les Lutins is a pub style bar located at the Hotel Les Lutins. The bar is a perfect spot to enjoy a quiet drink or to catch up on the latest sporting events.

Pub Windsor is a British themed bar in the centre of town and is famous for its large range of whiskies and beers.
There are several activities in Les Deux Alpes for non skiers, these include:

Dog sledding
Snowshoeng
Paragliding
Swimming
Ice skating
Skidoo trips
Bowling
Cinema
Shops/bars/restaurants

Ice Bumper Cars & Skating

Immeuble le Meijotel

Les Deux Alpes

+33 4 76 79 22 73

Ice Caves

Top of the Jandri Express

Les Deux Alpes

+33 4 76 79 92 07

Snow-shoeing

84 Avenue de la Muzelle

Les Deux Alpes

+33 4 76 79 04 21

There is plenty of places to eat on and off the mountain:

L’Eli’s is a cosy and chic restaurant serving pizza and local French specialities.

Le Paellou is known for its simple but great traditional French cuisine, in particular the raclette, fondue and tartiflette.

Le P’tit Polyte is located in the 4* Chalet Hotel Mounier and is the only Michelin star restaurant in resort. The restaurant is famous for its fine cuisine based on fresh local produce and the inventiveness of the chef.

La Toura is a mountain restaurant located near the Jandri Express lift at 2600m. Guests can sit on the large sunny terrace and the menu includes classic favourites including pizza, salad and local dishes.

Le Fee is a mountain restaurant and snack bar located in the Fee sector at 2440m. The restaurant serves local French dishes and crepes.

Le Diable au Coeur is located at the top of the Diable chairlift at 2400m. The mountain restaurant has an outside bar and terrace with amazing views.

Smithy’s Tavern is a modern and spacious tex-mex restaurant and is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike.

Good for Couples

Alisier's

1 Rue de la Chapelle

Les Deux Alpes

+33 4 76 79 57 90

Good for Couples

Chalet Mounier

2 Rue de la Chapelle

Les Deux Alpes

+33 4 76 80 56 90

Good for Couples

Le P'tit Polyte

Hotel Chalet Mounier

2 Rue de la Chapelle

Les Deux Alpes

+33 4 76 80 56 90

Good for Family

Casa Nostra

106 Avenue de la Muzelle

Les Deux Alpes

+33 4 76 79 29 10

Good for Family

Smokey Joe's

Les Deux Alpes

+33 4 76 79 28 97

Good for Friends

Le Grain de Sel

1 Rue Saint Claude

Les Deux Alpes

+33 4 76 80 50 30

Good for Friends

Le Trappeur

85 Avenue de la Muzelle

Les Deux Alpes

+33 4 76 80 35 72

Good for Friends

Smithy's Tavern

Immeuble Igloo

Route du Coulet

Alpe d'Huez

+33 4 76 11 32 29

Les Deux Alpes is a great place for families, especially those heading out for their first ski trip. The resort is renowned for it sunny south-facing slopes and gentle and varied nursery area, making it a fantastic destination for a first time family trip. But, if six full days of skiing prove too tiring for the little ones, the child-friendly non-ski activities are plentiful. So whether it’s riding around on mini snowmobiles or petting a donkey at the mule farm you won’t get bored in this resort!

If you’ve got a young Lewis Hamilton on your hands who fancies the high-speed adrenaline rush of snow-mobiling, 2 Alpes Motoneige run sessions specifically for children aged 5-10 years during school holidays. It doesn’t come cheap at 15 Euros for 10 minutes, but it’s seriously good fun whizzing around the specially designed circuit.

If snow-mobiles are a little bit too high-speed, the kids might prefer the more ‘gentle’ bumper car experience. ‘Ice Gliders’ are a take on the traditional fairground bumper car; on ice these battery powered cars slip and slide, making it a fun activity for both children and adults. It’s open on Thursdays from 14.00-19.00 at the ice skating rink.

A visit to the ice caves is a must see for the young intrepid explorer! Located at the top of the Jandri Express, the ice caves are dug out and sculpted by hand each year and sit as deep as 20m below the glacier. It’s a perfect activity for both parents and children and is open daily from 10.00-16.00.

There are a number of designated toboggan runs in resort which are just for children. For young children (2-6 years), take them to the toboggan area just behind the Bonhomme de Niege day Nursery. For the slightly more adventurous and older children, there are the toboggan runs below the Jandri 1 and the Diable chairlifts. The sledging areas are cordoned off, so protected from other skiers and snowboarders, and with free entry this is a great thing to try out!

If the weather turns bad, then head to the resort’s cinema ‘Le Slalom’ which shows some of the latest blockbusters, or head to ‘Le Strike’ which is the bowling alley in resort; it opens daily from 17.00-02.00, but during school holidays and particularly bad weather they do open earlier.

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RESORT STATISTICS

  • ALTITUDE

    1650m

  • LONGEST PISTE

    12km

  • HIGHEST SKI LIFT

    3568m

  • TOTAL LIFTS

    59

  • TOTAL PISTE

    220km