Les Deux Alpes Ski Resort

Les Deux Alpes, often simply written as Les 2 Alpes, is a large, buzzing village, offering some fantastic cruisy glacier skiing. The ski area rises up to an impressive 3,600m, and is largely on Les Deux Alpes’ glacier, the second largest glacier in France behind Chamonix, allowing virtually year-round skiing. There is also a big, lively, and relatively young, après ski scene, much of it centred on Venosc, at the southern end of the town.

There is 229km of pistes to explore in Les Deux Alpes. There is something for all levels in this ski resort. If you’re a freestyle skier or snowboarder, there is a terrain park with kickers and a half-pipe to test your best tricks on. The off-piste skiing opportunities are fantastic too. The La Fée sector and the Chalance off-piste routes are the main places to find great powder skiing on a snow day.

The village stretches for almost 2km along a sunny valley. There is plenty of accommodation options for different price ranges. On top of this, there is a great choice of bars, restaurants and clubs. Les Deux Alpes is one of the liveliest ski resorts in the Alps.

Call our ski experts today to find out more about skiing in Les Deux Alpes.

Les Deux Alpes Transfer Time
Map Marker 1h 30m
Map Marker 2h 15m

Best For...

  • Après ski
  • Families
  • Glacier skiing

Resort Statistics

  • Resort Altitude 1,650m
  • Skiing Altitude 3,570m
  • Total Ski Area 229km
  • Lifts 43
  • Green Runs 46km
  • Blue Runs 118km
  • Red Runs 35km
  • Black Runs 30km
  • Cross Country 7km

Ski Accommodation in Les Deux Alpes, France

Our collection of Les Deux Alpes ski accommodation has been hand-picked by our ski experts. Whether you’re looking for a luxury escape, a boutique hotel or something suitable for the whole family, our experts would be delighted to help you find the perfect accommodation for your ski holiday.

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Ski Areas in Les Deux Alpes

Ski Areas in Les Deux Alpes

Les Deux Alpes is one of the larger French ski resorts, with 229km of skiable terrain that ranges up to heights of 3,570m – guaranteeing good snow all year round. There are also opportunities to ski in other areas, such as La Grave and St Christophe-en-Oisans.

Skiing in Les Deux Alpes

Skiing in Les Deux Alpes

The skiing in Les Deux Alpes is great for beginners and intermediates with very wide, cruisey blues towards the top of the mountain. More advanced skiers will enjoy the more challenging terrain towards the lower half of the mountain, or choose to hire a guide to tackle some of the incredible freeride runs off the shoulder of the glacier and around La Grave.

Snowboarding in Les Deux Alpes

Snowboarding in Les Deux Alpes

Beginners will be able to find their board legs on the wide blue runs at the top of the mountain but may have a harder time lower down. Freeriders will enjoy plenty of natural powder bowls and off-piste to tackle around La Grave. The real shining gem in Les Deux Alpes is its terrain park; probably one of the best in the French Alps, with an assortment of boxes rails and kickers for all levels and a half-pipe and super-pipe.

Ski Schools in Les Deux Alpes

Ski Schools in Les Deux Alpes

With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.

We’ve partnered with New Generation and Oxygène and highly recommend their services. All of our partners offer fantastic lessons for all ability levels.

Book your ski lessons with our recommended suppliers. If you’re traveling during a peak week be sure to book these well in advance.

Crèches in Les Deux Alpes

Crèches in Les Deux Alpes

Les Deux Alpes offers several clubs that will look after children as young as 2 months up to 12 years old. There’s also a range of private nanny services within the ski resort who can offer additional services, such as evening babysitting.

Restaurants in Les Deux Alpes

Restaurants in Les Deux Alpes

Les Deux Alpes ski resort offers a great range of traditional hearty French restaurants and even a Michelin-starred option. On the mountain, we recommend Altitude La Toura, which serves fantastic pizzas, salads and other great mountain favourites, all at a reasonable price. In resort, head to the Michelin-starred Le P’tit Polyte who serve some truly unmissable gastronomic delights. If you want something a little more budget-friendly, then try Le Paëllou for classic local dishes.

Après Ski in Les Deux Alpes

Après Ski in Les Deux Alpes

Les Deux Alpes is known for it’s lively après ski scene. A great place to start the party after the lifts shut is Pano Bar, with live DJs and a great atmosphere. Les Deux Alpes also has a vast array of pubs and bars in town, which are all normally open after the lifts shut. Anyone looking for a late-night bar will enjoy L’Avalanche Club; a great spot that opens at 11:30am and carries on the party all the way until 6am.

Best Après Ski in Les Deux Alpes
Non-Skiers in Les Deux Alpes


Les Deux Alpes has several leisure centres that offer multiple sporting activities and swimming pools, as well as an ice-rink. There are additional alternative winter sports opportunities such as snowshoeing, husky sledging and more.

Map of Les Deux Alpes

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