Special Interest Holidays

Skiing...

Les Deux Alpes has 225km of slopes, mythical spots like the La Meije Valleys and the world class Snow Park. Les Deux Alpes is a high altitude resort with a glacier peaking at 3,600m and access to the off-piste mecca, La Grave.


The apartment is literally next door to the Super Venosc Chairlift, which gives direct access to the Vallee Blanche sector and connects to Les Deux Alpes and La Grave via a ski bridge at the opposite end of town, however, the new Diable Lift (a new high speed chairlift which opens in 2012) is only about 5 minutes walk and the main Jandri Express Lift is about 10 minutes walk (there is also a free bus that can take you around the rest of the resort).


There are a number of free ski lifts at the base of the slopes.
6 day lift pass entitles you to ski at Serre Chevalier, Alpe d'Huez, Chamrousse, Alpe du Grande Serre, etc.
Alpe d'Huez is about 40 minutes drive, you can even travel in style by helicoptor for 65 Euros. For a change of scene, Serre Chevalier is an hour away.

Some figures:  1300 to 3600m of altitude, 225km of marked ski runs, 93 slopes (of which 11 are black, 19 are red, 43 blue and 19 green), 53 ski lifts, 50ha of artificial snow (over 200 snow canons), 1200ha of skiing, 765ha of off-piste skiing, 25km of cross-country trails.

Some useful websites: www.les2alpes.com or  www.2alpes.com

 

Mountain Biking...

Lift assisted Mountain biking (no uphill pedalling required!).

From June until the end of August the wide slopes, the diversity of routes and the use of ski lifts make Les Deux Alpes a must for all types of mountain biker.  Whether you are a novice or a competitor, Les Deux Alpes will fulfil all your expectations and satisfy your desire for real downhill mountain biking. There are two continuous downhill trails with a drop of 2,500m and famous events such as the Free Raid, the Mountain of Hell, the Downhill French Cup.

- 100 km of slopes between 3200m and 700m of altitude
- 12, 000m of cumulated vertical drop
- 31 slopes including 28 downhill tracks & 5 cross country tracks
- 10 lifts adapted to MTB
- 1 Bike Park with four cross, slopestyle, northshore, walls, tables &   dirt lines

For more information, please visit:  www.2alpes-bikepark.com

 

Cycling...

L’Oisans (the area in which Les Deux Alpes is) has the most beautiful and most popular mountain passes, but they are also the most challenging ones in the history of cycling.  The area spreads out from the village of Gavet (at 390m) up to the peak of the Ecrins mountains (at 4,102m).  An abundance of glaciers, sources, lakes and waterfalls await your discovery.

Oisans is synonymous with legendary Tour de France mountain stages. Alpe-d’Huez, Les 2 Alpes and Bourg-d’Oisans have left their mark on this race, and are part of its living legend. The most renowned cycling races in the Alps happen in Oisans, including the Marmotte.

Take a look at:  www.bikes-oisans.com

 

Summer Glacier Skiing...

Summer Glacier Skiing is available on the largest skiable glacier in Europe from June until the end of August!  Ski on top of the world at a altitude of between 2,900m and 3,600m.

There are 120 hectares (300  acres) of marked slopes with views of the Meije and Ecrins Massifs which take your breath away.  The Jandri Express gondola lift carries you from the bottom of the resort (1,650m) to the summit of the Mantel Glacier (3,200m) in only 24 minutes.

One of the best snowparks in Europe and throughout the world is located at an altitude of over 3200m in Les Deux Alpes!  There are many summer camps with their excellent training facilities, outstanding specially adapted programmes for experts and beginners alike, and of course lots and lots of snow fun!

It is an experience not to be missed!

 

Walking/Hiking...

There are numerous marked walks within Les Deux Alpes and mountain restaurants open throughout the summer.  Guides/maps are available from the tourist office.

A visit to the old village of Venosc is a must.

The Chairlifts/cable cars/funicular are open to 'pedestrians' all summer (from June until the end of September) so perfect for visiting the Glacier and taking in the views of the Ecrins National Park.

 

Golf...

There is a challenging 9 hole golf course - Club des Deux Alpes - set on the mountain side (open during the summer months).

 

Tennis...

Les Deux Alpes Tennis Club have courts available for hire (10 Euros per hour), membership is not required.

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