Les Deux Alpes is a hugely popular skiing resort in the Isere region of France. With excellent skiing and snowboarding all year round, thanks to the huge glacier that stands above the Les Deux Alpes resort, Les Deux Alpes ski accommodation is in high demand all year round. It is among the oldest and best value of the French ski resorts, offering both excellent skiing and fantastic après-ski.
The Les Deux Alpes resort has some wonderful skiing pistes. There is a huge amount of skiing for intermediate and learner skiers, as well as some more challenging black runs for more advanced skiers and boarders, which has caused Les Deux Alpes ski accommodation to become a favourite for family skiing holidays in France. The Nitro ski park is an absolute treat for serious snowboarders, with facilities, half pipes and boarder cross circuits of such a high standard that the World Snowboarders’ Meeting occurs here every October. More advanced skiers and snowboarders staying in Les Deux Alpes ski accommodation will want to explore the black runs of La Fee and the fearsome off-piste in near-by La Grave.
The Girose Glacier Mont de Lans is the largest glacier for skiing in Europe, attracting visitors who cannot wait for the winter ski season throughout the summer months. The main ski season in Les Deux Alpes runs from mid December until April, but skiing is available all year round. The Les Deux Alpes information offices are more than happy to give details of lift passes and ski hire centres. Ski hire in Les Deux Alpes is easily arranged, and there are a number of top class, English speaking instructors on hand to help you hone your technique.
The resort of Les Deux Alpes itself is great fun. There are a great range of shops and restaurants to choose from, as well as an excellent selection of bars and clubs in which to party the night away if you so choose. The nightlife is very lively, although not raucous, with a good night to be had every night of the week in venues including Smokey Joe’s, The Irish Bar and Le Pressoir. There are excellent child care facilities in Les Deux Alpes, and you can even experience sensory deprivation in the acclaimed Le Tanking Centre within the village.
The nearby Vecors National Park makes a great day trip from Les Deux Alpes ski accommodation at any time of year. The immense rock formations are a natural wonder to behold, and the deep gorges and black caves are ideal for climbers and cavers or anyone with a sense of adventure.
The winter months are obviously cold in Les Deux Alpes, with average temperatures from mid-December (the beginning of the ski season) hovering around the 0˚C mark. During summer though, skiing on the glacier is a wonderful experience, with breath-taking panoramas and air temperatures that make skiing in shirt sleeve blissfully comfortable.
Grenoble Airport (GNB) is just 90 minutes from any self catering Les Deux Alpes ski accommodation. There are a good range of flights to Grenoble, especially during the winter, provided by airlines including British Airways, Ryanair, Thomsonfly and easyJet, so finding your way to a holiday rental property in Les Deux Alpes should be an easy experience.