Les Deux Alpes, an expert guide to ski holidays in France

WAlthough there is no Tignes or Hintertux course on the resort’s glacier, skiing and snowboarding is possible most of the year. The resort opens from mid-June to early September and again for the French half-term week at the end of October, before operating the elevator system for the winter from the beginning of December to the end of April.

Besides La Grave, it is also possible to go to the piste to St Christophe-en-Oisans, another ancient climbing community in this remote and beautiful corner of the Dauphiné.

There is a wide variety of dining out at this family-friendly establishment, but there are more than 30 bars to keep the party animals entertained. While the accommodation is not ostentatious, this resort offers a good combination of value options combined with the more expensive and more upscale hotels and apartments, and caters well for couples, families and groups with more upscale venues opening up.

There were big developments at Les Deux Alpes in the winter of 2020/21. Significant changes to the ski area included an eight-person gondola that connects the La Fée sector (2,221 m) with the glacier (3,175 m). In 2018/19, a four-seater chairlift at Les Crêtes was replaced by an eight-seater chairlift, and the old three-seater chair at Le Thuit was replaced by a four-seater chairlift. A number of ski slopes have also been restructured.

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