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Les Deux Alpes - a glacial ski resort

Les Deux Alpes is a glacial ski resort which offers some of France's most exciting and challenging skiing and snowboarding. The resort is a magnet for expert skiers and dedicated boarders, as it also offers one of the best snow parks in Europe. The usual 3,000 population of Les Deux Alpes swells to 35,000 in peak ski season, and even in summer the adventure sports fans flock in to enjoy the mountain biking offered by the steep slopes.

Stunning views and pleasant ambience

The town itself is perhaps not the most picturesque of Alpine towns, but it isn't a concrete monstrosity either, and the overall ambience is very pleasant. And, of course, the surroundings and views are stunning.

Skiing and snowboarding on offer in Les Deux Alpes

The Deux Alpes resort is renowned among expert skiers and boarders who are serious about their sport and enjoy the challenges that the steep, sometimes vertical slopes can provide. Les Deux Alpes is sometimes referred to as an "upside down resort", as the easier pistes are found higher up the mountain while the lower slopes that lead to the town are steep and better left to the more advanced skiers. This means that beginners and the less confident need to take a gondola back down to the resort. However, the glacial and off piste skiing are adored by the brave and accomplished. The snow park is also considered to be one of Europe's best and attracts boarders from all over the world.

A plethora of other activities are available

Les Deux Alpes is not just a Mecca for skiing, there are lots of other adventure sports and activities on hand as well. How about trying your hand at ice climbing, or heli skiing? Or, enjoy a day out with transport courtesy of a helicopter. Then there's snow mobiling, ski jeering (skiing behind a horse), tobogganing, glacier walking, cross country skiing and dog sledding!

Shops and après ski in Les Deux Alpes

Les Deux Alpes is as renowned for its party lifestyle as it is for its skiing. The resort is bursting with life after dark, and you'll have no problems finding bars, restaurants, discos and nightclubs to enjoy. Shopping is also extensive in Les Deux Alpes, with some of the most prestigious ski and boarding shops found in the town in addition to supermarkets and all manner of small shops and services. There's certainly no need to stray from Les Deux Alpes however long you are staying, if you don't want to!

Les Deux Alpes in summer

In summer, although it isn't quite as busy as in winter, the resort remains lively and has plenty to do. Mountain bikers love the extreme slopes and tracks, but also on offer are bungee jumping, rock climbing, walking, fishing, canyoning, rafting and swimming. Summer skiing is possible, and there are lots of other sports and activities such as pony trekking, paragliding, archery and golf.

Attractions to enjoy near Les Deux Alpes

Isère is a beautiful department, and has lots of interesting places to see. There are glaciers to marvel at, grottoes to explore and stunning scenery everywhere. If you're a cyclist, have a go at the infamous Alpe d'Huez climb, monster of the Tour de France. Spend a day getting to know the lovely city of Grenoble, with masses of history, heritage and culture. Then take time out to enjoy plain nature in the Vercors Regional Park. Although, given everything there is to do in the resort of Les Deux Alpes itself, it's hard to see how you're going to find the time!

How to get there

There are three airports within easy reach of Les Deux Alpes. These are Grenoble, Lyon and Chambéry. If you prefer, you can hop onto a train in London and with just two changes at Paris and Lyon, arrive on Grenoble. From Grenoble a bus will take you to the resort. There is also a ski train in season to Bourg St Maurice. Drivers can find Les Deux Alpes on the D213, the nearest major road being the A41. Don't forget the snow chains!

Property prices and availability in and around Les Deux Alpes

Les Deux Alpes sounds as though it should be very pricey when it comes to property, but with current prices (April 2012) beginning at 44,500 Euros for a one bedroom furnished flat, it's within anybody's reach!

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Les Deux Alpes AT A GLANCE

WHERE IS Les Deux Alpes?

Les Deux Alpes is situated in the east of France. It lies in the east of the Isère department.

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IN THE REGION OF RHÔNE-ALPES

Rhône-Alpes Guide

Rhône-Alpes Property Map

IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ISÈRE

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Population: 3,000


Access: By air: Fly to Grenoble, Chambéry or Lyon. By rail: Take a train to Grenoble. A shuttle bus operates from Grenoble to the resort. There is also a ski train in season to Bourg St Maurice. By road: The resort lies on the D213.


Economy: The economy is based on skiing and mountain tourism.


Interesting fact: Year round skiing is possible thanks to the glacier at Les Deux Alpes.

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