Les Deux Alps Summer Guide

Often considered the best European summer riding resort, the high glacier allows for some fine summer riding in T-shirts, and you can reach the board area from the middle of the town in a cable car. The park is a good size and is well known for its good snow conditions and variety of hits.

Open from 14th June to 13th August 2008 from 7:45am to 1:30pm (first lift leaves 7:15am), there are 110 hectares open, including 11 runs and 11 lifts to get you around. Tickets are 31.70euros per day. The town is also full of off-hill sporting activities and has a kicking night life.

Deux Alps, summer parkBIG A runs camps here for all abilities, from competitors waiting to know what judges are looking for, to first timers. The park is 650m long and is at an altitude of 3500m. It offers 2 pipes, 2 funboxes, a massive hip, a big jump and plenty of kickers for any level of riding. 2 skilifts and a handlift service the park and there is a barbecue area. It’s also got boardercross courses and mountain bike courses. The Big A summer session is from June-August. www.big-a.it

Deux Alps, main base in the summerKommunity run freestyle summer camps in the last 2 weeks of July. Prices are £545 per week and include tuition with British Pro riders, lift pass and half-board accommodation. Actually getting there is off your back, but there should be plenty of cheap flights if you book early enough. The first week is already sold out, so for more info check out: www.kommunity.com

Rossignol run excellently organised camps over a two week period from 1st-15th July. All the Rossignol Snowboards and Scratch teams attend the camp, offering 2 hours instruction per day (for an additional cost) while the rest of the day is yours. Prices start at 330 euros for the basic package and raise to 640 to stay in the Rider’s hotel on a full board basis. For those of you with kids there is even a one week option for under sixteens, so you can ride with the kids and the Pros. www.rossignolsummercamp.com.

DEMONIUM SUMMER CAMPS 2008 are running camps with Burton, which means qualified coaches and the chance to shred with the pros. Sweet. www.demonium-mc.com

Les Deux Alps Summer Map