Decent all-year, all-style resort, with some great carving terrain and good off-piste, but the place can be hellishly busy at weekends and over holidays.
Few trees, some good off-piste
Park & half-pipe
Wide motorway pistes
Lots of paths and flat bits
Lift count : 2 x Cable-cars 4 x Gondolas 20 x Chairlifts 26 x Drag-lifts Other lifts 1 Funicular, 1 Sloping Lift
Pass (Low/High Season) : 0 Season pass
Deux Alps, pro park / Photo: WSG
Deux Alps boardercross course / Photo: WSG
Deux Alps, intermediate terrain park & pipe / Photo: WSG
Deux Alps, intermediate terrain park / Photo: WSG
Deux Alps halfpipe / Photo: WSG
Deux Alps, summer park / Photo: WSG
Les Deux Alpes ranks amongst France’s biggest and most friendly resorts. Not just friendly, but snowboard-friendly. The resort has plenty of testing and rider-friendly terrain, and an excellent terrain park. The pistes are big and wide, pretty featureless, but great for beginners and intermediates.
As a glacial resort, when other areas are suffering from a lack of the white stuff, Les Deux Alpes has no such problem although the lower slopes can get pretty icy. Once freeriders have exhausted the local area, and if you’ve got the guts, you can hike or snowcat and drop into neighbouring resort La Grave.
A great time to visit this place is summer, as the glacier allows for some fine summer riding in T-shirts, plus there’s a huge array of jumps and rails, not to mention 2 half-pipes. A lot of camps are held here in June and July, with camp programmes mainly aimed at freestylers.