Les Deux Alpes resort review

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “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.”

Freeriding

68%

Few trees, some good off-piste

Freestyle

80%

Park & half-pipe

Pistes

70%

Wide motorway pistes

Beginners

60%

Lots of paths and flat bits

Mountain stats

Top lift:3568m
Vertical drop:2298m
Bottom lift:1270m

LiftsLift count : 2 x Cable-cars   4 x Gondolas   20 x Chairlifts   26 x Drag-lifts   1 Funicular, 1 Sloping Lift

125miles (200km) of pistes

Easy
24%
Intermediate
60%
Advanced
16%
Total Pistes:75
Longest Piste:12 km

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. Deux Alps, summer park

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.

 

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