Les Deux Alpes Snowboarding

The 29th most popular snowboarding destination in France.

Southeast of Chambery and Bourg d'Oisans, the Les Deux Alpes ski domaine has 205km of pistes that are served by 53 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 2,270m (7,500 feet). Les Deux Alpes links the two villages of Vendsc and Mont de Lans. While the Les Deux Alpes ski domaine is best known by snowboarders for its summer riding, it is also known during the winter for its easy intermediate pistes. This includes the long, but gentle descent of 2,270m from the summit down to Mon-de-Lans.

Generally, the layout of the Les Deux Alpes (aka L2A) is a narrow ski domain that sadly rides like a small area. In case you find yourself needing more to shred, the six-day lift pass comes with a couple days at other nearby ski ares including La Grave, Alpe d'Huez and Serre-Chevalier. From the summit of L2A, it is possible to hike or catch a snowcat tow over to the summit of La Grave.

When snowboarding Les Deux Alpes, you'll be pleasantly surprised to find 1,400 hectares of off-piste terrain. There are numerous off-piste routes that are even shown on the older piste maps. First, check out the Clots de Chalance route below the glacier that descends 1,000m down to the Fee 1 piste. Second, you'll want to try freeriding the North Rachas zone that is accessed from a traverse at the top of the Grand Couloir piste. It starts with an open bowl that leads into one three couloirs varying in level of difficulty. Third, there are some good off-piste freerides on either side of the Bellecombes piste, but watch out for the small cliffs. Lastly, there is a nice descent from the summit down to St Christophe but it requires a ridee back to the L2A lift system.

After a long day of shredding, you can check out Smokey Joes for apres ski. And for nightlife, head on over to the Secret L'Avalanche.

TIP: A multi-day pass also works for a day at Alpes-d'Huez and there is a reasonable helicopter ride over there.

Overall, Les Deux Alpes is the 29th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 42 snowboarding resorts in France.

Les Deux Alpes Snowboarding Map



Local Contact(s):  Tourism +33(0)476-797501.

Recommended Book:  "Snowboard Europe" from Charles Leocha

Best Season:  Jan-Mar.

Base Camp:  Hotel Le Cote Brune

Luxury Loding:  Faranoole; Chalet Mounier

Reference Source:  click here http://les2alpes.com

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  6/30/2016

ID:  24259

Les Deux Alpes Snowboarding Map