LES DEUX ALPES
An excellent snow record, high altitude (one of the highest in the Alps at 3,568m), a glacier and a very large ski area combine to make Les Deux Alpes a favourite resort for visiting British skiers. This resort is set in the Dauphine region of the Southern Alps and enjoys many hours of sunshine - another reason for its continuing popularity. Every level of skier will enjoy a substantial variety of terrain and beginners making their first hesitant turns will benefit from the excellent conditions on the glacier. At the other end of the ability range, advanced skiers will certainly relish the challenge of neighbouring La Grave and its glacier. The 43 blue and 16 red runs will keep most intermediates more than entertained. Off the slopes, visitors can try paragliding, ice skating, outdoor swimming and an ice circuit for bumper cars and snow scooters. This is a lively resort with a very good choice of bars, restaurants and shops. Extensive skiing in a big, bustling resort; the higher you go, the better the skiing, the brighter the sun and the fewer the crowds. Lifts fan out across the upper and lower slopes of the Meije and the Venosc, providing a wealth of skiing for beginners close to the village and a good selection of intermediate trails higher up.