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Les Deux Alpes

Les Deux Alpes is a true playground for the mountain lovers! It is located at the heart of the Oisans region of the French Alps, at the point where the Northern and Southern Alps meet.  Situated on the doorstep of the Ecrins National Park the resort is renowned for its stunning scenery and endless sporting opportunities for visitors.  Les Deux Alpes sits at an altitude of 1650m and is surrounded by glaciers, including the largest skiable glacier in Europe, stretching to the dizzying height of 3600m.  This high altitude destination is best known for its winter sports; boasting a huge ski area, vibrant après ski and one of Europe’s best snowpark. However the summer at Les Deux Alpes shouldn’t be over looked; from June until September Les Deux Alpes becomes a haven for mountain bikers, hikers and summer skiers.  There is no end to the various adrenaline filled sports and exciting new adventures you can take part in when in Les Deux Alpes.

Town Centre

Les Deux Alps takes its name from the twin villages of Venosc and Mont de Lan which make up the resort they are linked by a 2km strip of road which is lined with vibrant hotels and bars. The area has officially been a ski resort since 1925 making it France’s second oldest resort (after Chamonix) and there has been quite a bit of development over that time. Whilst much of the resort is purpose built it has generally managed to retain much of its charm. In the last ten years the lift company has also been buying up run down properties and tastefully renovating them which has all helped to create a very pleasant environment. Les Deux Alps is also a proper party town with a really energetic atmosphere and a wealth of bars and clubs. There are a number of regular events passing through which help keep things entertaining and Les Deux Alps is generally considered as a top contender for best nightlife in the Alps.  

UCPA Centre

UCPA Les Deux Alpes is located in the village of Venosc which has more character than the Mont de Lan as well as most of the bars and shops and less of the traffic. The centre is in a fabulous location just a couple of minutes walk from the town centre. The centre is one of the smaller UCPA centres sleeping 168 people. It has 4-6 person rooms and a small number of private twin room available for an extra charge when booking. It is a large wood and stone traditional chalet which has all the usual UCPA services including a restaurant, bar, social areas and games room. The restaurant is of particular note with a stunning terrace overlooking the Ecrins National Park. Plus it also has a sauna and jacuzzi for those that need a bit of pampering after a hard day on the hill!


Reviews 1 to 5 of 7

Tignes, Chamonix, Les Deux Alpes |

All 3 resorts provide continuity and meet expectations. It's so refreshing to have an organisation in which really is in it for the SNOW! Affordable, hassle free and a fantastic all round experience catered via, amazing food, comfortable accommodation, excellent equipment. Finally the instructors are patient and great teachers. I don't want to write a long review because I could go on forever!

Les Deux Alpes | Snowboarding

The UCPA centre at Les Deux Alpes was in top shape and was very comfortable. The food was really good. But the real attraction is how close the centre was to the slopes which made it easy to go back for lunch. In addition there was a good selection of bars and activity places to unwind in the night.

Les Deux Alpes | Snowboarding Full Time

Had a fantastic stay at UCPA in Les Deux Alps. Food was amazing, as ever. Accommodation nice and comfortable with more space than in the Tignes UCPA. One downside is it was nearly all people in their late teens/early 20s the week we were there - 23 February-2 March. I don't know if Les Deux Alps generally has a younger crowd or if it was due to holidays in France during the week we picked. Slopes were wonderful - for beginners/improvers there's the slightly annoying issue that most of the slopes at the bottom are black meaning you can't snowboard all the way down. But just a minor issue. All in all, a very happy week was had by all!

Les Deux Alpes | Snowboarding

It was a fantastic holiday, great location, good snow and really nice hostel.
The rooms were modern and well maintained, and the food supplied was amazing, especially after a long day on the slopes. The hostel had a great atmosphere, and really pleasant staff.

Les Deux Alpes | Snowboard Full Time

We were a group of 6 people going on our first snowboard trip in France. We went to Les 2 Alpes, and reserved a vacation through Action Outdoors to the UCPA. We had a great time. The guides were professional and awsome, the equipment was in great condition. We really enjoyed our stay there and we are coming back for sure! The food was great, and although we wanted to eat out we found ourselves coming back again and again to the dining room at Les 2 Alpes. The rooms were nice and warm. UCPA, Les 2 Alpes, 5 star fun for 2 star price. Best ROI I have seen in a long time

Reviews 1 to 5 of 7

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Best For: Partying!
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Nearest Airport: Grenoble (70km)
Coach Available: No
Fun Fact: Nicknamed 'Las Vegas of the Alps'
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All Inclusive Activity Holidays for 18 to 45 year olds




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  • The lessons are brilliant with fun instructors who know how to give everyone individual instruction and to party when its time to party.
    Asim A
  • Describing the UCPA is difficult. Not because there is a lack of adjectives to adequately convey the amount of fun you’ll have while you are there, the friendliness of the instructors, the quality of the food...
    Mark D
  • The UCPA has its own bar which is slightly cheaper than anywhere else in the resort. It has a pool table, comfy seats and a good atmosphere. 
    Ron H
  • Imagine moules mariniereier, steak (cooked how you like it) and paella just to name a few options during our week and you get a picture of how well fed you will be at UCPA.
    Elliot B
  • I love the system at UCPA where you can go as a group of friends, but still spend a full day out with other people right at your own level. 
    Amelia S
  • The kit is top quality and new and there is a workshop for any adjustments or changes you may require during your week.
    Elliot B
  • UCPA is a unique and brilliant experience, I would not describe it as a hotel but also not hostel it is somewhere in-between. Its a place where meeting people and making friends...
    Peter E
  • Lunch and dinner were epic. Buffet style with delicious and varied options each day and night. Not cheap foods either - Full roast chickens, ribs, roast beef, etc. Unreal!
    Ron H