Les Deux Alpes Ski Area

Les Deux Alpes is has a fantastic ski area offering a wide range of pisted and off-piste skiing for all abilities. The area has an impressive piste network as well as links to world renowned La Grave ski area. The lift served area runs from the village at 1650m right up to 3600m, the high altitude in combination with the glacier means Les Deux Alpes is a very snow sure resort.

Since its innocuous start in 1925 with its first lift breaking after 15 minutes of operation Les Deux Alpes has become a premier resort with a reputation for fast and high tech lifts. Les Deux Alpes put a great deal of time and money into their lift system often being the first to trial new technology.

Among their 60 lifts Les Deux Alpes can lay claim to both the highest funicular line in the world and the fastest gondola in the world, needless to say they are experts in the art of getting skiers up mountains! Les Deux Alpes also lays claim to the largest snow park in Europe and the largest glacier of any European resort all of which make this one resort that every skier or boarder must visit.



Les Deux Alpes Pistes

Les Deux Alpes is a large ski area with 60 lifts giving access to 220km of piste with an excellent selection of pistes at every grade. Les Deux Alpes is often described as an ‘upside down’ resort with steeper slopes lower down and more gentle slopes up on the glacier which makes Les Deux Alpes a great place for beginners to learn. Unlike many resorts where the beginner slopes are low down and quickly become slushy and chopped up the slopes here are snowsure and remain in good condition for much longer. There are many great slopes for beginners and intermediates and as an added bonus beginners can ski on the high and scenic terrain which is usually the reserve of the experts.

There are also plenty of harder runs to keep the advanced skiers happy. Les Deux Alpes has just as many black runs as it does red runs offering plenty of varied and challenging terrain from steep chutes to natural canyons. Because of the ‘upside down’ effect of the resort a lot of the harder runs are lower down including a number of the home runs, complete beginners or nervous skiers may prefer to take the gondola down.


Les Deux Alpes Off Piste

Les Deux Alpes has a huge amount of off piste to offer with access to over 1400ha of skiable terrain from the lift with vertical drops of up to 2000m. It is possible to access the infamous La Grave area from Les Deux Alpes which offers outstanding but also serious off piste (the top section is highly crevassed and has the highest death rate in Europe). Even experienced skiers/boarders should consider a guide or better still one of our great off piste courses. There is also a wealth of good off piste in and around the Les Deux Alpes ski area.


Les Deux Alpes Snow Park

If big air is your thing then Les Deux Alpes is the place for you. The resort lays claim to the largest snow park in Europe and in this case there is quality as well as quantity. The park includes the usual array of kickers, tables, pipes, step ups and rollers as well as a massive 120m super pipe and two Boarder-X courses.


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Nearest Airport: Grenoble (70km)
Coach Available: No
Fun Fact: Nicknamed 'Las Vegas of the Alps'
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  • 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
  • We all appreciate that we are inside one of those perfect moments, heightened by the expectation of another afternoon riding the perfect, untracked powder that our instructor...
    Matt J
  • The food offers great variety, choice (several options each night), quantity (as much as you want) and quality is decent (7/10). Cheese and yoghurts coming out of your ears, packed lunch option, afternoon...
    Anna R
  • No matter how hard you try, when you book everything separately (especially with the Euro and price of food at the moment), you will never beat UCPA.
    Anna R
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  • The food is PHENOMENAL at UCPA – brilliant for those with eyes bigger than their belly. 
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  • There is always a range of ages, nationalities, mixtures of solo travellers, couples, groups etc. We have booked as a group of 6, a group of 36 (no joke) and even just me and my boyfriend – it works for all.
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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

Les Deux Alpes | Skiing

As a first time person going to UCPA I was a little hesitant.  However the food was brilliant, the atmosphere was excellent and the lodgings were very clean.

Les Deux Alpes | Skiing

We flew into Grenoble and had no problem finding the bus that action outdoor had organised for us. When we got to the UCPA centre they knew we were starving so they told us to go straight to the dining area. The food is unbelievably good. Not having to worry about cooking makes the snowboarding/skiing so much more enjoyable. The facilities in our UCPA centre were more than adequate and the staff were very friendly. I cant recommend this holiday highly enough!!!