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March in Deux Alpes: What's on and weather

Warmer weather, quieter slopes and good times outside the school holidays

featured in News & reviews Author Tracy Wise, Destination Editor Updated

In March the slopes get quieter, the queues die down and the weather usually gets warmer.

There are fewer families and more couples or groups of friends, there aren't as many ski schools on the hill which of course means an end to those long, snaking trails of beginners making their way down. As a consequence, the restaurants are a little quieter but the nightlife is livelier. For many people, the start of spring is the best time of the year to come skiing.

Les Deux Alpes in March 2020 - What weather to expect & what to do

What are the weather and snow conditions like?

There is regular snowfall - on average nine days - and temperatures still dip below freezing at night to freshen it up. In March the average daytime temperatures generally fall between a high of 3°C and a low of -3°C, meaning on the lower slopes the snow becomes slushy in the afternons and freezes hard overnight.

The first slopes to soften in the morning sun are the east-facing pistes of the Vallée Blanche sector. The south-western facing Vallons du Diable and Super Diable are good a little later, while the western aspect of the front face black runs – the Valentin and Diable – makes them good in the early afternoon. Higher up, the high altitude runs tend to keep their cold wintry snow conditions and stay good all day, especially north-facing runs like the Signal 1 blue.

Les Deux Alpes in March 2020 - What weather to expect & what to do

What's on in Les 2 Alpes in March?

St. Patrick’s Day
March might be considered the party month here in Les Deux Alpes. Longer days and warmer weather make for better après ski, while more adults and fewer children mean bigger nights in the bars. Of course, one of the biggest parties of the season is on 17 March. For St. Patrick’s Day, even the beer turns green as the bars try to outdo each other with Irish themed nights. Expect promotions on Irish drinks, fancy dress and lots of live renditions of the Irish Rover.

End of the school holidays events
The first week of March is still a school holiday for part of France so, although not as busy as the peak weeks in February, there will still be a good number of French families skiing this week. The upside is that the holiday events program continues. The ESF ski show and firework display will take place on the Lutins slope, and the main street will close to traffic and become Magic Avenue for the final time this winter. Live bands, dance groups and other acts will parade along the Avenue de la Muzelle in the early evening.

Palais des Sports
During March you will find various events including theatrical comedies and classical music concerts.

Big German party
If you're here mid-month you'll not fail to notice a huge influx of people speaking German, as SnowZone hits the resort. Expect pumping tunes, huge après parties and events up on the slopes.

Snow Fest
And once SnowZone leaves town, Snow Fest takes its place. A Romanian music festival held in Les Deux Alpes every year, come and join in the infectious fun and dance the night away.

Les Deux Alpes in March 2020 - What weather to expect & what to do


Now is a great time to take a private lesson or join a group ski or snowboard lesson, with the quieter slopes there's less queues and the softening snow makes for a much kinder landing.

Les Deux Alpes in March 2020 - What weather to expect & what to do

Things to do

Acqua Centre
Check out this multi-activity spa centre with fitness, massage, bodybuilding and well being offered. Jacuzzi, hammam and sauna areas. Total relaxation after a busy day on the slopes!

Check out our activities page for some ideas of what you can do in Les Deux Alpes this March.

Les Deux Alpes in March 2020 - What weather to expect & what to do

Bars and clubs

When the lifts close for the day hundreds of skiers and revellers head down the slopes to find an après-ski party, and Les 2 Alpes has a variety of bars happily welcoming you with live DJs, live music and acoustic sets, aerial performances and much more.

One thing's for sure, you won't have far to stumble in your ski boots to find a jug of beer and some good snacks before you head home for dinner... or not! It's much easier to get a last-minute table for dinner now the school holiday crowds aren't here.

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Whether you are looking for quieter slopes, warmer weather or great après-ski, you won’t be disappointed by a trip to Les Deux Alpes in the month of March.