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What's new this winter in Les 2 Alpes

From the ski area to what's fresh in the resort

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

As winter begins to take hold we take a look at all that's new in resort and on the slopes.

Early signs of snowfall here in the Alps are creating much excitement for the upcoming winter season. The ski industry is raring to go and this winter looks like being an exceptionally busy one. Les 2 Alpes ski area opens 2 December and ski passes are already on sale.

A reminder that you'll need winter tyres on your vehicle from 1 November to 31 March (M&S marking, or all weather (four season) tyres), OR at least two snow chains/socks in the vehicle when driving in the mountain regions in France, following a law introduced from November 2021.

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What's new in Les Deux Alpes winter 2022/23

On the slopes

New button lift and magic carpet
The complete redevelopment programme of the snow front area which commenced in 2021 and is due to finish in 2024 has new features. For winter 2023 a button lift and magic carpet will be installed on the Champame sector providing an easier connection between Les Alpes 1800 and the rest of the resort.

New look Vallée Blanche sector
Split into two sectors, skiers can either head up to 3,600m or stay around 2,100m-1,650m which is known as the VB sector. With two new ski lifts access is easier (Super Venosc gondola and the VB telemix). And from winter 2024 there will be a newly developed green run in this sector, making it much more accessible for all levels.

Night skiing on the VB sector
New for this winter, every week night skiers and snowboarders can jump on the Super Venosc gondola.

3S gondola lift
Work has started on the construction of a 3S gondola lift - the only lift of its kind in France. This more comfortable, reliable in all weathers new gondola will whizz skiers to the summits at 3,200m in only 15 minutes, with a mid-station at 2,600m. Current time on the Jandri Express, which this new gondola will replace, is 40 minutes. It will transport three times the number of people as is currently possible. The number of pylons will be halved, reducing visual pollution. The first section of this redevelopment is envisaged to be complete by December 2024 with the entire 3S gondola project complete by December 2025.

About Local Buses in Les 2 Alpes


100% electric shuttle buses offer free transport for resort guests and electric charging points for electric and hybrid cars are just two of the initiatives Les 2 Alpes has in place. The resort is applying for the Flocon Vert, marking their commitment to a sustainable future.


Cote Brune Hotel Spa, Les 2 Alpes spa area


A new star in town
The Hotel Côte Brune has achieved a new star, making it a four-star hotel.

Open those doors
Under renovations since spring 2021, the Hotel Belambra is opening its doors on 23 December 2023. Its premium offering is all-inclusive with different restaurants offering generous buffets, ski-in/ski-out access, ESF ski school and childcare for up to 17 years, and not forgetting those all important views across the mountains. 

Rise Festival 2022, Les Deux Alpes


FIS Snowboard World Cup
An event rather early in the winter season calendar, but if you've taken early trip to the resort you may find this of interest. From 30 November to 3 December, the best snowboarders in the world will flock to the 2 Alpes snow park to compete. 

Electro music festival
Rise festival is an English music festival that takes place for a week, from 9 to 16 December. Definitely something to check out.

France Bleu
A French music festival held over three evenings, 18 to 20 April 2024.

The events calendar for this winter in Les 2 Alpes is looking great. Take a look for full details.

What's new in Les Deux Alpes winter 2019/20

New activities

Glacier hiking
Traditionally only possible in the spring and summer, from March 2024 mountain guides will be running guiding sessions at an altitude of 3,400m. Get up close to the mountains and even try some real mountaineering as you start off with crampons and move onto ice axes. 

What's new in Les Deux Alpes winter 2019/20


New pizzeria
Opened up in the heart of resort, La Pizzeria, uses only good quality, fresh ingredients from Italy to whip up the delights included in their varied menu. Expect a warm welcome from Francesco, Lionel and Mika.

Eating in
But if eating at home is more your thing, O2 Brunch has the first meal of the day covered at least. Home delivery of breakfast and brunch that has been prepared according your wishes.

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A handful of improvements set to make life even better in and around the vibrant little town that is Les Deux Alpes. See you on the slopes very soon!