Les Deux Alpes sits high up in the Oisans region, with a ski area ranging from 1,300m to 3,600m altitude, where you'll find one of Europe's largest skiable glaciers.
This altitude gives the resort snow-sure conditions most of the year round and with the neighbouring off-piste mecca of La Grave, the area offers some truly world-class skiing (see the piste maps).
There are 225km of pistes here, covering an area of 425 hectares. The 47 lifts and funicular on the glacier give you access to a total of 96 pistes of which 17 are green, 45 are blue, 22 are red and 12 are black.
The ski area in Les Deux Alpes is split into two areas, the Vallée Blanche sector and the Glacier side, where the majority of the pistes can be found. On this side of the valley, most of the runs are west-facing and enjoy quite a lot of sunshine. From the glacier, you can actually ski blue pistes all the way back to resort, with a descent of around 2,000m.
For those searching for more natural terrain, Les 2 Alpes has a lot of great off-piste terrain. Neighbouring La Grave is a raw and unforgiving off-piste, glaciated area. Just remember to hire a guide to show you around and make sure you have all the necessary safety equipment with you.
Rather uniquely Les Deux Alpes also has a vibrant summer ski scene with snowparks up on the glacier, well-groomed pistes as well as gentle nursery slopes. It attracts ski teams, racers and freestyle skiers and snowboarders from around the world.
Beginner areas in 2 Alpes
Advanced areas in 2 Alpes
Les Deux Alpes has some great skiing for advanced skiers and snowboarders. It has a good range of red and black runs and with the Glacier and overall altitude of the ski area, you are likely to find a challenge somewhere in resort.
Snowparks in 2 Alpes
If you are new to the slopes it's a good chance that you'll be wanting to try your first kicker or rail soon. Freestyle is great fun and if you want to learn there is no better place to head than the Les 2 Alpes snowpark.
Off-piste areas in 2 Alpes
Les 2 Alpes has a large selection of advanced terrain and off-piste skiing for those who like to venture off the slopes and marked pistes.
Bad Weather areas in 2 Alpes
The high, open pistes can often lack the contrast required for orientation during white out conditions and slope and sky can blur into one. The trick during a whiteout is to head for the pistes that are tree-lined, as they help provide definition when everything else seems to be white; the issue is that performing that trick in Les 2 Alpes is not very easy... Head to the sports-centre, pub or bed instead!