Les Deux Alpes
Les Deux Alpes takes its name from the twin villages of Venosc and Mont de Lan which make up the '2 alpes' resort, linked by a 2km road lined with vibrant hotels and bars
Après ski as good as the skiing
It has the largest skiable glacier in Europe
Snow sure rating
The ski area has a total of 60 lifts (including the world’s highest funicular and the world’s fastest gondola) which give access to 220km of piste, 1400ha of skiable off piste terrain, Europe’s largest skiable glacier and Europe’s largest snow park. There is a good spread of varied terrain for all ability levels from beginner skiers and snowboarders through to experts of varying disciplines, it is a fantastic resort for mixed ability groups.
Les Deux Alpes is often called an ‘upside down’ resort with harder steeper skiing lower down and wide easy runs higher up on the glacier. It’s a great place to learn where beginners can enjoy the high mountain views and better snow conditions usually reserved for advanced skiers. For the experts there are plenty of challenging pistes with as many black runs as red runs and the off piste is vast and varied including links to the infamous ‘La Grave’ ski area, which needs no introduction.
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. 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-cross courses.
The village of Venosc (where the UCPA centre is located) has more character of the two villages and also has the majority of the bars and restaurants as well as less through traffic. The resort is on the doorstep of the Ecrins National park and benefits from stunning views and scenery.
The Les Deux Alpes nightlife is very good and it is a strong contender for best party scene in the Alps. The multitude of restaurants, bars and clubs along the 2km 'strip' between the two villages has often been likened to the Las Vegas 'strip'.
UCPA Les Deux Alpes is in a fabulous location just 100m from the ski area and a couple of minutes walk from the town centre. The centre is a large wood and stone traditional alpine chalet style building. 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!
- 4 and 6 person rooms
- Twin rooms available (some of the twin rooms have a bunkbed and others have two separate beds)
- All rooms have a shower and sink with toilets located in the corridor
- Well priced bar
- Buffet style restaurant with huge sun terrace
- Social area and games room
- Ski equipment and storage all on site
- Lift passes provided at the centre
- WiFi in the bar area. Please note the WiFi is not good enough for working on data intensive activities
All UCPA meals are buffet style and with multiple servings the norm; you won't go hungry.
Breakfast is normally yogurts, cereals, fruit juice, coffee and bread - don't be surprised to see that the coffee and tea is taken in a bowl!
It is possible to return to the centre for lunch everyday where you will find 1 or 2 hot options available. As with all meals there will be a salad bar, plenty of bread, cheese, meat and of course desert. If you prefer you can make a packed lunch at breakfast time and eat on the mountain. Either way you will save a fortune avoiding the piste side restaurants.
Dinner is a 3/4 course buffet - typically a salad bar style starter, a choice of 3 hot main courses, a cheese and cold meat platter and ice cream/dessert.
Due to the cost focussed nature of UCPA and the wide range of dietary requirements, it is impossible to accommodate everyone as standard. If you have any severe dietary requirements please contact the centre two weeks before to let them know. Generally speaking vegetarians will find plenty of options, with vegan options being a little more scarce but improving year on year.
The nearest airport to Les Deux Alpes is Grenoble. During the winter it has quite a few more scheduled flights to service the seasonal demand. From there you would need to make your own way to the resort; either by bus or airport transfer.
We provide shared transfers on Saturdays from Grenoble Airport and Lyon airport to Les Deux Alpes with our local partner Ben's Bus (prices shown are for a round trip).
|Dates||Latest flight arrival||Earliest flight departure|
|2/12/23 - 28/04/24||All (to be confirmed)||All (to be confirmed)|
The journey is 100km and typically takes around 2 hours, but this can vary due to weather and traffic.
It is likely that our transfer partner Ben's Bus meets all flights for Grenoble on Saturdays and Sundays for Les Deux Alpes (as was available for winter 23/24).
Midweek transfers may also be possible during the winter with Ben's Bus.
There is not a timetable as such, as the transfers are scheduled according to flight times. Like all shared transfers, customers will be grouped according to flight times and sometimes there may be a wait of a few hours in the airport for other flights to arrive or to combine passenger journeys for varying flight departure times. The maximum wait time between landing and bus departing is usually two hours, often much less.
Regarding children: Under 2's may legally sit on the parents knee and so can travel for free. Please check the expected transfer time of your journey to ensure you and your infant will be comfortable. Those aged between 2-11 may travel using a booster seat only, which you will have to bring yourself or will risk being denied boarding. If your child requires an "infant seat" (cradle-like seat) then you will not be able to travel with Ben's Bus.
Please log in to your dashboard to enter your flight details as soon as you have booked your flights.
We have transfers running from Lyon to Les Deux Alpes on Saturdays ONLY with our partner Ben's Bus.
|Dates 16/12/2023 - 30/3/2024||Latest flight arrival||Earliest flight departure|
|Saturdays (except for those below)||10:25||09:20 (ALL transfers depart resort in the morning)|
|6 Jan - 3 Feb and 9 - 23 March||15:20||09:20 (ALL transfers depart resort in the morning)|
There is not a timetable as such, as the transfers are arranged to meet with popular flights. The maximum wait time between landing and bus departing is usually two hours, often much less. However, the buses only run in the mornings on the return journey, so if you have a late flight you will have a long time to wait at the airport!
Please log in to your dashboard to enter your flight details as soon as your booking is confirmed in order that we can book you onto the best possible transfer times, otherwise transfers will be subject to availability at the time that we receive your flight details.
Typically the transfer time is 2h30, but this can vary due to weather and traffic.
The nearest train station to Les Deux Alpes is Grenoble which is 70km away. From there the best way to get to resort is via public bus. See the official Grenoble to Les Deux Alpes travel information here.
It is possible to drive to Les Deux Alpes, but it is important to note that driving can become challenging if the conditions turn significantly wintery - snow tires and chains may be required. There is no parking at the centre but there is a paid and covered car park opposite the centre, it is around 45eur per week and is not possible to book in advance.
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