Les Deux-Alpes is not only one of the highest ranking skiing resorts in the world but it is also one of the best places for “guaranteed” snow. Les Deux-Alpes is a ski resort in France, located about 40 kilometres from Grenoble. It is situated at a plateau at a height of 5,413 feet, is the second oldest such resort in France, Chamonix being the oldest, and has the largest skiable glacier in Europe. The name, literally meaning “The Two Apls” refer, not as you might think to the two surrounding peaks, but rather to the two small villages of Vénosc and Mont-de-Lans which sit at either end of the plateau. Wandering around the shops, restaurants, hotels and all the places offering Les Deux-Alpes accommodation you feel as if you were in a valley and it is only if you venture to the edge of the plateau that you realise just how high up you are. The views are spectacular, both of the area itself and down the steep slopes into the lower towns.
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Les Deux-Alpes, famous as a winter destination, is also a popular summer holiday spot and offers a range of sports and activities. Many consider this destination to be expensive, but Les Deux-Alpes chalets bring the price of a stay here down considerably while still offering luxury accomodation. As climates change through the seasons, some ski resorts struggle to get enough snow cover for skiing, and some even bring in additional snow to boost their meagre coverings but Les Deux-Alpes generally has no need for this as one centimetre of snow falls on most days, keeping the slopes at a perfect level for skiing. There are 100 different runs over about 140 miles of slope and a huge variety of levels of difficulty from the nursery slopes to the imposing glacier.
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In times gone by a snow holiday was a skiing holiday, but this is no longer the case as snowboarding, glacier skiing and many types of snow sports are practised. Les Deux-Alpes offers all this and more. The resort boasts an impressive snowpark, considered to be the most wide-ranging in Europe, which is changed and added to every year. Some of the features in the park are a halfpipe, (this looks like a pipe cut in half and is what you often see skateboarders use to run up one side, jump and turn, and run back down), boardercross courses, (a snowboard race course) and many other items added just for your pleasure. Off-piste life is lively and well catered for in Les Deux-Alpes with a good range of shops, supplying clothes, skiing equipment and tourist items, a choice of bars and restaurants and other sporting facilities such as an outdoor swimming pool, an ice rink and bowling alleys, to name but a few.
The type of accommodation and level of luxury you chose depends solely on your budget and needs. There are Les Deux-Alpes holiday rentals ranging from luxury to rustic chalet to modern apartments. There are many Les Deux-Alpes holiday rental options and a large number, sleep about eight people, so if a group of friends or a family chose holiday rentals instead of a hotel, the price becomes very competitive. Travel from airports is quick, easy and convenient with both Grenoble and Lyon being reasonably close. The scenery is idyllic, the weather perfect, and this all combines with the excellent French cuisine and wine to make a wonderful, unforgettable holiday. The wide range of restaurants and the chance to sample real French food make Les Deux-Alpes holiday rentals the most appealing way to spend your holidays. Another world-class skiing location you may not have yet considered is Valais Ski Chalets.