Les Deux-Alpes (CMF,GVA,GNB,LYS)
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Les 2 Alpes

Les 2 Alpes started to take shape just after the end of the 2nd World War. Situated on a high mountain col (1650) the first building were built in 1946 on the high pastures of Venosc and Mont de Lans. The village is now a large sprawling resort of hotels, apartments, chalets, bars and restaurants that straddle the two main roads that now form a one way system. 

Now Les 2 Alpes now has Europes highest skiable glacier (3600m), over 200kms of marked piste with a vertical drop of 2300m. 43 lifts connect the 96 pistes of which over 70% are above 2000m. To ensure snow coverage especially on the lower slopes Les 2 Alpes have installed over 250 snow making machines.

The Skiing

Les 2 Alpes offers some of the highest skiing in Euorpe. 200kms of marked piste liked by 96 pistes and 43 lifts from 1300m right up to 3600m.

The skiing spans both sides of the resort. The west side up to Vallee Blanche at 2100m offers some quiet blue pistes back down to Les 2 Alpes and access to the red piste Mont de Lans which decends to the lowest point in the ski area at 1300m. The Vallee Blanche is a black run that falles down the fallline ending up back at the chairlift.

One of the great things about Les 2 Alpes is the accessibility of the high pistes and glacier - The two stage Jandri Express rises up from the centre of Les 2 Alpes ending up on the glacier at 340m. Advanced beginners (!) will comfortably be able to negociate the Jandri blue run all the way back down to Les 2 Alpes.

Diable at 2400m, Creetes at 2100m and Les 2 Alpes at 1800m form the lower area of the main ski area. with greens, blues, reds and black pistes all working their way down to Les  2 Alpes.  

From Diable jump on the Super Diable chairlift up to Tete Moute. A blue access pistes opens up Toura - the Freestyle land at Les 2 Alpe> The Toura Chairlift open up off piste runs, border cross, freestyle / slopeside park areas. Or drop off the access run down a steep black to the bottom of the Bellecombe chair. Ride the chairlift back up or you have the choice of a red down to the Thuit chairlifts that rise up to Cretes and Diable or the Jandri blue piste bacl to Les 2 Alpes.

Jumping off the Jandri Express1 at Toura (2600m) opens up some big mountain skiing. Blue, red and black pistes down to the Fee Chairlfit or the new Pierre Grosse bubble lift that rises up to the glacier base station.

The glacier is accessed from either the Janfri Express 2 or the Pierre Grosse bubble lifts. The glacier offers wide reds and blues from Lauze at 3600m down to the bottom of the Signal chairlift. A funicular railway gives beginners and pedestrians access to the summit of Dome de Puy Salie at 3421m and stunning 360 degree views over the French Alps  

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