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More than $ 5-million being invested at Les 2 Alpes for upcoming season

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Skiers can look forward to more air time with the introduction of a new lift for the upcoming season.

Les 2 Alpes –one of the two French resorts open for summer skiing – is investing more than $5-million USD ahead of the upcoming season to build a new quad chairlift, improve signage and install avalanche triggers to protect power lines. Continue reading ‘More than $ 5-million being invested at Les 2 Alpes for upcoming season’

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Les 2 Alpes ski resort

Tourist Office

Maison des Deux Alpes
BP 7-38860
Les Deux Alpes
Dauphiné-Isère
France
F 38860

Telephone: (476) 792200
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.les2alpes.com

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World class resort with one of the largest ski areas, summer ski areas and maximum verical drops to be found anywhere. Add to this a huge range of apres-ski options and the now lift-linked descent to La Grave – a legend which attracts all advanced skiers, although a local guide is essential for these unmarked trails. It is easy to reach the main slopes from most points in the resort. There is also a free ski bus. The resort has its own radio station at Radio 2 Alpes (96.2 FM),

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Now officially known as ‘Les 2 Alpes’, the resort formerly spelt ‘Les Deux Alpes’ began life shortly after World War 2, when in 1946 the local ski school was formed and three ski instructors employed, with an impressive 45 pupils on the first day. It was in fact based on the old French ski area of La Berarde which sprang up in 1925 after the first road to the area was completed. That was France’s second ski area after Chamonix so its had plenty of time to establish its excellent snowfall and sunshine records.

Today with around 60 lifts, including an underground funicular, serving 220km (143 miles) of terrain including year round glacier skiing, over one of the world’s biggest lift-served vertical drops, and accommodation enough for over 35,000 guests per night, Les 2 Alpes may safely be regarded as one of the guest success stories of the global ski industry.

Although now more than 50 years old, it was ten years after it began life that the resort really started to take off. Success followed the opening of the Diable gondola in 1956 and a year later the creation of one of the world’s first known ski pass – covering all the lifts in the young resort. By 1970 there were 40 hotels and 46 lifts, including two gondolas and six chairs and by 1980 150km of trails were groomed and lift-served.

In 1984 the lifts extended to the current peak of 2568m giving year round access to the glacier ski area with the fast Jandri Express gondola, the world’s fastest, up to the glacier opening the following year and one of the world’s few underground funiculars, the Dome Express, following in 1989.

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New smart phone application gives summer satellite images a glimpse of winter

Zoom in on any ski resort while using any of the existing online satellite-image map applications and you’re likely to see a summer, rather than winter image of the resort and its surrounding ski area. You should be able to make out most of the streets and buildings, sometimes even the shadows of ski lift towers & cables on the surrounding mountainsides.

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Les 2 Alpes expands snowpark for summer business

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Les 2 Alpes opens up for business June 16th

Les 2 Alpes is ready to launch the biggest snowpark when it opens up for summer skiing and boarding on June 16th.

The French high alpine resort is once again going to be the first to open for the summer and will offer 1,000 m vertical (3,280 ft.) descents starting from an altitude of 3,600 metres.

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Summer skiing in the Alps is a beginner’s paradise

Les Deux Alpes in France.

A great place for first timers to learn to ski and board could be summer glacier skiing in Les 2 Alpes in France.

There are 90 hectares of ski runs including two green nursery slopes and four more easy blues to progress on to. For the more advanced there are two red runs as a freestyle zone and off-piste area. 16 ski lifts operate in summer (51 in winter) comprising two gondola lifts, a cable car, four chairlifts, seven drag lifts, a snow tow, a funicular and an inclined lift.

From the top of the glacier skiers and boarders also enjoy a breathtaking 360 degree panorama, views over Mont Blanc and the Ecrins National Park and the chance to visit a glacier ice cave.

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Les 2 Alpes to host Japanese-style summer freestyle event

European freestyle skiers will converge on Les 2 Alpes in July.

A new Japanese-style event will welcome professional Freestyle skiers and boarders from all over Europe and Japan to Les 2 Alpes this July.

The Kumi Yama snowsports event will be at the French ski resort from the 2nd to the 4th of July. It follows in the footsteps of the Tahitian inspired Taravena Freestyle event, and it features two competitions, slopestyle and superpipe, which will be held over the three days.

Les 2 Alpes has an internationally renowned snowpark, and it continues to expand thanks to the help of professionals and huge investments. There are some 18 hectares open from 7.30am and 1pm daily for everyone from beginners to experts.

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Skiing in the Alps doesn’t stop during the summer

Les Deux Alpes glacier in summer.

Les Deux Alpes, home to the largest skiable glacier in Europe, has announced it will open for two months this summer.

The ski lifts will be open 7 days a week from June 16th to August 28th. Each day they’ll be open from 7.15 am to 12.30pm for skiers and until 4.30pm for walkers and mountain bikers who can take the Jandri Express cable car.

Les Deux Alpes glacier sits between an altitude of 2,900 metres and 3,600 metres and boasts a 700 metre vertical drop. It also offers more than 80 other activities to guests in the resort in the summer.

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