Plenty of snow and skiing at Les Deux Alpes

Les Deux Alpes 15th December thanks to Arnaud Guerrand
Les Deux Alpes 15th December thanks to Arnaud Guerrand

For those coming to les Deux Alpes for Christmas or New Year this year and have heard reports of the lack of snow across the Alpes, then the general consensus is that you are coming to possibly one of the best resorts in the Alpes with current conditions. Les Deux Alpes has a huge summer ski glacier area, so benefits from state of the art snow making and maintaining technologies. Where most resort let the winter snow melt away throughout the summer, Les Deux Alpes, with altitude on its side, uses various techniques to store and maintain a good level of snow on the Glacier. This combined with huge developments in snow making facilities, a reasonable snow fall across the southern Alpes at the beginning of the month and a vast ski area above 2000 meters and plenty above 3000 meters, means that there is plenty of open slopes to be enjoyed.

8 person chairlift from the mid station to the Glacier open for skiing.
8 person chairlift from the mid station to the Glacier open for skiing.

The glacier obviously has the most snow, with skiing for all abilities above 3000 meters. However currently there are plenty of red and blue runs open down to the mid station and plans to open down to 2100meters by the weekend. The huge snow park area is already open for business. Les Cretes has undergone even more development as the resort gears up for the opening of the brand new blue, return to the resort piste which is due to be open for the start of the 2015/16 season. This generally beginner area is now open and for young beginner children since ‘le garden de neige’ (snow garden) has been temporarily moved here from the resort slopes.

Due to the mild temperatures and the general low levels of snowfall across the Alps, many well know resorts we be closed for all but a handful of higher slopes. Thanks to plenty of altitude skiing and great snow making, Les Deux Alpes will be open for business as usual.

Venosc Chalet - Hot tub, Sauna, Home cinema, games room
Venosc Chalet – Hot tub, Sauna, Home cinema, games room

If you fancy a last minute Christmas ski trip take a look at Venosc Chalet, sleeping up to 12 people in 5 stylish and modern en-suite rooms. This beautiful luxury chalet at an affordable price has a hot tub, sauna, games rooms, private cinema room, heated wooden floors throughout, free wifi and a professional chef to cater for you.

Available for Christmas week and all weeks in January.

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