Les Deux Alpes has terrain for all abilities, apart from the 200km (125 miles) of groomed piste there's also an impressive amount of off-piste skiing and a terrain park to enjoy.
One prevailing criticism of the resort was that, whilst offering good skiing for beginners and intermediates, the runs back to the resort were too steep for them. But in winter 2015/16 the resort unveiled a new easy run back, built at a cost of €10m, which solved that problem.
In addition a 250m-long (273 yards) conveyor lift with a glass cover over its entire length was installed in the mid-mountain Les Crêtes area at 2,100m (6,900ft) a few seasons ago. This has created a great beginners area, providing a snowsure place to learn with beautiful views of the mountains.
Wonderful views are also available from the blue runs on Glacier du Mont de Lans, the highest point of the ski area in Les Deux Alpes. The glacier, which also boasts a number of blacks, off-piste opportunities and a connection the nearby resort of La Grave, is reached via the underground funicular and draglifts.
Quieter slopes are available near the Toura area, with runs (and off-piste terrain) down towards La Fee; or head further up to the bottom of the glacier for some decent cruising.
Away from the resort, La Grave, Alpe d'Huez, Serre Chevalier and the 400km (250 miles) of the Milky Way lift pass – which extends from Montgenèvre in France to the 2006 Winter Olympic resorts of Sestriere and Sauze d'Oulx over the border in Italy – are all included on the same lift pass.
As one of France’s highest resorts, snow cover is generally reliable, particularly in the glacial area – some of the lower slopes are aided by snowmaking facilities. The season runs from early December to late April.