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Chalet Hotel La Berangere
Situated south facing, at the foot of the slopes and with an unimpeded view over the Massif de l’Oisans, La Bérangère is, in our opinion, simply too good to be true.
Inside, La Bérangère is about space and light. Large, beautifully furnished bedrooms with picture windows, good-sized bathrooms and most have sun trap balconies. The living areas are perfect for families and couples alike, with quiet and inviting seating areas around the fire.
The restaurant is a rather dashing affair, offering plenty of space for quiet corners or larger groups, whatever your choice, linger over your meal and savour the atmosphere.You really are spoilt for choice on the lower ground floor. La Bérangère has a sauna, steam room, heated indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi. There is a Viva Salon for treatments and sports massage.
From March, weather permitting, we open our outdoor heated swimming pool located on the extensive sunny terrace – a perfect spot to take tea. Children get plenty of space too, with a large, colourful room for the older children and two separate crèches for the baby and toddler clubs. The resort is brimming with shops, bars and restaurants jostling for your attention.
TV & hairdryer in all rooms
Sauna, jacuzzi, steam room
Indoor and outdoor swimming pools (outdoor pool open March onwards)
No room supplements
Viva salon and sports massage
Les Deux Alpes Resort Info
Les Deux Alpes skiing
Les Deux Alpes is a very popular resort with the Brits. It boasts the largest glacier in Euope (at 3568m)allowing for year round skiing. The biggest attraction for boarders and freestyle skiers, and those that like a bit of pro spotting, is the world class snowpark found at the Jandri mid-station druning the winter, and up on the glacier during the summer. Beginners and intermediates are well catered for with some nice motorway pistes, although there is only one easy run back down to resort which is sometimes shut when snow is thin on the ground. Advanced skiers should head to the La Fee area for testing black runs and to nearby La Grave for some of the best off-piste around.
Les Deux Alpes ski resort
The resort itself is quite large and spread out, meaning it lacks that "village like" alpine charm. However, it does have a very good range of shops and restaurants, plus varied and lively nightlife. For non skiers, the hamlet of Venosc with its craft shops and cute eateries is walkable when there's not too much snow, or can be reached by cable car. Childcare is very good, so families are welcomed, but there is a lot of traffic in town, which may put some off.
Overall, a lively resort and very popular with the young freestyle crowd and their followers, with La Grave and the glacier particular pluses and Grenoble Airport only 90 minutes away.
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Les Deux Alpes Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 04 Dec 2013|
|Last snowed|| 22-Nov-2013|
|Fresh snow||40 cm|
|Lower slopes||40 cm|
|Upper slopes||160 cm|
|Runs to resort||Artificial|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Very good piste conditions, best at top|
Snow Overview - France (snow news updated 04-Dec-2013)
More resorts opened in France over the weekend and many resorts received further fresh snowfall.
In the Pyrenees you can ski at Bareges/La Mongie (100/150cm) and Cauterets (50/120cm), both of which received new snow over the weekend. The skiing is great at this time of year, with well over a metre of snow on the upper slopes.
Further north, La Clusaz (15/70cm) is currently only open at the weekend although the pistes are closed during the week. Again fresh snow over the weekend enhanced the conditions for those that did visit the resort to get in some early season turns.
La Rosiere (50/105cm) is also open for snowsports with a snow base in excess of one metre on the higher slopes. The resort did not report any fresh snow over the weekend, but even without new snow the skiing and snowboarding is still good. There are seven lifts open that provide access to eight pistes.
As you would expect for the start of December, the glacier skiing resorts of Val Thorens (70/110cm), Val d’Isere (46/91cm) and Tignes (50/200cm) are open with excellent skiing conditions. This is a great time to be skiing at these open resorts with great snow cover, fine weather and quite slopes.
European Weather Outlook
A very dry and sunny week is expected for the majority of European resorts, with no fresh snow expected for the majority of Austria, France, Switzerland and Italy.
Temperatures will be mild for the time of year too with freezing levels around 2600m for much of the week.