Chalet Les Lauzieres
- Sleeps 14
6 Bathrooms, ensuite
- Catered chalet
Location: Les Lauzieres is situated on the route du Petit Plan (first left at the
entrance to resort). Depending on snow conditions it is virtually
ski-in/out using the Petite Aiguille piste (blue) and skiing 200 metres
(approx.) to the Petite Aiguille chairlift. Alternatively, beginners use
the free bus stop opposite the chalet, which currently runs until
20:00hrs. NB. The centre of town is a 15 minute walk (approx.).
Entrance hall with heated ski and boot room
Large open-plan living and dining area with open fire place
Ground floor: East wing
Rooms 1 & 2 = 2 twins with shower and WC
Rooms 3 & 4 = 2 twins with shower and WC (skylights)
Ground floor: West wing
Room 5 = twin with bath and WC (skylight)
Room 6 = twin with shower and WC (skylight)
Room 7 = twin with shower and WC
Chalet staff live in.
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 Europe (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 during 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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