Les Deux Alpes is a popular ski resort in the French region of Isere. The village itself is at a height 1,650 m (over 1 mile high!) and the lifts run to 3,600 m. It has the largest skiable glacier in Europe with the longest, full on-piste vertical descent available in the world. Les Deux Alpes offers year round snow with glacier skiing and out of season ski and snowboard camps. Skiing and snowboard facilities are excellent with the nearest chair lift only 200m away where you will find the new fast six chair “Le Diable”.

Watch the video of the brand new slope at Les 2 Alpes ski resort…

Those of you disinclined to walk; a free resort shuttle bus stop is a mere 30m away from Chalet Ruby to take you to the ski lift of your choice. These buses run from 8am till 8pm at roughly ten minute intervals. There is also a purpose built Snowboard Park which is international renowned and overseen by Sylvian Garabos.

It isn’t just the snow that attracts the visitors every year it is also a haven for mountain bikers, climbers and walkers. The scope for summer activities is just as broad as in the winter, making it a popular year-round destination.Les Deux Alpes is adjacent to Les Ecrins National Park which is one of the highlights of the Southern Alps region; a haven for all sorts of wildlife as well as a magnet for outdoor sports enthusiasts, it is well worth a visit at any time of year. Chalet Ruby is close to the Venosc cable car and a visit to this picturesque alpine village is well worth effort.

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Chalet Ruby is perfectly located in a tranquil side street off the main Place de Venosc. You have the benefit of a lovely cosy and quiet chalet but within a few minutes you can be enjoying the buzz of the night life of Les Deux Alpes. We have an excellent choice of quality restaurants within a short walking distance of Chalet Ruby including the Michelin star rated restaurant la P’tit Polyte in Hotel Chalet Mounier.

As well as fabulous skiing facilities, there are many other things to keep you busy during your holiday. Les Deux Alpes has 6 sledge runs in a dedicated area specifically for toboggans next to the Lutins Piste at the bottom of the slopes. There are a variety of runs which are mainly designed for children but also available to adults on Tuesday and Thursday evenings when the slopes are flood-lit for night skiing.

Those who enjoy speed will love riding a powerful snow-mobile (like a motorbike with caterpillar tracks) over the pistes after dark! Discover the different dimensions of driving; carving turns, accelerating in a straight line, ascents and descents. Either be the driver, or if that doesn’t suit then you have the opportunity to be a passenger.

Ice gliding is just like bumper cars on ice; the car is powered by a battery and allows you to bump slide and crash into the other cars on the track. Open on Thursdays from 3pm to 6.30pm and Fridays from 9pm to 11pm

There are a number of walking trails that stay open throughout the winter, allowing you to access the snowy heights of the mountains and sample the high altitude mountain restaurants at your leisure.