The Mi-Alpes area, where this apartment is located, is great for ski lovers and shopaholics, as well as very popular in the daytime throughout the season for its lively snow front.
This apartment is situated on the 4th floor of a residence at the centre to the resort, a few metres from the snow front and close to the meeting points, which features a lift, free parking nearby and a ski room with digital entrance code.
The 33m² studio has a south facing balcony, fully equipped open-plan kitchenette with dishwasher, living room with TV, a bathroom and a separate WC.
A welcome kit is provided (1 toilet roll, 50ml of washing up liquid, 1 sponge and 1 cloth), as well as one blanket, one pillow and one disposable mattress protector per bed. Bed linen not included.
The studio sleeps 4 people in an alcove with a set of bunk beds and a single sofa bed and a single pull-out bed in the living room.
This property is let on a self-catering basis, however, this doesn’t mean you need to cook for yourself! There are a number of private chefs you can book who can prepare your meals for the full week or the odd night. Alternatively, you could opt for a food delivery service.
Also see: Catering & Private Chefs in 2 Alpes, France
Families & Kids
You’ll need to book your own childcare when staying here. There is a great choice of childcare options in Les 2 Alpes from full-time nanny services to the odd night of babysitting. In addition, during the winter season, many of the ski-schools operate creche services. Booking in advance is always recommended and strongly advised for the school holiday periods.
Also see: Childcare in 2 Alpes, France
You’ll need to book your own transfers when staying here. Your main options are shared or private transfers, but consider whether you would prefer a door-to-door service or a (generally cheaper) “communal” drop-off point at your destination.
Also see: Transfers to Les 2 Alpes, France
You’ll need to book your own ski hire, when staying here. There are many choices for hiring equipment. Generally, you’re best off choosing somewhere close for ease of access, & less far to carry your kit, easier to make changes, and quicker to return and pay at the end. Nevertheless, many suppliers will deliver and some snow-front rental stores offer ski lockers, so it’s worth checking out all the options.
Also see: Ski Hire in 2 Alpes, France
Lifts & Passes
You’ll need to buy your own lift pass, when staying here. Lift passes can be booked online or bought in resort on arrival. There are many types of pass available, suited to different levels, length of stay and budget. It’s worth reading up on the options to get the most from your lift pass in summer & winter.
Also see: Ski Pass Options in Les 2 Alpes, France
Instructors & Lessons
When staying here, you’ll need to book your own ski or snowboard lessons. Tuition is strongly recommended for complete beginners and is always a good idea whatever your level to perfect your technique. Group lessons are a great way for children to learn with their peers whilst giving you some free time on the slopes. Groups are also a generally cheaper option for adults, however, with a private instructor you’ll have undivided attention and be able to progress at your own pace.
Also see: Ski School in 2 Alpes, France
Guides & Tours
When staying here, you’ll need to book your own Guides & Tours, which are a great way to discover Les 2 Alpes whilst doing a number of fun activities. During the winter, if you are keen to go off-piste, booking a High Mountain Guide is strongly recommended. Not only do they know the best local spots, these highly trained and experienced individuals are very familiar with the surroundings and can provide loads of insights you won’t get by yourself, as well as helping to ensure your safety.
Also see: Guides & Tours in 2 Alpes, France
The local market town of Bourg d'Oisans only a 20 to 30 minute drive away can supply pretty much everything a visitor would need - decent sized supermarket, garages, car hire, vet (don't forget to get Fido wormed for the trip home) and the rest, not to mention a thriving Saturday market and numerous cafés, ideal on a sunny weekend.
2 Alpes caters for everyone from the gourmet to the fast food fan. At the top end, the Chalet Hotel Mounier offers tasting menus and an extensive wine list, and the Raisin d'Ours is owner-run by the Mounier's Michelin-starred former chef. Les Sagnes serves excellent crepes and a range of local specialities in a rustic atmosphere in front of a roaring log fire. Tribeca at one end of town and l'Etable at the other both have great pizzas, and anyone looking for a decent burger 'n' chips need look no further than the British-run Le Takeaway in the centre of town.
Also see: Restaurants in 2 Alpes, France
The pretty village of La Grave, notorious for its challenging off-piste terrain is about 30 minutes away by road - ride the old gondola for some of the most spectacular mountain views in the region. The ride up to Pic Blanc at Alpe d'Huez an hour away offers views of distant Mont Blanc. Further afield you can tour the Chartreus distillery at Voiron on the other side of Grenoble, visit the museum and grounds of the chateau at Vizille on the D1091, or take a ride on the old funicular railway at St Hilaire du Touvet towards Chambery.
Also see: Book My Sightseeing
Things to Do Nearby
Although noted for its glacier and big summer and winter snowparks, 2 Alpes offers a wide range of activities. Speed riding is increasingly popular in winter, as is ski randonnee (cross country skiing). There are great opportunities for off piste at all levels, both here and in the linked area of La Grave, and daily helicopter trips leave from the helipad at 2100m. There are several parapenting schools, and in summer the resort offers tennis, golf, swimming and skating, as well as great walking opportunities and a huge and rapidly expanding mountain biking area.
Also see: Things To Do in 2 Alpes, France
The nine-hole course at 2 Alpes starts appearing out of the snow around May, and is open for business when the resort opens for summer in June. Golfers looking for more of a challenge should head for the course at Uriage les Bain near Grenoble, just over an hour's drive away.
Also see: Golf Courses in 2 Alpes, France
From the Venosc end of town the new high speed Diable chair takes you in comfort to the top of the Cretes and thence up the SuperDiable to the centre of the lift system at Toura. The Jandri Express runs from the centre of town to the snowpark at Toura and then on to the glacier, and the Belle Etoile and Village chairs run from the other end of town up to Cretes at 2100m. Beginners are well served by a series of drag lifts at the bottom of the pistes right next to the town.
Also see: Ski Areas in Les 2 Alpes, France
2 Alpes has a well-deserved reputation as a party town. The fun starts daily at the Pano Bar at 2600m, with a regular DJ. Later you can find live music and DJs at British-run bars Smithy's Tavern, Smokey Joe's and The Secret, and follow it up with a visit to the popular Avalanche nightclub next door to Smithy's. The Boardroom is popular with French seasonnaires, instructors and lifties, the Red Frog and Smokey Joe's show big screen sport, and the Brasilienne has a late-night club atmosphere.
Also see: Bars in 2 Alpes, France
Location: 2 Alpes
Catering Basis: Self-catered
Property Style: Apartment | Studio Apartment
Run By: Agent/Operator
Vibe / Atmosphere: Traditional
Sleeps: Sleeps 4
Cleaning: Linen Provided
Access: Children welcome | Lift / Elevator
Room: Balcony | Ski / Boot Room
Car-parking: Free parking
Kitchen/Laundry: Cooker / Oven | Dishwasher | Fridge
View: Mountain view
Open Seasons: Spring | Winter
Address: Place des 2 Alpes | 2 Alpes | 38860