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Ski Lift System in Les 2 Alpes

Discover the top Les 2 Alpes ski lifts

About the Ski Lift System in Les Deux Alpes

Les Deux Alpes is one of France's oldest ski resorts and the largest in the Dauphine region. The lift system gives you access to a ski area from 1,300m in altitude all the way up to 3,600m where you'll find the largest skiable glacier in Europe (the Girose), plus access to neighbouring La Grave.

The bonus is that the lifts are open not only in winter, but summer and autumn too!

There are over 225km of marked pistes (11 black, 19 red, 43 blue and 19 green) which you can access from a total of 53 lifts, then on top of that a further 765 hectares of off piste and 25km of cross country ski trails. 

Access to La Grave by snowcat can be made once the Girose ski lift has opened in mid-January and is possible as long as the snow conditions are good enough. 

Access to Venosc is by the gondola which runs from 07:45 to 19:00 in winter. There is no ski access down to Venosc. 

The lifts marked on the piste map using straight black lines are of four types; button tow/drag, chair, télécabine and téléphérique. They have the corresponding abbreviations:

  • TK - téléski (drag)
  • TS - télésiège (chair)
  • TC - télécabine (gondola)
  • TPH - téléphérique (cable car)

In winter the majority of lifts are open between 09:15 and 16:30

For télécabine think bubble car and for téléphérique think cable car. Anything prefixed/suffixed with “Express” means a 6 person modern fast chair lift.

The lift system operates during the autumn, winter and summer seasons, giving access to a huge range of mountain activities.

Winter Lift Access & Restrictions

  Funicular Cable Cars Gondolas Chair Lifts Drag Lifts
Wheelchair Access*

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Paragliders / Parapente**

No

No

Yes

No

No

Dogs

No

No

No

No

No

Babies***

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Pedestrians****

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

* People using wheelchairs may need to be accompanied by someone who can help them up and down stairs

**During the winter season paragliders may only use the Vénosc gondola, please see Les Deux Alpes for Paragliding for more information

***It is not recommended to expose babies to sudden changes in altitude or temperature - if lift staff consider your child too young to travel on certain lifts they reserve the right to refuse you entry. You are advised not to take children under 3 years old up to the glacier

****Pedestrians are not permitted on all lifts during the winter, lifts that are open to walkers are: Vénosc gondola, Jandri Express I & II, Le Diable, La Cote chairlift (ascent only), Mont de Lans chair lift and the funicular

N.B. Les Deux Alpes is a high altitude resort and the lifts can take you as high as 3200m. Please consult your doctor before arriving in resort if you have heart problems or any other medical problem that may be exacerbated by a change in altitude.


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