About Snowparks in Les Deux Alpes
If you are new to the slopes it's a good chance that you'll be wanting to try your first kicker or rail soon. Freestyle is great fun and if you want to learn there is no better place to head than the Les 2 Alpes snowpark.
The park in Les Deux Alpes changes position depending on the time of year. During the summer months it sits on top of the glacier at 3600m and over the years has gathered a strong international following and is regarded as one of the best summer freestyle destinations in the world. In summer the park on the glacier has a beginner area with two lines of three kickers and one line of three boxes. There is a kickers/tabletops area with about four lines of three or four features and a boxes/rails area. There are also two pipes – intermediate and advanced. In the winter the park moves down the hill to the more sheltered spot under the Toura lift at 2600m.
The shapers have their own dedicated team of snow moving machines with three "Piste Bullies" and a Zaugg pipe shaper to make sure that the kickers and pipe are always crisp.
The park follows a slopestyle course format with three kickers followed by three rails a hip into two-quarter pipes and finally an S-rail to finish. If none of that makes sense to you don't worry about it, but it does mean you probably want to start in the beginner's area.
The snowpark in Les Deux Alpes really does offer something for everyone and it is no surprise that the resort has become something of a Mecca for freestylers. Anyone with a Les 2 Alpes lift ticket is allowed to ride in the park in summer or winter.