About Ski Pass Options in Les Deux Alpes
There are a number of different ski passes available in Les 2 Alpes. Prices vary according to your age, how many of you there are, what areas you'd like to ski in, how many days you want to ski and the time of year. Planning ahead can help you make the most of your Les 2 Alpes ski holiday and hopefully save you some money too.
|Which Ski Pass to buy in Les Deux Alpes|
|Adult Pass||An adult pass is for people aged 19-64 years (senior 65-71 years, 72+ years ski free)|
|Child Pass||A child pass is for children aged 5-12 years (under 5's are free)|
|Junior Pass||A junior pass is for children aged 13-18 years|
|Family Pass||Family groups must comprise of at least two children aged 5-18 years and a maximum of two adults aged 19-71 years, purchasing ski passes for the same dates and duration|
|TRIBU 3 Pass||For 3 people (family or friends), aged 5-64 years, purchasing ski passes for the same dates and duration|
|TRIBU 4 Pass||For 4 people, aged 13-64 years, purchasing ski passes for the same dates and duration|
Full Area skipasses
There is one main ski pass for the Les 2 Alpes ski area, offering access to the full 225km of pistes in the resort and the snowparks. Included in all 2-5 day passes is one free entry to the ice rink per day and access to night skiing. Included in ski passes of 6 days and over is one free entry to swimming pool or ice rink per day and two days in Alpe d'Huez / Oz / Vaujany (shuttle bus service twice a week), as well as one day in Serre Chevalier, Puy St Vincent, Montgenèvre Voie Lactée and Sestrière.
La Grave ski area
All ski passes for Les 2 Alpes include the opportunity to access neighbouring resort of La Grave for a preferential day rate. You can purchase the add-on at the 2 Alpes Ski Pass Offices. When the liaison is open you can ski over to the infamous off-piste ski area of La Grave but this is strictly for advanced skiers and should be done with a guide if you're unfamiliar with the area or don't have your own avalanche safety equipment.
Also see: Ski Areas in Les 2 Alpes
Groups of 3 and 4 coming to Les 2 Alpes can benefit from a discount on their passes by purchasing the Tribu Ski Pass ("tribu" is French for "tribe", and you may see both spellings being used). The Tribu 3 price applies to groups of 3 people aged 5-64 years, including one adult aged 13-64 years, purchasing ski passes for the same dates and duration. The Tribu 4 rates are only available for four people aged 13-64 year, purchasing ski passes for the same dates and duration. All passes for the group must be bought in a single transaction. For larger groups please speak to one of the Ski Pass Offices.
Family Ski Passes
Family Ski Pass
Les 2 Alpes offers a discount for families coming to ski. Family Ski Passes are available when two adult passes and a minimum of two child/junior passes are purchased together in a single transaction. The two adults must be aged 19-71 years and a minimum of two children must be of 5-18 years.
When you buy a Family Ski Pass you will get access to the ski area, access to the lifts as pedestrians, one entry to the swimming pool and ice rink per day, night skiing and one free day in any of the Grand Galaxie resorts of Alpe d'Huez, Serre Chevalier, Sestrieres, Montgenevre or Puy St Vincent.
Families of Three
If you are a family of three, either two parents and one child, or one parent with two children, then it is more appropriate to buy a Tribu 3 pass which is for 3 people (this can be for family members or friends from 5-64 years - at least one of must be an adult).
During the summer you can ski on the glacier; with most of the runs being blue it is perfect for family skiing - there is even a snowpark for the older kids. Unfortunately, there is no family pass currently on offer, but children do get a discounted rate and the pass gets you into a whole load of other family-friendly attractions in the resort. For full details of lift pass prices please see Summer Lift Passes.
If you are a complete beginner it is likely that you will be joining ski school for most of your stay, so it is worth discussing with them which pass option is best suited for their beginner groups. However, for the days when you may not be in ski school there are 5 beginner ski lifts that are free to use in Les 2 Alpes at the foot of the slopes, easily accessible from the centre of the resort.
Advancing beginners can take advantage of a special rate on the Valley Blanche side of the ski area where you get access to the more gentle pistes on that side of the resort. You;ll get access to the Venoc gondola as well. You can only buy these passes at one of the ticket offices.
Also see: Beginner Ski Areas in Les 2 Alpes
In winter access to the snowpark is included in any 2 Alpes ski pass purchased. For summer and interseason skiing head to our Summer Lift Pass Prices page.
Also see: Snowparks in Les 2 Alpes
Discounted passes are available in October for the All Saints (Toussaint) holidays. You can also get early season discounts , however, depending on snow conditions, this may also be accompanied by a reduced ski area.
If you want to go for a quick spin on arrival day but your lift pass doesn't kick in until the following morning, then there are 5 free drag lifts in Deux Alpes, at the bottom of the main ski runs. They are mainly targeted at encouraging beginners to find their feet as the slopes are very gentle, but you can also use them to get your legs back at the start of your holiday.
Lift passes are free to anyone under 5 years of age or 72+ years of age. Simply present your ID or proof of age at the Ski Pass Offices.
You don't need lift access to reach the cross country skiing areas, so all you need is your equipment. If you don't already have this you can pick up rental kit at many of the sports shops in resort.
Also see: Cross-country Skiing in Les 2 Alpes
From the beginning of October to the beginning of November you can save money on your season ski pass. After this and until the opening of the resort in December you'll also get a discount, but not as much as in October, so it pays to get in early. The Les 2 Alpes season pass includes 12 days at October half term (Toussaint holidays), 10 days in Alpe d'Huez, 3 days in Montgenevre, Puy St Vincent, Serre Chevalier and Sestriere, 1 day in Flaine. -20% off "First Tracks", Access to the swimming pool, ice rink and night skiing.
In Les Deux Alpes pedestrian passes are available for single trips, return trips, 1 day or 6 days and can give you access to the foot of the glacier and the ice cave if you'd like to go and check them out. You can only buy pedestrian passes from the Ski Pass Offices in each respective resort.
Also see: Maps of Les 2 Alpes
Liberty Ski Pass
Ski when you like with a Liberty ski pass for 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 or 20 days - you choose whether you ski on non-consecutive or consecutive days. Entry to the swimming pool and ice rink is included on the days that you ski. Prices start from €98 for 2 days.
Ski a la Carte
With the "Ski à la carte" system, you no longer need to buy a predetermined number of skiing days in advance: you only pay for the days you actually ski and the payments are not debited until the following month.