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.
Family Ski Passes
Should you be skiing 'en famille' this winter Les Deux Alpes offers a reduced rate pass to families with at least 2 children under the age of 18 for a minimum of 6 days. ID and proof of age will be required.
When you buy a family ski pass you get unlimited access to the whole 2 Alpes ski area, access to the lifts as pedestrians, one entry to the swimming pool and ice rink per day, night skiing and 1 free day in any of the Grand Galaxie rseorts of Alpe d'Huez, Serre Chevalier, Sestrieres, Montgenevre or Puy St Vincent.
You can also buy a 'Tribu 3' pass which is for 3 family members or friends (from 5-64 years - one of you must be an adult aged 13-16), or a 'Tribu 4' pass which allows 4 adults from 13 to 64 years of age to save money on 6 or 7 day passes.
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.
Full Area skipasses
The full area ski pass, as the name suggests, lets you ski everything there is on offer in 2 Alpes including the snowpark. Included in 2 - 5 day passes is one free entry to swimming pool or ice rink per day. Included in ski passes of 6 days and over is one free entry to swimming pool or ice rink per day and 2 days in Alpe d'Huez / Oz / Vaujany (VFD shuttle service twice a week). 1 day in Serre Chevalier, Puy St Vincent, Montgenèvre Voie Lactée and Sestrière.
Also see: Ski Areas in Les 2 Alpes
Discounted passes are available in October for the All Saints (Toussaint) holidays, plus you can also get early and late season discounts.
Take a look at the ski pass prices page for more info on discounted 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.
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
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 then 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 at the Ski Pass Offices.
In Les Deux Alpes pedestrian passes are available for 1 trip, 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.
In La Grave you can travel all the way up to 3,200m in the gondola and pay for an individual, family or group ticket.
Also see: Maps of Les 2 Alpes
You don't need lift access to reach the cross country skiing areas, so all you need is your equipment!
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!
A 2 Alpes season pass includes 10 days skiing in Alpe d'huez, 3 days in Serre Chevalier, Puy St Vincent, Montgenevre and Sestriere, 1 day in Flaine.
Your season pass also gives you unlimited access to the swimming pool and ice rink, access to night skiing and money off the 1st tracks activity.
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. All ski passes for La Grave can be bought directly at the lift pass office over there.
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 5th of the following month.