Les 2 Alpes opens for skiing again

After closing on 15 March because of Coronavirus, like all the other ski resorts in France, Les 2 Alpes will be welcoming skiers again from tomorrow (Saturday 06 June).

Weekends only at first

The glacier in Les 2 Alpes offers skiing up to 3600m. It will initially open at weekends only (06-07, 13-14 & 20-21 June) and then seven days a week from 27 June to 30 August.

The photos on this page were taken earlier this week, showing the snow coverage in good condition.

Shops, Bars, Restaurants opening

All shops, bars, restaurants and hotels in resort are also reopening, following the guidelines under current French legislation around ‘déconfinement‘.

Restaurants are allowed to extend their outdoor terrace area, with at least 1.50m between tables.

Many restaurants are also offering takeaways and delivery services.

Hotels opening as well

Rules for hotels mean they must keep rooms empty for 24 hours between each client to allow a ‘deep clean’.

Breakfast can be served in guests’ rooms or in the hotel restaurant, as long as that minimum of 1.50m between tables is applied.

Professional skiers only at first

The glacier will be open to professional skiers (race teams, mountain guides and clubs) only until 27 June, when it will open to the general public.

This early period will allow Les 2 Alpes to test their ‘new normal’ operations.

The Jandry Express, which takes skiers up to the glacier, can fit up to 20 people. However, the new measures will reduce this to just eight.

Chairlifts will maintain empty seats, with only two people per four-seat lift.

It will be compulsory to wear a mask on all the lifts.

Glacier in good condition

The glacier is in a good shape for the summer with 50cm greater snow depth compared to the same time in 2019.

Other summer activities to start

Lifts will be open to mountain bikers and hikers as well as skiers.

All the hiking, mountain biking and running trails will be open, and most usual activities will be available including golf, paragliding, archery and the swimming pool in Venosc.

All activities will have new hygiene measures in place. For example, for tandem paragliding flights, both the instructor and the client must wear a mask and gloves. The seat will be deep cleaned between each flight.

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