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Close to the resort centre and just 300m from the ski lifts, the Ibiza is a stylish place with great size rooms and very inviting public spaces. The style is vibrant and interesting with Britpop wall art and cool features such as Monopoly boards built in to the bar tables.
There's a large sun terrace with pretty impressive views over the Ecrins National Park, ideal for a relaxing après drink. The pool and small spa area will definitely help you to relax after a day on the slopes too.
Nearest lift - 300m to Venosc, 400m to Diable
Equipment hire shop - 800m (includes free storage for kit hired through Neilson)
Tuition meeting point - 400m (top of Diable lift)
Resort centre - 500m
A great example of an all-rounder. Long hours of sunshine (when it's not snowing) and snowsure slopes certainly help, but Les Deux Alpes is all about the variety of things to do, both on and off the mountain.
A superb resort for families (one of our top 10), groups and all standards of skier or boarder. Beginner slopes near the resort and on the glacier make it a great place to learn whilst enjoying the glorious mountains rising up all around you. Intermediates have plenty of choice while experts should hire a guide and test their freeriding ability on the legendary off-piste runs of ominously name La Grave.
The resort is large and well laid out with two main roads; one in, one out. Along each road you'll come across an excellent range of sports shops, gift shops, restaurants and bars to suit all tastes and budgets. The après-ski is as lively as you want it to be with over 40 bars, restaurants and nightclubs on your doorstep.
Area size: 220km
Linked resorts: Not linked, but your lift pass covers one days' skiing or boarding in Alpe D'Huez, Puy, St Vincent, Serre Chevalier, Montgenèvre or Sestrière. Transport is not included.
Resort altitude: 1650m
Skiing altitude: 1300m to 3570m
Number of runs: 75
Range of runs: 20% green, 40% blue, 21% red and 19% black
Lifts: 19 drags, 23 chairs and 7 cable cars
Night skiing: Yes
Cross country trails: 20km
Snowmaking: 20% of runs covered
Resort bus: Yes
Half board is the order of the day here. Take your buffet breakfast with a choice of hot and cold, sweet and savoury dishes, and your three-course buffet evening meal in the stylish and funkily furnished dining room.
All of the 60 rooms here are a great size. The south-facing rooms are particularly nice as they have a balcony with sun loungers and views of the glacier! All rooms come with a bathroom with bath, hair dryer and complimentary toiletries, separate wc, Wi-Fi, flat screen TV and iPod docking station.
Official rating: ***
Spa area with panoramic views
Heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub
Free Wi-Fi at the reception and in the rooms
Bar/lounge with pool table, ping-pong table and open fire
Guest DJs and live bands
Lounge opens out onto the sunny terrace
Shuttle bus from the hotel to the slopes available Monday to Friday
Board games available at reception
Departure airports: Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Manchester or Stansted
Departure day: Saturday
Arrival airport: Grenoble
Flight duration: 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 5 minutes
Transfer time: approx. 2 hours