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Set in a quiet area of Les Deux Alpes, Residence Alba is modern and comfortable; right at the foot of the slopes with easy access to the ski lifts. Underneath a traditional wooden façade, you'll find modern, cosy and well-equipped apartments that sleep up to eight and are great for families and big groups.
Enjoy unrestricted views of the Deux Alpes plateau and the Ecrins National Park. Access to the two ski areas in the resort is incredibly easy, so you can rise, shine and ski in minutes. A ski bus stops right in front of the residence and runs regularly up until 7pm, linking up all areas of the resort.
Nearest lift: 30m to the Vallée Blanche chairlift
Nearest bus stop: Outside the residence
Equipment hire shop: 1.5km (includes free storage for hired kit)
Tuition meeting point: 1.5km
Resort centre: 1km
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 named 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
Residence Alba is self catering which means you can eat what you want, when you want it. Whether you want to cook up a storm in the kitchen and treat your party to a home cooked evening meal or you fancy trying out the local restaurants, the choice is yours.
There's a choice of one, two, three or four bedroom apartments here. Each is spacious with modern furnishings and all that you need including a kitchen with hotplates, grill/oven, microwave, dishwasher and kettle. The lounge area has a TV and DVD player ready for a movie night in - just don't forget the popcorn!
All of the bedrooms come fully prepared with bed linen and towels. There is a €600 deposit payable per apartment on arrival and you can only pay by credit card. Debit cards and Amex are not accepted.
Ski room with boot dryer
Board games available for hire
Wi-Fi available at a charge
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