J2Ski Holiday 2014
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May-2012
Felthorpe
I've been to Les Deux Alpes twice and I rather like it but it is a slightly unusual layout. The village is a mix of traditional and new stuff but quite expansive with loads too do (pool/skating/cinema etc.) There are some good eating places at both ends of the price range, loads of bars etc.

The only down side is getting up to the glacier as you have to take a cable car up (there are two to choose from), there are no chair lifts that go up that high. But once up there you can stay all day and the skiing is extensive, with loads of mountain chalets to stop at for drinks or food.

Sometimes the queue for the cable cars can be a bit long but it wasn't ever too bad, as they seem to have got it pretty well sussed.

The ski back to the village is also tricky as you only have two choices 1) is a very long windy green, which is just plain dangerous (too many people on it, often icy and bumpy and very narrow in places - I got two black eyes from a fall on this run one year). 2) Black runs - which didn't have enough snow on them last time I went. We just chickened out and came back in the cable car each day.

So if you dont mind getting in a cable car first and last thing, the skiing is pretty good. Even if the village doesn't have much snow, there is usually loads up top.

Personally I like the place and would happily go back there. I think there is reasonably priced accommodation to be had too, as it doesn't seem to be as popluar as some of the other snow sure resorts.
May-2012
AllyG
Ian Wickham wrote:I may be Interested in 2014 ..


Ian,
That would be great if you'd consider coming with us in 2014

We have all summer to sort this out for 2014 and try to find a date, resort, chalet, and budget to suit the maximum number of J2Skiers and their friends and family.

I suppose we could arrange a meet-up of those possibly interested in this 2014 holiday and you could bring your family for them to see if they think they could put up with us all for a week
May-2012
AllyG
Felthorpe,
Thanks

How long does the cable car take to get up to les Deux Alpes, and when were you there?

We do seem to have a bit of a problem with the date, at the moment. Nelly can't do January, Icy doesn't want to go in February, and I'm not that keen on March (because of my work here at home).
May-2012
Iceman
I cant believe that we are talking about 2014 in Summer....In Sep/Oct this year I will only be booking 2013.

Crazy
May-2012
Felthorpe
It's only chit chat at the mo.

But already we are encountering problems just trying to find a month that we could all possibly agree on! So perhaps it's not such a daft idea to start early, as it may take until 2014 to get it sorted!

I can't remember how long the cable car takes at L2A, probably about 15 mins? but it never seemed to be too much of a chore.

I went in December 2009 and then again in January 2011 and we very nearly went back in February this year but my OH couldn't get away from work
May-2012
Far Queue
Icy, it is all well and good leaving personal trips to late bookings, but when trying to arrange something for a larger group, especially a group who are varied in ability, location and age, it is much better to start as soon as you can and get a basic set of ideas in place so you know ehere to start your enquiries closer to the date.

I am not having a dig at Ally here, but perhaps if the 2013 trip had started earlier, we may have found something which would have been more acceptable to you, both in location and time of travel.
May-2012
Iceman
fair point
May-2012
Ian Wickham
felthorpe wrote:It's only chit chat at the mo.

But already we are encountering problems just trying to find a month that we could all possibly agree on! So perhaps it's not such a daft idea to start early, as it may take until 2014 to get it sorted!

I can't remember how long the cable car takes at L2A, probably about 15 mins? but it never seemed to be too much of a chore.

I went in December 2009 and then again in January 2011 and we very nearly went back in February this year but my OH couldn't get away from work


I think you have to be realistic, put the censor's out there and go with the majority, you will never be able to please everybody, I would consider January or maybe March..... good luck !!!

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