You can also fly directly to Les Deux Alpes' helipad.
Contact: SAF Helicopters
Tel. +33 (0)4 76 79 75 01
Driving from Grenoble
Take the A480 autoroute south, straight through Grenoble, and leave at exit no.8 (signed ‘Vizille-Stations de l'Oisans’), on to the N91; bypassing the town of Vizille and heading in the direction of le Bourg-d'Oisans.
25 km (15½ miles) after Vizille, you come to the hamlet of Rochetailée and a turn off to the left towards Allemont for the Grandes Rousses
satellite ski stations of Villard-Reculas, Oz-en-Oisans and Vaujany; bear right here and continue on the N91 for a further 7 km (4½ miles) towards le Bourg-d'Oisans.
Continue past [or through] le Bourg-d'Oisans on the N91: at the first major junction just 1.2 km (¾ mile) beyond the town there is a lefthand turn-off for Alpe d'Huez; keep bearing right here and continue on the N91, following the signs for Briançon and Les Deux Alpes.
The righthand turn-off for Venosc (on to the D530) is a further 4.8 km (3 miles) along this main road; Venosc village is then just 7 km (4¼ miles) along the Vénéon Valley; otherwise, stay on the N91 for Les Deux Alpes.
The N91 then enters the impressive and precipitous Gorges de l'Infernet (the ‘Gorges of Hell’), climbing a steep and narrow route cut into the sheer cliffs above the torrent course of the Romanche river; stay alert for rock falls and black ice. Emerging from the tunnels at the top, you immediately come to a junction at the Lac du Chambon dam:
for La Grave
, turn left across the top of the dam to remain on the N91, signposted for the Col du Lautaret and Briançon; La Grave is 14 km (8¾ miles) further on, straddling this main route;
and Les Deux Alpes
, turn right on to the D213.
Mont-de-Lans is just 4.5 km (2¾ miles) ahead; Les Deux Alpes 7.5 km (4½ miles) beyond that.
Approaching Les Deux Alpes, you pass under a pisted footbridge and arrive at the place de l'Alpe de Mont-de-Lans roundabout in the Alpe de Mont-de-Lans quarter:
turn left here for Les 2 Alpes 1800 quarter; or, continue straight ahead for the resort centre and Alpe de Venosc quarter.
NB: it is obligatory to carry snowchains, on all approach roads