PISTE ACCIDENTS & EMERGENCIES
There are well-equipped trauma and X-ray suites available at two separate privately-run medical centres in Les Deux Alpes: one on avenue de la Muzelle in the town centre; the other on the rue des Vikings in the Alpe De Venosc quarter, near the Diable chairlift base terminal and directly accessible from the pistes.
Both are sited next to the main access roads and within easy reach of the resort's helicopter pad, in case emergency transport to hospital is required.
Centre Clinique des 2 Alpes
80 avenue de la Muzelle
Tel. +33 (0)4 76 79 20 03
Centre Médical du Lauvital
3 rue des Vikings
Tel. +33 (0)4 76 80 52 48
In cases of serious injury or illness, the medical centre staff will contact your insurance company, although you will have to pay on-site for any initial costs
(if excluded by any excess clauses on your policy).
Make sure that your wintersports travel insurance covers heli-rescue, piste rescue and ambulance transport, as well as medical and hospital expenses;
the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) agreement only covers medical treatment at public healthcare facilities.
Always carry some form of identification and your travel insurance details with you.
It is also advisable to carry at least a basic first-aid kit with you for dealing with minor cuts and bruises.
Accident & Emergency Services
Snowsports Accident Cover
Accident rescue services are not automatically included with standard lift pass or instruction packages: it is your responsibility to make sure that you are adequately covered by your travel insurance policy, or to purchase a supplemental piste-rescue upgrade from the lift pass office in resort.