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Skiing on a glacier (France)

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By: Carlo Piccinelli

Deux Alpes on Google Maps.
Les Deux Alpes is a ski resort in the French Isère département. The village sits at 1,650 m and is a dynamic tourist center with hotels, restaurants, pubs, hot water pools and shops selling typical products of the region as cheese and salumi. The lifts run to 3,600 m where is possible to ski on the largest glacier in Europe. The "two Alps" in the name do not refer to the two facing mountain-sides that include the resort, but rather to two adjacent areas of the original mountain pasture on the north-south plateau on which the resort was built.The glacier enables year-round skiing thanks to a funicular railway tunnelled under the ice transports skiers to 3,450 m of altitude, from where can be seen fantastic panoramic views of the surroundings, including Mont Blanc, Alpe d'Huez and the Plateau de Vercors above Grenoble. A splendid, fun and dynamic sporting holiday for long and unforgettable days of skiing.
Useful links for more informations:
www.les2alpes.com
www.2alpesnet.com