SUMMER 2020 RESORT OPENING DATES [MTB from June 27 to August 30] [SUMMER SKI from June 27]

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Meet Guillaume, a Les Deux Alpes Bike Park fan

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Les 2 Alpes is home to a leading Bike Park in the world of MTB and downhill MTB! We would like to share the experience of one of our regular visitors with you, as he explains why he chooses to ride in Les 2 Alpes.

Guillaume, apart from being a fan of Les 2 Alpes’ Bike Park, what else do you do?

I’m 25 years old and I live in Argentière-la-Bessée (the Hautes Alpes region). I work in a bicycle shop in Argentière during the summer and in a ski shop in the winter. Whenever I get the chance, I like to ride Enduro* style, or in resort, or I‘ll take my Harley out.

You like big bikes and powerful motorbikes, so how did you get into downhill MTB?

My dad is a keen downhill MTB fan. He’s no spring chicken but he still goes for it, even taking part in the Shimano Epic Enduro 2015. I got into it quite naturally from a very early age, whizzing past Cross Country* to arrive straight at Downhill*!

How did you find out about Les 2 Alpes’ Bike Park?

It was thanks to the Mondial du VTT mountain biking event. Les 2 Alpes was a forerunner in terms of downhill mountain biking at the time and was the only resort to boast downhill trails and bike-friendly ski lifts.

What do you like most about the resort?

I always have a fab time in Les 2 Alpes. I love the variety of trails, there’s a bit of everything; trails where you can cycle quietly, jumps, tables, tight bends.… I try to get up to the resort 4 to 5 times a year. I used to go more often but I’ve since become a dad and I’ve got a Harley too so things are a bit more complicated…

Which are your favourite trails?

Diable, Venosc, Pied Moutet, Tallias (see the trail map)

When will you be back in Les 2 Alpes again?

For the MTB Opening Party event, as I am every year!


Lexique :
*Enduro = is a form of mountain biking in downhill conditions over bumpy terrain with sections where you need to pedal and go uphill (but not for too long).
*Cross-Country = is an all-terrain form of mountain biking, both uphill and downhill, but with more uphill sections.
*DH or Downhill = There’s no need to pedal, this is downhill over all terrain! It is carried out mainly in resort; it helps to have a ski lift that can take you up to the top!


Photo Credit : Guillaume Carrega