Camping Le Champ du Moulin***
The lovely village of Venosc is connected by cable car to the ski resort of LES DEUX ALPES. It s 13 hours from Dover to the site. Unfortunately we arrived during the owner’s lunch (12.30) and had to wait until they finished before we could be sited. The site has a nice restaurant with local Savoyard dishes - tartiflette etc, however you need to book on pizza night as we got turned away as full. The site will arrange ski passes as part of the package There are up to sixty pitches depending on the weather. The site is easy to get to and fairly low at 1000m. The pitches are well spaced out - room for kids to make snow men etc. Lovely hot showers; large airing facilities for gloves; jackets; ski suits etc and all in the same facility. As the outside water taps were iced up the fresh water had to be obtained from the same place where you emptied the wastewater! Not the best set up. The site is located next to a river and only gets sun am (if it's out) and can be very cold pm onwards. There is a municipal swimming pool next door and a lovely area for walking and sledging.
To get to Les Deux Alpes you have to walk to the telecabine which takes about 10 ( uphill!!) minutes then about 10 minutes up to the main resort which is just a purpose built town - very busy; very commercial. The bars like all ski resorts are rather expensive as are the restaurants. Skis can be hired from Venosc sport, which does a discount deal with the campsite. Skis and boots can be left in in a locker here at the end of each day. After a days skiing you can spend the evenings out in Venosc. The village is a good 15 minutes walk uphill with 3 restaurants, however it is very quiet. The food in this region is superb. you can imagine Les Deux Alpes caters for everyone - beginners probably don’t need a full pass. - However Les Deux Alpes is a strange resort as the runs on the glacier at the very top are very flat and can be used by first week skiers with the steeper runs into the village. In Les Deux Alpes there was a Champion (small) supermarket on the way back to the telecabin.
Information thanks to Helen