Les 2 Alpes is giving visitors the chance to ski by the light of the full moon this winter.
Night skiing at the 2 Alpes "Soirées Pleine Lune" (Full Moon Nights) has been possible for the last 20 years. The idea is wait until the lifts close and the moon rises to light up the pistes, casting a wintry glow onto a surrealistic landscape. Night skiing at Les 2 Alpes is unique in that the pistes are located on the resort's glacier, at 3200 meters in altitude.
The Full Moon Nights are an experience that every skier should try at least once, at the risk of wanting to return as often as possible. For absolute fans, Les 2 Alpes offers five full moon sessions during this winter season.
To ring in the New Year, there is even a Full Moon Night scheduled Thur. Dec. 31, 2009. Other dates are: Tues. Dec. 30; Thurs. Jan. 28; Sunday Feb. 28; and Tues. March 30.
The programme includes glacier ski sessions until the sun goes down, a traditional mountain dinner at the altitude restaurant Les Glaciers, and a downhill ski by the light of the moon from the glacier to the resort 1600 meters below. In order to take part in these evenings, you must be among the first 200 to register.
In case of bad weather, the scheduled Full Moon Night may be brought forward or pushed back a night or even cancelled.
Participation costs €40 and includes the ski pass, meal, ice grotto, and ski guides.