Les Deux Alpes (Les 2 Alpes) is a ski resort in the French region of Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. It has the largest skiable glacier in Europe and is France’s second oldest ski resort behind Chamonix. Les Deux Alpes offers approximately 220 km (137 mi) of trails and has the longest, normally open full on-piste vertical available in the world. In terms of pistes the resort has been termed “upside-down”, as the lower slopes down to the resort are steeper and more challenging than the higher ski areas, including the wide and forgiving glacier runs. Less advanced skiers either take a gondola down to the resort or follow a lengthy, gentle but narrow, track on the path of the access road. In winter 2015/2016 a new run made an intermediate route to the resort available, an effort involving the movement of over 550,000 cubic meters of earth. A wide area at the very bottom by the town is given over to nursery slopes. In total there are 100 marked runs spread across the resort however, in addition, it is said to have as much off piste as groomed piste.