Sprawling over a large area, the purpose-built village acts as a base to the world-famous Three Valleys skiing area. The functional 'build-'em-quick' architecture gave the resort a bad name for skiing holidays, but over the last decade there has been considerable fresh investment into building pretty wooden and stone chalets to increase the resort's charming alpine appeal. The location is ideal for family skiing holidays looking for a small resort, or groups looking for cheap ski deals for the Three Valleys.
Skiing in Les Menuires
Located beneath Val Thorens in the Vallee de Belleville, the village has 160km of pisted runs locally, and lift linked access to the staggering 600km Three Valleys skiing area. With 502 pistes spread over 200 ski lifts in total, you will be spoilt for choice on your skiing holiday to Les Menuires. Beginners will be in the right place as the local ESF has created a ‘Beginners Village’ for adult newbies complete with free ski lifts. Intermediates will have the entire Three Valley skiing area to indulge in. La Masse has some great, long swooping reds from one of the highest points in the valley. Or ski down to St Martin de Belleville for the day and have lunch in the sun at one of the traditional restaurants down there. There are half-day and full-day off piste tours for the advanced adventurous skiers.
Snowboarding in Les Menuires
There’s a boardercross situated on local slopes which encompasses jumps, rails, raised bends and slides. There are also other boardparks towards Courchevel and Meribel. Obviously it’s a freeriding haven with endless miles of runs.
Accommodation in Les Menuires
As a purpose built resort of the Three Valley circuit, it has lots of apartments and few good hotels, skiing holidays here are all great value for money. Apres in Les Menuires consists of a couple of bars and clubs with a mainly French theme. Check out our bargain skiing holidays for Les Menuires.
|Resort altitude||1850m||Skiing altitude||1260m-3230m1850|
|Transfer time||2hrs30mins||Longest run||6km|
|Total kms of piste:||600km||Cross country||28kms|
|Snow canons||315||Slope direction||N, S, E, W|
|Nursery area||3||Number of lifts||183|
|Night skiing||Yes||Snow making||Yes|
|Ski bus||Yes||Linked resorts||Courchevel, Meribel, Mottaret, La Tania & Val Th|
|Summer skiing||No||Terrain parks||3|
|Half pipe||Yes||Tree runs||Yes|
Summary: Skill level, features and activities
|Type of resort||Alpine|
|Suitable for families|
|Apres ski (nightlife)|