Les Menuires Ski Holidays
France

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Les Menuires is a purpose-built ski resort located at 1800 metres above sea level in the mighty Three Valleys ski area, with Val Thorens on one side and St Martin de Belleville on the other. Meribel, la Tania and Courchevel all sit a little further beyond, linked together by a swift and modern series of lifts and gondolas.

With such high altitude, Les Menuires is a reliable bet for snow-sure early and late-season skiing. The pistes are expertly groomed to the end of April and you can be sure of reliable piste coverage where you need it. South facing slopes make for sunny and pleasant skiing in the Easter weeks, but being so high there is little by way of sheltered or tree lined skiing. In the winter months of January and February it gets very cold out on the slopes.

The resort boasts wonderfully easy ski access, so it’s a convenient and functional place to base yourself. But visitors looking for Alpine charm beware — les Menuires is cut from the same cloth as Les Arcs or Avoriaz… it’s not the prettiest ski resort around!

Ski lifts leaving Les Menuires are modern and swift, meaning access to the slopes in the local area as well as higher up to the peaks is very easy indeed. Skiers can be up and over to the Val Thorens valley quickly and easily, or over to towards the Meribel and Courchevel valleys in a matter of minutes.

The resort is a decent base for beginners, with easy ski access and gentle terrain close by — but learners are perhaps better off in neighbouring Val Thorens, Meribel or Courchevel, where there’s far more expansive learner terrain. Intermediate skiers and above are best catered for here, and with a wealth of amazing red and blue pistes right across the ski area you can really get good mileage under your skis every day. La Masse is within easy reach and offers a further range of slopes – it’s generally a lot quieter there too.

Excellent piste access and good value for money (compared to other key Three Valleys resorts) combine to make Les Menuires a strong resort choice for families — especially if the kids are able to handle longer blue or even red runs. There’s a decent range of bars but this is not an après ski or nightlife-heavy resort… it’s a pretty peaceful place in general. Ski tuition is of a generally good standard by reputation, and road traffic is carefully diverted away from the majority of the available accommodation options.

The BK Park is Les Menuires’ own terrain park, and it sits in the Becca sector — accessible via the Becca chairlift. Freestylers can enjoy a whole host of hits and kickers, with bump and rail zones where you can learn new skills. The park offers different routes for varying levels of skier or boarder.

For visitors off in search of steep descents and deep powder fields, Les Menuires offers excellent guiding services and a broad range of off-piste terrain to explore — perhaps most notably in the nearby La Masse sector. Of course, advanced skiers are most likely to have the full Three Valleys lift pass, which puts the amazing off-piste territory of Val Thorens, St Martin, Meribel and Courchevel at your ski tips. When the white stuff falls hard and there’s fresh snow to hit, Les Menuires is a most wonderful place to be!

On the accommodation front, Les Menuires itself is like many other purpose-built resorts in France, with ski in/out chalet-apartments centred round the base of the lifts. Generally speaking, visitors in search of the traditional catered ski chalet experience look to the surrounding satellite villages and hamlets of Reberty, Bettaix and Bruyeres. Here, there’s a generally more traditional Savoyard feel and despite being away from the main town centre, access to the nearby lifts and slopes remains nice and easy.

Visitors to Les Menuires have a wide range of travel options available to them. You can fly into Chambery airport for a 2-hour airport transfer, or into Geneva, Lyon or Genoble for a transfer of around 3 to 3.5 hours. The train link from London to Moutiers is a relatively poplar option, too. In resort, shuttle busses run a loop through Les Menuires, up to Val Thorens and round to St Martin. You can also walk between some of the villages around Les Menuires.
There are a few decent bars around but les Menuires is far from a party resort. Skiers looking for lively après ski are better off over in Val Thorens or Meribel, where nightlife plays a larger role.
If you’re heading out to Les Menuires and you’re looking for a good spot for a drink, try venues such as Le Kube, la Cave de Belleville, Le Leeberty or Mousse. Le Kube is open until late with live music and DJs most nights.
Away from the park, pistes and powder, Les Menuires offers a very good range of non-ski activities to keep children or non-skiers busy. Activities like tobogganing, husky sledding, snow-biking, skidooing and parapente are available. On top of that, there’s an aquafun pool and wellness centre for a spot of pampering or indoor entertainment if the weather closes in.

Snow-biking

Les Menuires

+33 4 79 00 62 75

Aquafun & Wellness Centre

Les Menuires

+33 4 79 00 69 98

Skidoo

Les Menuires

+33 4 79 08 56 75

Paragliding

Les Menuires

+33 6 80 10 79 20

There are plenty of lovely restaurants for lunchtime snacks or meals out in Les Menuires and, compared to many other large French ski resorts, prices are typically more reasonable.

Good for Couples

Hotel le Kaya

Village de Reberty

Les Menuires

+33 4 79 41 42 00

Good for Family

The Grand Lac

Chef Lieu

Les Menuires

+33 4 79 08 25 78

Good for Family

Chez Pepe Nicolas

On Piste Restaurant

Saint-Martin-de-Belleville

Les Menuires

+33 6 09 45 28 35

Good for Family

L'igloo

Inside la Ferme de Reberty

Le Reberty

Les Menuires

+33 4 79 00 77 01

Good for Friends

La Capricorne

Route D117

Saint-Martin-de-Belleville

Les Menuires

+33 4 79 00 65 10

Good for Friends

Les Marmottes

L'Orée des Pistes

Les Bruyères 

Les Menuires

+33 4 79 24 15 46

Les Menuires is home to an excellent selection of chalets with UK flights, transfers, half board catering and accommodation included, plus flexible in-house childcare facilities. In-house childcare packages are available to families with kids aged from 4 months to 4 years and 3 years to 12 years. Supervised lunches and afternoon activities ensure kids are happy and cared for during their time in Les Menuires.

On top of this, there are a number of alternative options such as the ESF Piou Piou nursery at La Croisette, specially designed for children aged from 3 to 30 months.

Ski chalets in Les Menuires


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RESORT STATISTICS

  • ALTITUDE

    1850m

  • LONGEST PISTE

    5km

  • HIGHEST SKI LIFT

    3200m

  • TOTAL LIFTS

    200

  • TOTAL PISTE

    600km