WEsayLarge, sunny purpose-built resort allowing skiing in the giant Trois Vallees without the cost of staying in the likes of Courchevel and Meribel. A great family base.
Set at 1815m and 1850m respectively Les Menuires provides great snow conditions and a convenient, good value foothold in the largest ski area in the world, the Trois Vallees. As well as easy access to the 600km of piste in this area, Les Menuires has much to offer in its own right. Les Menuires has its own challenging and uncrowded ski area on the 2850m Pointe de le Masses.
Going further afield intermediates will find it easy to access the blue and red runs of Val Thorens via the Etele chair lift. From the challenging blacks and the glacier in Val Thorens to the extensive off-piste throughout the Three Valleys, experts will keep busy and find virtually unlimited challenges. For boarders there is a snow park in Val Thorens and an extensive lift system offers access to the Three Valleys for never ending variety.
Après-ski activities here are focussed on the sports centre in Les Menuires which has a pool, jacuzzi and sauna as well as facilities for squash, table tennis, basketball and much more. Although most visitors opt for Les Menuires and Reberty because they are generally quieter than their larger neighbours, there is still enough decent nightlife to keep everyone entertained, with several bars and nightclubs.
An alternative after-dark activity is nighttime tubing which takes place on two 200m pistes equipped with a moving carpet.
New for 2017/18
The resort is pledging to light up its original 1960s block-style buildings around La Croisette ‘to make them look more individual and more impressive’. This is the first stage in an eight-year task to boost the aesthetics of this area of the resort. A great new Refuge Lac du Lou run by the local mountain guide association will open; as well as staying overnight, you’ll also be able to ski there off-piste for lunch. Snowmaking will be expanded with 39 new snow guns.
New for 2016/17
There s a new tobogganing area at the Croisette, with igloo, tunnel etc. Digital ski pass outlets outside the main ticket office will make it possible to purchase lift passes 24 hours a day.
New for 2015/16
A new blue run, Bouquetin, was created from the top of La Masse, making this high-point accessible to less confident intermediates. A fast quad (recycled from St-Martin, we hear) replaced the double chair going towards the main resort from Le Bettex, below it. A new spa and pool complex opened at Les Bruy�res.
- Quick, often queue-free access to the large Trois Vallees area Large amounts of slope-side accommodation, with road traffic well separated
- Cheap prices by Trois Vallees standards
- Distinct French atmosphere