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Welcome to

Les Menuires

Les Menuires may not win prizes for the beauty of its architecture and nor does its reputation for nightlife reverberate throughout the Alps, but it provides inexpensive accommodation that offers quick & easy access to the world’s largest ski area. Indeed, it is broadly agreed that accommodation prices in Les Menuires are around 30% lower than they are in Méribel and even the lower villages of Courchevel. Why pay for a name?

At 1,850m the resort is high enough to offer a good degree of snow reliability and its mostly south-facing slopes mean that when the sun shines, it shines on Les Menuires – not ideal for the powderhounds but great for families with shivering children!

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Skier's Guide

There are many words/ articles/ guidebooks/ reviews and postcards that have been written to describe the skiing in the Three Valleys by people a lot more intelligent and eloquent than me and so it is very unlikely that I will bring you information that you haven’t already read. All you really need to know is that it is the world’s largest ski area with over 600km of pistes serviced by almost 200 lifts and so, whatever your level, you are extremely unlikely to be disappointed in the skiing!

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Getting to

Les Menuires

Flying is the best way to cover off the largest part of your journey to Les Menuires. There are a few options when it comes to your destination airport; which are considered below:

  • Chambery: 112km, 1h 29m
  • Grenoble: 184km, 2h 10m
  • Lyon: 189km, 2h 10m
  • Geneva (recommended): 193km, 2h 30m

Geneva is the recommended option because there is a greater volume and a great flexibility of ground transportation options onto Les Menuires from Geneva Airport.

Taking the train is another option, the Eurostar glides through France directly from London St Pancras to Moutiers in a little over seven-and-a-half hours and, from there, it’s 25km on to Les Menuires.

Drivers will find the roads through France faster and emptier than those in the UK and this is largely down to them being toll roads…so there is a price to pay! With passage through the Eurotunnel + petrol + tolls, you should expect the journey to cost around £175 each way. Total journey time from London is about eleven-and-a-half hours…90 minutes to Dover, 30 minutes in the tunnel and nine-and-a-half hours from Calais to Les Menuires.

Please remember to book parking – Les Menuires is traffic-free (expect for loading/ un-loading).

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Food and Drink at

Les Menuires

If you are driving, it is recommended that you stop at the supermarket in Moutiers or Albertville as they are significantly larger and cheaper than those in resort. But if, in your excitement to get there, you decide that good home economics can go to hell, there are plenty of shops in Les Menuires – including two supermarkets, a fromagerie and a number of some artisanal bakers, butchers and charcuteries – that will happily relieve you of your Euros in exchange for some raw ingredients. We can also organise for fresh bread & pastries to be delivered to your apartment each morning too!

If, on the other hand, you want to head out for dinner, you will not be disappointed by the smorgasbord of eateries in Les Menuires.

At the less expensive end of the market, La Root’s Pizza, Captain Snack and Plan B will see your belly (and wallet) full.

Family favourites include La Maison du Savoy and Hillary (in Reberty 1850 and 2000 respectively), Au Petit Rendez-vous, le Setor and Le Perdrix Blanche

For those willing to shell out a little more on dinner, there are a few tasty options; cheese-lovers will head straight for La Fromageries des Belleville which is situated above the bus station, the easily-thrilled will relish the chance to eat their dinner in a tent at Les Yourtes de Belleville and the proper poshies will love L’Ours Blanc Restaurant at the hotel of the same name.

Also worth a mention is La Bouitte which is located in the small, unassuming village of St Marcel between Les Menuires and Saint Martin de Belleville. La Bouitte has three…yes three…Michelin stars and is classified among the “Great Tables of the World”. 8-course taster menu @ EUR 315, children’s menu @ EUR 59!

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Non-Ski Activities at

Les Menuires

Most of you will finish the day’s skiing feeling pretty beat up and the prospect of a lovely warm sofa, glass of red in hand and feet in front of the fire in your apartment at La Sapiniere will be more than enough entertainment.

Not everyone is so lucky of course and there are many families who know that 15 minutes is all the downtime required by some children before they crave the next thing. Having the spa within your residence therefore is a blessing. Without having the leave the building you can go for a loll in the Jacuzzi or sweat it out in the sauna or hammam.

Further afield there are plenty of distractions in Les Menuires for non-ski hours. As with every resort, you can go dog-sledding, ski-dooing or fat-biking. Activities exclusive to Les Menuires include Speed Mountain – a cross between a roller-coaster ride and toboganning – and the Aquafun and Wellness Centre (swimming pool and spa) which is great for all the family.

Fitness fanatics may favour a spot of Nordic skiing, some snow-shoeing or a yoga session whereas our more relaxed guests enjoy taking a movie in at the cinema or throwing a stone ball into ten pins at the end of an alley.

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Les Menuires Statistics

The Slopes

Total Runs

600km

Longest Run

8km

Skier Summit

3230m

Number of Parks

7

Skiable Terrain (Acres)

15000

Average Annual Snowfall

22ft

Vertical Drop

6500ft

Terrain Breakdown

Hard

35%

Easy

30%

Medium

35%

Weather

Min Average
Winter Temp

-2C (28.4F)

Max Average
Winter Temp

4C (39.2F)

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