At 1,815m purpose built Les Menuires is just below Val Thorens, providing great conditions and a convenient, good value foothold in the Three Valleys. Lifts radiate out in all directions from the village giving easy and quick access to the ski area whilst the resort itself has a good selection of bars and restaurants to keep visitors entertained.
The Three Valleys is a great place for first timer skiers, with a huge range of wide, gentle slopes perfect for confidence building. Les Menuires itself has a relatively uncrowded local area, accessible by gondola or chair from the village.
The possibilities are huge for an intermediate skier, there are some great open slopes that lead back down to the resort from the Meribel Valley. Or you can choose another direction and have lunch in Val Thorens or Mottaret, there's simply too much to list!
Expert skiers will relish the sheer volume of challenges on offer. From the fabulous powder snow on the Glaciers of Peclet and Chavière, the world-class mogul-bashing on the long steep Cîme de Caron black run. Head up the the Point de la Masse at 2805m and try some of the off piste routes down to Val Thorens to test yourself.
There is no chance of running out of places to ride here. It has terrain to suit any type of rider, be it hammering on the wide open pistes, throwing yourself down the Boardercross course or floating on air in the board park near the Funitel lift near Val Thorens. Beginners also have plenty of easy runs leading back to resort. Les Menuires is a great place for people who want to progress in the huge playground that is the Three Valleys.
Approx Transfer Time Chambery 2hrs 20mins, Lyons 3hrs 20mins, Grenoble 3hrs 20mins, Snow Train (Moutiers) 45 mins Village Height 3200m (10,482ft) Highest Lift 3200m (10,482ft)
Although this village is described as quiet there are certainly plenty of bars and two nightclubs to choose from.
Excellent leisure complex - sports centre - swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna solarium, squash, table tennis, basketball and many more, Fun Park with trampolines, bouncy castles, fitness centre
As most accommodation in Les Menuires is self-catering there are plenty of reasonably priced restaurants to choose from offering traditional savoyarde dishes to tasty pizza.
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