Les Menuires

Overview

Les Menuires offers reasonably priced accommodation and great links into the three valleys. The original centre of the resort is unattractive but newer satellite villages are far prettier and there is a better selection of attractive looking chalets and apartments.

Excellent links to Val Thorens which is in the same valley and also over to the Meribel valley by taking the two stage Roc des 3 Marches, gets you to the top 3 Marches at 2704metres and then a ski down takes you to Mottaret or Meribel. 

The slopes immediately around the resort are fantastic for confident skiers and are relatively un-crowded.

In addition to the slopes around the resort there is huge amount of off-piste to suit all experts. Intermediates have a good selection of slopes both locally and throughout the three valleys and although there are some good beginner slopes they are close to resort and often suffer from poor snow coverage.

Positive

  • Lots of ski convenient accommodation
  • Good links with the rest of the three valleys
  • Good variety of local shops

Negative

  • Unattractive accommodation
  • Slopes can be too sunny and too exposed
  • Can be crowded on the lower slopes

Offslope/apres ski

There is a reasonable selection of both mountain restaurants for lunch and evening meals. There are also bars and discos for the night owls.

Our View

A great cheaper alternative for those wishing to ski the three valleys.Not the prettiest place in the world but fantastic ski in ski out accommodation. Mainly hotel and apartment accommodation although there are chalets in the nearby satellite of Reberty.

At a glance

Chalets:
16
Hotel & Apartments:
15
Pistes:
600km
Resort height:
1800m
Top station:
3230m

Suitability

Experts:
4 stars
Intermediates:
4 stars
Beginners:
3 stars
Non-Skiers:
2 stars
Scenery:
3 stars
Resort charm:
2 stars
Nightlife:
1 stars