Les Ménuires The Ski Resort
In the heart of the 3 Valleys, the largest ski area in the world, Les Menuires ski resort offers everyone a tailor-made holiday combining the great pleasures of the mountains with the conviviality of a generous ski resort. Unbeatable quality / price ratio, quality equipment, exceptional sunshine and guaranteed snow on 600 km of slopes for a great stay!
When you buy a ski property in Les Menuires it is also access to 1 snow park, 86 pistes, 160kms of pistes and of course direct access to the biggest ski area in the world: 3 Valleys.
Les Ménuires – The ski resort
In Les Menuires, the freedom to follow your desires is total:
– a ski area suitable for all skiers: intermediate or advanced beginners
– a wide range of activities for all ages, styles and practices
– A range of ski-in ski-out accommodation for all tastes and budgets
– a simple and straightforward state of mind to enjoy good times together.
Les Menuires ski area
► The alpine ski area
Les Menuires is also (and above all) a privileged location in the 3 Valleys, the largest ski area in the world, a great diversity of trails and activities … (600 km of slopes and 180 lifts with direct access to Val Thorens, Meribel, Courchevel, Brides Les Bains and La Tania).
For beginners, note the provision of 5 free lifts in different areas of the station. Medium level skiers will enjoy the Mont de la Chambre (2850m) and its many blue and red runs ideal for improving its curves.
The most experienced will head to the area of La Masse with its long technical tracks, 3 low-traffic black runs and exceptional snow conditions (north face), perfect for experienced skiers.
► Snowparks and play areas of Les Menuires
Fans of sensations to share will be seduced by the playful area of the Becca: The BK Park! Accessible by the chairlift “de la Becca”, you will find two boardercross for wild pursuits, as well as areas of bumps and rails to learn, or improve, the joys of Freestyle (course and boardercross blue and red levels ).
Others will probably prefer to test the Big Air Bag at the foot of the timing tower, above the Croisette! Beginners or experienced, this fall cushion is ideal for making jumps safely without worrying about the reception.
Ski buffs and early risers will not miss the “First Tracks”! Every Wednesday during the school holidays they can indeed dream to be finally alone on the slopes, the time of a descent. The appointment is given at 8:00 at the foot of La Masse. 1000 m of vertical drop, in a row, await the most fanatical, while hedonistic skiers take the time to enjoy the panorama and their first tracks on freshly groomed snow. A breakfast at 2800 m altitude, with panoramic views of the peaks, is offered to participants.
Finally, those who want to try the powder safely, towards the “Liberty Ride” areas (ungroomed tracks) on which apprentices or riders emeritus can make their first tracks in virgin snow in a space saved! 3 areas are scattered on the estate. That of La Masse (on the slope of La Masse) and Pylons (on the slope of the Mont de la Chambre) offer 200 m of vertical drop each and that of Arriondaz (on the slope of Tougnète) descends on 300 m of elevation gain .
► Cross-country skiing at Les Menuires
Everyone can discover the joys of cross-country skiing on the 28 km of tracks traced in the valley, from Les Menuires to Saint Martin de Belleville. Access to the slopes is free. Classes are organized every day by the French Ski School.
The Belleville Valley offers strollers unspoiled nature, conducive to hiking or snowshoeing. Thanks to the network of groomed and marked trails, the walker will be able to cross the valley to better discover its richnesses. Several snowshoe routes are traced on the snowy slopes: the route of the Mont de la Chambre and its remarkable height difference of 1000 m, the Girauds trail and the course Le Châtelard-Téton. An itinerary links Les Menuires and Saint Martin from the Roc des 3 Marches gondola or the Saint Martin gondola.
In addition, some lifts are open to pedestrians or snowshoe hikers, to access the mountain trails or enjoy a panoramic view of the peaks.
Après-ski in Les Ménuires
► Off-ski activities in Les Menuires
Because “holidays in the snow” do not necessarily rhyme / only with ski or snowboard, the Les Menuires resort offers a multitude of “off-ski” activities for the more sporty as for the most contemplative: sled on rail (Speed Mountain), paragliding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, introduction to snow mountain biking, dog sledding …
For fans of relaxation and well-being direction
– The Sports and Wellness Center of La Croisette: More than 4,500 m2 of covered leisure areas including swimming pool, saunas, hammam, jacuzzis, relaxation, Turkish showers, brumizz room, a well-being area (UVA, hydromassage beds , spajet, body massages), a fitness area (fitness room, bodybuilding / cardiotraining area)
– the water and spa area of Bruyères, which offers a swimming pool, wellness, wellness area on 3500 m2.
To combine pleasure holidays and cultural enrichment, the resort of Les Menuires also invites you to discover the heritage of the Valley of Belleville (Museum of Saint Martin, guided tours …)
Also note that throughout the season, many activities are offered to families: Castle Glisse on the Croisette and Espace Luge in Bruyères for toboggan sledding, football tournaments on snow, sculpture workshops on snow “Snow Art”, free kids shows …
► Bars / pubs and restaurants of Les Menuires
As far as dining is concerned, Les Menuires has no less than forty establishments (ten of which are located in the ski area and directly accessible on skis). Traditional cuisine, mountain specialties, regional menu, brasérade, homemade soups, pancakes, pizza … it’s up to you!
For a drink with friends, head to one of the many pubs / bars (more than 30 on the different districts of Les Menuires). We particularly recommend the Mousse Bar Pub and the Challenge Bar Pub (atmosphere bar, live concert, internet point, billiard, free wifi …), both located on the Croisette sector.
Partygoers give themselves when they go to the New Pop, or Leeberty, the two main discotheques of Les Menuires …
Our recommendations for your stay in Les Menuires
► The must-haves of Les Menuires
– Come beat your speed record on the amateur launched kilometer track! This dedicated area allows everyone, both beginners and experienced, to measure their top speed safely. Accessible by the “Sunny Express” chairlift or the “Bruyères 1” gondola lift.
– Roc’n bob and its 4 km toboggan on snowy track! Magic moment to share with family or friends.
– Introduction to mountain biking on snow accessible to all: 8km of snow-covered track during which you learn the braking, the turns of turns on snow and quickly appreciate new cyclo-sensations …