The slopes

  • Extent 5 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 4 out of 5
  • Snow 4 out of 5
  • Queues 4 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 3 out of 5
  • Expert 4 out of 5
  • Intermediate 5 out of 5
  • Beginner 3 out of 5
  • Boarder 4 out of 5
  • X-country 3 out of 5
  • Restaurants 3 out of 5
  • Schools 3 out of 5
  • Families 4 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 2 out of 5
  • Convenience 5 out of 5
  • Scenery 3 out of 5
  • Eating out 3 out of 5
  • Apres ski 3 out of 5
  • Off-slope 1 out of 5

Key facts covers:

  • Three Valleys

Key facts

Resort1800 m
Slopes1260-3230 m
Lifts180
Pistes600 km
Price index110

Les Menuires

France

Les Menuires

The upside

  • Speedy, mostly queue-free access to the huge Trois Vallées area
  • Lots of slope-side accommodation, with road traffic well separated
  • Low prices by Trois Vallées standards
  • Distinct French atmosphere

The downside

  • Big, plain blocks and gloomy indoor shopping malls in the centre
  • Main intermediate and beginner slopes get a lot of sun
  • Some slopes can get very crowded
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    News – 2017/18

    The resort is promising 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 project to improve the aesthetics of this part of the resort.

    A smart 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 increased with 39 new snow guns.

    News – 2016/17

    A new children’s tobogganing area opened and will be extended for 2017/18. Digital ski pass outlets outside the main ticket office now make it possible to buy lift passes 24 hours a day.

    Summary

    Les Menuires has a better position in the Trois Vallées than you might think, and we’ve warmed to it as better (and better-looking) lodgings have been built over recent years. It is much more affordable than more upmarket Courchevel and Méribel, and we now view Les Menuires as a very attractive base – especially the outlying bits we’ve christened ‘Belles-Menuires’ (notably Reberty).

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    The slopes

    • Extent 5 out of 5
    • Fast lifts 4 out of 5
    • Snow 4 out of 5
    • Queues 4 out of 5
    • Terrain p'ks 3 out of 5
    • Expert 4 out of 5
    • Intermediate 5 out of 5
    • Beginner 3 out of 5
    • Boarder 4 out of 5
    • X-country 3 out of 5
    • Restaurants 3 out of 5
    • Schools 3 out of 5
    • Families 4 out of 5

    The resort

    • Resort charm 2 out of 5
    • Convenience 5 out of 5
    • Scenery 3 out of 5
    • Eating out 3 out of 5
    • Apres ski 3 out of 5
    • Off-slope 1 out of 5

    Key facts covers:

    • Three Valleys

    Key facts

    Resort1800 m
    Slopes1260-3230 m
    Lifts180
    Pistes600 km
    Price index110