Les Menuires

160km of pistes
1850m resort height
2 hours 45 minutes transfer time
All levels great for
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Les Menuires Ski Breaks - Overview

Situated halfway between Val Thorens and St Martin de Belleville, Les Menuires is a large resort divided into five districts - La Croisette, Preyerand, Les Fontanettes, Grand Reberty and Les Bruyères. – with accommodation and facilities at each level. Connecting into the Three Valleys network couldn’t be easier as part of your Les Menuires short ski break, with most of the accommodation boasting slope side access.

At the heart of the village is La Croisette at 1850m and is home to many of the original 60s and 70s built apartment blocks that give Les Menuires its distinctive modernist look.  This is where you will find most of the shops, bars, and restaurants. As the resort has expanded in recent years newer developments have improved its appearance with a more attractive Savoyard style. Much of the accommodation is ski in/ski out, making a holiday to Les Menuires ideal for families, groups, and beginners wanting to make the most of every minute on the slopes.

With a fast and efficient lift system, queuing tends not to be a problem in Les Menuires and there are free buses that connect all the parts of the resort. These run every 20 minutes until 8 pm, after which they run less frequently up until midnight. The resort is relatively quiet in the evenings, especially when compared to its noisier neighbour Val Thorens, but there are some excellent local bars and restaurants to try.

Connections from Les Menuires into the Three Valleys network are fast and efficient making it easy to get over to Meribel in the next valley and beyond to Courchevel.

Skiing in Les Menuires


Expert skiers are spoilt for choice with a huge amount of challenging terrain including some world class free ride terrain and parks.  Most of the skiing around Les Menuires in best suited to beginners and intermediate so experts will want to go further afield to experience the huge amount of challenging terrain including some world class free riding areas and parks.


There’s a lot of skiing to be had for the intermediate skier with wide, quiet slopes perfect for high-speed cruising.  The new state of the art gondola, one of the fastest in France, whisks you up to Point de la Masse in under 8 minutes and from here you can ski over 1000m from top to bottom.  Links into the rest of the 3 Valleys are quick and efficient making Les Menuires the perfect base for skiers who like to put in the miles!


Les Menuires is a perfect resort to learn to ski with dedicated areas and beginner friendly terrain around the resort centre.  With 5 magic carpets and a renowned ski school Les Menuires is particularly great for families that are learning to ski and snowboard for the first time.


With the massive 600km of the 3 Valleys to explore, world class free ride areas and terrain parks Snowboarders are well catered for in Les Menuires.

Après Ski in Les Menuires

Les Menuires doesn’t have a reputation for a lively après ski scene but there are several good bars and pubs with DJs or live music on offer. Chalet du Sunny has a nice terrace to finish up your day but it’s all a much more low-key affair than the craziness of Val Thorens further up the valley.

Best for...

  • Ski in, ski out
  • Families
Accommodation in Les Menuires

Pretty much the entire village is ski in, ski out or close to it and our accommodation is no exception.  With quick and easy access to the slopes and a fast and efficient lift system Les Menuires is the perfect base to explore the vast 3 valleys network.

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Ours Blanc Hotel & Spa
Ours Blanc Hotel & Spa

Ours Blanc Hotel & Spa is a ski to door hotel with 4-star facilities and a warm atmosphere. Enjoy breath-taking views from the spectacular terrace.

  • Doorstep skiing
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Spa
  • Pool
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4* Higalik Hotel
4* Higalik Hotel

Brand new for the 2022/2023 ski season the Higalik in Les Menuires offers slopeside skiing and a warm welcome.

  • Ski in / ski out
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Pool
More info

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Les Menuires

The resort

Resort height - 1,850m
Highest point - 3,230m

Ski area

Les Menuires 160km
Three Valleys 600km

SlopesGreen runs 21%
Blue runs 33%
Red runs 35%
Black runs 11%

Lifts - 186

Season length - December to April

Resort ratings
Beginners - 5/5
Intermediates - 5/5
Experts - 4/5
Snowboarders - 4/5
Families - 5/5
Après - 3/5
Eating out - 4/5
Charm - 2/5
Scenery - 4/5

Wellness Aquacentre & Spa (Les Bruyères) | Sports Centre (La Croisette) Cinema (Les Bruyères) Sports Centre (La Croisette) | Dog Sledding Paragliding Ice Rink (Les Bruyères) | Cross Country Skiing

Transfer times
Due to the fact that flights into Chambery and Grenoble tend to only be available on the weekends, we use Geneva as our main airport.

Chambery - 1 hour 15 minutes
Grenoble - 1 hour 45 minutes
Geneva - 2 hours 30 minutes

Les Menuires local area lift pass
3 day lift pass from £152
6 day lift pass from £254

3 Valleys lift pass
3 day lift pass from £178
6 day lift pass from £297

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