Les Menuires

Made of slick slalom slopes

Flights from

23 Dec 16 to 15 Apr 16




Les Menuires ski resort

The location

Sandwiched between Saint-Martin-de-Belleville and the desirable Val Thorens, the French resort is easy to reach from each airport. It’s 185km from Grenoble Airport and around 190km from both Geneva and Lyon, but it’s a bit further from Turin.

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The resort

Sun blazes across the crisp white snow of this Three Valleys resort. Les Menuires hosted the men’s slalom alpine skiing in the 1992 Winter Olympics, and continues to boast a renowned reputation. The beautiful base will be a hit with beginners and intermediates, but there are a few tricky moguls for pros to tackle.

A trio of valleys

The marbled mountains of the Three Valleys are scattered with queue-free lift systems ready to take you all over the icy terrain. Striking views of the peaks coat the remarkable resort, with its French character and cosy wood-stone lodges. Les Menuires is also less touristy and hectic than Courchevel, so you’ll get a lot out of the range of runs in this part.

Get set, go!

With 160km of piste perfection, if you’re new to winter sports or consider yourself a mid-ranger, then you’ll be best equipped to ski in Les Menuires. Even though the difficulty doesn’t alter much, the slopes themselves are slightly varied in scenery. If you’re hunting for tougher powder, the terrain park offers some ideal options for skilled snowboarders.

Off the slopes

Beyond the winter sports, shops and bars lie within the central area, so retail therapy and a glass of wine ought to appeal. Relax and unwind as your senses are soothed in the sauna, Turkish bath and bubbling Jacuzzi. The move-busting disco might be calling, too. But, if you can’t keep your feet off the snow, why not go tobogganing, or take a snowmobile down the mountainside?

The highlights

  • Exposed to all of the facilities and slopes of the Three Valleys.
  • A brilliant selection of beginner and intermediate runs.
  • Exciting range of après-ski, including winter sports at night, a cinema and lively bars.

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Transfer times to Les Menuires

Grenoble Airport - 185km (2 hours 5 minutes)

Geneva Airport - 190km (2 hours 10 minutes)

Lyon Airport - 190km (2 hours 10 minutes)

Turin Airport - 255km (2 hours 55 minutes)

79 runs

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    Geneva Grenoble Lyon Turin