Altitude: 1850 Meters

Les Menuires in short

  • Relatively low prices for the Three Valleys
  • Well connected to Val Thorens and Méribel
  • Ski-in, ski-out resort

Les Menuires is nestled in the Belleville valley at an altitude of 1850m above sea level. A family-friendly ski resort with ski-in, ski-out accommodation, Les Menuires is in a fantastic location in the French Alps. As part of the well-known Les Trois Vallées ski area, largest ski area in the world, Les Menuires has access to 600km of slopes and more than 160 modern ski lifts. Les Menuires offers a quiet, inexpensive base from which you can explore this world-class ski area.

Les Menuires offers a great variety of ski runs and activities. The resorts of Val Thorens, Méribel, Courchevel, Brides Les Bains and La Tania are all accessible via the pistes. The ski slopes in Les Trois Vallées ski area offer challenges for skiers of all levels with some particularly well-known black runs that attract expert skiers looking for a challenge. The prices in Les Menuires are more affordable than in most of the nearby ski resorts, although the Three Valleys ski pass is the same price of course! The large snow park with halfpipe makes this ski resort very popular with snowboarders. If après-ski is high on your priorities list for your skiing holidays you may find it a little quiet in Les Menuires compared to the neighbouring ski resorts in the Three Valleys, such as Courchevel. However, this makes Les Menuires a great family ski holiday destination. Les Menuires is easy to reach from the UK via the Eurostar ski train or with a flight into Lyon Airport.

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Les Trois Vallées: one of the biggest ski areas in the world

Aside from the snow park, there are also family-friendly slalom and boardercross pistes in the Les Menuires ski area. Les Menuires is located next to Saint Martin de Belleville and below Val Thorens in the world-famous linked ski area, Les Trois Vallées (The Three Valleys). Although Les Menuires is situated at a lower altitude than neighbouring Val Thorens, the ski area enjoys reliable snow cover thanks to the ample snow cannons. Skiing is assured from December through April - and of course, it's not difficult to get up to the higher areas of Les Trois Vallées for even more snow. A ski pass for just Les Menuires-Saint Martin gives access to 160km of mainly blue and red pistes, but shell out just a few pounds more and you'll have access to the entire Three Valleys ski area. A must-visit is the new Liberty ride zone, where you'll find ungroomed pistes with deep powder snow just waiting for you to dive in. The area is avalanche-safe and suitable for families, friends and anyone who wants to experience the thrill of skiing or snowboarding off-piste without the risk.

Family-friendly Les Menuires

Les Menuires boasts the Famille Plus label, which guarantees stress-free family ski holidays. There is daycare available for children from 3 months to 5 years of age, as well as dedicated beginners' areas and fun ski zones. The shared ski area between Les Menuires and Saint Martin de Belleville has 37 blue pistes, 12 green pistes and 4 magic carpets. This is paradise for beginner skiers! Young and old alike can learn to ski in total tranquility, gradually upgrading to the more difficult slopes as their ability level improves. As a bonus, children under the age of 5 ski free. Off the slopes, there is an aquatic centre as well as plenty of activities and events to keep the kids busy.

Off the slopes at Les Menuires

For non-skiing activities on the slopes, try out fatbiking, have a go on the luge track or zip around on the alpine roller coaster. The mountains surrounding Les Menuires are kitted out with around 115km of snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails. When you get back to town, indulge in some well-deserved relaxation time at one of the many spas. The Bruyères and Croisette neighbourhoods have a selection of bars and restaurants with international cuisine. The Challenge and Mousse bars have some nightlife but for a real après-ski scene, you're best off staying in another one of the resorts in Les Trois Vallées.

 Apres-ski & entertainment Les Menuires

Restaurants 81 Theatre -
Bars & cafes 7 Casino -
Nightclubs & discos 2 Concert hall
Cinema 2  

 Ski school and ski lessons Les Menuires

No. of ski schools 4Private ski lessons € 53
No. of ski instructors 350Ski lessons6 Days, 15 Hours, € 195
Area for beginnersSnowboarding lessons6 Days, 15 Hours, € 195
Ski lessons in Cross-country skiing1 Days, 3 Hours, € 45

 Book ski schools in Les Menuires online

Kids-Ski-Lessons 5 Offers available
Adult-Ski-Lessons 4 Offers available
Snowboard-Lessons 5 Offers available

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 Facilities Les Menuires

No. of hotels 7 Supermarkets 7
Total no. of hotel beds 1216 Banks
Total no. of beds 30000

 Tourist information for Les Menuires

Office de Tourisme Les Menuires
0033 - 0479 - 007300

 Distances from Les Menuires

Railway station
Moûtiers approx. 27 km by bus
Genève approx. 143 km by bus
From the motorway:approx. 55 km 1 uur by car

 Les Menuires for families and children

Childcare Magic carpet
Playground Ski lift for children

  Leisure & sports activities Les Menuires

Public saunaFootpaths 160 km
Fitness centreTorchlight descentfakkeltochten wekelijks tijdens de schoolvakanties
Public solarium Indoor ice rink -
Massage Outdoor ice rink -
Spa & wellness Curling -
Indoor swimming pool Snow rafting -
Hot air ballooning - Dog sledding
Paragliding Snowmobile tours
Indoor tennis court - Toboggan run
Squash court

Ski blog about Les Menuires

20 August 2020 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

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19 April 2020 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

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11 April 2020 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

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2 July 2019 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

Les Menuires is centrally located within Les Trois Vallées, one of the world's biggest linked ski areas with around 600km of slopes. The sheer size of Les Trois Vallées makes it impossible to explore the whole ski area in one week, and Les Menuires is the perfect starting place for a ski circuit that will take you through the highlights of the ski area. In this article we'll take you through 6 different routes, one for each day of your ski holiday!... More ›

Ski area
Les Trois Vallées

Les Trois Vallées
Total slopes 600 (km)
Green slopes 96 km
Blue slopes 240 km
Red slopes 204 km
Black slopes 60 km
Off-piste 0 km
Lifts (129 )
Drag lifts 29
Chair lifts 61
Gondola lifts 39
160 cm
110 cm