Les Menuires Ski Holidays
France

Resort Les Menuires

Description

Les Menuires is a purpose built resort located in the Three Valleys. The resort sits at 1850m and provides direct access to the 600km of piste and 180 lifts that the Three Valleys has to offer.

Les Menuires is composed of eight separate areas: La Croisette, Preyerand, Brelin, La Sapinere, Reberty 1850, Reberty 2000, Les Fontanettes and Les Bruyeres. Le Bettaix which is a located just below Les Menuires and is linked by a lift is also often also considered part of the resort.

The resort is a popular choice for those wanting to ski in the Three Valleys but looking for a cheaper price. Accommodation in Les Menuires tends to be a third cheaper than in Meribel and as the resort is compact and purpose built, the majority of accommodation is either ski in/ski out or a short walk to the nearest lift so ski access couldn’t be easier.

Les Menuires hasn’t got much to offer in terms of nightlife so is more suitable for groups that are looking to stay in, or families wanting a quieter resort.



Getting There

If you haven’t booked a package where travel has been organised for you, then you will need to think about the best way for you to get to and from resort.

Fly

The most common way to get to resort is to fly, there are 4 local airports to Les Menuires.

Chambery – 100km – 90min
Lyon – 183km – 2h
Grenoble – 180km – 2h
Geneva  - 143km– 2h30

Geneva and Lyon are open all year round and very well connected from most UK and European cities. Chambery and Grenoble are only open in summer.

Transfers from the airport

There are several companies who offer shared and private transfers to get you to and from the resort. It is recommended that you check transfer arrangements before booking your flights especially if you are looking for a shared transfer as these are less regular and you don’t want to be waiting around for hours at the airport.

Trans’Neige provides a scheduled coach service from Chambery.

Bens Bus provides low cost shared transfers from Geneva and Grenoble

Alti Bus provides shared transfers from Geneva, Grenoble, Chambery and Lyon

Mountain Rescue offers extremely competitive airport transfers from Geneva, Grenoble, Chambery and Lyon

Train

The Eurostar runs from both London St Pancras and Ashford in Kent to Moutiers and takes approximately 8 hours. The train operates every Saturday between December and April, and night trains on Fridays from January to April. The train can be a good option if you want to take a lot of luggage with you as the generous allowance means you can take your skis and snowboard as well as two suitcases at no extra charge. Moutiers to Les Menuires is 28km, taking approximately 40 minutes by car.

Drive

If you are driving from the UK, you can either take the channel tunnel or the ferry. The euro tunnel departs from Folkestone to Calais every 15 minutes and takes 35 minutes. Prices start from £90 each way. You can book your crossing online at - https://www.eurotunnel.com/uk/home/.

The ferry runs from both Hull to Zeebrugge or Dove to Calais with P&O ferries - http://www.poferries.com/en/portal.  The Hull ferry operates daily and is overnight arriving in Zeebrugge at 0845am. The Dover to Calais service operates up to 23 times each day and takes 90 minutes.

When driving in France, remember to drive on the right hand side of the road. There are several tolls on route down to the Alps, the prices depend on your vehicle and which section of the road you use but the total cost will be approximately €75 in total.

European travel/vehicle requirements are very strict and on-spot fines can be issued if you don’t have: headlight converters, GB sticker, warning triangle, spare bulbs, breathalysers and high viz vests for each passenger in the vehicle.
In certain weather conditions, the roads may become snowy and icy so it is important to take extra care and attention when driving. It is a legal requirement in France to carry snow chains in your vehicle or police will refuse you to access to certain roads. When driving in these conditions, slow down when you encounter any snow, use high gears to avoid wheel spin, and keep moving when driving up an incline on snow.


When to Go


Where to Stay


Les Menuires is split into several smaller hamlets. As the resort is relatively small and complex so many of the accommodation is ski in/ski out or a short walk to the slopes.

La Croisette

La Croisette is the centre of Les Menuires. It is purpose built so isn’t very attractive. There are several amenities in the centre including several restaurants/bars, shops, sports centre and post office.
Our recommended chalets in La Croisette include:


Les Bruyeres

Les Bruyeres is a traditional Savoyard town located just above the centre of Les Menuires. Many of the accomodation here is ski in/ski out. There are a wide range of amenities here including bars, restaurants and an indoor pool.

Les Bettaix

Les Bettaix is a small hamlet located below the centre of town.

Reberty 2000

Reberty is located approximately 1km up the valley from Les Menuires just below Val Thorens. There are a few shops/restaurants here and chalets offering fantastic ski access.







Getting around

The centre of Les Menuires (La Croisette) is compact and purpose built so is easily walkable. To get to the neighbouring villages of Les Bruyeres, Les Bettaix and Reberty you can either ski over or there are lifts and bus routes connecting them.


Apres

Les Menuires doesn't have the biggest selection of bars for apres ski and nightlife but there are a few establishments in resort. The majority are located in La Croisette (resort centre).

Le Mousse is located in La Croisette. The bar is relatively small but it is a good place to head for a drink.

Bar Le Challenge is a popular spot with seasonnaires. The pub is open till 2am with daily happy hours from 5pm till 9pm and regularly hosts themed parties with live DJs.

Bar le Tilbury is a typical French Alpine bar offering a good range of beer and spirits

Le Kube is located in La Croisette. The cosy lounge has a funky interior and an extensive cocktail list.

La Ferme de Reberty is a slope side restaurant located in Les Menuires with an excellent sun terrace making it the perfect spot for an après ski drink after a long day on the mountains.

Le New Pop is Les Menuires’ late night venue, open till the early hours plating a mixture of Euro pop and ‘cheesy’ club hits.

Le Leeberty is located in Les Bruyeres. The French run bar often have good Djs playing on their fantastic sound system.

For those looking for more apres/nightlife, there are plenty of bars in Val Thorens which is accessible by bus or taxi.


Eating out

Les Menuires has a good selection of restaurants:

La Ferme de Reberty is located in the heart of Reberty village. The restaurant/bar/pub has a large south-facing terrace making it the perfect spot for sunny lunches and some après ski.

La Haut is a stylish mountain restaurant located at the bottom of the pedestrian lift in Les Menuires. The restaurant is worth the visit serving Savoie specialities including the likes of foie gras, pigs cheeks and filet of beef.

Restaurant Le K is a cosy gourmet mountain restaurant located in the Hotel Le Kaya and benefits from exceptional alpine decor.  The restaurant offers fresh and creative dishes as well as Savoyard specialities.

La Marmite is a mountain restaurant serving Savoyard specialities as well as great pizzas.

La Potiniere is a lively restaurant located at the foot of the slopes. The restaurant serves pizza, grills, Savoyard dishes and more. The restaurant has a large terrace so it is a great spot for lunch in the sun.

Le Grand Lac is mountain restaurant serving traditional specialities including “boite chaud” (melted camembert in its box)

Les 4 vents is a friendly self service restaurant and bar. The restaurant is easily accessible located next to the Bruyeres lift in Les Menuires.

L’antigel serves Savoyard and international meals combining rapidity with good quality food allowing you to get the best out of your day on the slopes.

La Fromagerie del Belleville serves Savoyard specialities including fondue and traditional raclette.


Good for Couples

Hotel le Kaya

Village de Reberty

Les Menuires

+33 4 79 41 42 00

Good for Family

Chez Pepe Nicolas

On Piste Restaurant

Saint-Martin-de-Belleville

Les Menuires

+33 6 09 45 28 35

Good for Family

L'igloo

Inside la Ferme de Reberty

Le Reberty

Les Menuires

+33 4 79 00 77 01

Good for Family

The Grand Lac

Chef Lieu

Les Menuires

+33 4 79 08 25 78

Good for Friends

La Ferme Reberty

Le Village de Reberty

Les Menuires

+33 4 79 00 77 01

Good for Friends

Les Marmottes

L'Orée des Pistes

Les Bruyères 

Les Menuires

+33 4 79 24 15 46


Activities

If you have a non skier in the group or if certain members of the party aren’t planning on skiing all day then you will likely want to have some non skiing activities to do. Les Menuires offers the following activities:


Mountain biking
Tobogganing
Walking
Snowshoeing
Swimming
Cross-country skiing
Fitness centre
Bowling
Dog-sledding
Paragliding


Aquafun & Wellness Centre

Les Menuires

+33 4 79 00 69 98

Paragliding

Les Menuires

+33 6 80 10 79 20

Skidoo

Les Menuires

+33 4 79 08 56 75

Snow-biking

Les Menuires

+33 4 79 00 62 75


Ski School

There are a selection of ski schools in Les Menuires who offer private and group lessons for all skiing/boarding abilities. Group lessons are more sociable and generally work out cheaper however they are not normally as intense as one-to-one tuition. Most ski schools will be happy to talk through the different options available for you and can assess you skiing ability to determine which class will be most suitable.

It is recommended that you pre book your ski school in advance as availability is limited and lessons may sell out, especially if you are travelling on a peak week (Christmas, New Year, Half Term, Easter).

Recommended ski schools in Les Menuires:

ESF has been running for over 70 years and have fully qualified English speaking instructors to help you improve your skills. ESF offer group and private lessons as well as mountain guiding for all abilities.

Oxygene are the leading family-friendly English speaking ski and snowboard school in the French Alps.

Ski School Les Menuires offer a wide range of private lessons for children and adults: skiing, snowboarding, off-piste guiding, heli-skiing, snowshoeing and ski touring.

The Snow School offers a range of ski lessons that cater to all ages and abilities.


Getting around

The centre of Les Menuires (La Croisette) is compact and purpose built so is easily walkable. To get to the neighbouring villages of Les Bruyeres, Les Bettaix and Reberty you can either ski over or there are lifts and bus routes connecting them.


Family ski

Les Menuires is a bearer of the Family Plus label meaning that the resort offers a number of activities and services for children including two ‘Piou-Piou’ villages, free lift passes for under 5s and fun ski zones such as the Walibi Gliss’ and the Mini KL.

There are three main options for families looking for childcare in resorts; booking into a local creche, booking with a tour operator who offers in-house childcare, and booking a private nanny.

It is recommended to pre-book childcare in advance especially if you are travelling during a peak week to avoid disappointment.

Creche

ESF
run Club Piou-Piou and Mini Clubs in La Croisette and Les Bruyeres for children from 3 months to 5 years. ESf offer ski school from 3 years. ESF require a medical certificate for all children under 20 months to show that they are able to attend the nursery above 1800m

In-house Childcare

Ski Famillie offer childcare in their chalets in Les Bruyeres and Reberty.

Private Nanny


Ski Nanny are an agency who put families and nannies in touch.

Alpine Child Care have a pool of freelance nannies who they match to families to cater for their specific needs.


Group Ski


Childcare

Les Menuires sits in the shadows of its bigger sibling Val Thorens, but it doesn’t disappoint when it comes to families. There are a number of wide and gentle beginner slopes but when the weather turns bad in Les Menuires and you need to keep the children entertained, the resort has lots of indoor fun on offer!

Funpark
The Funpark in Les Menuires is a great place to go to when the weather has really turned bad. With trampolines, bouncy castles and lots of soft cushiony furniture to play on it’s a great place to keep kids active and having fun at the same time. It’s best for children under 12 years old, though children under 10 years have to be accompanied by an adult.

Swimming Pool
The aquatic arena in Les Menuires boasts a 25m swimming pool with a hydro-fun waterfall, as well as a separate children’s paddling pool. Within the centre there is also a sauna, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi, Turkish showers and a relaxation area! They also run swimming lessons too, including prenatal and parent and baby session. It is open from 11.30-20.00 daily throughout the season.

Sports Centre
With a basketball court and ping pong table, as well as badminton and squash courts, active families have plenty to choose from. The staff at the centre are happy to organise tournaments too!

Roc’n Bob
The toboggan run in Les Menuires is a must for the thrill seekers out there. At 4km long, it has 22 bends and a vertical descent of 450m! It starts at the Roc des 3 Marches gondola and takes you straight back into the centre of resort. It’s guaranteed to be fun!

The tourist office has a pamphlet listing all of the family activities in resort along with the contact details, so pick one up when you get into resort.


The Piste

Beginners

Les Menuires is one of the best resorts in the Three Valleys for beginner skiing. There are four free lifts that access beginner areas. There are two located by the Stade lift in the north of resort, and one in Bruyeres and one in Reberty.

Once beginners have progressed from the nursery slopes there are ‘smooth skiing’ areas which are accessed by the Doron chairlift as well as 12 green runs throughout the resort in particular the La Voilette which is accessed from the Roc des Marches gondola.

Intermediates

Les Menuires is an excellent area for intermediates with 44 blues and 22 red runs, in particular the mountainside from Roc der Fer above St Martin (2290m)to Col de la Chambre above Les Menuires. (2850m)

Experts

There are only six black runs in Les Menuires, 4 of which are located in La Masse so this is the best place for experts to head, but the resort is part of the Three Valleys so offers plenty of terrain to explore.


Ski School

There are a selection of ski schools in Les Menuires who offer private and group lessons for all skiing/boarding abilities. Group lessons are more sociable and generally work out cheaper however they are not normally as intense as one-to-one tuition. Most ski schools will be happy to talk through the different options available for you and can assess you skiing ability to determine which class will be most suitable.

It is recommended that you pre book your ski school in advance as availability is limited and lessons may sell out, especially if you are travelling on a peak week (Christmas, New Year, Half Term, Easter).

Recommended ski schools in Les Menuires:

ESF has been running for over 70 years and have fully qualified English speaking instructors to help you improve your skills. ESF offer group and private lessons as well as mountain guiding for all abilities.

Oxygene are the leading family-friendly English speaking ski and snowboard school in the French Alps.

Ski School Les Menuires offer a wide range of private lessons for children and adults: skiing, snowboarding, off-piste guiding, heli-skiing, snowshoeing and ski touring.

The Snow School offers a range of ski lessons that cater to all ages and abilities.


Equipment Hire


Lift Passes

When travelling to Les Menuires, there are various lift pass options available. There is the Les Menuires/St Martin pass which covers 160km of piste and 67 lifts, and the 3 Valleys pass which covers the whole area including 600km of piste and 180 lifts. 

6 Day Pass             Les Menuires/St Martin    3 Valleys
Adult (13-64yrs)      £233                                  £294
Child (5-12yrs)        £188                                  £238.10
Senior (65-74yrs)    £209.70                             £264.60

Lift passes are free for children under 5 and over 74yrs. Proof of age is required.

Family passes are available for families of four or more people with 2 adults and 2 children aged between 5 and 17 where everyone skis at the child price. All passes must be purchased at the same time for the same duration and same ski area.

Group discounts are available for groups of two (Duo) or more (Tribu). The discounts are only available for passes bought at the same time, online for the same duration in the same ski area in a single transaction.

6 Day                            Les Menuires/St Martin     3 Valleys
2 Persons Duo Pass      £271                                  £284
(price per person)
3 Persons Tribu Pass    £266                                  £284
(price per person)

Mini passes are available for beginners which give access to 16 lifts. There are also four free lifts that access beginner areas, two are located by the Stade lift in the north of resort, one in Bruyeres and one in Reberty.

You can book your lift pass online from the lift pass office. Alternatively, you can book your pass through the tour operator that you’re staying with who will deliver the pass to your accommodation upon your arrival. This is generally the easiest method of doing it as you don’t have to worry about the hassle of going to pick it up or buying it in resort and can get straight out on the slopes on your first day.





RESORT STATISTICS

  • ALTITUDE

    1850m

  • LONGEST PISTE

    5km

  • HIGHEST SKI LIFT

    3200m

  • TOTAL LIFTS

    200

  • TOTAL PISTE

    600km






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Sapin de Reberty
 

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