Les Menuires Ski Resort

Lying just below Val Thorens, Les Menuires ski resort is a great place to base your skiing holiday with plenty to offer beginners on the lower slopes and the whole of the Three Valleys ski area to satisfy intermediate and advanced skiers. The village itself is purpose-built and extremely convenient for skiers thanks to the wide range of ski-in ski-out accommodation.

Les Menuires ski resort itself has 160km of sunny local slopes, perfect for first-time skiers and beginners. You can access 600km of piste if you buy a full Three Valleys lift pass. The possibilities are endless with Méribel, Courchevel and nearby Val Thorens all linked. This makes Les Menuires ski resort a great destination for mixed-ability groups or families.

If you want to ski the Three Valleys at a reasonable price, Les Menuires ski resort is the best choice. The ski area is at your doorstep. It’s also a quieter option than the neighbouring ski resorts. Perfect if you want to unwind after a long day’s skiing.

In addition to this, there are plenty of bars and restaurants to enjoy after the lifts have closed. There are a few nightclubs on offer, however, in general, the après ski scene here is slightly more laid back compared to some of the other ski resorts nearby.

The village is mostly apartment blocks. It is very convenient with direct access to the slopes, plenty of shops and a good choice of places to eat. There are also fantastic views to admire on and off the slopes.

The reasonably short transfer time from Chambery airport is another plus. Depending on flight times, you can squeeze in some extra skiing before heading home. Especially as you can ski back to the accommodation with ease.

Call our ski experts today to find out more about Les Menuires ski resort.

Les Menuires Transfer Time
Map Marker 1h 20m
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Best For...

  • Beginner skiers
  • Sustainability
  • Three Valleys
  • Varied restaurants

Resort Statistics

  • Resort Altitude 1,850m
  • Skiing Altitude 3,250m
  • Total Ski Area 600km
  • Lifts 183
  • Green Runs 96km
  • Blue Runs 240km
  • Red Runs 204km
  • Black Runs 60km
  • Cross Country 120km

Ski Accommodation in Les Menuires, France

Our collection of Les Menuires ski accommodation has been hand-picked by our ski experts. Whether you’re looking for a luxury escape, a boutique hotel or something suitable for the whole family, our experts would be delighted to help you find the perfect accommodation for your ski holiday.

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Ski Areas in Les Menuires

Ski Areas in Les Menuires

Tucked away in the Belleville Valley, which is home to half the runs in the Three Valleys, skiers have no shortage of sunny pistes to ski around while staying at Les Menuires ski resort. The range of pistes is vast. There are 600km of slopes to explore across the neighbouring ski resorts of MéribelCourchevel and Val Thorens, keeping skiers of all abilities busy all week long.

Skiing in Les Menuires

Skiing in Les Menuires

The skiing around Les Menuires ski resort is perfect for intermediates and some sections are good for beginners. There are enough blues and greens to keep you entertained all week, with some more challenging runs available to progress to around Val Thorens. Advanced skiers will enjoy the black runs in Les Menuires or can head up to Val Thorens to take on a larger selection of more challenging black runs and some thrilling freeride descents.

Snowboarding in Les Menuires

Snowboarding in Les Menuires

Snowboarders can expect good intermediate riding around Les Menuires and beginners will have a few nursery slopes to help them find their boarder legs. More advanced freeriders will probably want to head over to Val Thorens for the best off-piste and biggest array of challenging runs. Boarders looking for a terrain park have the Pixel Area snowpark in Les Menuires, which is good for advanced and beginners alike, you can also easily get over to Méribel’s fantastic terrain parks from here.

Sustainable Choice

Taking the train is the most environmentally friendly way of travelling to this resort. We work closely with Eurostar and can tailor-make this package with competitive train rates – call for further details.

Ski Schools in Les Menuires

Ski Schools in Les Menuires

With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.

We’ve partnered with New Generation and Oxygène and highly recommend their services. All of our partners offer fantastic lessons for all ability levels.

Book your ski lessons with our recommended suppliers. If you’re travelling during a peak week be sure to book these well in advance.

Crèches in Les Menuires

Crèches in Les Menuires

The Piou-Piou Clubs in la Croisette and Les Bruyères are run by the ESF ski school and offer childcare for younger children ranging from three months to five years old.

Les Menuires Resort

Restaurants in Les Menuires

We recommend Le K for some upmarket dining and creative dishes, or La-Haut which serves meat dishes and great classic cuisines like fondue, raclette and tartiflette. On the mountain, we suggest trying out Le Grand Lac, which offers up big hearty lunches at reasonable prices. L’Antigel has a large sunny terrace and serves brilliant lamb gratin and Beaufort tart.

A group of friends enjoying a drink after a day skiing

Après Ski in Les Menuires

Les Menuires ski resort isn’t as lively as its neighbours but you can still have a party here and there. Après ski away the day in Val Thorens’ La Folie Douce, and then ski your way back down to Les Menuires or alternatively get a low-cost bus back from there. Head to Le Kube for a more relaxed vibe with fantastic cocktails. At the foot of the slopes, you’ll find Le Plan B which is open until the early hours, offering après and late-night music.

Non-Skiers in Les Menuires


There has been plenty of investment over the last few years in non-ski activities and with so many different sections of the resort, each with their own character, non-skiers will have plenty to keep themselves occupied while in town. Paragliding, or parapenting as it’s known in France, is a great way to see the mountains. But if you’d prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground, there is plenty of snowshoeing, tobogganing and cross-country skiing available.

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