Ski resort Les Menuires in France

Ski resorts
  • Highest point: 2 850 m;
  • Lowest point: 1 m;
  • Length of tracks: 160 km;
  • Difficulty categories and number of tracks: 8 black, 22 red, 44 blue, 12 green;
  • Average temperature in winter: -6,3 ° С;
  • Number of lifts: 6 drag lifts, 13 chair lifts, 7 gondola lifts;
  • Ski-pass cost: adults up to 64 years old: 49 € / 1 day, 239 € / 6 days, children (5-13) 39 € / 1 day, 191 € / 6 days, pensioners (65-71) 44 € / 1 day, 215 € / 6 days;
  • Duration of the season: November-May.

Alpine ski resort Les Menuires unites two small towns Les Menuires and Saint-Martin-de-Belleville lying in a picturesque valley. Located between the neighboring resorts of Val Thorens and Méribel, it consists of three sectors.

The region of Mont-de-La-Chaumbre is located on the slopes of the mountain of the same name at 2 m towering over Les Menuires. Most of the trails run along the western slope, so natural light is preserved even in the evening. This is the most developed part of the resort with many lifts and slopes of varying difficulty. Some of them can be used to finish the descent in the resorts of Val Thorens or Saint Martin. Ski routes of the "red" and blue "categories are laid at high altitude, and the slopes for beginners are closer to the town of Les Menuires.

On the opposite side of it is the Le Mass ski sector. There are free-ride fields Lou, Yvoses, Encombres and more difficult tracks of the "black" and "red" categories, starting at an altitude of 2 804 m.

The Grangert ski area is closest to the village of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville. It is known among skiers for its "blue" and "red" slopes, descending the slopes of the Tougnete and Roc des 3 Marches peaks.

The resort has several ski schools. A cycle of 6 lessons for an adult in a group costs about 110 €, and for 100 €. Sports equipment can be obtained for temporary use at the rental point for an amount of 15-30 € for an adult and 8-18 € for a child. For young children who have not yet mastered the basics of skiing, two specialized kindergartens have been created.

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In winter, in the resort of Les Menuires, every vacationer can find entertainment to their liking. Someone will prefer to continue descending the illuminated trails until late in the evening, while others will swim in one of the two heated pools. The city has a health center Chalet du Capricorne, a hang-gliding club, a toboggan track and an Espace Tonic sports center with a fitness club, gym, sauna and hammam.

Several discos, a cinema, numerous restaurants, shops and bars will help sportsmen resting at the resort to brighten up their leisure in bad weather or late in the evening after skiing in the mountains. Les Menuires is the only resort in the Three Valleys region, where a large number of multi-storey hotels have been built, so it is easier to solve the problem of accommodation here, even in the midst of the winter season.

Address: Les Menuires, La Croisette, 73440, France
Phone: + 33 4 79 00 73 00