Les Menuires

Ski resorts in France
Les Menuires belong to Les 3 Vallées.

Lifts (20/33)
Slopes (57/86)
Snow depth
2850 m
1850 m
274 cm
107 cm
-7°C
-5°C
In the heart of the 3 Vallées, Les Menuires/ Saint Martin is a huge area with skiing for all levels and all tastes. With sumptuous views from the prestigious summits like le Mont de la Chambre (2 850 m), la Pointe de la Masse (2 804 m), le Roc des 3 Marches (2 704 m) and la Tougnète (2 430 m).

Snow forecast

  • Saturday

    9.9 cm snow
    Snow
    -12°
    1 m/s
  • Sunday

    2.2 cm snow
    Partly cloudy
    -16°
    1 m/s
  • Monday

    21.9 cm snow
    Snow
    -11°
    1 m/s
What do you think about Les Menuires?
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3 reviews
hammarling
25/01/2012
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I visited Les Menuires week 3 years 2012. Did ski in the whole system Les Trois Vallées with the other resorts Courchevel, Méribel and Val Thorens. The weather was clear for four days, a cloudy and one with poor visibility and very windy. The temperature was from about -3 to about -8. Plenty of snow, but it had melted and froze again it was hard outside the slopes. The resort is snowproof when it is located in 1850. The area is open so you look very easy where you can find opportunities for offpiste. Went the first day Pointe De La Masse with 2804 möh. There are good opportunities for offpiste next to the black slopes. Next day to Val Thorens and Pointe De Bouchet with 3420 möh. There are beautiful glaciers here and easy to find opportunities for off-piste skiing. Next day the gondola up to 3 Marches on 2704 meters and down to Méribel. Via wide slopes made for carving. The village is quite small but looks nice. Then with the gondola to Dent De Bourgin, which with 2739 meters is a benchmark here. The black couloir on the mountain backbone was about 6m narrow, and several hundred meters downhill to the sides. Meet a 71 year old ski instructor here with a 65 year old lady as a guest. Then a good black offpist area which was run twice. Down to Courchevel 1850 via wide carving slopes to turn all the way back. Next day back to Courchevelbyen 1300, 1550, 1650 and a walk in 1850. The village is modern and exclusive and quite nice, but unfortunately there are too many blingbling Russians here. Good offpiste opportunities at Roc Melet 2734 möh. A nice area a little by the side. The next day, it was a bad sight, so there was a ride around Les Meniuires again. Sixth and last day it blew hard and it was shut down in parts of Val Thorens. Worst blow I've ever been with. It was snowing, so it was about 10 cm of snow in the slopes to go in. The whole area is high and you often see Monte Blanc with ease. The restaurants are quite expensive but a nice find at Masse, and is also affordable. However, in Couchevel it is very expensive. The hotels have the advantage that it is easy to ski out to the slopes directly, but they look as exciting as the Botkyrk Cabin, and are not affordable. A horse-shoe center is located down the hill with a mall. Service is available but it is far from a stopover. The visitors are mostly French-speaking but there are elements of English, Dutch, German and Russian but few Scandinavians. The Swedes choose Val Thorens instead. This time of the season there is free lift pass for people over 65, so that was quite good about that category.

In summary, the resort is a snow-proof place with many wide pistes and plenty of easy opportunities for offpiste. Giant ski area so you can ski well to take advantage of the entire system. French modern feel with a little international feeling. Winning on the huge size of the area but losing sight of the lack of charm. Rating 4 of 5. By Börje Hammarling

Occy90
11/09/2008
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As part of the "Les 3 Vallés" (three-valley system), Les Menuires is a clearly worthwhile travel destination, having been there 2 times before and the ride has been fantastic.

In the morning, take the lift up to Val Thorens to spend the morning in the incredible BC that the system offers. Towards closing junction, the long distance goes down to the back of Les Menuires where their park is usually built (except during the event) and drive a couple of rides here, where opening hours can be a little later.

For a happy end of the day, jerk is recommended at the "Pizzeria Freeride" where they serve among the goest pizzas in France! or / and even a trip down to "La Grotte du Yéti", awesome bar with lovely music!

Return ... definitely!

johan
johan (Guest)
31/05/2007
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Were in Les Menuires in 2006 and can only say good things about the ride itself.
The whole system of three valleys is ill big and though we drove the iron for a whole week he did not even ride 1/3 of all the slopes.
The village itself is no nightlife and almost no shops to shop in.
But there are quite ok places to hang up and the bathhouse is a soft way to end the day.
So you want to go skiing / board for a good price in a good system so I can recommend it but you want to bend and then go elsewhere

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