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Les Menuires is a popular ski resort located in the Belleville Valley of the French Alps. It is part of the vast Three Valleys ski area, which is renowned for its extensive network of slopes and excellent skiing opportunities.
With its modern infrastructure and convenient location, Les Menuires offers a fantastic destination for skiers of all levels, sitting just below Val Thorens at a hight of 1850m, it's a great altitude for snow sure slopes all the way down to town and beautiful white scenery.
As a purpose-built ski resort, Les Menuires was designed with the skier's convenience in mind. The resort features a range of accommodation options, from hotels to self-catering apartments, all within easy reach of the slopes. Its architecture may not be as charming as some traditional Alpine villages, but the resort compensates for it with a wide range of amenities, including restaurants, bars, shops, and entertainment venues.
It prides itself especially as a family friendly resort, with covered shopping centres that connect around the resort. One of the advantages of Les Menuires is its ski-in, ski-out accessibility. Many accommodations are located directly on the slopes, allowing skiers to start and end their days right at their doorstep.
Additionally, the resort offers good opportunities for skiing back to town, with plenty of blue and green slopes snaking around.
When it comes to après-ski, Les Menuires has a lively scene with plenty of options to unwind after a day on the slopes. There are numerous bars and restaurants where skiers can enjoy a well-deserved drink or a delicious meal.
The resort also offers activities such as swimming, ice skating, and spa facilities for those seeking relaxation off the slopes, as well as a good programm for younger guests - including 2 tobogan runs.
Les Menuires caters to skiers of all levels, but it particularly shines for families and beginners.
The resort has dedicated beginner areas with gentle slopes and ski schools that offer lessons for all ages. The ski area also has a good selection of intermediate runs, making it ideal for those looking to progress their skills. Advanced skiers can explore the wider Three Valleys area, which offers a vast array of challenging terrain and off-piste opportunities.
In summary, Les Menuires is a modern and well-equipped ski resort located in the heart of the Three Valleys ski area. It provides convenient access to the slopes, offers a vibrant après-ski scene, and is suitable for skiers of all abilities. With its family-friendly atmosphere and excellent amenities, Les Menuires is an attractive destination for winter sports enthusiasts seeking a memorable ski holiday.
(Airports, trains, shared options)
6 day pass
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Train + Bus Option
Train to Moûtiers
1hr 15 - Chambéry
2hr - Grenoble (change in Chambery)
3hr - Lyon (1 change)
3.5hr - Geneva (2 changes)
4hr 30 - Paris (Direct)
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Geneva, Grenoble or Lyon to Les Menuires
2.5 - 3.5hrs aprox
Saturdays and Sundays
2nd December 2023 – 20th April 2024
Schedual depends on Flight arrivals
Check the site for the drop off locations
Variable schedual - check the site for availabililty
Use Altibus to book travel from Lyon or Geneva
2hrs to Moutiers from either airport
Mid Dec to Early April
Aprox 120 Euro return (all the way to resort)
Only one afternoon departure Weekdays & Sunday
More departure times on Saturday.
Lyon (LYS'Express line)
Only Friday / Saturdays / Sundays
1 departure Friday / Sun
Then you'll connect to another bus in (inc on timetables & ticket)
Timetables here: Scroll down to your departure airport.
Moutiers Coach Station
Timetables here: scroll down to Moutiers
Operates every day
Multiple stops aprox 45min
Aprox 20 euro return (on its own)
If your shared transfer drops you in the middle of the resort and you can't walk, use the inter resort shuttles or grab a local taxi