Skiing in Les Menuires
Les Menuires is the joint second highest resort and is the largest individual ski area in the Three Valleys. It is very much a purpose built resort with the majority of the accommodation being built on the slopes, therefore offering guests a true ski-in/ ski-out experience.
Les Menuires Overview
Les Menuires, like Val Thorens 2300, is a purpose built resort so the majority of the accommodation is built on to the slopes offering guests a true ski-in/ ski-out experience. Almost all of the skiing in Les Menuires is done above 2,000 metres so you are almost guaranteed to have great conditions throughout the season.
Skiing Around Val Thorens 2300
Les Menuires is great for all abilities, especially thanks to the budget accommodation and most of the runs being either green or blue pistes it is excellent for families and beginners. In Les Menuires, you will find 3 green, 24 blue, 9 red and 4 black pistes.
Access to Other Areas
Thanks to the excellent infrastructre the Three Valleys has in place acess to Val Thorens 2300, Meribel and the other areas of the Three Valley ski area is easy.
Val Thorens 2300
Val Thorens can be accessed a few different ways. From the Croisette (main lifts), you catch the Menuires then Mont de la Chambre chairlift to the top of Col de la Chambre. From there, you can chose from a few different routes to ski into the centre of Val Thorens 2300.
Meribel can be easily accessed from the centre of Les Menuires within a couple of lifts. The most direct route is to get the Roc 1 gondola and then Roc 2 chairlift to the top of 3 Marches. From there, follow the red 'Mouflon' piste until it joins the blue 'Sittelle' piste and then follow that all the way down into Meribel Mottaret.
If you want to only use blue or green pistes, follow the same route as if you were going to Val Thorens 2300 to get to the top of Col de la Chambre. Then follow the long blue 'Lac de la Chambre' piste until you get to the Plan des Mains chairlift. At the top of Plan des Mains, just follow the blue runs down into Mottaret.
Follow the same route as above for getting to Meribel, once in Mottaret catch the Pas du Lac gondola to the top of the Saulire. From there, you can ski down into Courchevel 1850 or make your way over to Courchevel 1650.
Our Favourtie Run
The red 'D.Douillet' piste.
From the top of the Monte de la Chambre chairlift, you can ski this excellent red piste all the way into the centre of Les Menuires. One of the best piste in the Val Thorens valley it has the seal of approval from the - self-proclaimed - best skier on the mountain and our director, Ross.
Best Area for Children and Beginners
With all the green piste located round the Croisette lifts, that is the place to be for beginners and children.