Editor: Laurianne Barbier
The world’s largest ski area offers you to ski from your accommodation to the slopes
Great skiers appreciate Les Ménuires for its vast ski area (600km of ski runs in Les Three Valleys) and snow (85% of the ski area is over 1,800m high and the resort has 5 peaks over 2,400m high).
Beginners are also delighted with the extensive high altitude slopes which allow them to enjoy fabulous views. The Blue Bouquetins piste makes the 5 peaks in the area accessible to beginners as well as experienced skiers. La Masse is the sunniest piste in Les Ménuires and provides access for beginners (blue piste).
An aquatic leisure centre
Les Ménuires host a 3,500m2 water park dedicated to well-being and fitness with a leisure pool (featuring underwater benches, waves and massage jets) and a wellness area for adults to enjoy a jacuzzi, hammam, sauna and whirlpool bath in peace.
Piou Piou speaks English
Children can learn the basics of skiing in a mixture of French and English at fun educational workshops. Objectives: to learn about different techniques such as the snow plough and how to turn on skis. Price: six half days from €127.
Information and reservations: ESF.
Telephone: +33 (0)4 79 00 61 43
Get in shape on a Fat bike
Mountain bikers can take the Le Roc des 3 Marches cable car to treat themselves to 450m of maximum thrills. Then it’s your turn to devour the snowy slopes after a few basic lessons!
Gourmet stop at Le Bouche à Oreille
Thanks to its complete renovation (contemporary wooden interior) and breathtaking views, Le Bouche à Oreille has become the place to be in Les Ménuires. Having received its third Michelin star last February, René and Maxime Meilleur have placed the new bistronomic formula with skis on the map! Although it’s inspired by local cuisine, you won’t find any cheese fondue or tartiflettes here. Savour trout with almonds, veal shank casserole or spit roast poultry. Heaven for the taste buds but remember - after your feast, you’ve got to get down again!
Le Bouche à Oreille.
Telephone: +33 (0)4 79 00 46 48