Les Menuires ski holidays
Established in 1964 the French ski resort Les Menuires lies at 1850 metres altitude in the Savoie region of the French Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2850m the area is snow sure. Over 418 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 65km of trails, which equates to around 40 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Les Menuires is Geneva at a distance of 143km or approximately 150 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.
Alpine Downhill Runs
5 runs 9km
33 runs 89km
26 runs 50km
7 runs 7km
Skiing in Les Menuires
71 pistes and trails means approximately 160km of runs. 33 Les Menuires lifts have capacity to transport 57944 per hour. The longest run in the French ski resort is over 8km.
The mountain has 7% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 46% intermediate, 36% advanced slopes and 9% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 2km Leo Lacroix run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.
Rating for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Snowboarding in Les Menuires
Of the 33 ski lifts, 6 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Les Menuires is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 0 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 0 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 2 boardercross courses.
Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Les Menuires Apres Ski
Off-Slope activities include:
48 apres ski bars 46 restaurants 0 bowling 2 night club 1 cinema 0 billiards / pool 1 games room 1 concert 1 indoor swimming 1 outdoor heated pools 2 saunas 1 hot tubs 1 solariums 1 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 1 squash racquetball 0 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 28 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 1 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Californian Baths, Microlights.
Rating for apres ski gets 2 stars out of 5 overall
"Les Menuires" by any other name
The French resort is also known as Les Menuires and has common misspellings: Lesmeniures, Lesmenuies, Lesmenuires
The direction which the various Les Menuires slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Les Menuires has slopes facing SE E N W.
Rating for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Les Menuires reviews, 4.5 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.