Nearest lift: 350m to Roc des 3 Marches or 400m to Les Menuires gondola, both in La Croisette area
Tuition meeting point: 400m in La Croisette. All tuition is with ESF Ski School
Resort centre: 400m
The Sapinière III joins its sister chalets (Sapinière I and II) for winter 2019/20. Lying in the small Sapinière hamlet just above La Croisette in Les Menuires, you're right on the slopes so access to Les Menuires' pistes and the wider 600km Three Valleys ski area couldn't be easier.
The apartment-style chalet is very comfortably furnished with large sofas and a heart (and foot) warming wood burner in the lounge/diner. After skiing or boarding all day, snap up a slice of cake and soak in the far-reaching views through the large windows. There's a small balcony with uninterrupted views of La Masse and the slopes of Les Menuires, perfect for grabbing a moment of calm.
To ease your ski legs at the end of the day, head to the small shared spa area in the residence which you'll have access to a couple of times a week. Enjoy a rejuvenating sauna, steam room and hot tub or just relax in the space to completely unwind. There is a small charge for using the facilities, but this can be paid for locally.
Sapinière is French for Fir, which is apt as there's a small Fir wood behind the chalets, so your views are either of the slopes or the woods. Just down from the woods is the nearest lift. Improvers to advanced can clip in straight from the residence and be at the lifts in no time.
Les Menuires centre is about a 15-minute walk down the gentle pistes where you arrive in La Croisette with a nice selection of bars, restaurants and shopping. Stop off at the small l'Etoile bar in the middle of the nearest piste for a cheeky vin chaud. This really is a great choice if you're looking for Three Valleys skiing without the premium prices!
Don’t forget that you get free guiding and coaching throughout the week from fully qualified ski and board instructors.
Designed for confident blue and red-run skiers and snowboarders, they'll show you around the mountain on free guiding sessions, and even offer free coaching sessions to help you become a more confident skier or snowboarder.
There are at least three sessions a week and we guarantee each guest at least two sessions a week. Your hosts will explain how it works when you get there.
Lounge/diner with free Wi-Fi and satellite TV (French channels only)
Use of shared sauna and hot tub
Ski and boot storage available at hire shop 20m away
Wireless speaker and board games for your entertainment
Daily housekeeping with towels provided
Pre-bookable private nanny service available on request
Your chalet host lives out
Children under 15 are welcome when part of a group booking the whole chalet
The small shared spa is a wonderful place to unwind at the end of the day. There's a gorgeous wooden barrel hot tub, steam room and sauna plus a shower and relaxation area to truly chill out.
The spa is open between 4 and 8 pm and costs around €7 per person for a 50-minute session. It's worth booking a slot early on in the week to avoid missing out. The whole spa area takes a maximum of 10 people and you can reserve it exclusively for your group for approximately €65. Unfortunately, children under 14 aren't allowed in the spa.
Split over four floors, each of the five bedrooms are all tastefully furnished with plenty of light and of character. You'll also find luxurious Temple Spa toiletries in each bathroom. On the ground floor, there's a double room with its own ensuite shower and a twin room with private shower room. Both share a wc.
Two twin rooms (one in the eaves) and a single room are split across the top two floors. They share a full bathroom plus an extra wc. The single also has a private shower room.
Our chalet board basis is designed for skiers and boarders. Start every morning with an extensive continental breakfast, and cooked options on most days. Your daily afternoon tea of freshly baked cakes and biscuits will be waiting for you when you come in from the slopes.
Evening meals are a three-course set-menu with regionally inspired dishes and free-flowing wine throughout the week, all followed by fresh coffee. We provide evening meals on six nights a week leaving you free to head out and explore the resort on one evening.
•Value 3 Valleys resort •Outstanding skiing opportunities •Loads for non-skiers
Couples, groups and families alike have a brilliant time here as one of the cheaper destinations in the 3 Valleys with efficient access to the different resorts. Convenience is key in this village with doorstep skiing and excellent facilities to cater for all types and tastes. Wonderful powder awaits – vive Les Menuires!
Great for •Families •Groups •Non-skiers
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Snow History: December average depth 65cm
Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:
Les Menuires lift pass price last reported as €217 (Adult 6-day). Ask for a quote when booking Chalet Sapinière III.
Night skiing: No
Les Menuires has SE E N W facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing December - April.
|Top of slopes:||2850m|
|Bottom of piste:||1450m|
|Total length of trails:||160km|