Three Valleys skiing
There are several winter ski resorts that make up the Three Valleys. The main ones are Courchevel, Meribel, Les Menuires and Val Thorens, with each of the Three Valley resorts being different.
Number of ski lifts : 200
Number of skiers transported hourly : 260, 000
Number of snow cannons : 1,500
Hectares of groomed runs : 2,500
Number of ski patrollers : 320
Piste bashers : 70
Ski instructors : 1,500
Cross-country ski tracks : 130 km
Skiing in Les Menuires
Our ski chalets are situated in the picturesque and traditional village of Le Bettaix, just a few minutes from the centre of Les Menuires (pronounced Men-weer). Le Bettaix has its own chair lift giving you easy access to the whole of the Three Valleys ski area, while retaining a peaceful atmosphere. Our chalets are only 150m from the chair lift, so they are ski-in, chairlift out.
Les Menuires Ski resort offers 160 kilometres of pistes and has been graded by “Where to Ski and Snowboard 2013” as follows:
4/5 for snow
5/5 for extent
4/5 for experts
5/5 for intermediates
3/5 for beginners
4/5 for snowboarders
4/5 for families
They go on to say that “Les Menuires arguably has the best position in the Trois Vallées, and we’ve warmed to it as better (and better-looking) lodgings have continued to be built. With our RPI confirming it as the most affordable major resort in the area, we now view Les Menuires as a very attractive proposition – especially the traditional-style bits we’ve christened collectively ‘Belles-Menuires’.”
With many wide blues, untouched off piste, stunning views, challenging blacks, Les Menuires caters for every skier and snowboarder. Les Menuires is also just two lifts from Val Thorens, the highest ski resort in Europe, guaranteeing you snow from before Christmas until after Easter. As well as Les Menuires and Val Thorens, you can ski to Méribel and Courchevel with the Three Valleys lift pass which gives you access to 600 kilometres of pistes! So in short, our chalets have easy access to a vast skiing area.
For more detailed information about the Three Valleys, please click on the following resort links:
Les Menuires Website
Val Thorens Website
Three Valleys Website
Three Valleys Piste Map
Les Menuires Resort Map
If you’d like to see some suggested skiing day trips put together by the Les Menuires tourist office, drop us an email and we’ll send them to you.