Les Menuires – A Ski In, Ski Out Destination  

by Pool Builders on 11-28-2010 in Articles

The les Menuires ski resort is located near the picturesque old farming village of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville in the Belleville Valley. That is part of the Three Valleys district of the French Alps, which is one of the most popular ski destinations in western Europe. The les Menuires ski resort offers low rates that make it a very attractive place for family ski weekends and holidays, as well as for skiers on group excursions. However, the good prices do not mean that the facilities are second rate. You can enjoy some of the best alpine skiing in the world here. There are facilities for skiers of every level, from first timers to the well advanced. The easiest runs are the closest ones to the slope-side accommodations, which is especially convenient for families with small children. The more challenging runs are farther off.

Just Like Alpine Villages

The les Menuires ski resort is divided into several little village areas, each with its own theme; La Croisette, which is the original resort, les Bruyeres, Reberty, Reberty 2000, Brelin, Fontanettes and Preyerand. Most of the accommodation is 'ski in - ski out.' There are a lot of accommodation features from which to choose. The most recently constructed luxury apartments and chalets have such options as swimming pools, Jacuzzis, Hammons spas, saunas, and log fireplaces. There are catered and self-catered chalets, as well as on-site restaurants. For budget conscious guests, les Menuires ski resort has top value "classic apartments", which are functional, but very convenient and cosy. There are one, two, three and four bedroom apartments and chalets, and depending on the unit, they can sleep up to four, six, eight, or more than ten people. Most of the units have great views, and you have that warm ambience of being in a rustic little Alpine village.

More Than Just Skiing

Of course, the slopes are the number one attraction at the les Menuires ski resort, but there are plenty of other fun activities. There is a large, heated outdoor swimming pool that allows you the great experience of swimming in warm water with snow banks just an arm's reach away. You can also enjoy paragliding, skidooing and snowshoeing - which is not as easy as it looks. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the toboggan runs. There are plenty of cleared footpaths for people who just want to enjoy a walk in the snowy winter wonderland. The les Menuires ski resort also has a shopping centre, a fitness centre, a cinema, and discos where you can enjoy the lively aprs ski activities.

Visitors can get to this resort by car from Moutiers. If you travel by train, you can get a bus or taxi to the resort from the Moutiers station. The nearest airports to the les Menuires ski resort are at Chambery, Grenoble, Geneve, and Lyon Saint Exupery. The resort is also linked to other resorts including Motteret, Meribel and Courchevel. One thing is for sure - your weekend or vacation at the les Menuires ski resort is certain to be a fun time.

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