- Sleeps 8
- Catered chalet
Chalets Annabelle and Brigitte are twin chalets which share superb sauna and hot tub facilities on the ground floor. Each has a cosy lounge and a large balcony with fantastic views. Each dining room can comfortably seat its own guests, but when requested a separating door between the chalets can be opened to allow both chalets to be used by one group of up to 20 guests. The chalets are superbly situated just 100 metres from the piste which allows guests to ski back almost to the door. The nearest bar/restaurant is just 100 metres away while the excellent L’Ours Blanc restaurant is also close by. There is also limited off-road parking near the chalet. There are 4 x twin bedded rooms all en-suite with either shower or bath.
The staff will arrange an honesty bar of snacks, soft drinks and mixers for your convenience.
Les Ménuires Resort Info
Located at 1815 m, the ski resort of Les Menuires is part of the prestigious 3 Vallées, the world's biggest ski area: 600 km of ski slopes. 200 ski lifts linking Les Menuires and the charming village of Saint Martin de Belleville with Val Thorens, Méribel, La Tania and Courchevel. A fabulous huge ski area designed so that everyone, from beginners to experts can make the most of their skiing. Residences on the piste, shops sheltered in the shopping arcades, different quarters linked with footpaths and mechanical lifts. In Les Menuires, everything has been thought out to simplify life for young and old.
Beginners are very well catered for and the resort is certainly amongst the cheapest in the pricey Trois Vallées. The skiing is great for all abilities, with particular mention going to La Masse, which offers advanced skiers some excellent blacks and off-piste and very rarely get crowded, unlike some corners of the Three Valleys. The resort itself is functional, no-frills French. There are some good restaurants and bars in the resort and on the slopes, but the skiing is the real reason to be here. With Méribel and the rest of the Trois Vallées on your doorstep, the variety of slopes available is superb. Access isn't bad with the TGV stop at Moutiers only 27km away and Chambéry airport a 90-minute journey.
Overall, Les Menuires provides a great range of skiing both around the resort itself and on neighbouring slopes. And for ten years, to suit this overwhelming landscape, Les Menuires has developed a high-standing accommodation programme over the past few years, with traditional chalets out of wood and stone.
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Les Ménuires Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 18 Jan 2017|
|Last snowed|| 14-Jan-2017|
|Fresh snow||5 cm|
|Lower slopes||36 cm|
|Upper slopes||135 cm|
|Runs to resort||Good|
|Off piste snow||Tracked|
|Comments||Great skiing thanks to the recent snowfalls|
Snow Overview - France (snow news updated 18-Jan-2017)
Monday 16th of January was the first week of skiing since the significant snowfalls that happened towards the end of last week and over the weekend. The weather across Europe cleared to reveal some considerably snowier mountains.
Everyone has been talking about the snow in the Alps, but it’s the Pyrenees where things are really kicking off. If you were in the area and looking for some great off-piste, you could do worse than head to The Grand Tourmalet area, where Bareges/La Mongie (100/180cm) is being dumped on yet again - 30cm, maybe more, to fall today. Most of the resort will have to be hiked, however, as only 5 lifts are open. Cauterets (80/160cm), on the other hand, has had so much snow it was unable to open – up to 80cm today alone.
Over in the Alps things have really got going in the La Plagne area with loads of new snow recently. There are now 64 lifts open in the area. We may have given Charmousse (55/80cm) a bad rap for their slow start to the season, but it’s time to turn that frown upside down and give credit where it’s due - most lifts were open today and there was some good powder skiing under blue skies. Flaine (50/230cm) and the rest of the Grand Massif are looking in really good shape thanks to huge amounts of new snow. Links between the resorts are finally open there. Valmorel (75/95cm) is another resort that looks much improved thanks to 45cm of fresh snow – certainly worthy of a shout out. Loads of new lifts were open in La Clusaz (50/130cm) today, where there was plenty of powder off-piste.
The best area of all has to be Chamonix (40/150cm). All resorts in the area are incredible options at moment. All lifts are now open in les Houches (40/150cm) and the Vallorcine (40/80cm) area is now open for skiing. If you happen to be skiing in France this week, well you couldn’t have timed it any better.
European Weather Outlook
It appears that the well overdue but all together sensational current storm cycle is drawing to a close. Metres of snow have fallen in the past week and it appears the winter season has finally had the reboot it needed, however the next change is upon us. The next 48 to 72 hours will see the last tiny amounts of snow fall from the sky before strong sunshine returns. From Wednesday morning skiers and riders can expected to wake up to sunny clear skies and dry conditions, not matter where you are in the European Alps. Sunny conditions will remain in place everywhere right though until Sunday the 22nd.
If you’re skiing Europe next week, don’t fret. It is still far too early to forecast how conditions will be beyond the 22nd.
In the Pyrenees, Andorra is currently experiencing sensational snowfalls. After an excellent weekend the next 36 hours should see around 30cm of fresh. Beyond this window expect mostly sunny conditions until the weekend.
In far north Scandinavia expect a continuation of current conditions with a mix of sun, cloud and light snowfall.