WHAT’S NEW IN LES MENUIRES FOR NEXT SEASON
14th October 2019
That’s 600 km of runs of which 85% are above altitudes of 1,800 metres.
50,000 metres of vertical drop and some of the most epic Alpine peaks, including La Cime Caron (3,200 metres), La Saulire (2,700 metres) and Le Mont du Vallon (2,952 metres).
We started our season in the resort last season and will likely be back again this December.
Chek out our rolling blog from the start of last winter as powder snow fell:
NEW: Street Art Turns Summit Art – Open Air Exhibition Season Long
Les Menuires hosts the ‘On vous raconte des histoi’arts’ Lucas Beaufort open-air exhibition from 7th December 2019 to 26th April 2020.
A journey around ‘snow’ and ‘street’ art taking guests through over a half-century of history and skiing.
It blends the history of the resort with the ‘recover’ technique, which consists of painting and adding motifs and characters to existing magazine covers and images.
The artist worked on 15 photos from the resort archives for Les Menuires, adding a few of his friendly coloured monsters, called ‘Gus Gus’.
NEW Ski Tour Under the Stars – “The Étoilée”
Les Menuires have created the Étoilée.
For beginner ski tourers -a relaxed evening session taking in a 272 metre vertical climb up to Refuge du Lac du Lou from La Croisette at 2030m (or Les Bruyeres) with a groomed return to resort.
Yannick the refuge warden serves pre-dinner drinks on arrival and a hearty mountain meal is available.
From €35pp. Safety kit (AVD, shovel and probe provided, touring equipment extra)
Contact: ESF Les Menuires +33(0)4 79 00 61 43 or esf-lesmenuires.fr
Be the first one on the slopes.
For the second year in a row, the resort will mark the start of the season with 24 hours of non-stop snowsports festivities.
Breakfast at 8.30am and an early-morning warm-up on the La Croisette snow front.
Advice available from fitness coaches before the sport starts: obstacle course on skis, L’Aiglon test, slalom and then night-time skiing in aid of the AFM Téléthon plus an introduction to ski touring on the ‘Menuires’ blue run – 269 metres of height gain.
And the day ends with Big Air Bag, laser games (9-year olds and up), concerts and a torch-lit descent.
Comedy Festival “Les Menuires Du Rire” 9th – 13th March 2020
All-out fun in the snow to all-out belly laughs – the festival returns for its second season.
In conjunction with comedian, actor and mimic Florent Peyre, the first edition attracted around 2,000 people to a festival of laughter, concerts, shows, events, encounters and all kinds of challenge.
For 2020 with guest star Laura Laune, Belgian singer and comedian – the winner of season 12 of ‘France’s got talent’.
Spring Sun Salutations – Yogaski 4-11th April 2020
From 4th to 11th April 2020, the resort will host the fourth edition of Yogiski week.
A week of yoga, walking, relaxation and meditation, combining the joys of snowsports, kindness and good humour.
In the programme, free workshops are open to all: Do In, sophrology, reflexology, yoga, shiatsu, sylvotherapy… as well as nutrition, stress management and naturotherapy conferences.
Mindfulness walks by the river, outdoor pranayama yoga sessions and breathing exercises.
All inclusive girls weekend in the snow, combining fantastic skiing, serious cocooning and gourmet cheese.
Aqua leisure, spa treats, pregnancy or relaxation massage. Available all season.
Special Offer: 3 days/2 nights with breakfast in a ski-in / ski-out hotel in the resort centre; 2-day Les 3 Vallées ski pass; 1 half-day snowshoe session; 2-day Pass Liberté (choice of activities: pool, spa, weights, fitness); Savoyard evening at a mountain restaurant with return journey by Catski .
Cost: from €320 pp, email@example.com or +33 79 00 79 79
New – Fly A Drone
Easy Drone offers outdoor drone flying taster sessions.
Learn the basics of flying or hone your skills on a fun course with your feet in the snow and your head in the clouds.
Treat yourself to a family photoshoot with videos and photos of your adventures on- or off-piste.
From €45 per person, 1- to 4-hour photoshoot. Groups of 2 -4 people.
Contact: Ski Top stores and Dress Code on La Croisette +33(0)6 31 09 30 58
Adventure – Take The Snow Maze Challenge
Junctions, dead ends, false trails – find your way out of the Snow Maze created at the top of Roc 1 gondola.
Carved out of ice and measuring 20 metres wide and 2 metres high, the maze has a few surprises in store this winter.
Ideal family fun, easy to get to and free of charge.
See here for more on Les Menuires.
Last winter we chose Les Menuires as the base to compare skiing in Canada with skiing in the Alps.
See below as Marie Tyalor shares her thoughts:
First there was the ski hire and her initial impressions:
And the best was saved till last – comparing the slopes and the snow.