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Think sunny days, long lunches, late spring snow that's been great in recent years, and the last opportunity of the season to ski. Where? Les Menuires NEW

Need more convincing?

School Easter holidays this year fall in the second and third weeks of April and the slopes are often quieter than the traditional family ski trip times of Christmas, New Year and February half term.

The days are also longer... More time for those long lunches and later afternoons skiing.

Les Menuires is part of Les3Vallées, one of the largest ski areas in the world. It also holds the Famille + accreditation and is an ideal resort for a family break.

Family skiing in Les MenuiresFamily skiing in Les Menuires









Take a look at the resort here:

And it has more to offer besides the skiing.

The resort has entertainment from Speed Mountain - a roller coaster where you control your own speed - to spa facilities in the Ô Pure Spa.


PlanetSKI had the chance to stay in Reberty last season with Powder'n'Shine and we wrote about the ski holiday experience in the small village.

With wellbeing in mind the resort is hosting the premier Wellbeing Week from 1st - 8th April, 2017 in partnership with Pure Essential which includes a series of courses, treatments and classes aimed at promoting health and relaxation.

And then again, there's the long lunches...

Open until the 21st April, Les Menuires also has ski-in, ski-out satellite villages such as Reberty - that reaches to over 2,000m - and lifts from the centre to five peaks that go to 2,800m.

Les MenuiresFamily fun










  • 81 runs - 8 black, 24 red, 37 blue and 12 green covering 160km
  • 33 ski lifts
  • 16 slope side restaurants
  • 443 snowmaking machines covering 50% of the ski area
  • 2 toboggan runs, including one on rails
  • 28km of cross-country skiing trails
  • 1 snowpark
  • Direct connection to Val Thorens and the full Les3Vallées ski area

A family ski pass costs €188 for a 6-day Les Menuires/Saint Martin de Belleville ski pass, based on 2 adults with 2 children aged 5-17 years.

As well as being available to book through most UK-based tour operators, accommodation, lift passes and other activities can be arranged direct through the tourist office.

Wellbeing Week courses cost €8 each or €35 for five.

Alternatively, for €1200, you can book a package that includes all of the following:

7 nights accommodation for 4 persons

6 days ski passes for Les 3 Vallées

Activity pass for 5 courses for the wellbeing week

Check out the website for what else it has going on this season.

It includes European Gay Ski Week, from 18th - 25th March, which you can see more of here: who’s playing sets on what night, and more of the week’s general line-up.

Les Menuires mini KL speed skiingLes Menuires mini KL speed skiing















Read more about family fun in the French resort here.

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