Les Menuires ski breaks, as well as holidays in the Three Valleys, Paradiski, Espace Killy and Chamonix Valley, Ski Amis is the go-to company for winter sports fans looking for the experience of a lifetime. ">If you dream of taking the family on a ski holiday to the Three Valleys, but are worried about the expense then I have good news: alongside the resorts of Méribel, Courchevel and Val Thorens, is the much more reasonably priced Les Menuires. Ski holidays to this lesser known Three Valleys resort are not only cheaper than staying in the neighbouring villages, they are also enhanced by the friendly welcome for which the resort is famous. |
Here are my top 10 reasons for taking the family to Les Menuires. Ski holidays to the Three Valleys just don’t get more family-friendly than this.
1. Eskimo Adventures
A night time adventure with a difference as your kids are accompanied by ski instructors on an evening torch-lit snow walk to build their very own igloo.
2. Kids Snow Play Area
Kids from three to eight years old can enjoy the toboggan run, snowball zone and photo ops in the centre of the resort at the Boukty Snow Camp on the Croisette.
3. Indoor Fun
Even off the slope there’s plenty to keep the kids occupied, like the Fun Park in the Sports Centre which includes everything from trampolines and bouncy castles to ball pits and soft play areas.
4. Fireworks in the Mountains
Every Wednesday night the team at the family-friendly Chez Pépé Nicolas offer dinner rounded off with an excellent fireworks display. Set against the backdrop of the Peclet Glacier the kids will love the drama, and so will you.
5. Mini KL
Race against your children and the clock on the Mini KL timed course. Get your kids to set their fastest time and then see if you can beat them.
6. Night Time Sledging
Children can enjoy all the fun and excitement of a night time sledge ride in the safety of the resort with floodlit sledging from the Croisette.
7. Rapid Tobogganing
If your kids are a little older then they’ll love the 4km Roc’n Bob toboggan run. Take the Roc des 3 Marches gondola and then get ready for some fast-paced action as you ‘roc’n bob’ your way down the run.
8. Family-Friendly Restaurants
From lunches on the sunny terrace, set in a beautiful mountain landscape, at Restaurant Le Grand Lac to cosy cheesy Savoyard dinners at La Fromagerie des Belleville, there is a great range of child-friendly dining in and around the resort.
9. Brilliant Beginner Slopes
There are an impressive four free lifts for beginners in the resort, so your children won’t need to pay for a pass until they have improved enough to go further afield. With a high number of green and blue runs this is an ideal place to learn and improve.
10. Bargain Family Ski Passes
It doesn’t matter how much money you save on the accommodation, ski passes are the expense that can push a ski holiday over your budget so Les Menuires’ 6-day family pass is a great deal. Choose between a full Three Valley’s pass or just a local one, if you buy four, the two adults will only be charged the same as the two children.
Whether you want to explore the whole Three Valleys or just enjoy some great local skiing as a family you couldn’t choose better than Les Menuires. Ski here for a week and I guarantee that you and the kids will want to come back, again and again.
Belinda Smythson works for Ski Amis, a specialist ski travel agency and booking service that has been helping avid skiers craft their perfect winter holiday for over a quarter of a century. With a team that has years of experience planning Les Menuires ski breaks, as well as holidays in the Three Valleys, Paradiski, Espace Killy and Chamonix Valley, Ski Amis is the go-to company for winter sports fans looking for the experience of a lifetime.
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