Les Menuires


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Les Menuires
The Les Menuires ski-school boasts over 200 instructors offering tuition in alpine, cross-country and telemark skiing as well as snowboarding.

There is a children's ski-school "villages" based at La Croisette and Les Bruyeres, and a day nursery at La Croisette.

The shopping is concentrated at La Croisette, but each village has a few amenities of its own. Numerous minimarkets serve the mass of self caterers. There is a variety of fashion boutiques, ski-hire and sports outlets, banks and the usual souvenirs.

During the daytime the winter activities include downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding (with snow park), paraskiing, ice-skating, snow-shoeing, tobogganing, snow-scooter rides, inflatable-sledge rides,outdoor heated swimming pools, fitness centres with Turkish baths, sauna and gym, hang-gliding and microlight hire.

The nightlife here is abundant with lively bars and restaurants, therer are 1 or 2 discos, cinemas, fondue and raclette nights and torchlit descents.

There are a few quality establishments, but the emphasis is on self catering in your own apartments and unsophisticated fare such as pizzas, simple local specialities and international cuisine. There is a good choice of mountain restaurants.