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Les Menuires, France

Les Menuires

Altitude1850m
Highest Lift3230m
Longest Run8km
Kms of Piste600km
Snowboard Parks1
Slope DirectionNorth, East, South, West
Snow CannonsYes
Beginner Runs7
Intermediate Runs41
Advanced Runs52
Total Lifts24
Chair Lifts10

Les Menuires and Saint Martin de Belleville, whose pistes peak at an altitude of 2850 m, benefit from an exceptional natural snow cover. This is reinforced by more than 410 artificial snow making machines covering 50% of the pistes.

One of three resorts in the Belleville Valley, which is itself one of the world famous 3 Vallées (Three Valleys), Les Menuires has a reputation for offering the lowest prices in the area. Located above the old Savoyard village of St Martin de Belleville and below Val Thorens (Europe's highest purpose-built ski centre), Les Menuires has marketed itself as 'The Smile of The Alps' because of the semi-circular arc of its main building complex and its good sunshine record. The resort is divided in to 'quarters' - although there are more than four of them. The main facilities are in La Croisette, the original centre, and les Bruyeres

Two summits (at 2700 m and 2850 m) benefit from artificial snow, from the top of the pistes right down into the centre of the resort (twice a 1000 m vertical height fall).

Thanks to technological skill, the production of artificial snow starts in November and continues throughout the winter.

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