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Les Menuires Local Guide

Les menuires has matured into a pretty presentable resort. What is more, it’s become a mainstream player as a holiday base in the Trois Vallées alongside Courchevel, Méribel and Val Thorens. The resort is set at 1,850m and links directly into the 600km of piste and 180 lifts in this giant ski area, whose highest runs start at a heady 3,230m. It is a surprisingly underrated ski area that actually houses some of the best intermediate runs, both on and off piste, in the entire Trois Vallées.

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Sainte Foy Local Guide

Sainte Foy has something to offer everyone that’s lucky enough to visit. The skiing and boarding appeals to all abilities; quiet, uncrowded pistes; but also a vast area of untracked powder slopes for the off-piste enthusiasts. Ideal for beginners, experts and skiers and snowboarders alike who enjoy everything from piste to powder. It's no wonder it’s known as the jewel in the crown.

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Val d'Isere Local Guide, Part Two

Off-Hill Activities

In addition to the phenomenal skiing, the range of off-slope activities is also good. The municipal sports centre houses two swimming pools, saunas and steam room, a fitness suite and climbing walls; there's a small outdoor ice rink on the base-area slopes, plus there's a dizzying array of adventure activities on offer, including ice circuit driving, ice climbing, sightseeing flights in helicopters, tandem microlite aircraft or paragliding; as well as more sedate attractions such as scenic walks, a number of plush spas, and a cinema.

Image Credit: Val d'Isere

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Val d'Isere Local Guide

Val d'Isere is one of the world's most celebrated ski resorts, renowned for its extensive ski area and challenging off-piste terrain, high-quality accommodation and very lively apres ski. Val offers snow-sure slopes for everyone from complete beginner to veteran powderhound.

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