In mid-March, French Montagnes invited me on a four-day, two-stop trip to the French Alps — Les Menuires and Les Deux Alpes. Here are the highlights.

 

We flew to Geneva, transferred to Les Menuires and stayed at Hôtel Les Bruyères. Did you know that unlike many resorts, around 95% of accommodation in Les Menuires is ski in, ski out?

Les Menuires and Les Deux Alpes Défi Vertical

Matt and the gang, stopping not for tired legs, but for photo opportunities.

Two nights later, after plenty of fun in Les Menuires, we transferred to Les Deux Alpes and stayed in Hotel Atmosphère.

Les Deux Alpes Défi Vertical ski touring challenge

After taking the gondolas up to the very top of the glacier at 3600m, you can ski down all the way to the village without taking any lifts and, if you’re a beginner, complete the journey entirely on blue runs. We took it easy with a 45-minute run down; the record is just six minutes! We also watched the Défi Vertical, a half-day ski touring race with a 2000-metre climb, which is open to anyone who is ready to embrace the challenge.

More information  

About Les Menuires

en.lesmenuires.com
lesmenuires@lesmenuires.com
+33 (0)4 79 00 73 00

Matt stayed in Hotel Les Bruyères in Les Menuires, and ski rental was courtesy of Intersport Les Bruyères.

Crystal Ski offer a week half board from £844 per person including flights from Gatwick and transfers departing during January 2019. Departures from all major UK airports available (supplement starting from £25).

 

About Les 2 Alpes

www.les2alpes.com
info@les2alpes.com
+33 (0)4 76 79 22 00

For more information on accommodation: www.les2alpesreservation.com.

Matt stayed in Hôtel Atmosphere in Les Deux Alpes, and ski rental was courtesy of CH Intersport.

Crystal Ski offer a week in the Chalet Tetras in Les Deux Alpes from £615 per person including chalet catering, flights from Gatwick and transfers, departing during January 2019. Departures from all major UK airports available (supplement starting from £25).

Crystal Ski offer a week half board at the three-star Hotel L’Oree des Pistes in Les Deux Alpes from £649 per person including flights from Gatwick and transfers departing during January 2019. Departures from all major UK airports available (supplement starting from £25).

ESF – French ski school in Les Deux Alpes
Crystal Ski Holidays +44 (0) 20 8610 8123

Defi Vertical in Les Deux Alpes ski rando race