Part of the much lauded 3 valleys, Les Ménuires is somehow overlooked. Built in the 1960s, and an embodiment of the more practical style of French Alpine architecture, Les Ménuires has found itself swerved past in favour of the quaint charm of St. Martin de Belleville, or the eternal cachet of Meribel. This is about to change.
Onwards and upwards
The big attraction of Les Ménuires is La Masse, known for sunny morning skiing, family friendly slopes (you can take a blue run all the way down) and photo opportunities galore including the chance to take a picture with a majestic wooden Ibex . This is a superb ski area, and Les Ménuires is the perfect launch pad for discovery.
New lift at Les Menuires
Societé de Explotacion de la Vallées des Belleville have invested €22 million on developing this area and a large part of this has gone on a snazzy new Leitner lift. With stats that place it as one of the two fastest lifts in France the gondola lift travels at an impressive 7 metres per second and will whisk scores of skiers to the summit of La Masse –some 2,804m - in just under eight minutes.
The new lift transforms La Masse into one of the top skiing spots in the alps, simply by making the uppermost reaches more accessible. Combine this with exceptional snow coverage, and the all important sunshine slopes and the appeal is unmistakable. Every aspect of the lift is designed to offer a spectacular experience. The top station echoes the majesty of the mountains, with a structure dressed in glass and stone, escalators take skiers to both the top of the slopes and an 800m2 terrace that’s perfect for enjoying 360° views of the slopes. Le 2800 restaurant has had a smart new refurb too, and now boasts the super speedy Ski Drive snack bar, as well as a sunny terrace with panoramic views for those who like to enjoy a more leisurely repast.
What does the new lift at Les Ménuires mean for investors and ski home hunters?
It doesn’t take a genius to conclude that this level of investment means an uptick of interest for both investors and those looking for a property to use as a holiday home. This is great news for the area, and we think this is a good time to take the plunge into this overlooked part of the 3 Valleys. We’ve a great choice of property from simple studios through to multi-apartment buildings that are perfect for investors seeking to make the most of Les Menuires new status.
If you’re looking for a space that’s good for your and your family, or for larger groups, then Le K2, a complex a range of apartments and chalets could be just the ticket. A combination of stylish interior and high specification make this an ideal space for a chilled family ski holiday or a gathering of your nearest and dearest. If you’re looking for a straightforward ski-in ski- out apartment with superb rental potential then this 1 bed apartment is ideal. It’s in a great spot, just above the slopes so you’ll enjoy great views from your balcony, plus you’ll benefit from facilities like a pool and gym.
Anyone seeking a renovation opportunity will be delighted by some of the spaces Les Menuires has to offer. We’ve opportunities like this cute studio, complete with south facing balcony and perfectly placed on La Croissette, or this pair of apartments in the centre of the resort and absolutely ripe for renovation.
We’re excited bring you this superb 5 apartment building in a peaceful part of Les Menuires. Fully renovated, it offers a fantastic live-work opportunity, or a simple ready to go investment. The apartments have been meticulously renovated to a high standard and offer 11 bedrooms across five apartments, Each has its own character, and one comes complete with a 120m² terrace and many enjoy breathtaking views across the mountains.
Stay ahead of what’s happening in Les Menuires
This is a great time to invest in Les Menuires, and whether you’re looking for a renovation project or something that’s ready to ski straight into, our collection of ski property in Les Menuires has something for you. Property is moving though, and as things continue to open up we expect interest to increase so it’s worth joining our property alert system so you can hear of new opportunities as soon as they hit the market.