In recent years, older buildings in La Croisette, the original resort centre, have been revamped and reclad, while the modern largely ski-in/ski-out satellites of Reberty and Le Bruyères have wisely been constructed in a much more sympathetic chalet style. The majority of accommodation here is in self-catering apartments and catered chalets. However, the four-star Ours Blanc Hotel & Spa, high up in the Reberty district in Les Menuires, had a makeover for 2022/23, including a newly refurbished spa and restaurant area.
A handful of British operators has colonised the satellite villages of Reberty and Les Bruyères (new for 2023/24 family specialist, Ski Famille, has opened a new chalet-hotel in Les Bruyères), admitting only reluctantly that they are part of Les Menuires at all. They’re easier on the eye, have their own shops and restaurants and, compared to their more famous neighbouring resorts, they’re easier on the pocket, too.
Chalet Hotel Kaya
At the foot of the slopes, set in a hamlet of chalets in Reberty, Chalet Hotel Kaya is a place where natural and traditional materials meet modern design. Its fifty rooms were fully renovated in ethnic style for 21/22. All the bedrooms and suites have balconies overlooking the slopes. The spa has a heated swimming pool, and there’s a children’s area with toys and a range of books and comics to borrow.
Chalets and apartments
Le Chalet Du Mont Vallon Apartments
A contemporary slopeside residence, Le Chalet du Mont Vallon has apartments sleeping from two to six people, a restaurant and bar, plus extensive wellness facilities. Bed and breakfast or half board is available at a supplement, and all apartments have fully equipped kitchens and balconies.
A piste-side property in Reberty sleeping up to four families in a mixture of suites and family rooms. Chalet Genevieve has a Powder Hounds Club for children aged four to six years, based in a purpose-built den on the ground floor of the chalet.
Book it: From £716, with Family Ski (familyski.co.uk) including transfers. Excludes flights.
Chalet Katie 1 and 2
Two halves of the same building, Chalet Katie 1 and 2 in Reberty each sleep up to 13 guests in comfort. They’re situated in a ski-in/ski-out position on the slopes and have been built to combine traditional architecture with contemporary facilities. Each has its own hot tub on its terrace and the two chalets share an extensive in-house playroom.
Book it: From £1,249, with Ski Famille.
Booking.com rates above are guide prices per person per night, please note that packages can differ across accommodation. Please check the properties’ websites for further information on what’s included.
Unless stated otherwise, package prices are per person, based on two sharing a double or twin room, half-board, for seven nights, including flights and transfers.