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Fancy a More Affordable Base for the 2023 Alpine World Champions?

They take place in Meribel & Courchevel next February. The neighbouring resorts of Les Menuires and Saint Martin de Belleville are stressing their advantages.

“Les Menuires and Saint Martin de Belleville are the perfect village ski resorts from which to see all the action at the Alpine World Championships 2023, without the cost and the crowds of the host resorts,” says a statement from the resorts.

“Better value, more snow,” it claims.

The quieter villages of the Belleville Valley provide access to 600km of pistes, with 85% over 1,800m.

The World Championship are two ski lifts away from the sporting action that takes place 6th – 9th February 2023.

“We are excited to have the Alpine World Championships just a valley away,” said the Les Menuires Tourist Office Director, Marlene Giacometti.

“By taking two fast lifts, our guests can soak up the vibe of a world class event, but then ski back to the quieter slopes of the Belleville Valley.

“We still have some great availability in our resort accommodation for the first week of the Championships and look forward to welcoming our visitors this winter season when we open on 10th December.”

PlanetSKI stayed in Les Menuires for a week in December 2021 and used it as a base to explore the mighty Les3Vallees.

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Intersport, Les Menuires. Image © PlanetSKI

Les Menuires. Image © PlanetSKI

Les Menuires. Image © PlanetSKI

Les 3 Vallees. Image © PlanetSKI

  •  Escape the crowds and stay in the NEW 4* Higalik Hotel*. Opening on 10th December 2022 the Higalik stands proudly in Les Menuires and boasts panoramic views from the pool and alpine spa as well as a huge terrace for après ski. Or choose to stay in luxury at the new 5* M Lodge* piste-side in Saint Martin de Belleville.
  • For a value break, book an apartment via the Les Menuires Booking Centre from just €515 (£451) per person for a week from 4th – 11th February including 6-day ski pass for the 3 Vallees. See here for accommodation options.

Last winter saw the introduction of one of the fastest cable cars in the world, providing speedy access from Les Menuires to the peak at La Masse at 2800m in just eight minutes.

A huge decked platform provides 360° panoramic views from the top and as the furthest of the ski areas in the 3 Vallees circuit, offers quiet slopes and varied terrain.

La Masse lift, Les Menuires. Image © Chris Moran/PlanetSKI

La Masse lift, Les Menuires. Image © Chris Moran/PlanetSKI

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La Masse lift, Les Menuires. Image © Chris Moran/PlanetSKI

Les Menuires. Image © Chris Moran/PlanetSKI

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