HOWEVER YOU WOULD LIKE TO ARRIVE, GETTING TO LES MENUIRES IS EASY BY AIR, ROAD OR TRAIN!
Les Menuires and The Three Valleys are very well connected, whether you want to drive from the UK, fly into one of many available airports or take the Eurostar to Moutiers, you are guaranteed to find your ideal way of travelling.
Air travel tends to be the fastest route to the Alps. There are 3 airports we recommend that you fly into, all of which have many flight options and budget airline options. Flight times from the UK are between 1.15 and 1.5 hours.
- Geneva (GVA): 2 hours
- Chambery (CMF): 1.5 hours
- Lyon Saint Exupery (LYS): 2 hours
- Grenoble (GNB): 2 hours
Driving through France on the Autoroutes tends to be rather easy and quiet! Driving from Calais to Les Menuires can take 8-10 hours depending on the number of stops that you decide to take. You can take the ferry or Eurostar to cross the Channel.
During the ski season, there is a direct train from London St Pancras to Moutiers, which departs once a week on a Friday night, getting you into Moutiers early Saturday morning, taking c. 8 hours. The return train departs on a Saturday evening arriving in London on Sunday morning. You can hence get in 2 extra days skiing if you can sleep on a train! Once in Moutiers, you can either take a public bus from the bus station (found in the train station) to Les Menuires bus station which will take 45 minutes or you can take a taxi / private transfer up to Les Menuires / Reberty 2000 which will take. Book with Eurostar here.
Private Transfers are the most convenient and hassle-free way to get to resort from the airport, albeit more expensive. We have two partners that we recommend both of whom provide a superb and timely service.
If booking directly with Mountain Express and SnowDrone, please ensure you say you are Powder N Shine guests and state the name of chalet you are staying in. We are able to book your private transfers for you if you prefer.
Directions to the Chalet
Call your contact in the village to inform them of your progress (either Francesca or the Resort Manager – whose number you will have received beforehand). Jump on a number 1 free shuttle bus (navette) with Reberty marked on it. You will make your way up the hill past a number of stops (don’t get off at Reberty 1850).
Then, if you are staying at Flocon des Neiges, get off at the stop called Necou. Walk back down the hill in the direction you have come for 30m and the village is on the left hand side, where you can see the shop Skimium. Flocon des Neiges is the first large chalet on the left as you walk past Skimium.
If you are staying at one of the other chalets – Sapin de Reberty or Le Chamois, get off at the stop called Alpages de Reberty (one stop after Necou), outside the shop called Sherpa. From the shop, walk down the slope between the buildings (passing the Pierre & Vacances reception) and down the steps, bearing right. Again head right and around the corner of the bar – Le Chamois is the chalet next door and for Sapin, head down the next set of steps and between the buildings you should see the large Powder N Shine sign.
In any case, you can call your in resort contact at any stage to assist you, and this forewarns all chalet staff of your imminent arrival, so they can potentially come and find you en route in their branded clothing.
If using a satellite navigation device, be aware that there are 2 routes you can take up the hill from Moutiers on the road, but one is a much better road and more modern road:
- The D117 is the usual road to take up the hill
- The D96 is the old road that is a lot narrower and more winding – unsuitable for minibuses and larger vehicles
Whichever road you take (we strongly advise the D117), you will make your way up the hill towards St Martin. Pass St Martin and continue up towards Les Menuires.
At the first roundabout you reach, you continue straight on towards Menuires, rather than turning right towards Val Thorens. You continue to drive through the centre of Menuires past the bus station on the left, under a bridge and at the next roundabout continue straight on (second exit), signposted Reberty.
This road takes you past the large tower structure (on your right) and you then make your way up the hill. You will pass the following before getting to the village: Reberty 1850, La Sapinière, L’Ours Blanc, Tetras Lyre and the “garage des piste”.
The village is on the right after the garage, marked by a long sign with “La Ferme de Reberty” on it, and the ski shop Skimium is at the village entrance. Drive into the village and follow the road around to the right, letting the resort manager know that you are about to arrive.