More affordable than its Three Valleys neighbours, Les Menuires is a favourite with French skiers, who love it for its unfussy ambience and abundance of slope-side accommodation.
If you are not fussed about being in the most picturesque resort in the Trois Vallées, then Les Menuires can make a good base for exploring this huge ski area.
It's close to neighbouring Meribel and Val Thorens and has easy access to an impressive amount of intermediate-friendly ski terrain.
What's more, it has a range of non-ski activities that will keep children amused at all times of day.
Les Menuires is made up of several developments, with much of the accommodation self-catering apartments - some brash 1960s and 70s monolithic apartment blocks, others newer and more handsome wood-and-stone chalet-style buildings.
The resort is championing Fat Biking as an exciting non-ski alternative to try, with a programme that includes two 4km descents with a qualified guide.
Les Menuires doesn't have the throbbing nightlife of Val Thorens, but there's enough here to satisfy many holidaymakers.
The majority of the accommodation in Les Menuires is self-catering apartments, but there are hotels and chalets too.
Well-loved Le Grand Lac is a restaurant with huge sun terrace and panoramic views, located at the bottom of the Granges chair between Les Menuires and St Martin de Belleville, specialising in Savoyard dishes.
The nearest Eurostar station is Moutiers.
By bus: around 45 minutes; Adult 12€, Youth (U26) 9.50€ (www.altibus.com)
By taxi: around 35 minutes; about 90€ for an 8-seater taxi.