An online poll run by French Mountains to determine what skiers considered the ‘Best Piste in France’ has resulted in Jerusalem, a blue run which starts above Les Menuires in the 3 Valleys, being the most popular.
Jerusalem, descends from the top of the St Martin Express chairlift and twists and turns its way down to Saint Martin de Belleville, over a 440m vertical drop.
In the vote the run came up against competition from Tetras in La Rosiere, the Casse de Boeuf in Serre Chevalier and La Sache in Tignes before it took top spot.
“It has everything: narrow and wide sections, rollers, an amazing location and unless you’re unlucky you can be on it on your own,” said one of Jerusalem’s fans, Tony. Another, Ian, commented, “It’s like two totally different runs first thing in the morning it’s groomed and pretty fast and then in the afternoon it’s a different challenge.”
Others commented, “A delight for skiers of every ability,” “A lovely long piste that just makes you smile all the way down,” and “Most abilities can ski it together, it can be fast and exciting if you want it to be.”
Ian Roberts had this top tip: “A brilliant restaurant at the bottom”
“We love seeing our ‘Jerusalem’ as the winner of the ‘Best Piste in France’ on French Mountains Facebook page. Obviously, we are sad that so few people were able to ski it this winter, but it will be there for everyone to enjoy next winter. Thank you for remembering us during this tricky winter season,” said Marlene Giacometti, Director of Les Menuires Tourist Office.
Les Menuires Winter Opening for season 2021-22 is planned for 4-5 December 2021 and Saint Martin de Belleville the week after, 11-12 December.