Les Menuires Ski Resort
For convenient, good value access to the Three Valleys, Les Menuires is a great option.
Les Menuires is located halfway between Val Thorens and St Martin de Belleville and has incredibly easy access to the rest of the extensive slopes of the Three Valleys. Two lifts whisk you to the crossing points over to the Méribel Valley, from which the entire ski area opens up. Most of the lifts are fast, but note that you will need to queue at peak holiday times. The local slopes are mostly rated blue, so if you're a more advanced skier or boarder you may want to look elsewhere. If it is busy, the Pointe de la Masse zone to the west is a great option as it often sees lower levels of skier traffic.
The village is not the prettiest and is dominated by large apartment blocks, however recent efforts to improve the aesthetics have helped and more modern developments are much nicer. That being said, the resort is very convenient, with loads of slopeside accommodation and a good selection of bars, shops and restaurants for a resort of its size. Everything is generally better value here than at nearby resorts, making this a good option if you're looking to save a few euros. Getting here takes around 2.5 hours from Geneva if there's no traffic.
Resort website: www.lesmenuires.com