St Martin-De-Belleville

Overview

St Martin-de-Belleville is a pretty traditional village with easy access to the entire three valley system. It is relatively inexpensive and still retains its original charm. An efficient 8 person gondola and fast lift take you up to the top and from here you can easily access either Meribel or Les Menuires. Only a few hundred people live in this timeless Savoyard village. 
St Martin is an authentic mountain village, steeped in tradition where original wood & stone barns nestle against the mountainside and farmhouse cheese is still made.
Yet it also has a cosmopolitan feel with an unusually good range and quality of restaurants (including a Michelin listed & starred one), a mountain spa and excellent ski schools in the ESF and Ski New Generation.
At the same height as Meribel, St Martin is picturesque and unspoilt with endless skiing
on tap; but............ ssshhhh don’t tell everyone.

Along with an extensive selection of expert skiing throughout the three valleys, there are some great off-piste areas immediately around St-Martin. Intermediates will find plenty to keep them occupied both locally and throughout the area. Beginners are a little more limited in their choice as the nursery slopes are small and there are not many green runs to progress to. Although slopes do face west in general, the snow making facilities are good and the runs back to resort are kept open.

Positive

  • Traditional village
  • Good access to the three valleys
  • Good intermediate runs around the village
  • Good snow making facilities

Negative

  • Can have poor snow conditions in resort
  • Limited runs for beginners
  • Steep climb up to the village
  • Limited apres ski

Offslope/apres ski

There is a great selection of restaurants in the village catering for all tastes and budgets. Skiers often use the village itself as a lunch time stop but there is also a good selection of mountain restaurants too. There are a couple of bars but not so many bars with live music. Although there are not many activities for the non-skier, the tourist office is happy to help arrange dog sledding and cross country excursions.

Our View

A very pretty, traditional, resort with great access to the 3 valleys. Get a true small village atmosphere yet still be in the heart of the 3 valleys ski domain. 

At a glance

Chalets:
14
Hotel & Apartments:
1
Pistes:
600km
Resort height:
1400m
Top station:
3248m

Suitability

Experts:
4 stars
Intermediates:
5 stars
Beginners:
2 stars
Non-Skiers:
2 stars
Scenery:
3 stars
Resort charm:
4 stars
Nightlife:
2 stars