/ St Martin de Belleville

A traditional Savoyard village
the jewel of the Three Valleys

St Martin de Belleville is a proper, lived-in and authentic alpine village. Still unspoilt and totally charming with narrow cobbled streets, an old church and traditional buildings constructed of wood and stone. St Martin de Belleville offers quick access to the 3 Valleys but is secluded and tucked away from the commercialisation of the rest of the ski area.

At an altitude of 1,450m, St Martin de Belleville guards the entrance to the Vallée de Belleville and offers skiers and snowboarders of all levels the perfect resort to learn, develop and perfect their riding, having some great beginner slopes in resort and fast connections to the rest of the superb Three Valleys ski area.

St Martin de Belleville Overview

As part of the vast 3 Valleys ski area, St Martin de Belleville offers skiers the chance to explore the worlds largest linked ski area from an authentic and unspoiled alpine village.

This old stone and wood-clad village is full of rustic charm and character, in stark contrast to neighbouring Les Menuires and Val Thorens - both purpose-built resorts with somewhat controversial architecture.


Why St Martin de Belleville?

St Martin de Belleville has a quiet location, relaxed atmosphere and a great variety of restaurants to satisfy even the most discerning of ski foodies!

The brand new eight-person gondola installed for the 2019/20 ski season whisks skiers up to mid-station 35% faster than in previous years, and the still new 6-person Express chairlift will complete the journey to the top of the mountain just a few minutes later.

The Three valleys is skiable from 1,300m up to 3,230m thanks to 156 ski lifts that will take you up the mountain quickly and easily.

The Three Valleys generous infrastructure of ski-lifts and marked pistes connects not only the large ski stations at Val Thorens, Les Menuires, Meribel-Mottaret and Courchevel with one another, but also the up-and-coming smaller and more traditional skiing locations at St Martin de Belleville, La Tania and Brides les Bains.

The Numbers

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Highest Peak:

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Longest Run:

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Distance from Calais:

1,450m

600km+

3,230m

339 Total

190 Easy

115 Inter

34 Difficult

156

Cime Caron: 5km

2497 Cannons

600 Miles

St Martin de Belleville Piste Map


Take a look at the ski and snowboard runs on the St Martin de Belleville piste map shown below. Click for a full-size version showing all the pistes in St Martin/Les Menuires.

Three Valleys Piste Map


The Three Valleys piste map shown below includes all of the 339 fabulous pistes available to ski in the Three Valleys. Click for a full-size version of the Three Valleys piste map.

/ Skiing St Martin

Skiing in St Martin de Belleville

The Three Valleys is a truly HUGE ski area, but some of the best skiing both on-piste and off-piste can be found on the doorstep of St Martin de Belleville.

Whisking you up to mid-station 35% faster than previous years is the brand-new for 2019/20 St Martin 1 gondola. From mid-station take the still new 6-person St Martin Express chairlift, and in just 15 minutes you’ll be at the top of the mountain surveying the vast extent of skiing available to you here in the Three Valleys!


Beginner Skiers

Beginners can start on the dedicated nursery slope with two magic carpets, running parallel to the main gondola out of St Martin de Belleville. Beginners can then progress onto the easy blue runs from the top of ‘Tougnete’ and start to explore the rest of the epic Three Valleys. The Grand Lac blue from the top of the "Granges" chairlift is one of the best runs in the Three Valleys in our opinion!


Intermediate Skiers

Intermediates will find endless opportunities to explore above St Martin de Belleville and on to the whole 3 Valleys. There are extensive intermediate slopes within easy access because of the fast and efficient lift network. The slopes above Les Menuires on the west-facing side have plenty to offer intermediate skiers and are mostly blue and red runs.


Expert Skiers

Expert skiers and snowboarders will be entertained with a choice of moguls, steep blacks and some of the best off-piste in the world in just about every corner of the 3 Valleys. Head to the upper slopes of La Masse to avoid the crowds and to find steeper slopes. It also has some of the best snow in the 3 Valleys. Also, why not take a guide out for the day to show you the best pistes and the deepest powder stashes...


Liberty Rides

Thanks to the various “Liberty Ride” areas created around the 3 Valleys, families, friends, experts and learner skiers can enjoy skiing in specially selected areas that are safe to ski off-piste without a guide. Liberty ride on la Masse: access via la Masse 2 gondola, Liberty ride on Ariondaz near St Martin: access via the St Martin 2 chairlift, pylons Liberty ride: access via the Sunny Express chairlift.

/ Ski Passes

Access to the largest ski area in the world - The Three Valleys

We can organise everything you need for your ski trip, including having your ski passes delivered to your chalet. This means you don't have to queue up at the lift pass office on your first morning of skiing and can instead head straight up the mountain to enjoy everything that the 3 Valleys has to offer!


Which Ski Pass to Choose?

For beginner skiers and snowboarders a local area pass covering St Martin/Les Menuires should be sufficient for your first week learning to ski. There is a vast range of fantastic Green and Blue runs to choose from within this area, and plenty of great lunch spots to meet up with the rest of your group.

More competent skiers and snowboarders will want a full Three Valleys lift pass to take advantage of the superb range of pistes available across the Belleville, Méribel and Courchevel valleys.

Cruise the blues around St Martin and Les Menuires, or find yourselve at the top of the Cime de Caron in Val Thorens and choose whether to take the Combe de Rosael black piste down into the secret fourth valley (don't try if it's icy!), or the Col de l'Audzin red piste towards Val Thorens for a fantastic uninterrupted jaunt with spectacular views!


3 Valleys Ski Pass Prices 2019-20 (6 days)

Category 3 Valleys Pass Local Area Pass
Adult (Single) €312.00 €255.00
Adult (Duo) €302.00 €245.00
Adult (Tribu) €297.00 €240.00
Child (5-13yrs) & Family €249.60 €204.00

You can view the full 2019/20 ski pass price list by CLICKING HERE.



/ Ski & Snowboard Hire

Ski Hire St Martin de Belleville

Intersport Ski Hire St Martin de Belleville

Intersport Ski & Snowboard Hire, St Martin de Belleville

If you haven't brought your own ski or snowboard equipment then we recommend Intersport for ski and snowboard hire, based right at the bottom of the ski lift in St Martin de Belleville. The best bit about using Intersport Ski Hire is that Snow Trippin guests receive between 20-50% discount!

Intersport offer quality ski and snowboard equipment that has not been used for more than 2 seasons, and is often new this season.

Staff are both friendly and professional and are all English speaking. They are happy to deal with any queries once you have hired equipment and allow you to change it if you are not happy.

Multiglisse

Want to try out other types of ski or snowboard equipment during your stay? Then MultiGlisse is for you! For only 15 euros extra you can swap one sort of gear for another from the same category as that originally rented or lower. You can swap three times a week depending on availability in the shop.

Online Booking

We have set up an online booking system with Intersport Ski Rental to make it as easy as possible for you to select and pay for the perfect skis.

CLICK HERE to Book Your Ski Equipment

Your equipment will be waiting for you in-store, on the piste, ready for your first day of skiing. We always recommend pre-ordering your ski's to make sure you get the best kit and the highese level of discount, but it's especially important during busy times – don’t leave it until you arrive in resort!

Ski and Snowboard Hire St Martin de Belleville

/ Ski & Snowboard Lessons


Ski School St Martin de Belleville

New Generation Ski School St Martin de Belleville

New Generation Ski and Snowboard School have been coaching for 16 years, and their base in St Martin de Belleville is run by British ski & snowboard instructor Luke Gerrett.

New Generation is a small ski school dedicated to offering the best guidance to individuals and small groups, so we’d recommend that lessons are booked with your holiday prior to your arrival in resort to guarantee availability.

For more advanced skiers, Snow Trippin are right on the doorstep of incredible off piste and itinerary runs- Luke’s favourite hike is off the top of the Lac Noir chairlift to St Marcel. It offers endless variety as there are more than 6 different routes with powder fields that stretch as far as the eye can see back down the mountain.