The slopes

  • Extent 5 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 4 out of 5
  • Snow 3 out of 5
  • Queues 4 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 2 out of 5
  • Expert 4 out of 5
  • Intermediate 5 out of 5
  • Beginner 2 out of 5
  • Boarder 1 out of 5
  • X-country 3 out of 5
  • Restaurants 4 out of 5
  • Schools 3 out of 5
  • Families 2 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 4 out of 5
  • Convenience 3 out of 5
  • Scenery 3 out of 5
  • Eating out 3 out of 5
  • Apres ski 3 out of 5
  • Off-slope 1 out of 5

Key facts covers:

  • Three Valleys

Key facts

Resort1400 m
Slopes1260-3230 m
Lifts180
Pistes600 km
Price index110

St-Martin-de-Belleville

France

St Martin by night - Savoie Mont Blanc / Lansard

The upside

  • Attractively developed traditional village with pretty church
  • Quick access to Les Menuires, Méribel and the rest of the 3V
  • Long, easy intermediate runs on rolling local slopes
  • Extensive snowmaking keeps runs open in poor conditions, but ...

The downside

  • Snow on runs to the resort suffers from afternoon sun, and altitude
  • Only one run to ski if bad weather closes the top lifts
  • No green runs for novices
  • Some lodging a long trek from the lifts, so transport is needed
  • Limited village facilities
  • Latest user reviews

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    News – 2017/18

    Refuge le Trait d’Union will open beside the piste to the village from the top of the gondola. It is a ‘montagnette’ (a stone building typical of the Belleville valley) with three bedrooms where you can stay for 75€ a night half-board. It will also be open for lunch.

    Snowmaking will be increased and the local ‘snowmaking factory’ renovated.

    Summary

    St-Martin is a lived-in, unspoiled village with an old church (prettily lit at night), a small square and buildings of wood and stone, a few miles down the valley from Les Menuires. As a quiet, relatively inexpensive, attractive base for exploration of the Trois Vallées, it’s unbeatable. But it is quiet.

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    The slopes

    • Extent 5 out of 5
    • Fast lifts 4 out of 5
    • Snow 3 out of 5
    • Queues 4 out of 5
    • Terrain p'ks 2 out of 5
    • Expert 4 out of 5
    • Intermediate 5 out of 5
    • Beginner 2 out of 5
    • Boarder 1 out of 5
    • X-country 3 out of 5
    • Restaurants 4 out of 5
    • Schools 3 out of 5
    • Families 2 out of 5

    The resort

    • Resort charm 4 out of 5
    • Convenience 3 out of 5
    • Scenery 3 out of 5
    • Eating out 3 out of 5
    • Apres ski 3 out of 5
    • Off-slope 1 out of 5

    Key facts covers:

    • Three Valleys

    Key facts

    Resort1400 m
    Slopes1260-3230 m
    Lifts180
    Pistes600 km
    Price index110