Luxury Ski Chalet Holidays in St Martin de Belleville

Connected to the huge 3 Valleys network, St Martin de Belleville is a peaceful, traditional Savoyard village, perfect for picturesque mountain escape

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St Martin de Belleville provides direct access to the three valleys - head over to the central valley of Meribel or ski right to Les Menuires. Giving access to the impressive 600km of runs, St Martin de Belleville allows you to experience world class skiing whilst staying within a peaceful, traditional Savoyard village. And for any foodies, this rural village has gained the reputation for some of the best dining in the mountains, rated up to Michelin three star.

Ski terrain

600 Km (linked with Meribel, Courchevel, Val Thorens and Les Menuires)

Resort Altitude

1,450 M

Ski Altitude

1,450 M – 3,230 M

Highest Lift

Bouchet chairlift 3,230 M

Runs

Green 51,  Blue 131, Red 107,  Black 30

Nearest Airport

Chambery 2 hrs

Lyon 2hrs 30mins

Geneva 2hrs 30mins

WHO IS St Martin de Belleville BEST FOR

St Martin de Belleville is best for mixed ability groups, families, non-skiers and corporate groups.

WHEN TO VISIT St Martin de Belleville

The best time is from mid-December to early April.

Beginners

There’s a choice of three ski schools in St Martin de Belleville, all offering beginner group or private lessons. New Gen and The Snow School are both British-run schools with  English-speaking instructors delivering private or group lessons. Ski schools normally meet at the gondola base station in the village.

For kids

Nursery facilities are available through the ESF French ski school for children aged from six months old, with a mini club starting at 31 months and ski school beginning from age three years old. The Snow School is one of several others that also offers children’s lessons.

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Chalet Chamois Lodge, St Martin de Belleville

CHALET CHAMOIS LODGE, ST MARTIN DE BELLEVILLE, FRANCE

SLEEPS 6 - 9 • OUTDOOR HOT TUB • SATELLITE TV • TERRACE
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From£7,500
Chalet Coco St Martin de Belleville

CHALET COCO, ST MARTIN DE BELLEVILLE, FRANCE

SLEEPS 10 • HOT TUB • TERRACE • SATELLITE TV
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From£9,000
Chalet aphylla, St Martin de Belleville

CHALET APHYLLA, ST MARTIN DE BELLEVILLE, FRANCE

SLEEPS 8 • HOT TUB • SAUNA • FIREPLACE
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From£6,800
Aralia, St Martin de Belleville, The Chalet Edit

CHALET ARALIA, ST MARTIN DE BELLEVILLE, FRANCE

SLEEPS 8 + 2 • HOT TUB • SAUNA • FIREPLACE
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From£6,800
Chalet Verdet, St Martin de Belleville, The Chalet Edit

CHALET VERDET, ST MARTIN DE BELLEVILLE, FRANCE

SLEEPS 10+2 • HOT TUB • TV SNUG • SAUNA
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From£9,000
Chez Bugi, St Martin de Belleville, The Chalet Edit

CHALET CHEZ BUGI, ST MARTIN DE BELLEVILLE, FRANCE

SLEEPS 12 • SKI-IN/SKI-OUT • HOT TUB • SAUNA
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From£12,000
Chalet Floralie, St Martin de Belleville - The Chalet Edit

CHALET FLORALIE, ST MARTIN DE BELLEVILLE, FRANCE

SLEEPS 16 + 2 • SAUNA • HOT TUB • GAMES ROOM
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From£20,650

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ST MARTIN DE BELLEVILLE RESORT GUIDE

Luxury ski holidays in the vast Three Valleys
ABOUT ST MARTIN
SKI INFO
BEGINNERS & KIDS

A peaceful, traditional Savoyard village located in the Belleville Valley below Les Menuires and Val Thorens and next to Meribel in France. Guests staying in St Martin de Belleville have great access via fast new lifts into the world’s largest ski area, the 3 Valleys, without the crowds.

St Martin is one of the few traditional settlements that is actually connected by lifts and pistes to the huge 3 Valleys network, most of the other villages were created especially for skiing, but it was one of the last to be fully connected to the world’s largest ski area and its development has been strictly controlled to maintain its character. 

Life in St Martin de Belleville still revolves, all year, around the village centre with its 16th-century Baroque church.  Bars and restaurants fill with skiers in the winter, but once they go home after Easter, the village reverts to being predominantly a farming community once more, as it has been for millennia.

The rural tradition works very well with the increasing number of prestigious yet discreet luxury chalets that are appearing in and around St Martin. For those seeking the best food and service, as well as a quieter location away from the glitz and crowds of resorts like Courchevel.  What could be better than to know the organic ingredients of the meals you’re eating are all grown and sourced within the local area.

St Martin de Belleville provides direct access to the Belleville Valley (the one on the right of the 3 Valleys piste map) via a gondola lift and a fast new chairlift with pull-down bubble covers.  From there it’s easy to turn left and head over to the central valley of Meribel or ski down right to Les Menuires. Then with 600km of runs waiting for your skis, the possibilities are fairly limitless.

With so much terrain to play in, there’s really something for every taste and ability level.  You can access long fast intermediate cruisers almost everywhere with the Jerusalem run down from of Tougnete above St Martin popularly regarded as one of the best runs of its sort in the 3 Valleys.  If you’re an advanced skier and would like to hire a guide and head off-piste there are innumerable itineraries to try.

There are pros and cons to St Martin de Belleville for complete beginners. One big advantage is that the resort’s comparatively small size means that learning here is a much more personal experience unlike at some big resorts where you can feel as if you are on a bit of a production line with hundreds of fellow beginners.  There are plenty of green runs for beginners in the wider valley and you could always take the gondola back down if you’re feeling nervous.  

For children the ESF French ski school has a better reputation than its counterparts in some of the bigger French resorts in the 3 Valleys and elsewhere in France. The school is much smaller and more personal and facilities are very conveniently located at the main lift as you start and end your ski day so is ideal for drop off and pick up.  There’s a range of different ski and non-ski options beginning with care for babies from six months old with first group ski lessons possible from age three up.

INSIDER ADVICE ON ST MARTIN DE BELLEVILLE

We recommend our St Martin favourites
APRES SKI & NIGHTLIFE
MOUNTAIN RESTAURANTS
IN RESORT RESTAURANTS
SKI SCHOOLS

For St Martin de Belleville the après-ski scene is very limited so if you’re looking for lots of nightlife, the short answer is, it may be best to look elsewhere.

There are a handful of friendly local bars, some of which are right next to the slopes so it can actually be quite lively at the end of the ski day, but after that most guests retire to their chalets or retire to a restaurant for the evening. So if you’re looking for peaceful evenings, St Martin de Belleville will suit you down to the ground. Otherwise, the liveliest spot in the village is usually The Piano bar in the village centre is found around the back of the church and usually has live music several nights a week.

Alternatively, Le Dahilia is conveniently located at the bottom of the slopes and is a great stop at the end of the day. Bar le Joker and the L’Eterlou are also firm favourites with the locals and can be found in the village centre.

La Ferme de Choumette (lafermedelachoumette.fr) is a still-working farm with a mountain restaurant located just above the tunnel coming into the village. The restaurant has huge windows overlooking a barn that usually has lots of animals in it, or if the weather’s good there’s a big sunny terrace too.  Either way, the menu is amazing. Non-skiers in your party can reach you from the village on foot here.

Bar de la Marine (chaletmarine.com/en/) up above Val Thorens has a nautical theme as you might expect 2500m up on the Dalles piste. They have a wide-ranging menu and an amazing view from the big terrace, where there’s live music playing towards the end of the ski day.

Les Cretes (restaurant-altitude.com) is one of the highest restaurants in the area, located 2,300m up at the summit of Tougnete reached by the St Martin 2 lift. Expect friendly staff, excellent daily specials, good Savoyard cuisine and top value.

La Bouitte (la-bouitte.com/en/) is the restaurant everyone talks about in St Martin, awarded its third Michelin star in 2015. Actually located in the neighbouring village of St Marcel it offers sublime mountain cuisine and if you’re here for lunch, don’t even think about the last run of the day afterwards.

La Fromagerie des Belleville (facebook.com/lafromageriedesbelleville) may not (yet) have a Michelin star but it does beat La Bouitte in the popular vote on Tripadvisor. It’s located in neighbouring Les Menuires and as to the food – the clue is in the name, “best fondue ever” writes one fan.

Restaurant L’Eterlou (+33 4 79 08 94 07) is a popular option with a wide menu and an excellent wine list.  It’s known for its fast friendly service, great food and good value – what more can we ask for.

New Generation (skinewgen.com) is a British run ski and snowboard school, established for 20 years, with a base in the village and mostly British instructors. They offer private and group lessons with morning lessons for kids in peak holiday periods.

The Snow School (thesnowschool.co.uk) is another British-run and works across the 3 Valleys with a choice of bespoke private or group lessons normally delivered by instructors for whom English is their first language.

ESF (esf-lesmenuires.com), the French ski school, is the main player in the resort and the only provider of nursery care and ski lessons for very young children other than private providers.

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+44 (0) 208 133 1130

Why Choose Us For Your Bespoke Chalet Holiday in St Martin de Belleville?

As a respected and trusted agency with over 16 years of experience, you are in good hands. We have travelled the Alps to put together our comprehensive portfolio and know all of our chalets and owners personally. 

What’s more, we will always offer an honest, unbiased opinion to help you secure the chalet that’s right for you, at the best price. With free pre-arrival concierge thrown in. 

Plus if you can’t find what you’re looking for on our site, simply get in touch. We have access to a whole host of stunning chalets and family-friendly properties not yet featured on our site. 

Why us

Specialists in organising luxury ski holidays for families, celebrations & large groups

Exceptional Chalets

 

All of our chalets have been hand-picked with exceptional service and experience in mind. Our comprehensive portfolio offers you access to all of the finest luxury ski chalets in Europe’s leading ski resorts.

INDUSTRY EXPERTS

 

Our ski specialist offer friendly impartial advice and have unrivalled resort and chalet knowledge. They have also visited the properties so we have first hand experience of what will be the best fit for you and your group. 

24HR CONCIERGE

 

Our pre-arrival concierge team work around the clock to ensure you have everything organised to perfection. From expert advice on the liveliest après ski stops to husky sledging, heli-skiing or a private jet, no request is too tricky.

PRICE GUARANTEE

 

Our prices are never undercut. We are competitive in the market and do the research to secure the best deal on your behalf. So you can rest assured you will never find the chalet at a better rate elsewhere.

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