St Martin de Belleville

St Martin: The Jewel of the Three Valleys

The jewel in the rather sparkly crown of the Three Valleys ski area, St Martin de Belleville is a charmingly quaint mountain village. With fabulous skiing AND a critically-acclaimed foodie paradise, it’s a real hidden gem amongst the big name resorts of Val Thorens, Courchevel and Meribel.

St Martin de Belleville is a beautiful ancient alpine village which just happens to sit on the very edge of the biggest ski area in the world – the famous Trois Vallees. Coupled with the fact that’s it’s just a couple of hours drive from Geneva, has wonderful chalets and hotels, fantastic pubs and restaurants and is relatively inexpensive then you don’t have to look much further for a fantastic ski break.

Dave Lafferty, Manchester Evening News

Read the full article

Same altitude as Meribel

The baroque church and snow-topped roofs of St Martin lie at the gateway to the Belleville Valley. At 1450m, this picturesque resort is at the same altitude as neighbouring Méribel. Thus enjoying a good coverage of snow with skiing up to 3300m.

Nowhere else can you wallow in a traditional alpine village and still be within such easy reach of the huge expanse of skiing that the Three Valleys has to offer.

St Martin de Belleville is also, according to Nick Trend in the Telegraph, one of the ‘10 Prettiest Ski Resorts in the Alps‘!

St Martin has a reputation for gastronomy

St Martin de Belleville is also a true foodie’s paradise. Winning ‘Best Gastronomic Resort of the Year‘ in the 2016 World Snow Awards. With Michelin stars galore, and fabulously rustic farms producing incredible cheeses, there’s a huge range of gourmet opportunities to explore during your stay.

With a small (but perfectly formed) selection of low-key, civilised drinking establishments, a rowdy après-ski resort this is not! The emphasis is on relaxed drinks with friends, in a bar where you can hear each other speak. Though there is some live music to be found during the week. You can ask your host for details or read our Bars & Restaurants page.

St Martin de Belleville activities

If more active après-ski is more your thing, the Belleville valley offers a huge variety. From husky sledging to paragliding, ice driving and snowmobiling. St Martin also has an ice-skating rink open in the afternoons which is great for children. Next to the church, and with a view of the mountains, it’s a lovely place to absorb the friendly village atmosphere.

Reviews of St Martin’s skiing

Ok we may be biased but we think St Martin offers incredible skiing. With two amazing runs to finish the day in Jerusalem and Pramint what’s not to like? But don’t take our word for it.

Here’s what The Telegraph makes of St Martin de Belleville:

Its lifts are modern. A fast gondola followed by a fast chairlift ascend from the village to the ridge above the Belleville and Les Allues valleys…. In the village, modern architecture respects the old farmhouses and 17th-century church. Staying here offers a radically different experience from neighbouring Trois Vallées resorts.

As well as a review from Felice Hardy in www.welove2ski:

How could it have happened? St Martin de Belleville is a cute little village attached to the world’s most famous lift system, and it’s managed to retain its style, charm and sense of proportion.”

Further Reading on St Martin de Belleville

Want to know more about what makes St Martin so special? Read some of our blogs on our beloved resort:


Ski School

Need to book some ski lessons? Check out ski lesson options in St Martin de Belleville

Skiing The Three Valleys

600km of beautifully maintained pistes and stunning scenery

Getting to St Martin de Belleville

Find out more about your travel options

Work for us

We offer a great employment package including a 3 Valley ski pass

Contact Us

We would love to talk to you about your ski holiday. Email or telephone us and we'll go the extra mile to make this year's ski trip the best ever!
Phone UK: +44 (0) 207 1646082

or complete our Enquiry Form and we'll get in touch as soon as we can.

Les Belleville

09:57 AM

3.20 km/h






Got a question? Use the form below, we'll reply via email

Subscribe to our mailing list

+44 (0) 207 1646082

+44 (0) 207 1646082

[email protected]