Why choose St Martin for your Three Valleys ski holiday?
Five reasons to make St Martin de Belleville your next ski holiday destination.
If you’ve heard good things about this picturesque mountain village but aren’t sure whether to try a St Martin de Belleville chalet for your next Three Valleys ski holiday, then here are five reasons to take the plunge and discover one of France’s prettiest resorts…
1) The incredible scenery
Perched on the side of the wide open Belleville valley means that St Martin gets lots of light. The chalets in this picturesque village also overlook a tranquil mountain range with no lifts, meaning that you feel as though you’re well off the beaten track, when in fact you’re linked to the Three Valleys lift system!
The best chalet for views
2) The biggest ski area on the planet
St Martin remained a remote mountain village until very recently, when it acquired a gondola linking to the Three Valleys, the largest ski area on earth! With one bubble lift and one chair, you’re at the top of Tougnete and can access Les Menuires, Meribel and beyond.
See the 3 Valleys piste map
3) St Martin’s home run: Jerusalem
There are few pistes in the Three Valleys as namechecked as Jerusalem – it’s a gorgeous, wide and undulating blue run which will be your home run every day. What could be better? (Actually, it’s also worth trying the equally lovely Pramint which runs roughly parallel!)
3 Valleys Skiing
4) Famous for foodies
For a small mountain village, St Martin is BIG on food! Awarded ‘Gastronomic Resort of the Year 2017’, it has a lovely selection of restaurants which celebrate the fabulous local produce. Splashing out? The three Michelin stars at La Bouitte were renewed last year…
Local restaurant recommendations
5) Powder days
If you enjoy skiing off piste, then St Martin has the ‘Liberty Rider’ area – a wide space which isn’t groomed, thus enabling skiers and snowboarders to enjoy the powder and the freedom of backcountry skiing in a safe area, which leads back onto the piste.
But don’t just take our word for it! Here’s what Felice Hardy at www.welove2ski.com has to say:
“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.
Most of the ancient stone and wood barns have now been converted into chalets, but farmhouse cheese is still made here, and you can still buy fresh milk by the pail. What’s more, prices tend to be a little lower here than in the rest of the 3 Valleys.”
If you’re looking for the perfect chalet in St Martin, then look no further! See all our chalets here.
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