St Martin de Belleville skiing holidays are some of the most enjoyable in the whole of the Alps. With access to the many pistes of the Three Valleys ski domain the skiing credentials from a self catering St Martin de Belleville apartment or chalet could never be in question, and the charming atmosphere and wonderfully traditional architecture makes the village the pick of the valley. Nowhere else can you enjoy such good skiing from such an idyllic setting as you can in this part of Savoie, in the Rhone Alps, France.
With an altitude of over 1,500m, St Martin de Belleville’s snow record is excellent. The ski season runs from mid December through until April, and with over 600km of piste to choose from, you shall never be short of a challenge from a self catering St Martin de Belleville apartment, chalet or cottage. Skiers and snowboarders of all abilities are well catered for from St Martin de Belleville, as slopes range from fearsome black runs to gentle, wide learner slopes where you can practice you turns without fear. For those who prefer to stick to flatter country, St Martin de Belleville is set in excellent cross country skiing country too.
Although St Martin de Belleville is miles from the crowds and authentically Savoyard, every amenity and facility you could possibly require can be found on your doorstep. There are plenty of shops, including ski hire, restaurants (including La Bouitte, considered to be the best in the Three Valleys) and even a handful of bars and clubs, but it is the newly opened 8 man gondola which really makes the village the ideal base for Three Valley skiing holidays.
There are regular cultural events occurring throughout the summer in St Martin de Belleville, entertaining those lucky enough to be staying in a St Martin de Belleville apartment for the walking, mountain biking and climbing. The summer months are filled with events like the annual fishing competition, French bowling tournaments, arts festivals and themed walking events. The natural environment is ideal for many activities, from fishing to climbing, paragliding to mountain biking.
Located in the middle of the Three Valleys domain is the chic town of Meribel. You can ski down into Meribel from the top of the St Martin de Belleville gondola, and the town is well worth investigating. Snowboarders will be particularly impressed with the facilities, including three separate snow parks, and anyone wanting to experience the finest Three Valley après-ski will be right at home. There are over 50 restaurants, 24 bars and 3 nightclubs to choose from, and if you wish to sooth any aching limbs after a punishing day on the slopes, the spa centres will be a real delight.
Although winters are obviously cold, you shall have ample opportunities to ski in shirt sleeves by April as temperatures begin to increase. Spring moves to summer quickly in the region, and by the start of June, daily temperatures are already peaking in the mid 20’s (˚C).
The closest airport to a self catering St Martin de Belleville apartment is Chambery (CMF), three hours away. There are a great range of transfer options, but if there are a few of you sharing, a hire car offers exceedingly good value for money.