At an altitude of 1,450m, Saint Martin has lots of charm and is the picture-postcard Savoyard village of Les Trois Vallées skiing area. It's a quiet and relaxed village-resort built around a pretty 16th Century church with many surrounding hamlets closeby.
From Saint Martin, skiers can jump on an eight-seater gondola which connects them into Les Trois Vallées circuit in just a few minutes.
Resort Altitude: 1,450 m
Resort Skiing: 3,250m
Total Ski Area: 600km
Green Runs: 96km
Blue Runs: 240km
Red Runs: 204km
Black Runs: 60km
Cross Country: 120km
With rapid access to its neighbours Les Menuires and Méribel, and only a few lifts from the higher resort of Val Thorens, Saint Martin is perfectly placed in Les Trois Vallées ski area. With 600km of ski terrain to get stuck into, it's likely you'll get to the end of your holiday with plenty still left to explore.
The ski area is perfect for beginners, intermediates and advanced skiers alike; with plenty of long greens and blues for beginners and more challenging reds and blacks for intermediates and advanced skiers. Freeride skiers will probably want to head up towards Val Thorens for the steep, challenging off-piste bowls.
Snowboarders will have a great time here, with plenty of runs for every level and access to multiple areas. Hardcore freeriders will want to head up to Val Thorens for the off-piste and freestylers will have quick access to Méribel’s fantastic terrain parks. The pistes are well maintained around Les Trois Vallées so you can enjoy smooth, cruisey runs all day long.
New Generation Ski & Snowboard School offer great group and private lessons in Saint Martin, for all abilities and ages. Their English-speaking instructors are renowned for their great service and professional lessons.
The ESF’s Piou-Piou Club in Saint Martin will look after children from three months to two years old. The Mini Club looks after children from two years old, offering fun snow activities and beginner ski lessons to get your children up and skiing.
For cheese-lovers, the best place to go to fill-up on dairy goodness is La Fromagerie des Belleville; serving fantastic Savoyard dishes with a hearty topping of cheese. For a fine dining experience, try La Bouitte for some luxurious and creative dishes set in a charming rustic, yet modern chalet.
On the mountain, we recommend stopping by Chez Pépé Nicolas for some wonderfully warming soups, risotto dishes and traditional Alpine cuisine.
Après in Saint Martin is largely low key but it does have a selection of bars that keep the doors open until late. Pourquoi Pas Bar is a great place to stop for a bit of lively après with a nicely decorated bar and good atmosphere. Le Dahlia is another great spot to head straight to after you’re done skiing, with a good number of deck chairs to relax in after a hard day on the slopes.
Leisurely non-skiers will be best off visiting the neighbouring resorts of Courchevel, Méribel and Les Menuires for plenty of shopping opportunities. Non-skiers who want to partake in adventurous activities will be spoiled for choice, with snowshoeing, dog sledding, toboggan runs and the option to rent out snowmobiles and cross-country skis.