Why do we favour one ski resort over another? What makes us try a new place, and go back? It is a complicated question - is it the culture, the ambience, or are there other more tangible factors?
Does the skiing suit me? Are the pistes spacious or crowded, is it big enough, does it have lots of groomed runs, are the lifts efficient and comfortable, can I be sure of snow?
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“A VALUABLE NEW TOOL FOR HOLIDAY DECISIONS AND PROPERTY INVESTORS”
• Skimiles® measures the size of every ski resort by 10 specific factors •
• Ski Area Comfort is determined by the efficiency of the lifts, the comfort of the lifts and how much ‘elbow room’ there is on the piste •
• Snow Reliability considers the altitude, snowfall data and snowmaking coverage •
• Ski Area Value combines all these factors for one easy to recognise overall result •
St-Martin-de-Belleville punches above its weight. A charming unspoilt Alpine village, that is connected efficiently into the vast 3V ski area. Well endowed with good restaurants, it was gastronomic resort of the year in 2016. The famous La Bouitte, just up the road, was the first 3-star restaurant in Savoie. Accommodation can be found in a choice of slope-side or nearby apartments and chalets. St-Martins own ski area is limited to a few easy but pleasant runs, connecting to Les Menuires and over to Meribel. Val Thorens and Courchevel are both within range for day excursions.
What about Property in St Martin? Such a large well joined-up and snow-sure ski area is a huge benefit for property owners, these are key criteria in our view. Properties are clustered in and around the village, planning is strictly in the Alpine vernacular, older farm buildings have been renovated and new developments are in keeping. With prices in the same bracket as Meribel Village, St-Martin is a worthy alternative value proposition to ownership in the 3V.