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Notre Dame de Bellecombe

Thinking of skiing in Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe? An enchanting and attractive ski village, Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe offers stunning views of Mont Blanc and allows access to the Espace Diamant ski area.

Why Notre Dame de Bellecombe Ski Resort?

  • Beautiful old village with genuine charm
  • Stunning scenery and views of Mont Blanc
  • Easy access from motorway and TGV

Read Mary Novakovich's review of Val d'Arly on The Guardian

Notre Dame de Bellecombe Resort Information

This is an enchantingly picturesque village with a distinctive bulb-shaped bell tower that dates back to the 11th century.

Words do not do justice to the village of Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe, with its Baroque steeple as a centrepiece and traditional wooden chalets spreading over 11 hamlets. The long sunny days at Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe are filled with traditional trade exhibitions and wine festivals as well as walks through the stunning scenery with fascinating wildlife and beautiful flowers. A local market is held every Monday morning.

This ancient farming community is made up of 11 tiny hamlets with a permanent population of only 510 people. It is situated above Flumet in the rural Val d'Arly between Megève and Albertville. (Read Mary Novakovich's review of the Val d'Arly ski resorts on The Guardian's site here.)

The landscape at Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe consists of spruce forests, alpine chalets set on mountain pastures, and snow-capped peaks. Notre-Dame de Bellecombe is easy to get to, from the south via Albertville or from the north via Sallanches – both 25 km from the motorway exits or by TGV and connecting buses.

Peak Retreats features self-catered apartments Le Village and Belles Roches in Notre Dame de Bellecombe. Ideally located in the heart of the resort, these ski apartments offer an ideal base for a Notre Dame de Bellecombe ski holiday.


Gentle nursery slopes and scenic pistes with magnificent views of Mont Blanc wind down through the spruce woods of Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe. This is an ideal area for novices and intermediates, with plenty of off-piste opportunities for more accomplished skiers.

Set among forests and alpine meadows, with stunning views of Mont Blanc, the Beaufortain and Aravis ranges, the ski area extends between the Beaufortain and Val d’Arly, offering very varied terrain. Notre Dame is linked to neighbouring Flumet and Praz sur Arly. It is also connected to the pistes of Les Saisies and Crest-Voland to create the giant Espace Diamant ski area serving 192km of groomed slopes. The Espace Diamant, in total, links six pretty Alpine villages: Crest Voland Cohennoz, Flumet, Hauteluce, Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe, Praz-sur-Arly and Les Saisies.

Some 60% of the slopes in the Espace Diamant are green or blue so ideal for beginners and intermediates. There are plenty of slopes for the adventurous intermediate and expert too. 

Additional ski fact info, main ski info in resort facts box at top of page

Espace Val d’Arly only - 120 km of pistes in 4 villages of Val d’Arly: Praz sur Arly, Flumet, Notre Dame de Bellecombe and Crest Voland/Cohenno (excludes Les Saisies)

97 slopes:

Green slopes: 21
Blue slopes: 38
Red slopes: 34
Black slopes: 4

2 snow parks



There are various drag lifts and nursery slopes at the bottom of the ski area at 1150m. A chairlift takes you further up to access further green runs and some long blues to progress on. You can also get the bus to nearby Crest Voland where there are further long green slopes.


Intermediate skiers are well looked after with many blue and red runs to explore on. The domain is quite large (192km) so there is plenty to keep the adventurous intermediate happy.


There aren’t too many black runs (around 10 in total) in the Espace Diamant domain but there are plenty of red runs that make up for this (around 50 in total). Hauteluce’s ski area has many challenging runs and is a favourite among local free-riders.


Resort runs down to Notre Dame 1150m are blue or red.

Notre Dame de Bellecombe Ski Hire

Pre-book your Notre Dame de Bellecombe ski hire with Peak Retreats.

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Please note, these Pound Sterling prices are for indication only. They will fluctuate based on Euro/£ exchange rate. Please call us for the latest prices.

Special offers: Free Skis/snowboard & boots (Superior Carver) for party leaders of groups of 10 or more all taking equipment. 1 Free helmet per child aged 6 and under for every adult booking skis or snowboards & boots.

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Notre Dame de Bellecombe Lift Passes

Pre-book your Notre Dame de Bellecombe lift passes with Peak Retreats. Find out more about Peak Retreats ski passes

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Please note, these Pound Sterling prices are for indication only. They will fluctuate based on Euro/£ exchange rate. Please call us for the latest prices.

Other lift pass on offer (to buy locally in resort in Euros):

Val d'Arly 17/18 (120km)

½ day - €21.90 children, 28.30€ adults
1 day - €24.80 children, 32.10€ adults

Espace Diamant 17/18 (192km)

1/2 day - €32.20 children, €40.20 adults
1 day - €31.60 children, €39.50 adults

Notre Dame de Bellecombe Ski School

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Ski school for children is available to book from 3 years to 12 years, in Notre Dame, with Peak Retreats.

View here for pre-bookable ski extra prices in £ for Notre Dame de Bellecombe 2018/19

Please note, these Pound Sterling prices are for indication only. They will fluctuate based on Euro/£ exchange rate. Please call us for the latest prices.

Ski School: Please note that lesson times are subject to change right until the last minute. Outside French school holidays the ski school reserves the right to cancel group lessons should numbers be insufficient. For peak periods (22/12-4/1, 9/2-8/3 & 6/4-26/4) we strongly recommend that you book as early as possible and in any case at least 6 weeks prior to the required dates. Morning lessons tend to get booked up first and therefore we may only be able to offer afternoon classes within 6 weeks of departure. In some resorts English speaking instructors may not always be available, particularly at peak times.

We cannot always guarantee that prices will be cheaper than in resort. When ski packs prices are calculated, the currency is bought at the exchange rates that apply at the time. You can be assured that once you have booked your extras, if the pound depreciates, you will not be charged more for your ski packs, enabling you to budget for your holiday in advance.

Notre-Dame Individual Tuitions (17/18 prices, NOT pre-bookable)

1 hour for 1-2 people from 40€ 
1 hour for 3-4 people from 49.50€

Individual tuitions can only be purchased directly from the ski school. Peak Retreats cannot pre-book these.

Please note that prices are only an indication and are subject to change

Ski school Notre-Dame contact numbers for private lessons:

Ecole du Ski Francais +33 479 31 62 04

Notre Dame Child Care

Notre Dame de Bellecombe Garderie

If you're too young to ski, you can join the team at the Daycare! Open daily except Saturdays daycare, December 25 and January 1. It welcomes children from 2 years to 5 years old.
Tel: 0033 4 79 31 75 64 (in winter season) or 0033 4 79 31 61 91 (off season)

Guide prices for 2016/17:
1/2 day: € 20
1 day: € 35  
6 days: € 170 

Childrens Ski Lessons in Notre-Dame

Children can ski in Notre-Dame de Bellecombe with ESF.

Peak Retreats can pre-book this. See here for details.

Notre Dame Resort Activities

Huskies "Baptism"


Dog sports, mountain sledding, adventure course. You are aboard the sled musher and you take the time to admire the beautiful scenery around you. 
Tel: 0033 4 79 31 61 40 -

Huskies "Initiation"


The position of driver, discover the activity behind a supervisor but as a musher. Introduction half day. 
Tel: 0033 4 79 31 61 40 -

Notre Dame de Bellecombe Sledging Area

A sledging slope has been created in the area of Le Planay, at Notre Dame de Bellecombe 1350. Open to the public, free of charge, children must be supervised by parents. You can rent sledges in the different sport shops in the resort.

A sledging slope has been created in the area of Les Biolles, at an altitude of 1150 m. Open to the public, free of charge, children must be supervised by parents.

Notre Dame de Bellecombe Ice rink

Outdoor ice-skating rink, open every day. In the middle of the village – with piped music. Night-time atmosphere – on-site rental of skates available.

Notre Dame de Bellecombe Baptisms paragliding

Joel is your monitor for paragliding unforgettable opportunity to fly over the Val d'Arly and gain height, a little closer to the peaks ...

Balloon Flight in Praz-sur-Arly

Offering you the magic of a Balloon Flight to discover the highest Alpine peaks a real human adventure traveling in another dimension in the footsteps of Jules Verne facing the Mont-Blanc. 
Tel: 0033 4 50 55 50 60 - 

Snake Gliss

Whether you’re a child or an adult, Snake Gliss is for everybody!
A few sleds are put together forming a kind of train and driven by a professional.
Very secure, this little train rides along the slopes for a very pleasant stroll. 
ESF +33 479 31 62 04 -


Monday morning: N.D. de Bellecombe
Tuesday morning: Annecy old town & Flumet
Tuesday all day long: Aoste in Italy & Moûtiers
Wednesday morning: Beaufort & Ugine
Thursday all day long: Albertville
Friday morning: Annecy old town, Mégève & Moûtiers
Friday all day long: Crest-Voland (only in winter)
Saturday morning: Annecy, Chamonix, Sallanches & Ugine
Saturday all day long: Torino in Italy
Sunday all day long: Crest-Voland (only in winter)

Please note: All the above information is for information only. For the most up-to-date information please visit the resort tourist office website. All prices for activities are in local currency (€ Euros) and are bookable and payable locally in resort.                      

Notre-Dame de Bellecombe Tourist Office 

Tel +33 479 31 61 40

Notre Dame de Bellecombe Ski Activities

Cross Country in Espace Diamant

Villages of Val d'Arly also offer Nordic trails accessible to all. The Olympic Nordic area of Crest-Voland Cohennoz - Les Saisies has: 
- Easy access from the chairlift Logère to Crest Voland or that of Cernix (Cohennoz)
- 120 km of tracks in Les Saisies
- 17 plots 1 to 22 km
- 1 free introductory area
- 123 km of cross-country skiing on a dozen sites groomed, marked and secured.

Snowparks in Espace Diamant

Beneath the chairlift Cernix this snowpark is composed of 4 boxes, bumps on several levels: green, blue and red.

Snowpark Torraz
This large snow park is located between 1850 and 1900 m above sea level in a place remained "wild" with 360 degree views of the Aravis mountain range on one side of Mont Blanc in the other. The snow park is open to all with its pros and beginners industry sector. The difficulty of the modules is indicated as tracks by a markup, green, blue, red and black: be careful! Suitable for all, the park consists of several areas: a snow park for beginners and a snow park for the pros. 
Big air (10 and 15 m), step up, table, several slides with box, rainbow, wall ride in wood, oops, boardercross...
Snow is entirely natural. A "parker" is present to maintain the functions and guide skiers and snowboarders on the modules appropriate to their level.

Yooner or Tapacu in Espace Diamant 

With a seat 20 cm from the ground, the yooner offers thrills and chills surprising. Lightweight and easy to use, it has a shock absorber for comfort and a shoe for "carve turns" as skiing. The Tapacu , he is the ancestor of yooner, real sledge old homemade.

You can practice on yooner in Flumet / St Nicolas la Chapelle with your valid pass or pedestrian access. After climbing on the chairlift Evettes let you slip on 600 m elevation. In Notre Dame de Bellecombe, the ESI offers yooner on a piste (Reguet) after the closure of the ski area Espace Diamant to enjoy all the track to discover this activity.

Snakegliss in Espace Diamant

Sleds are all identical and are assembled together to form a single gear driven by a guide. These are assembled by a loose pin that allows the train to perform real cornering and provide new sensations. This is where the appeal of this concept! Sitting in your sled, your feet will be positioned in the sled in front of you. Thus, it is not one but several toboggan sled on which everyone will participate to the ripple is fluid!

With family or friends, from 10 to 77 years, go at the front for a slower ride or more we go towards the rear of the train luge for a more exilerating ride. Nicolas offers this activity on the piste Reguet at end of the day. All participants must be minimum age of 10 years. There is a limit of 10 passengers per run.

Night skiing in Notre Dame de Bellecombe

Heliski in Megève

Accompanied by a guide. In collaboration with Mont Blanc Helicopter. One to several rotations in Switzerland or Italy. Reserved for very good skiers out. Banned in France, the removals are still possible in Heliskiing abroad, especially in Valle d'Aosta (Italy) and in the Valais (Switzerland). Away from the crowd and marked the lifts tracks, you escape for a few hours on the pristine slopes of the Swiss and Italian Alps and descents of rare intensity. It is possible to consider several runs with different orientations depending sunshine and snow conditions at the time. Generally two rotations suitable for intermediate skiers to spend a good day. A meal in a mountain refuge allows a welcome stop for the lunch break.  Transfers sites can be done from the airfield Megeve by the company MBH.

Tel: 0033 4 50 21 55 11 - 

Notre-Dame de Bellecombe Resort News and Events 2018/19

Further information can be found on the tourist office website:

Notre Dame Bars / Restaurants

Le Clos des Lys 
Snack food, light meals, refreshments
0033 4 79 31 07 79 -

Chez Maryse 
Restaurant, pizzeria, wood-fired grill, panoramic views.
0033 4 79 31 74 70

La Ferme de Victorine 
Authenticity, warmth, friendly atmosphere are part of Victorine’s culture. The restaurant offers different menus, from regional specialities to the chef’s à la carte dishes as well as the farm’s set menus.
00 334 79 31 63 46

Le Bistrot de Julien 
Brasserie, crepes, icecreams, Savoy and Alsatian specialities.
0033 4 79 31 26 12 -

Restaurant des Crêtes 
Mountain restaurant only open in the winter. Panoramic terrace and stunning setting.  
0033 4 79 31 83 59 -

La Mollinière 
In a typical Savoy setting, come and taste the elegant food made from local produce, especially the homemade game terrines and foie gras. Terrace with panoramic views, located at the bottom of the village’s ski slopes.
00 33 4 79 31 61 51

Pizz'a Bon'heure 
Delicatessan, takeaway, pizza, roast chicken, chips, regional products, prepared dishes.
00 33 4 79 31 76 34

Le Slalom 
Rustic setting, attentive service, Savoyard specialities, slates.  
0033 4 79 31 74 83 -

Large terrace, located at the bottom of the village slopes – come and try our Savoy specialties or savour a pizza.  
0033 4 79 89 94 83 -

Le Mont Charvin 
Attractive restaurant in the middle of the village on the Route des Grandes Alpes. At the Mont Charvin there is a restaurant with a terrace, serving traditional dishes à la carte or set menus. Situated 300 m from the ski slopes and 3 km from the lake.
0033 4 79 31 72 90 -

Le Relais des Amis (restaurant) 
Bar, restaurant, tea room plus large south-facing terrace, serving Savoyard specialities, grilled meats, salads and specialities from Alsace. Friendly atmosphere, beautiful views, at the foot of La Boulangère ski lift (Espace Diamant).
00 33 4 79 31 61 09 -

Notre Dame Amenities

Notre Dame de Bellecombe is served by a range of amenities including: cinema, nightclub, shops, 2 mini-markets, cash point, bakeries, several sport shops, hairdresser, library, launderette, doctors and a pharmacy.

Getting to Notre Dame de Bellecombe, France

By Road: 

Driving distance from Calais to Notre-Dame de Bellecombe 891km (approx 9hrs)

From Calais, take A26 Motorway towards Reims and Troyes, then Dijon, Mâcon then ‘Autoroute Blanche’ Motorway (A40 Mâcon – Cluses) exit Sallanches (no 20). Follow signs to Megeve, then Notre-Dame de Bellecombe. Notre-Dame is 13km after Megeve.

There are approximately 25 km from the motorway exit to Notre-Dame de Bellecombe.

By Rail:

Albertville 25km - Shuttle bus (Info at Tourist Office +33.479.31.61.40) or Taxi +33 479 31 63 36


Chambery Airport is 86km from Notre-Dame de Bellecombe (1 hour)

Geneva Airport is 98km from Notre-Dame de Bellecombe (1 ¼ hours)

Grenoble Airport is 153km from Notre-Dame de Bellecombe (1 ½ hours)

Lyon Saint-Exupery is 164 km from Notre-Dame de Bellecombe (2 hours)

Getting around Notre Dame de Bellecombe

Free shuttle service for skiers and pedestrians are put in place during the winter so you can move freely around the resort.

Notre Dame de Bellecombe Opening Dates

Notre Dame de Bellecombe ski area is open: Saturday 22/12/18 - Friday 05/04/19.

Accommodation in Notre Dame de Bellecombe

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