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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.

NOTRE-DAME-DE-BELLECOMBE SKI AREA

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

NOTRE-DAME-DE-BELLECOMBE SKIING

NOTRE-DAME-DE-BELLECOMBE BEGINNERS

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.

NOTRE-DAME-DE-BELLECOMBE INTERMEDIATES

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.

NOTRE-DAME-DE-BELLECOMBE EXPERTS

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.

NOTRE-DAME-DE-BELLECOMBE RESORT RUNS

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.

To download the ski extras form, see 'Helpful links' further down the page.

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

To download the ski extras form, see 'Helpful links' further down the page.

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

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

Ski school for children is available to book from 3 years to 12 years, in Notre Dame, with Peak Retreats. Children can learn to snowboard from 10 years+.

For ski school times and prices, please download the ski extras form from the 'Helpful links' further down the page. Please note these are just guiding prices. Please call us for the latest prices.

Please note that lesson times are subject to change right until the last minute - you will be advised. Outside French school holidays the ski school reserves the right to cancel group lessons should numbers be insufficient.  For peak periods - Christmas, New Year, February half-term and Easter - 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 (18/19 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 de Bellecombe 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. It welcomes children from 2 years to 5 years old.
Tel: 0033 4 79 31 75 64 (in winter season)

Guide prices for 2018/19:
1/2 day: € 20
1 day: € 35  
6 days: € 170 

Top winter activities to experience in Notre Dame de Bellecombe!

Please note Peak Retreats do not book any activities and most activities are payable.

Snowsport activities:

Opoual the yeti on the slopes
Opoual is a mischievous, but not abominable at all yeti who comes with children in Labelle Montagne resorts. Come and meet him to play and laugh with him on the slopes! Free of charge, once a week.

Dog sledging
Sporting dogs and sledging in the mountains guarantee you a real adventure. You’ll ride on the musher’s sledge, taking the time to enjoy the magnificent landscapes all around. You will be completely immersed in the rhythm of the dog team. 3 times per week.

Baby Dog Sled
A real favourite with the kids - the Baby Dog Sledding Park for children aged between 3 and 7 years. The only one of its kind in France. A play area dedicated to learning how to do dog sledging. Once a week in the afternoon.

Fat bike
You love downhill mountain biking, enjoy the sliding sports on snow or perhaps you just want to experience the thrills and spills of speeding on snow? Discover snow mountain bike descent and enjoy a unique and original experience!

Tobogganing
Sledging is a fun activity that doesn’t cost anything and entertains the grown-ups as much as it does the children. It is available throughout Val d’Arly’s village resorts on safe created slopes.
Sledging slope - Les Biolles area
A sledging slope has been created in the area of Les Biolles, at an altitude of 1150m. Open to the public, free of charge, children must be supervised by parents.
Sledging slope - Le Planay 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.

Snake Gliss
For every age, Snake Gliss is open to any person who can practise classic sledge. Sledges are all the same and are assembled (depending on the number of persons) to form a train, driven and led by Nicolas, a specialist. The sledge train safely snakes on the ski slopes. The pilot adapts according to the persons and their wishes (children, teenagers or adults, more or less quickly, beginner or red runs).

Ice-skating Rink
A great place for meeting up with friends and family. Outdoor ice-skating rink, open six days per week. In the middle of the village – with piped music.
Night-time atmosphere – on-site rental of skates available. Closed on Saturday. Open late afternoon. Free for under 5’s.

Other activities:

Visit of "Au Bonheur des Fromages" farm
Free of charge. Twice a week in the evening. Edvane and Céline invite you to discover their farm. Thanks to the milk collected from goats and cows, they produce goats cheese and Beaufort that you can buy on the spot.

“France Raquette” - night-time outing
Discover the joys of show-shoeing, for a torch-lit walk up to a mountain chalet for tartiflette and observation of the night sky. Observation of night sky and traditional Savoyard meal of tartiflette at the Refuge du Lachat. In this magical setting, you will discover the night-time sounds of the winter months, learn to recognise stars in the sky, observe the planets and hear about the legends of the sky’s constellations. An easy torch-lit walk. Own vehicle required or car share. One evening per week

Paragliding
Take off and fly! Joël will be your instructor for an unforgettable first paragliding flight, taking you soaring over the Val d’Arly and gaining height as you get just a little closer to the peaks…
Every day when the weather is fine.

Aeroplane trips
Aeroplane trips in the Mont-Blanc mountain range. Fly over the roof of Europe with professional pilots for a bird's eye view of the Vallée Blanche and the glaciers of the Mont-Blanc mountain range. You cannot fail to be moved by the sense of wonder...

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
www.notredamedebellecombe.com

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

Further information can be found on the tourist office website: www.valdarly-montblanc.com/fr/hiver/stations-village/notre-dame-de-bellecombe

Notre Dame Bars / Restaurants

Le Clos des Lys 
Snack food, light meals, refreshments
0033 4 79 31 07 79 - maisondescontes@orange.fr

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
www.la-ferme-de-victorine.com

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

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

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 - denis1259@wanadoo.fr

L'Alpage 
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 - mariejack@cegetel.net

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-patio@wanadoo.fr

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 - thomas-olivier73@sfr.fr


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

Airports:

Chambery Airport is 86km from Notre-Dame de Bellecombe (1 hour)
www.chambery-airport.com

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

Grenoble Airport is 153km from Notre-Dame de Bellecombe (1 ½ hours)
www.grenoble-airport.com

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

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.

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