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Barb&Sven posted Dec-2010

Heading for SMB on January 22 for a week. I was there as a beginner 4 years ago - can anyone recommend some middle/difficult ability reds in the Saint Martin Valley.

Look forward to hearing from you all!

Hudman
reply to 'Saint Martin de Belleville'
posted Dec-2010

Jerusalem is brilliant. Fast, steepish in parts but wide. Very good intermediate red. As far as I remember there are some nice reds over in Les Menuiers as well.

Crispyapplepie
reply to 'Saint Martin de Belleville'
posted Dec-2010

to be honest IMHO there isnt much difference between some of the blue runs and the reds in this area. I would reccomend the Jerusalem run which you could do each evening on your way back to your stay. Over on the la masse side there are also some good reds and blues all about the same steepness. Like the jerusalem there wide and easy going. Note in a morning these runs do get pretty crowded as people go here for the sun so if you want to ski these when quieter id suggest an afternoon when the sun has moved round. Ill be there the week after you, 29th jan how long you staying for?
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Barb&Sven
reply to 'Saint Martin de Belleville'
posted Dec-2010

Just for one week unfortunately!

Jastem
reply to 'Saint Martin de Belleville'
posted Dec-2010

I also loved the Jerusalem run. If you go over to Val Thorens, I really enjoyed a long blue run called - I think - Pluviometre.

Andyoneil
reply to 'Saint Martin de Belleville'
posted Dec-2010

The whole Belleville valley is an intermediate's paradise - only one word of warning:

If you head up to Val Thorens then use the lifts to go high and ski down to get back - don't be tempted by the blue/red (it seems to change from year to year)"Boulevard de Cumin" which heads down the valley from VT to Les Menuires - once you get past the first short drop its pretty much FLAT

Annoying on skis, probably soul destroying on a board

Pluviometre is a lovely cruise dwon from the cable car that brings you back from Meribel to VT

I'm back there on the 29th Jan and cant wait

Do not put piste map reading in the hands of the bloke who can't tell the difference between a drag lift and a Black run!

MogulMonkey
reply to 'Saint Martin de Belleville'
posted Jan-2011

Hi
staying in SMB on 22/1 for a week staying at hotel Alp. give us a wave if you see me
...paul

ParalyticSkiCrazie
reply to 'Saint Martin de Belleville'
posted Jan-2011

Hi Barb - I am a SMdB big fan. We love to head over to Mont Vallon to do the two Reds from the top of there. The views over Mont Blanc from the Summit are stunning. Combe de Vallon is steep at the top but wide the other run Campagnola is narrower at the beginning. Going towards Courchevel Creux is a really nice run from the top of Saulire - Combe Saulire is steeper at the top but there is a way round it. If you are feeling adventurous head over to Orelle and down the Mauriennaise. Coming back to St Martin from the top of 3 Vallees 2 head down the BVD de la Lance and David Douillet following the signs to Roc de Trois Marches 2 it is the quickest way back from VT Les Men and avoids Cumin. Paul - Alp Hotel has new Belgian owners so I will be interested to hear your review when you get back. Enjoy yourselves - I will be back Feb 19th....

Topic last updated on 05-January-2011 at 23:12

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