- Offering 119 miles of slopes and terrain, Espace Diamant is among the 10 largest Ski Resorts in France.
- Espace Diamant is among the 15 best rated Ski Resorts in France.
- It is among the 10 most family-friendly ski Resorts in France.
- The vertical drop from summit to base is 3507 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in France is 2638 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long. The highest point of the track is 6788 ft above sea level.
- Season starts on Dec 21 and ends on Apr 13 (114 days). Average season duration in France is 112 days.
- Average snow depth during the season (Dec 21 to Apr 13) is 63 " at summit elevation and 30 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 71 " at summit elevation and 49 " at the base.
- Espace Diamant features 62 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in France is 65 sunny days. February is the sunniest month with an average of 21 sunny days.
The Ski Resort
Located between the Beaufortain mountains and Val d'Arly in Savoy, the ski area of Espace Diamant reaches heights of 1,000 meters (3281 feet) up to 2,069 meters (6788 feet). Its six resorts amount to a total of 192 kilometers (119 miles) of groomed runs and offer a fantastic view of Mont Blanc. Former olympic venue Albertville is just a 40 kilometer (25 mile) drive from the resort away.
Les Saisies/Hauteluce is offers 60 runs, making it the largest resort in the area. With 37 beginner-level, 16 intermediate and seven expert-level slopes, it is suited for beginners as well as more advanced skiers. Free skiing runs through forests and exigent olympic runs will challenge even the most skilled skiers. Freestylers and riders can find a snow park among the Manat lift in Les Saises which offers rails, jumps and everything else needed for awesome stunts. Two runs designed for boardercross and slalom skiing and a run with the possibility of time measurement can also be found here. Les Saisies is connected to the rest of Espace Diamant via Hauteluce. Four chairlifts - Rocheblanche, Grattary, Brichou and Douce - provide a connection to Notre Dame de Bellecombe.
Crest-Voland/Cohennoz and Notre Dame de Bellecombe
The two resorts of Crest-Voland and Notre Dame de Bellecombe can be found right in the heart of Espace Diamant. Skiers can try the slalom run at Mont Lachat while riders and freestyle-lovers will enjoy the snow park as well as Funslope Waouland. You will encounter even more Waouland pistes at Crêt du Midi, Mont Rond, Mond Requet, Les 3 Coins and Sommet de l'Espace Diamant.
Praz sur Arly and Flumet
Flumet and Praz sur Arly are among the smaller resorts in the area, with 15 and 25 slopes, respectively. They are especially popular among families and beginners, as most slopes here are ranked on a beginners- and intermediate-level. Praz sur Arly is only a few miles away from Megève and the ski area of St. Gervais Mont Blanc.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
Most Difficult Runs
Numerous non-ski activities can be found as well. The tobogganing area Mountain Twister is located at Chard du Beurre in Les Saisies and cross-country skiers can enjoy a combined length of 120 kilometers (75 miles) of trails. Be sure to explore the snowy landscape of Val d'Arly on a hike in snowshoes. Paragliding and a ride in a hot-air balloon are great ways to admire the area from above.
Infrastructure & Rental
The ski area of Espace Diamant is located about 100 kilometers (62 miles) north-east of Grenoble. From there, take the A41 towards Chambéry. After about 40 kilometers (25 miles), take the exit for the A43 towards Turin/Albertville and keep to the left at Chamousset to continue on the A430. At Albertville, take the exit for the D1212 and drive to Ugine. Continue on the D1212 until Flumet. From there, you will be able to reach all towns of the ski area.
There are ski busses available between Les Saisies and Hauteluce as well as between Notre Dame de Bellecombe and Crest-Voland/Cohennoz.