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Espace Diamant Ski Resort

Albertville, Praz sur Arly, Flumet, Notre Dame de Bellecombe, Crest-Voland, Cohennoz, Hauteluce, Les Saisies

Trail Map Espace Diamant

The Ski Resort

The baroque church of Hauteluce is the center of the village.
The baroque church of Hauteluce is the center of the village. © www.lessaisies.com

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

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.



Interesting facts

  • Offering 119 miles of slopes and terrain, Espace Diamant is among the 10 largest 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 2687 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long. The highest point of the track is 6788 ft above sea level.
  • Average snow depth during the season is 50 " at summit elevation and 20 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 51 " at summit elevation and 26 " at the base.
  • Espace Diamant features 41 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in France is 46 sunny days. February is the sunniest month with an average of 13 sunny days.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

Snowmaking Share
Snow Making Machines: 472
Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)
(in ")

Must-Ski Runs

Longest Runs

Ban Rouge
Length: 3.5 miles
Vertical Drop: 3185.7 ft
Choucas – Liaisons Crest Voland
Length: 4.3 miles
Vertical Drop: 2309.7 ft

Most Difficult Runs

Length: 0.6 miles
Vertical Drop: 984.3 ft
Length: 0.4 miles
Vertical Drop: 656.2 ft


Nightskiing possible
Lighted runs: 0.62 miles


Espace Diamant - Regard sur le Mont-Blanc
Espace Diamant, LE ski famille face au Mont Blanc 2015
Snow Park Les Saisies février 2015
L'hiver aux Saisies, Vivez les grands espaces
L'Espace Diamant, regard sur le Mont Blanc


The natural beauty of the area can be explored in many ways.
The natural beauty of the area can be explored in many ways. © www.lessaisies.com

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.

Number toboggan runs: 1
Toboggan hire

Infrastructure & Rental


Number of Skischools: 1
Number of Snowboard Schools: 6
Cross Country Lessons
Carving Lessons
Freestyle Lessons

Number of Ski Rental

Ski Depot
Sports Store
Ski Rental
Snowboard Rental
Cross Country Ski Rental
Backcountry Ski Rental
Telemark Rental

Getting here

Les Saisies is one of six resorts located in the ski area of Espace Diamant.
Les Saisies is one of six resorts located in the ski area of Espace Diamant. © www.lessaisies.com

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.


Current Offer

  • Accommodation as booked
  • Bed linen
  • Use of indoor pool
  • TV (in the apartments)
  • Snow Guarantee (01/01 - 15/03)
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last update on Aug 24, 2023
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Espace Diamant Office de Tourisme
Avenue de Savoie
Phone+33 479389389


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Mountain Stats

Elevation3281 ft - 6788 ft
Opening DayDec 23, 2023
Closing DayApr 5, 2024
Capacity 94187 Persons/Hr.
Hours9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Total 83

Skiable Terrain

119.3 miles
Overall Slope Length 119.3 miles
Number of Slopes 163

Weather (6562 ft)

Open Lifts & Trails


1 day adult €47.50
1 day child €38
All rates & fees