Nice to stumble on this review of our ski area on the Snow Heads forum by someone who has discovered this hidden gem…
The Espace Diamant is AMAZING! The snow was much better than what we’ve got in Chamonix, there was soft stuff off piste all over the place (albeit tracked out). The off piste skiing looks incredible and we barely scratched the surface. Wide fields of sub 30 degree slopes within easy reach of lifts in virtually every area, we were gobsmacked.
On every lift we were constantly nudging each other, “look at that! it looks awesome” We all agreed we’d have to come back on a powder day (if we get any…) this season. The piste skiing is great as well, even if the runs are fairly short lived and we got plenty of mileage in with some nice fast and steep reds and blacks that came as a surprise. 192km of piste over the area which is plenty for the majority of skiers. The Ballasta lift was a favourite and you could just lap the runs and then the powder off this for a couple of hours on its own, similarly the Chamois over in Bisanne.
The view over the Beaufortain are stunning and its so nice to get something different than the looming monsters of Chamonix. We had lunch overlooking Les Carrets which was very pretty and we’re looking for Chalets to do an overnighter around here sometime soon. It felt good to actually travel around the mountains and get some different views as well.
It isn’t the easiest area to navigate and the paper piste map can sometimes be misleading when it comes to positions of lifts and runs. There are large maps next to almost every lift showing the local area which we found useful.
100% going back this season at some point.