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Ski area: Sybelles, France
Resort height: 1550m
Resort top height: 2620m

Les Sybelles
(St Jean, La Toussuire, Les Bottieres, Le Corbier, Saint-Sorlin, Saint-Colomban)
Km piste: 310
Lifts: 76
Snow cannons: 441

No. of slopes: 124

Green slopes 25 Blue slopes 56
Red slopes 34 Black slopes 9

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Driving distance from Calais: 580 miles (8hrs 30)

resort info

Saint-Jean d'Arves is located in the valley of the Aiguilles d'Arves, surrounded by truly majestic peaks. This is an ideal family resort with a traditional outlook. The charming rural village, which takes its name from the local dialect word 'Arva' (running water), is still imbued with local traditions. The Tourist Office invites you to a welcome glass of wine every Sunday in order to present the entertainment programme and the activities for the week.


The resort of St Jean d Arves (which is one of 28 hamlets) has wide panoramic views of the Aiguilles d'Arves culminating at 3514 m ( "the most beautiful Alpine Trilogy" by English Coolidge who officially made the first ascent). The hamlet our accommodation is in (Chalet des Marmottes) is LA CHAL.


The Arvan river crosses the village and flows into the Arc river in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne.


The A43 motorway and the railway station in Saint Jean de Maurienne (and the airports of Lyon, Chambéry, Grenoble and Geneva) allow easy access.


Why Saint Jean d Arves?

·          The linked Les Sybelles ski area offers a massive 310kms of pistes

·          The resort is ideal for intermediates and beginners eager to progress

·          Saint Jean has retained its charm and traditional appeal unlike neighbouring Le Corbier or La Toussuire

·          The splendid panorama and above average sunshine will delight those who want to enjoy the scenery


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  • Child Care
  • Activities
  • Apres Ski/Eating
  • Access
  • Resort News
  • Other Amenities
Opening Dates


Saint Jean d Arves ski area is open from December 20th 2014 to April 17th 2014 (depending on snow conditions)


Child Care


Les Cherubins
Nursery in La Chal. Welcome children from 3 months till 6 years old.
Open on winter only. On the resort's map: C5

Open from Sunday 21nd December 2014 until Friday 17th April 2015. The nursery is situated in the resort center La Chal, in front of the slopes at 200 meters from the tourist accommodations and shops.
The nursery has a welcoming capacity of 30-35 children to three months until six years old (included).
The nursery is open Sunday to Friday between 8.45a.m and 5.45p.m

To make a reservation (not pre bookable via Peak Retreats, book direct):
- Name (s) and first name (s) of the child.
- Date of birth and age of each child at his coming.
- Week + timetable that interests you
. for one hour
. for half-day morning from 8.45 am to 12:30 pm (hours flexible arrival and departure)
. half-day afternoon: 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm, last time.
. per day
. week

- they do not host or starting between 12:30 and 13:30.
- they do not make transfer between day care and ski school
- Meals are to be provided by parents. All cases must be strictly marked including lunch boxes, etc ...
- Provide shoes and comfortable clothing for indoor and clothes to play in the snow in our yard.
- The health record of the child is compulsory to present on the first day of care.
- You do not have to pay before your arrival. It will be done on site, at the end of your stay by cash (no credit card).

Prices winter 13-14:
€ 5.50 an hour;
€ 16.00 half day
€ 30.00 the day;
€ 88.00 6 half-days;
€ 140.00 a week. 
Contact for booking:
Tel: 00 33
Contact by Email strongly recommended.
New building: first opening in December 2011.

Otherwise, Nursery at Saint Sorlin (3km):


Les Petits Diables Nursery

00 33 479 59 72 19 or  

Look after children from 3 months – 6 years in nursery and 6-12 years in day care. Sun-Fri 8.45am-5.30pm.


Lunch is possible with supplement.

Register in advance.


Babysitting services available – see with St Jean d Arves tourist office for a list.



St Jean Pedestrain Lifts

Pedestrians are allowed to take the chairlift of La Chal, to admire the view, for a walking with the sport leaders with snowshoes or to get to the restaurant in altitude with snowshoes.


St Jean Sledding

A secure sledge area, under the responsibility of guardians, located next to the chairlift La Chal.


St Jean Dog sledging
From Saturday 20 of December 2014 to Saturday 18 of April 2015.

Dog sledging or initation for driving!

Throughout the winter, with huskies, malamutes and Greenlandic of the mushers,discover this northern activity, with family or individual, accessible to all, on request.
Place of departure depending on snow and on schedule.

By sleigh: 2 adults + 1 child
Breaks are provided to enable everyone to ask questions and take pictures and cuddly dogs.

Booking is essential, call the musher to reserve.

Prices 13-14:
30mins tour - €32/adult, €26/child
Learning 1 hour - €47/adult, €40/child
Tél. 0033 682 75 99 26


St Jean Trampo-jump   
From Saturday 20 of December 2014 to Saturday 18 of April 2015.
Twice a week: see on entertainment program.

In La Chal, let's reach the Arves peaks by jumping on an incredible trampoline and try the wildest figures!

Available from 4 years old, until 90kg.
Free in winter.


St Jean Children play area   

From 1 to 12 years.

Children play area with different games. In front of the tourist office of La Chal. Free access, under responsibility of the parents.


St Sorlin Snowscooters

Arnaud LE PERSON - 0033 6 87 08 30 87 -

From Saturday 20 of December 2014 to Friday 17 of April 2015.

Between the BMX and the Snowboard, the snowscoot offers new possibilities for the pleasure of the glide and the freestyle. With its everything is allowed: acrobatic jump, spectacular figures, also in the snowpark. Snowscoot rental in all ski rental stores in La Chal.
Lifts accessible: information close to the skilifts desk.


Rates 13/14:

Driver from 18 years:
30 min: 50€
1 h: 70€

Passenger from 6 years:
30 min: 15€
1 h: 20€

With the guide:
30 min: 25€
1 h: 30€


St Jean Cinema

In la Chal, 215 seats, large screen, numerical sound, some original version movies. Tickets on sale at the cinema 30 mn before movie starts. €7.50 per person.


St Jean Markets

Crafts, souvenirs and local quality food sale.

Every Wednesday during winter and summer tourist season. From 3.00 pm. to 7.00 pm. At La Chal.

And on Saturday mornings at St Jean de Maurienne (22km).


St Jean Paragliding

DOMINIQUE HENRY - Port: 0033 6 80 15 86 47  -
Discover the Sybelles area with paragliding with a professional. Accessible to skiers and pedestrians.


St Jean Honey-making

Discover bee’s world, honey production and products (lollipops, candles, soaps) with Sebastien. Free. Open on Thursday from 5.30 to 7.30 p.m. Find Sébastien on the market of La Chal on Wednesday afternoon.


St Sorlin Bowling - (Saint Sorlin - 3 km)
South facing terrace behind the Tourist Office, sport broadcast.

500m2 of leisure space dedicated to your pleasure, located behind the tourist office of Saint Sorlin d'Arves. Games room to play in day or evening.

Free Wifi and free shuttle.


St Jean Donkey rental

In le Mollard hamlet, discover where donkeys live. Donkey milk products sale. From April, half a day tours with mountain Leaders.
Prices 14/15:
Donkey milk products 20 E /heure

Donkey rental - 1/2 day: 20 E/ adult, 17 E/child

Tél. 04 79 59 79 49 – 06 76 87 08 09



Cheese dairy and cheese shop in Saint Sorlin d’Arves (2 km) 
Cheese making and shop, Saint Sorlin d’Arves, 2 km. Free guided tour everyday in the morning except Sunday and public holidays in touristic season. Shop open all week long from 8.45 am and 12.15 pm and from 2.30 pm to 7 pm during touristic season. 


Turin Visit

Come out to the Italian fashion and discover the fantastic market in Turin during a day trip! In a lively atmosphere you will enjoy the freshness of authentic local traditions, and the latest fashion trends during your stroll ... A one-hour stop at Susa is expected on the return way. Start from St Jean d'Arves at 6.35 am.

Booking in Tourist office or on


All the above information is for information only. For the most up-to-date information please visit the resort tourist office website


Saint Jean d Arves Tourist Office

Les Chambons Tourist Office Tel. +33 4 79 59 72 97

Le Chal Tourist Office Tel. +33 4 79 59 73 30

During winter season, we welcome you every day in the tourist offices of La Chal and Les Chambons.
 Tourist office La Chal :
- Saturday: from 10.00 till 12.00 a.m. and from 2.30 till 7.00 p.m.
- Sunday to Friday: from 8.45 till 12.00 a.m. and from 2.00 till 5.45 p.m.
Tourist office Les Chambons:
- Saturday: from 10.00 till 12.00 a.m. and from 2.00 till 7.00 p.m. 

- Sunday to Friday: from 8.45 till 12.00 a.m. and from 2.00 till 5.30 p.m.

Apres Ski/Eating

Bars, Restaurants, Shops, Cinema, disco at St Sorlin.


3 km from St Jean d' Arves, at "Plan du Moulin" in St Sorlin d'Arves, D'SYBELL CLUB suggests you spending evenings in a high tech atmosphere with modern deco (icy bar, sound system BOSE, games of light, wall projections, DJ, big spaces, special evenings).

Winter: open every evening except on Sunday from 11.00pm. Free shuttles on booking Tel: 00 33 4 79 56 83 86 (only during winter season).


Bars and restaurants

Le Skwal

Bar Restaurant

Pub restaurant in La Chal. On the resort's map: B4

La Chal - 73530 ST JEAN D ARVES

Tel: 04 79 59 78 64 ou 06 88 35 49 51

Les Mélèzes

Home cooked dishes Pizza to take away.

Bar restaurant in La Chal. On the resort's map: C5

Les Mélèzes

La Chal - 73530 ST JEAN D ARVES

Tel: 04 79 59 02 64

Au Comptoir du Roy

Fast Food and take away (chicken and local dishes: tartiflette, sausages).

Snack Bar Takeaways La Chal, On the resort's map: C4

SARL ALNT - Au Comptoir du Roy
 ARLAUD Franck et Laetitia

La Chal - 73530 Saint-Jean-d'Arves

Tel: 04 79 59 19 47

Le Bouj

Restaurant on the snowfront. Snack, pancakes, daily dish and drinks all day long. Also local specialities in a typical environment in the evening.

Bar restaurant in La Chal. On the resort's map: C5

Le Bouj
TRUCHET Sébastien
la Chal - 73530 ST JEAN D ARVES

Tel: 04 79 59 00 37

Le Randonneur

Bar Restaurant

Bar Restaurant Pizzeria, Les Chambons On village's map: D4

Le Randonneur
BOUTRUCHE Serge et Sophie
Les Chambons - 73530 SAINT JEAN D'ARVES

Tel: 04 79 59 79 30

L'Oule Rouge

Savoyard chalet, congregate around the fireplace, with local food and traditional menus.

Restaurant in La Chal. On the resort's map: C4

L'Oule Rouge
La Chal - 73530 ST JEAN D ARVES

Tel: 04 79 59 70 99 ou 06 85 13 65 55


La Terrasse des Aiguilles

High-altitude restaurant

Restaurant on ski slopes. BBQ and DJ on Wednesdays.

Karl et Karine

La Chal - 73530 Saint Jean d'Arves

Tel: 04 79 59 78 64 - 06 88 35 49 51

La Grenouillère
Bar Restaurant

Pub restaurant in La Chal. On the resort's map: C4
La Grenouillère

La Chal - 73530 ST JEAN D ARVES

Tel: 04 79 59 70 47

Fax: 04 79 59 54 32

Le Solail


Take away Pizzas in La Chal On the resort's map: C4

Le Solail
CHABOUD Pascaline
La Chal - 73530 ST JEAN D ARVES

Tel: 04 79 59 24 68


Bar Restaurant

Restaurant Bar, Les Chambons On the resort's map : D4

DURAZ Jean-Marc
Les Chambons - 73530 SAINT JEAN D'ARVES

Tel: 04 79 59 14 21




By Road: Driving distance from Calais: 580 miles or 8hrs30. By Saint Jean de Maurienne: Auto route A43 Chambéry – Turin, exit no.27 St Jean de Maurienne. Follow direction ‘Vallée de l’Arvan – Col de la Croix de Fer’ by the RD 926 (22km). Please note ‘Les Cois du Glandon et de la Croix de Fer’ is closed from end of November until middle of May.

Last general petrol station in Saint Jean de Maurienne although petrol station now at the entrance of Saint Jean d'Arves, direction Col de la Croix de Fer. Self service 24h/24. Credit card payment only.


By Rail: In winter there are schedule bus transfers from the SNCF rail station of Saint Jean de Maurienne to the above resort.

Every day during winter season. Don’t forget to book or to confirm your return ticket in Tourist Office on Thursday!

Info and booking: +33(0)4 79 64 00 30.


Lyon - Train station directly inside the airport. It takes approx. 1h30 by train from Lyon Saint Exupéry to Saint Jean de Maurienne.

Grenoble - It takes approx. 1h30 by train from Grenoble to Saint Jean de Maurienne.

Chambery - It takes approx. 50 mins by train from Chambéry to Saint Jean de Maurienne.

Geneva - It takes approx. 2h40 by train from Geneva to Saint Jean de Maurienne.


Bus ticket from St Jean de Maurienne to St Sorlin:

At your service on Saturday to facilitate your arrival and departure! PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE or Office de Tourisme de Saint Sorlin d'Arves (at least 48 hours before departure). Booking by phone, mail or online.


One way tickets from €12 and return from €21.60 for adults. Cheaper if booked online for return tickets.



Chambery Airport is 100km from St Jean (1 ¼ hours)

Distance between Chambery Aix les Bains Airport and Saint Jean d'Arves by car: 100 Km 
Distance between Chambery Aix les Bains Airport and Chambery train station: 10 Km (nearly 10 min).
Train between Chambery train station to Saint Jean de Maurienne train station: nearly 50 min.

Turin is 149km from St Jean (2 hours)

Grenoble Airport is 167km from St Jean (2 hours)

Distance between Grenoble Saint Geoirs Airport and Saint Jean d'Arves by car: 170 Km
Distance between the airport and Grenoble train station: 45 Km (40 min).
Train between Grenoble train station and Saint Jean de Maurienne train station: nearly 1h30.

Lyon Saint-Exupery is 178km from St Jean (2 hours)

Distance between Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport and Saint Jean d'Arves by car: 180 Km 
Train station inside the airport. Between the airport and Saint Jean de Maurienne train station: nearly 1h30.

Geneva is 179km from St Jean (2 hours)

Distance between Geneva Airport and Saint Jean d'Arves by car: 190 Km
Distance between Geneva airport and Geneva train station: 6 Km (connexion by train nearly 7 min).
Train between Geneva airport and Saint Jean de Maurienne - Arvan train station: nearly 3h30. 

Public shuttle bus transfers from airports:


Lyon Airport - St Jean via St Jean de Maurienne ( Saturdays from 19/12/14-29/03/15 (one per day only). Adult return €115.


Chambery Airport - St Jean via St Jean de Maurienne ( Saturdays from 20/12/14-18/04/15 (up to 3 per day). Adult return €60. 


St Jean d'Arves Transfer

Pre-book your St Jean airport taxi transfer with Peak Retreats

From Chambery Airport to St Jean – from £99 per person return based on 4 people sharing.  We can book from Grenoble, Lyon, Turin and Geneva airports too.

For all other transfer prices please view here  

Getting around St Jean d Arves

A free shuttle bus serves the following bus stops :
Les Chambons, Les Ecourts, La Tour, La Chal, La Fromagerie (Cheese dairy) and Entraigues (6 times a day).

A connexion is possible to catch the free shuttle of Saint Sorlin d’Arves at the bus stop “La Fromagerie.”


From December the 21st to the end of March, Sunday to Friday from 8:30 am to 6.00 pm (around every 30 minutes). Saturday from 9:00 to 12:00 am and 2:30 to 5:30 pm. From the end of March to the end of the winter season the shuttles are reduced.
See timetable at the bus stop or in the tourist office.


A skibus "Les Sybelles"  links the snow front of Saint Jean d'Arves (La Chal) to that of Saint Sorlin d'Arves (Le Plan du Moulin). Daily from the begining of season to the end of March . Timetable available on ski maps.  Access restricted to Sybelles skipass holders.

Resort News



Events in St Jean d'Arves 14/15







Welcome Santa Claus on the snowfront of La Chal  

After quad biking, paragliding or skiing, Santa Claus will join once again, totally unusual, the snow front of la Chal.

After a long drive, Santa Claus finally arrived in St Jean d'Arves for free distribution of hot wine hot chocolate and curl in the afternoon.  Arvi our mascot will greet and take lots of pictures with young and old. 

24th December 2014

Discover the popular Christmas market!
Wednesday 24 of December 2014 between 2 PM and 6.30 PM.

Discover the popular Christmas market!

24th December 2014

New year's eve

End of afternoon.

The team of tourist office makes his rounds hamlets to finish the year under the sign of friendliness!

See you on the snow front of Chal in the late afternoon.
Arvi the mascot, wearing her costume party will be present to make lots of hugs!
By early evening, the team of the Tourist Office toured the villages of Saint Jean d'Arves distributing hot wine and hot chocolate.
The track Le Lièvre will then be lit by the torchlights of the French Ski School monitors. A magnificent firework display on the snow front close this memorable evening!

31st December 2014

Valentines Day
Between2 PM and 4 PM.

On the occasion of Lover's Day, express your love!

Roses and statements on the slopes of Saint Jean d'Arves. The tourist office and Arvi take care of everything.


13th February 2015






Makeup workshop for children and parade disguised in the village.

Come and join us on the slopes dressed. Painting for children in the afternoon, parade disguised end of the day, hot chocolate and a good mood!

Presence of the mascot, ARVI the groundhog.

17th February 2015

Ski Freestyle Show
Wednesday 18 of February 2015 between 6 PM and 8 PM.

Wednesday 25 of February 2015 between 6 PM and 8 PM.

Ski and snowboard freestyle show.

Meet at La Chal on the snow front at 6.00pm, to attend the magnificent spectacle of freestyle directed by team riders St. So Air Force, one of the biggest show of the Valley ...

Demonstration of acrobatic jumps, bar and barbecue facilities.

This demonstration will be followed at 8.00pm by the torchlight descent of ski school intructors with warm white wine available.

Subject to weather and snow conditions.

18th February + 25th February 2015

Easter Hunt

Early afternoon.

Easter would not be Easter without the traditional egg hunt! An unforgettable experience for young and old!

This animation is available from 3 years accompanied by parents.
All children will start looking for paper egg in nature.
After accounting eggs and congratulate those who have found the most, each child will receive a small hen paper filled chocolate egg!
Booking in tourist offices.


6th April 2015


Events courtesy of St Jean tourist office









13/14 changes to the Sybelles ski area
Sybelles Upgrades
New lifts in the Sybelles region of France will improve skiers and boarder access to the region. In La Toussuire a new high-speed detachable 6-seater chairlift will replace the Ravières lift and the  Marmots lift is being re-aligned to improve its operation. There’s also new snowmaking. In Saint Sorlin a new hill reservoir is being added to supply an expanded snowmaking network. There’s new child safety features on some chairlifts, added features to the terrain park and improved signage across the ski area, which expands to cover Le Corbier.


Torchlight descent by the ski instructors. On Wednesday during French holidays. At 6.00pm on the snow front. Hot white wine offered by the French Ski School.

Other Amenities

Doctor, Chemist, Post Office, Bank, Grocery Shop, Tabac, laundrette, mini market (Sherpa)

Pharmacy - open every day from 9 to 12 am and from 2.30 to 7 pm


Cash point inside SHERPA supermarket store in La Chal
(during opening hours)

On the resort's map: C4, winter: 8-12am / 3.30-7.30pm


Petrol station - Open 24h/24
Credit card payment ONLY!

At the entrance of St Jean d'Arves, road of Les Chambons

Internet Access

On the resort's map: C5

At the tourist office of La Chal, during opening hours: tickets of 15, 30, 60, 120mn or more on sale : 2 available computers or WIFI access with your laptop.


ski info

Saint-Jean is part of one of the largest ski areas in the valley 'Les Sybelles', sharing 310km of terrain with the neighbouring resorts of Le Corbier, Saint-Sorlin d'Arves. La Toussuire. The area is set against the magnificent backdrop of Les Aiguilles d'Arves and the Massif de Belledonne.


Additional ski fact info, main ski area in resort facts panel above

Saint Jean/Le Corbier




 26 (7 chairs, 17 drags)

No. of slopes 36









109 snow cannons


For beginners: "Le Mini domain" (short area with 3 skilifts)



Saint-Jean is fully linked to the Sybelles ski domain, the largest in the Maurienne Valley with 310km of piste and 6 resorts (and 4th largest in France!). Other resorts include La Toussuire, Les Bottieres, Le Corbier, Saint-Sorlin d’Arves, Saint-Colomban.


Les Sybelles is a huge ski area with two snow parks inc. thirty modules, an Arvapark, ski routes for hiking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, baptisms flight in a microlight or hang-gliding, not forgetting the gastronomic delights, fondue, raclette, reblochonnade, tartiflette and many traditional Savoyard recipes await you at the restaurants.


The skiing is ideal for beginners to intermediates, with 40 per cent of the pistes graded as easy.



Beginners will find the slow draglifts and gentle nursery slopes an ideal place to learn. For children and beginners, Saint Jean d'Arves offers access to three ski lifts that go from du front de neige de la Chal.the snow front of Chal. Les pistes de ce domaine sont idéales The slopes of this area are ideal pour l'apprentissage de la glisse.for learning to glide.


The lifts where you can access beginner slopes:

Téléski Baby de la Chal (drag lift)

Téléski Praz de Charvin (drag lift)

Téléski des Rodesses (drag lift)


(In Le Corbier – moving carpet, telebaby and drag Baby Baiko I & II).



There are a number of red slopes at Le Corbier and further intermediate opportunities across into La Toussuire.



There isn’t much choice for experts in the immediate St Jean and Le Corbier area but there are 9 black runs in Les Sybelles overall. There is a long black run from Pte du Corbier at 2265m. Advanced skiers will enjoy the long descents from Le Grand Truc. Over a quarter of the slopes in Les Sybelles are red runs though. And you have the snowpark at the top of Le Corbier.



The terrain is suited to beginner and intermediate snowboarders.



The resort run back to St Jean is a blue run.


  • Ski Hire
  • Ski Passes
  • Ski School
  • Activities
Ski Hire


Ski hire in St Jean d Arves prices start from £35 for children (skis and boots) & £48 for adults (skis and boots) for 7 days. View here for St Jean ski hire prices.

Ski Passes



Les Sybelles

For complete beginners, please note that there is also a cheaper lift pass covering Saint-Jean d'Arves/Le Corbier ski area only (90km of pistes) although we cannot pre-book this so it has to be bought in resort.


6 days

7 days




Child (5-11)* + Senior (65-74)*



Baby (-5yrs)* + OAP (75+)*



Les Sybelles = Saint-Sorlin + Saint-Jean-d'Arves + Le Corbier + La Toussuire + Les Bottières + Saint-Colomban (310km of pistes)

* Proof of age is compulsory; please bring ID when collecting lift-passes

NOTE: Compulsory €1.5/pass for hands-free is included in the price


Saint Jean d’Arves + Le Corbier = 90km of pistes


Les Sybelles – ½ day and daily rates 14/15:

½ day (from 12am) - €29.90 children, €37.70 adults

Day - €36.80 children, €43.20 adults


St Jean/Le Corbier ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 14/15:

½ day - €26.30 children, €30.30 adults

Day - €29 children, €33.60 adults


Snowpark rates - €22.90 per day without a lift pass. Extension passes available from €5.90.


Winter rates 2014-2015
The beginner ski pass is for children, beginners and those who want to restart. It provides access to three ski lifts on the snowfront of La Chal. These slopes there are ideal for learning to glide!
One day: €13.80

Half-day: €12.50


Photo ID not required


A skibus "Les Sybelles"  links the snow front of Saint Jean d'Arves (La Chal) to that of Saint Sorlin d'Arves (Le Plan du Moulin). Daily from the begining of season to the end of March . Timetable available on ski maps.  Access restricted to Sybelles skipass holders.

Ski School


SKI Group Lessons St Jean 14/15

6 half-days

5 half-days




Children (6-12 yrs)



Kindergarten (3-6 yrs)



SNOWBOARD group lessons


6 x 2 hrs

5 x 2 hrs

Adults & Children 10yrs+



Lessons only (lift passes are not included)

Please note that a booking fee of £9 per party will apply


Ski School: Please note that: Lesson times are subject to change right until the last minute. Outside French school holidays the ski school reserves the right to cancel group lessons should numbers be insufficient. For peak periods (20/12-3/1, 07/2-07/3 & 11/4-25/4) we strongly recommend that you book as early as possible and in any case at least 6 weeks prior to the required dates. AM lessons tend to get booked up first and therefore we may only be able to offer PM classes within 6 weeks of departure. In some resorts English speaking instructors may not always be available, particularly at peak times.  


Saint Jean Individual Tuitions

(14/15 prices, NOT pre-bookable)




1 Person (1 hour)


2 Persons (1 hour)


3-5 persons (1 hour)



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 Saint Jean contact numbers for private lessons:

Ecole du ski Francais Tel. +33 4 79 59 71 83



St Jean Mountain restaurants
2 altitude restaurants in Le Corbier (none in St Jean itself), more within Les Sybelles.


St Jean Night Skiing
Thursday 25 of December 2014 between 6 PM and 8 PM.

Thursday 1st of January 2015 between 6 PM and 8 PM.

Thursday 12 of February 2015 between 6 PM and 8 PM.

Thursday 19 of February 2015 between 6 PM and 8 PM.

Thursday 26 of February 2015 between 6 PM and 8 PM.

Thursday 5 of March 2015 between 6 PM and 8 PM.

Appointment Thursday during french school holidays, from 6.00 to 8.00 pm on the illuminated track in La Chal.

All you need is a ski pass including the area of Saint Jean d'Arves valid date.
(Ski pass 1/2 day, day, week, season)

Snowshoeing in Les Sybelles
Tel 04 79 59 79 40 Mobile 06 76 87 08 08
From Saturday 20 of December 2014 to Saturday 18 of April 2015, every Mondays between 9.15 AM and 10.45 AM.
The material is not provided, snowshoes and poles can be rented in sport shops.
What to bring: Warm fleece jacket, gloves, hat, sunglasses, water, energy bars.

Snowshoeing can be undertaken in Le Corbier and La Toussuire.

Plan de la Guerre, panoramic view
Access by chairlift Sybelles Express with pedestrian pass
Tariff: 9,00 € return

At bottom of the resort (not at altitude), by the chairlift du Grand Crozat. Free access, no lift pass needed.
At bottom of the resort (not at altitude), connected to La Toussuire.
Free access, no lift pass needed.

At bottom of the resort (not at altitude), under chairlift du Soleil. Free access, no lift pass needed.


Initiation 12€
Half day outing 18€
One day outing 27€
One day outing with restaurant 45€
By night with torchlights and dinner 45€

Cross-country in Les Sybelles

3 cross country skiing altitude rings at the top of Choseaux chairlift.

Great panorama.
1 green slope
1 blue slope: 1,8km
1 red slope: 4Km


On this area you can walk with snowshoes or skating. No load of equipment on site.


Les Sybelles SnowPark
Sy’X Park
Altitude: 2100/ 2300m. The snowpark has 3 zones:
EasyPark, designed for beginners and novice freestylers.
Kicks 4 between 2 and 6 m, a hip and 9 modules type boxes / rails (between 3 and 6 m).
The Sy'X Park kicks 4 between 6 and 8 m, 2 large tables of 15 to 20m (open appreciation of shapers), an S-box of 12m, a down / flat / down 10 m, a box of 9 m and a trunk 5 m high.
Boardercross, 14 and 14 turns of 1.5 km whoops.

These areas are open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for EasyPark and from 12:00 to 16:00 for the Snowpark. These openings and the preparation and arrangement of modules obviously depend on snow conditions. Access is from top of Le Corbier.
1 day = € 19 ((1 trip on Sybelles Express and one trip on drag du Torret)

St Jean Off-piste sking
Sybelles off piste leads you into the Sybelles ski area, in ski mountaineering or free-ride with all the security required (with snowboard or skis).
Tél: 0033 6 81 44 53 97 -

Tarifs Rates:
1/2 day for 1 to 6 pers. 220 E
One day from 1 to 6 pers. 350 E


St Jean Ski Joering

Get pulled by a horse... with your skis on, your snowboard or inside a sledge!

Activity open for all levels including beginners and small children. On registration in tourist office as soon as possible. Between 5.15pm and 7.00pm.

5€/child less than 12 years old 8€/more than 12 years old


Other Accommodation In: Saint-Jean d'Arves

More details
Chalets les Marmottes
3* Apartments. Sleeps 2-8
Outdoor Jacuzzi
A short distance from the small village centre, it is ideally located at the foot of the slopes, between 50 and 200m from the ski lifts.
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