Ski area: Sybelles, France
Resort height: 1550m
Resort top height: 2620m
(St Jean, La Toussuire, Les Bottieres, Le Corbier, Saint-Sorlin, Saint-Colomban)
Km piste: 310
Snow cannons: 441
No. of slopes: 124
Driving distance from Calais: 580 miles (8hrs 30)
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|
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|
|Carnival 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 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 www.saintjeandarves.com|
13/14 changes to the Sybelles ski area|
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.
|Lifts||26 (7 chairs, 17 drags)|
|No. of slopes 36|
|LIFT PASS ST JEAN 14/15 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.|
|Ã£â‚¬â‚¬||6 days||7 days|
|Child (5-11)* + Senior (65-74)*||£151||£166|
|Baby (-5yrs)* + OAP (75+)*||Free||Free|
|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|
|SKI Group Lessons St Jean 14/15||6 half-days||5 half-days|
|Children (6-12 yrs)||£101||£97|
|Kindergarten (3-6 yrs)||£101||£97|
|SNOWBOARD group lessons|
|Ã£â‚¬â‚¬||6 x 2 hrs||5 x 2 hrs|
|Adults & Children 10yrs+||£101||£97|
|Lessons only (lift passes are not included)|
|Please note that a booking fee of £9 per party will apply|
|1 Person (1 hour)||40€|
|2 Persons (1 hour)||60€|
|3-5 persons (1 hour)||85€|
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