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
|Welcome Santa Claus on the snowfront of La Chal Every year Santa Claus comes in an original way with candy, hot chocolate and hot red wine to keep warm. Around 4.00pm on the snowfront of La Chal.||24th December 2013|
Discover the popular Christmas market!
Make your last presents or just for the pleasure! Local quality products, Savoye products. From 3.00 to 7.00 pm, in La chal hamlet, cinema's place.
|25th December 2013|
|Ski mountain race by night from 120 meters of altitude Registration at the tourist office. Departure race near 7.00 pm on the snowfront of La Chal. Depending on the weather forecast. More information on : http://team-sybelles.over-blog.com/||29th December 2013|
|New year's eve Tourist Office team parade to serve you hot wine, the night of 31 December. With a 4WD, the Tourist Office's team comes to wish you a good year 2014 with hot wine and hot chocolate! The tour of the hamlet of St Jean d'Arves will close with a magnificent fireworks from the hamlet of La Chal (around 8:15 pm).||31st December 2013|
On the occasion of Valentine's Day (the lovers day), Declare your love!
Roses and declarations on St Jean d'Arves' slopes. Tourist office and Arvi take care of everything. Don't forget your camera.
|14th February 2014|
Marmottes Street Contest
Freestyle contest by the riders team of Saint So Air Force. Come and watch that fabulous freestyle show from 7.00PM, meeting at the holiday residence "Les chalets des Marmottes", La Chal hamlet.
Drinks on site. At 8.00pm, torchlights descent by the ski school instructors.
|19th February 2014|
Ski Freestyle Show
Show freestyle: ski, snowboard, telemark ... Not to be missed.
Demostration of freestyle Jump in La Chal on the snowfront with the team "Saint So Air Force". One of the biggest show in the valley.
Starting near 6:00 PM. Demonstration of acrobatic jump on a BIG AIR jump, drinks and barbecue on the spot, fun guaranteed! After the show, near 8:00PM torchlights descent by the ski school instructors with a glass of hot white wine offered.
|26th February - 5th March 2014|
|Carnival Make-up for children and parade disguised in the village. Come dressed up or not! Enjoy the parade in the evening. During the day: make-up for the children. Near 6.00 pm parade disguised in the village starting from La Chal Tourist Office.||4th March 2014|
|Theme week Week on the theme of the mountain, discovery of various jobs, of a snow-grooming machine, meeting with a ski patrolman, exhibition, games... Meeting with a snow-grooming man and his machine to discover its working tool, discussion with a ski patrolman about the theme of avalanches, the means of research for victim of avalanche and the dogs specialized in research, games around the mountain theme, and exhibitions.||8th - 15th March 2014|
|Introduction to Freestyle Introduction into the ski or snowboard freestyle. Projectio of videos followed by The Night of the glide in the cinema. Program of this evening: 7.00PM: Initiation into the freestyle by ski instructors of the French ski school (esf) on registration close to the tourist office. Free. 8.00PM: Torchlight descent of ski instructors (esf). 9.00PM: projection of amateur videos taken during the initiation, followed by The Night of the glide movie in the cinema (Price: 6€) More information in tourist office and on the weekly program. (Depending on weather & snow conditions)||12th March 2014|
|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.
|No. of slopes 35|
|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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