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

Les Sybelles
(St Sorlin, Saint Colomban des Villards, La Toussuire, Les Bottieres, Le Corbier, St Jean)
Km piste: 310
Lifts: 76 (27 chairs, 41 drags)
Snow cannons: 441 (147 in St Sorlin)
Snow parks: Yes

No. of slopes: 124

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

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Driving distance from Calais: 597 miles (8hrs 45)

resort info

Saint Sorlin sits on a high, sunny plateau above the Maurienne Valley surrounded by majestic peaks such as the 3500-m Aiguilles d'Arves and L'Etendard.
This is a quaint mountain village of carefully-preserved Savoyard farmhouses and long-established shops built around a early 17th century Baroque church.  


Saint Sorlin is a proud community that has successfully managed to preserve its ambience and traditions down the years – on feast days the villagers dress up in their colourful traditional costume. You can visit the farmhouse cheese factory to watch Beaufort being made, and the village museum provides a fascinating insight into an Alpine community where the pace of life has always been dictated by the seasons. 


At the same time Saint Sorlin caters for the exacting demands of a 21st century ski holiday with a choice of restaurants, bars, a ‘traiteur’ selling delicious regional specialities, and even a hairdressing salon (untried!).


St Sorlin Virtual visit in winter -

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


St Sorlin opens on 20/12/14 and closes on 17/04/15

Child Care


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.


Meals and snacks are at clients expense, possibility catered meals (about 4.50EUR). Please register in advance.

Phone registration by phone from the 21st December or earlier by email.



Prices 2014/2015:

Hour 5.50€
Half day 15€
Day 28€

6x half day 70€
6x half day 80€
6 Days 140€


PLACES ARE LIMITED - WE RECOMMEND TO BOOK IN ADVANCE; Telephone bookings from 20/12/2014 or earlier by email.


Babysitting services available – see with tourist office for a list.


Sledge Area

Secured sledge area is located at Plan du Moulin next to Tennis Courts.


Childrens Ski Lessons in Saint Sorlin

Children can ski in Saint Sorlin with ESF Saint Sorlin.

Peak Retreats can pre-book this. See here for details.



Cinema near St Sorlin

Located in St Jean d’Arves, 3km away. 220 seats, some in English. Free bus service on registration at tourist office.


Big Market neat St Sorlin

St Jean de Maurienne every Saturday (23km away)


St Sorlin Snow Bike

Tél. 0033 6 13 84 52 77
Downhill mountain biking on snow when the ski area closes.
800m of 7 kilometers of descent. Thrills and giggles guaranteed.
Every Thursday and Friday 4:30pm - Registration by phone.
35 € / person (bike + helmet + support)


St Sorlin Skidoos and Quads

Sybel’Motos evasion
Tél. 00 33 6 87 08 30 87 -
Accompanied 2 seats skidoo outings are proposed every day from 5.30 pm to 10.30 pm.
Discover St Sorlin d’Arves ans its large spaces differently
Pilote driver 50€ / Passager passenger 15€
Passager with Guide passenger with guide 25€
Registration by calling from 3 pm.
Driver possibility from 18 years old without driving licence
Passenger possibility from 6 years old.

St Sorlin Dog sleigh outings

Tél. 00 33 6 69 33 71 60 ou 00 33 6 40 28 07 76
40 € for 30 min./pers.,
60 € for 1 h/pers.
From 9h to 17h Mon-Fri


St Sorlin Mountain donkeys

Mobile: 0033 6 76 87 08 09 -
In Mollard hamlet of St Jean d’Arves (3kms), discovery the donkey farm. Donkey hire, sale of donkey milk. products From spring break: half day accompanied trips for families to discover the hamlets of the valley Arves.

Donkey farm weekly opening to discover the donkeys (day and hours on animation program). Donkey hour to ride one hour from 2 years old.”
Donkey milk products from 6 €.
Hire donkeys to ride an hour: 20 €
Guided walks for 1/2 day: 19 € adult - 16 € children

St Sorlin Paragliding

Sybailes Parapente / UL M
Tél. 0033 6 80 15 86 47 @ -
Fly over the Sybelles ski area with a professional. Paragliding take off on foot or ski. First fly from 6 years old.
Information and registration by phone 


Beaufort Cheese Dairy  

Visits every morning except on Sundays and bank holidays Doors open every Thursday on french february holidays - free tastings. Please make appointment in advance.


Stroll through the hamlets

Walking trough St Sorlin d’Arves hamlets. Please ask for the free booklet at the tourist office for a walk around the hamlets of St Sorlin and its heritage.


All the above information is for information only. For the most up-to-date information please visit the resort tourist office website. All prices for activities are in local currency (€ Euros) and are bookable and payable locally in resort.


St Sorlin Tourist Office     

St Sorlin Tourist Information

Tel +33 479 59 71 77 


Winter: from Sunday to Friday 8.45-12.15am / 2.00-6.30pm – Saturday 8.45am-7pm

Apres Ski/Eating

15 bars/restaurants. Disco/pubs – 2. D’Sybell Club open from, 11pm-4am at Plan au Moulin. Free bus service on request.


L’Avalanche pub/café open from 1pm-2am -  Pub, concerts, sports broadcast, free wifi access. In a fun and festive amosphere, beers, cocktails, shooters and music.


St Sorlin Restaurants


Les Gentianes
0033 4 79 64 47 90



A home made pizza dough in the Sicilian tradition, quality products mostly imported from Italy. On site or delivery.
les balcons de st sorlin
Tel: 0033 6 76 13 09 66



Snack-bar, savoyard specialities. Lunch and diner. South facing terrace. On slope restaurant, near skiers bridge.

Tel: 0033 4 79 59 71 19



Friendly atmosphere, fireplace, specialities and home made desserts. Fine wines, topic nights and take away. 

Tel: 0033 4 79 59 71 57


Envoy, at lunch time, our quiet and sunny terrace, just at the foot of slopes.

Tel: 0033 4 79 59 71 29



Moutain pasture chalet, warm atmosphere. Panoramic view and south facing terrace. Savoyard specialities, menus. 

Route du Col de la Croix de Fer
Tel: 0033 4 79 05 92 69



Located at Plan du Moulin - At the foot of the slopes. Solarium terrace south facing. At lunch: self service + Savoyard specialties. Evening: Savoyard specialties, refined cuisine.Warm atmosphere. Free private shuttle service on request. Daily open.

le plan du moulin
Tel: 0033 4 79 59 56 85



Traditional cooking, savoyard specialities, menus, pizzas, take away.


Tel: 0033 4 79 59 16 02



Lounge with fireplace, panoramic terrace, friendly atmosphere. Snack, bar, savoyard specialities, pancakes, ice cream, take away....

Tel: 0033 4 79 20 47 44



Gourmet Bistrot

Tel: 0033 4 79 59 78 91



Restaurant bar bowling located located on the snow front , behind the tourist office, we welcome you in a warm and family atmosphere o try different menus, pizza, and local specialties. Take away, free wifi, free private shuttle from 7 pm. Open daily until 2am.

Tel: 0033 4 79 20 47 41



Located in the residence l'Orée des pistes" and open to all. Accessible from the ski slopes or from the road of Col de la Croix de Fer, it propose Savoyard specialities.

Tel: 0033 4 79 56 84 57



Located in the heart of the village, near the Tourist Office. Savoyard Specialties, different dishes and pizzas on site or takeaway.

Centre village
Tel: 0033 4 79 83 08 98



Friendly atmosphere, savoyard specialities, menu, pizzas, take away, terrace. Open every day .

Tel: 0033 4 79 59 10 53



Located on the slopes, welcomes guests in an atmosphere both elegant and relaxed around a large terrace for lunch and a typical room and warm arourd its fireplace in evening.
Route des Prés Plans
Tel: 0033 4 79 59 70 21



GRANDMONT the restaurant at the top of the village next to the artificial lake bathing and the "Grotte du Yéti", offers traditional cuisine, Savoyard specialties and pizzas.

Tel: 0033 4 79 59 85 14



On the snow front , bar, menu, Savoyard specialities. Take away. Panoramic south facing terrace

Tel: 0033 4 79 59 71 42


St Sorlin Mountain Restaurants


Facing the Aiguilles d’Arves and panoramic view on the village. Easy access with Plan du Moulin chairlift, possible for pedestrian and with snowshoes.

Tel: 0033 6 81 91 33 12



Jacqueline and Christophe welcome you in their old pasture chalet at the bottom of "3 lacs" chairlift. Terrace, solarium.

Tel: 0033 4 79 59 36 79



At the heart of the ski area, located at the 3 lacs chairlift departure, th ST'SO is the restaurant for you with its varied menu, fast service from 10:30am to 4:30pm, sunny terrace, room with fireplace. Take away.  Pedestrian and snowshoes access.

Tel: 0033 4 79 59 36 90 ou 06 73 64 73 42


Access by “Plan du Moulin Express” chairlift – « Les Boulevards » slope. Pedestrian and snowshoes access. South-facing terrace, solarium, views over the Aiguilles d’Arves. Crêpes at any hour. Home cooking, quick service, Take-away. Children entertainment. 

Tel: 0033 6 75 37 43 89



By Road: Driving distance from Calais 957 km (9 hrs 35 mins)

From Calais, take A26 Motorway towards Reims and Troyes, then Dijon, Lyon, then A43 Motorway Exit Saint-Jean de Maurienne. Follow signs to ‘Vallee de l’Aran’ via the D 926 (20 km from the motorway exit).


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: Saint-Jean de Maurienne station (22km)

In winter there are schedule bus transfers from the SNCF rail station of Saint-Jean de Maurienne to the above resorts.

Timetable 12/13


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 €10 and return from €18 for adults. Cheaper if booked online for return tickets.



Chambery 80 km from Saint Sorlin (1 hour)

Grenoble 120km from Saint Sorlin (2 hours)

Turin Airport is 166km from Saint Sorlin (2 hours)

Geneva 188 km from Saint Sorlin (2 hours)

Lyon Saint-Exupery 200 km from Saint Sorlin (2 hours)


Public shuttle bus transfers from airports:


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


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


Saint Sorlin d'Arves Transfer

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

From Chambery Airport to St Sorlin – from £103 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 Saint Sorlin

Free Ski bus service from Sunday to Friday 8.30am to 7.30pm and on Saturday 9-12am and 1.30-6.30pm. Stops see on village map.


Les Sybelles ski bus from ST SORLIN D’ARVES (Plan du Moulin) to ST JEAN D’ARVES (La Chal). Only for Sybelles skipass owners.
Everyday fr0m 21/12/14 to 29/03/15.

Resort News



Events in St Sorlin d'Arves 14/15







Christmas and New Year celebrations (markets etc)


20th December – 3rd January 2015





Sybelles live

Live concert in one of the 6 resorts of the Sybelles ski area

16th January 2015

Challenge Sybelles

Fun family challenge on Sybelles ski area with great gifts to win.

31st January - 1st February 2015
Saint Snow Carnaval


14th - 20th February 2015
Saint Dorlin grand prix ski race

Come and participate to the sporting event of the winter. Ski contest register to FFS calendar, organized by Ski Club of l'Etendard.

15th March 2015


All information is provided by the St Sorlin Tourist office –





Other Amenities


Welcome drink on Sundays with presentation of the resort by the Tourist Office.

Doctors, pharmacy, cash point, bakery, hairdresser, bakery open until 7pm, Sherpa, laundrette, butchers.

Chemist is open 9-12am + 2.30-7pm.

Sherpa is open - Winter opening hours: 8-12.30am / 3-7.30pm every day.

Bakery Opening hours 7am-7.30pm every day.

Tabacconist / newspaper and magazines / souvenirs / games, open every day 7.30-12.30am / 2.30-7.30pm

ski info

The village's own 120-km ski area is now fully linked into the giant Sybelles circuit which offers an impressive 310km of piste above the villages of Le Corbier, St Jean d'Arves, La Toussuire, Les Bottières, and St Colomban des Villards. The skiing here is suited all standards and snowboarders have the choice of two terrain parks.


Additional ski info facts, main ski info in resort panel at top of page


Local ski area Saint Sorlin




 20 (9 chairlifts, 9 drags, 2 moving carpet)

No. of slopes 38











Saint-Sorlin 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-Jean 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.



In each of Les Sybelles resorts they have a dedicated beginner’s area. I In St Sorlin, the beginners nursery slopes are right by the village and La Balme offers plenty of slopes to progress to with further greens and blues.


The lifts where you can access beginner slopes:

Télésiège du Plan du Moulin (chairlift)

Téléski du Mollard (drag lift)

Télésiège de la Lauze chairlift)

Téléski des Choucas (drag lift)

Tapis du Mollard (magic carpet)

Téléski Bobby (drag lift)

Tapis des Choseaux (magic carpet)



There are a number of red slopes at La Balme and Les Perrons just above St Sorlin going up to 2600m and further intermediate opportunities across into La Toussuire.



There are a couple of black runs at La Balme and a longer black run at Perrons linking back down into the village. 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.



In Saint Sorlin ski resort Les Perrons has the best off-piste in the area.



Most of these resort runs are green.



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


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


Ski Passes



Les Sybelles

For complete beginners, please note that there is also a cheaper lift pass covering St Sorlin ski area only (120km) 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



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


Beginner skipass 14/15:
1/2 day - 14€
1 day - 15.50€

Give access: to TK Mollard (3), TK Choucas (4), TK Boby (11) and Mollard (5) and Choseaux (22) bands.


Small ski area skipass 14/15:

1/2 day - 24.90€
1 day - 27.70€

Give access: to TS Moulin Express (1), TS La Lauze (2) and to TK Mollard (3), TK Choucas (4), TK Boby (11) and Mollard (5) and Choseaux (22) bands.


Ski School


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



Lessons only (lift passes not included)

All group lessons (Ski & Snowboard)

21/12-2/1 + 8/2-6/3

Other periods

6 mornings x 2 hour sessions



6 afternoons x 2 hour sessions



Ski Times: 21/12-2/1: 10.00-12.00 or 14.30-16.30

4/1-6/2+8/3-24/4: 9.00-11.00 or 11.00-13.00

8/2-6/3: 9.00-11.00 or 11.00-13.00 or 15.00-17.00

Snowboard Times:

21/12-2/1: Beginners 10.00-12.00, Advanced 14.30-16.30

4/1-6/2+8/3-24/4: Beginners 11.00-13.00, Advanced 09.00-11.00

8/2-6/3: Beginners 09.00-11.00, Level1: 11.00-13.00, Levels 2-3: 15.00-17.00


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.    


St Sorlin Individual Tuitions (14/15 prices, NOT pre-bookable)


1 person 1 hour


2-3 persons 1 hour


4-5 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 St Sorlin contact numbers for private lessons:

Ecole du Ski Français Saint Sorlin +33 479 59 71 53



Snowshoeing & Walking in St Sorlin and Les Sybelles

Program available at ESF Ski School at your arrival.
1/2 day outing 18EUR
4 outings package 60EUR for 1 people

An easy walk of 4 km Plan du Moulin (total duration: 45 min)

Tracks at high altitude (2081m) on arrival chairlift Choseaux
1 green initiation 900m
1 track blue 1.8km
1 track road 4 km

For your security , please get information on snow conditions at the tourist office


Cross-country in St Sorlin and Les Sybelles

There are several spots for Nordic skiing in the area of ​​Sybelles.

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

1 green slope (900 m)
1 blue slope (1,8km)
1 red slope ( 4km)

From 11.80€ for lift pass.

Also a couple of free access tracks in Le Corbier and La Toussuire, not at altitude (ie no lift pass required).


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, however from Perrons in St Sorlin it’s easy to get to by crossing to l’Ouillon.

1 day = € 19 ((1 trip on Sybelles Express and one trip on drag du Torret)

Other Accommodation In: Saint Sorlin d'Arves

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Les BergersNew to our programme
Apartments. Sleeps 2-6
Indoor pool
The residence Les Bergers enjoys a great location just 350 from the shops and the ski school meeting point.

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Oree des Pistes
Apartments. Sleeps 2-8
Indoor Pool
The residence Oree des Pistes enjoys an ideal location for ski enthusiasts as it is right at the bottom of the slope by the kindergarten

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Le Balcon des Neiges
Apartments. Sleeps 2-11
Indoor pool
Le Balcon des Neiges residence is located about 150m from the slopes, 300m from the lifts and about 600m from the village centre.

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Les Chalets de l'Arvan
Apartments. Sleeps 2-8
Indoor Pool
Les Chalets de lArvan is located in a quiet setting, 600m from the centre and 700m from the lifts.
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