LE CORBIER, FRANCE
Ski Holidays in Le Corbier
Located in the Maurienne Valley area in the Alps, Le Corbier is purpose built and a ‘third generation’ resort to optimise skier’s, child and pedestrian safety. The idea of constructing buildings at the foot of the lifts which separate possible cars, pedestrians and skiers was to also create a safer environment as well as for the sole purpose of skiing. The resort was inaugurated on December 30th 1967 with 700 beds, 15 km of ski slopes and 4 skilifts.
Le Corbier is at the heart of the Sybelles which has 310km of pistes. Located on the Mont Ouillon at an altitude of 2431m, it is the highest pasture in Europe and links to the villages La Toussuire, Sorlin d’Arves, Les Bottières, Saint Jean d’Arves and St Colomban des Villards.
Today, Le Corbier has a completely pedestrianised centre and almost all accommodation is ski in ski out. A friendly resort, Le Corbier gained the ‘Familie Plus Montagne’ status in 2006, proving that family are warmly welcomed and well catered for.
Skiing in Le Corbier
The ski area is perfect for all abilities and its runs stretch to altitudes as high as 2620m above sea level. From the top, you can see the Aiguilles d’Arves, the Belledonne mountains and the Etendard glaciers on the Meije. Le Corbier and Saint Jean d’Arves link up to make one local ski area offering 90km of pistes. There are lovely wide runs which are perfect for Beginners who will soon be ready to graduate to the blues higher up, whilst Intermediates can cruise along enjoying fantastic views or venture further afield into the Les Sybelles area where there are 310km of pistes in total. It is easy to travel between the resorts via lifts and pistes, there are connecting pistes to suit almost all abilities.
The connecting point to the 6 resorts is Mont Ouillon (2431 m high), the highest European mountain pastures. New ski lifts were created in total respect of the environment, to preserve nature and offer the best ski in breathtaking landscapes.There is a snow park for all standards in the Ouillon area of resort which has a ‘mini snow park’, a dedicated beginner’s area for practice at the bottom of the Combe run. Plus the snow garden is a great area for children to learn how to ski and is supervised by qualified instructors.
Visitors' can also try the 25km of cross country trails that are maintained regularly and are free to access.
Snow conditions in Le Corbier
The resort has a good snow record and the resorts connect at a high altitude, giving snow sure links in the ski domain. It also has 170 snow cannons.
Après ski, restaurants and other activities in Le Corbier
Non skiing activities include snowmobiling, paragliding, speed riding, dog sledding, tobogganing, cinema, the ‘Galaxie Spa’, fitness centre and swimming pool. The resort also has a shopping arcade and facilities for children.
Après ski in Corber is quiet due to its limited number of bars. The resort does have a number of restaurants located in fabulous spots with beautiful Alpine scenery.
Transfer times to La Corbier
Annecy (NCY) - 1 hr 15 mins
Turin (TRN) - 1 hr 50 mins
Ski Hire in Le Corbier
There are normally a number of shops where you can pick up your pre-booked ski or snowboard equipment from. Which shop you go to will depend on where you are staying in Le Corbier. Here is a guide to ski or snowboard hire in Le Corbier:
|Ski Hire Type||Adult 6 days||Child 6 days|
|Bronze - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£72||£58|
|Silver - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£104||£72|
|Gold - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£125|
|Platinum - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£135|
You can book your ski hire for your trip to Le Corbier here