Ski Holidays in St Jean d'Arves, France
Located high in the Maurienne Valley, St Jean d’Arves is a quaint, traditional village which is part of the superb Les Sybelles ski area which offers 310km of uncrowded pistes. St Jean d’Arves has a fantastic setting, amidst unspoilt, natural scenery. It shares the valley of L'Arvan with its larger sister resort of St Sorlin d’Arves and a five minute ski bus journey links up the two villages. It also links with La Toussuire (1750m) and Le Corbier (1550m) in the ski area.
Skiing in St Jean d’Arves
St Jean d’Arves is a delightful and great value resort. It’s the quieter of the villages in Les Sybelles and an ideal choice for families, as well as beginners and intermediates. The skiing kindergarten caters for children from 3 years old with a special ski area whilst novice skiers can enjoy the fact that the majority of the slopes are for beginners.
Snow conditions in St Jean d’Arves
The resort’s ski lifts go as high as 2260m above seal level making its snow coverage reliable and skiing back to the resort is usually possible as its resort altitude is at 1600m. Plus it has 233 snow cannons over 24km of its slopes.
Après ski, restaurants and other activities in St Jean d’Arves
As St Jean d’Arves is has a central role in agricultural activity, you can try the guided tours and cheese tasting in the local fromagerie. Other activities to try in resort are snow biking, skijoring, paragliding and snowshoeing.
The nightlife in the resort is low key, with a good selection of excellent value for money bars and restaurants. La Grenouille has a good, lively après ski atmosphere, whilst L'Oule Rouge restaurant is popular for traditional cuisine and Le Skwal is good for seafood specialities.
Transfer times to St Jean d’Arves
Chambery (CMF) - 1 hr 20 mins
Grenoble (GNB) - 2 hrs
Lyon (LYS) - 2 hrs
Geneva (GVA) - 2 hrs 15 mins
Ski Hire in St Jean d'Arves
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 St Jean d'Arves. Here is a guide to ski or snowboard hire in St Jean d'Arves:
|Ski Hire Type
|Adult 6 days
|Child 6 days
|Bronze - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots
|Silver - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots
|Gold - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots
|Platinum - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots
You can book your ski hire for your trip to St Jean d'Arves here