St Jean dArves, Les Sybelles Ski Resort and Ski Holidays

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St Jean dArves, Les Sybelles
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  Resort Information
Season November to April
Nearest Airport Turin or Grenoble
Ski Area 310km
Ski Lifts 76
Ski Runs 124
Longest Run 5km
Resort Height 1600m
Snowball Ratings
Beginners 4.5 / 5
Intermediates 4.5 / 5
Experts 2 / 5
Families 5 / 5
Nightlife 3 / 5
Affordability 4.5 / 5
Non Ski Activities 3.5 / 5

St Jean d'Arves is a quaint traditional French village, set amongst fantastic unspoiled scenery and part of the large Les Sybelles ski area.Its larger sister ski village of St  Sorlin d'Arves is about 2km away and connected by free shuttle.Even though it is the fourth largest skiing region of France now and has been a place of attraction for winter sports enthusiasts for many years, Les Sybelles is still relatively unknown in the Savoyian Alps. However as more people fall out with the 3 Valleys for expense and crowded pistes, this area has become increasingly popular with the large ski region of Les Sybelles, being six single but connected skiing areas that together form a true Mecca for skiers, snowboarders and wintersports enthusiasts alike.

The resorts on the pass of  La Toussuire, Le Corbier, St. Jean d'Arves, Les Bottières, St. Sorlin d'Arves, St. Colomban and Jarrier are spread out between higher altitudes of 1.500 and 1.800 meters on a hilly, snowy plateau above the valley of Maurienne, as well as on both sides of the passes Croix-de-Fer and Glandon, known due to the Tour de France. This results in 310 km of interconnecting slopes that are nearly all above the tree line, thus offering countless snowy pistes and a unique panorama view to the surrounding peaks of six three-thousand meter high mountains like the distinct 3510 m high Aiguilles d'Arves.This is a particularly good area for early and late season skiing.

Thanks to numerous connecting lifts and a generous infrastructure with nearly 80 transport units, the individual skiing regions are ideally connected, so that you can just the leave your skis on for the most part.St Jean is a delightful and great value resort being an ideal choice for families as well as beginners and intermediates who want less crowded and snow sure slopes and are not too bothered about a wild night life.Novice skiers will love the fact that the majority of the closest slopes are for beginners and novice intermediates.For those with younger children the ski kindergarten caters for children from 3 upwards with a special ski area.So if you want gentler but snow sure slopes in a family friendly area, offering great value....Its here.

Ski pass prices for 2013/14 are just €160 Euros per person for the Le Corbier/St Jean pass covering 90km of pistes or €220 for the whole area covering 310km.The family ski pass offer is at €560 Euros for 2 adults and 2 kids up to 20 with additional children at €140 Euros per person.

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