A visit to the small ski village of St. Jean d'Arves provides a unique opportunity to enjoy skiing in one of Frances biggest winter sports areas whilst also enjoying the benefits of a relaxing break surrounded by beautiful countryside. Located in the middle of the Les Sybelles ski area, St. Jean d'Arves has managed to preserve much of its traditional savoyard charm. Though quiet in character this small ski station nevertheless has an excellent infrastructure and can provide everything needed to make a skiing holiday a success a winning combination, in fact! And at the end of an exciting day on one of the many slopes of Les Sybelles, there is no shortage of entertainment for the evenings with a good choice of restaurants and a legendary après-ski bar. Stylish chalets offering comfortable accommodation make a stay in St. Jean d'Arves a real pleasure.
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A lift from La Chal in St. Jean d'Arves takes you direct to the vast ski area of Les Sybelles where winter sport lovers of all abilities can enjoy 310 kilometres of slopes, 3 snowparks and breathtaking panoramic views of the Alps. St. Jean d'Arves own skiing area, which is served by 3 lifts, is the ideal place for beginners wanting to practise in a small area away from the main slopes. For those skiers not wishing to explore the whole of the Sybelles area, the 90 kilometres of pistes between St. Jean d'Arves and Le Corbier offer a good compromise. There are also 13 kilometres of well-groomed cross-country trails here.
Despite the compact size of its ski area, St. Jean d'Arves has plenty of off-piste action on offer. Choose from dog-sledding, snowmobile rides, snowshoe or night hikes, ice-climbing tours and paragliding flights. A great day out for families on holiday in this area is a trip to see one of the local cheese-dairies or maybe a visit to a donkey farm possibly with a ride thrown in...!