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St Jean d'Arves

St Jean d'Arves Ski Resort Guide

St Jean d'Arves, France

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Beginners, Snowboarders and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length20km12 miles
Highest Lift2,260m7,415ft
Resort Height1,600m5,249ft
 Nearest AirportsChambery and Annecy
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St Jean d'Arves

Made up of 22 small hamlets in the Sybelles region offering year-round relaxation in a genuinely natural environment, steeped in history and tradition. A family free ski centre reached by a direct highway from St Jean de Maurienne (22km/14miles away)

Summary

The French ski resort of St Jean d'Arves is in the French Alps at an altitude of 1,600m5,249ft, with 20km12 miles of marked runs.

St Jean d'Arves is part of the Les Sybelles ski area with access to 240km149 miles of downhill skiing, with 136 marked pistes, served by a total of 67 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in St Jean d'Arves itself (20km12 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Les Sybelles ski resorts of Albiez Montrond, La Toussuire, Le Corbier, Les Bottières, St Colomban des Villards and St Sorlin d'Arves.

The ski resort itself is at 1,600m5,249ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,260m7,415ft, snow cover is generally reliable.

Skiing

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in St Jean d'Arves?

The next notable snow forecast is 1cm1in, expected on 24 October, with around 53cm21in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

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Ski Area Stats

St Jean d'Arves Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 5 
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
31
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
40
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
20
Downhill
Total Length
20km12 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
16km10 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
76

Les Sybelles Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
11
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
36
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
58
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
31
Downhill
Total Length
240km149 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
67

Altitudes

St Jean d'Arves Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,260m7,415ft
Resort Altitude (St Jean d'Arves)1,600m5,249ft
Lowest Piste1,450m4,757ft
Max Vertical810m2,657ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for St Jean d'Arves
Expert Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

St Jean d'Arves Overview

Made up of 22 small hamlets in the Seybelles offering year-round relaxation in a genuinely natural environment, steeped in history and tradition. A family free ski centre reached by a direct highway from St Jean de Maurienne (18km/11miles away)

 Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Vallee Perdue'.

Snowboarding

The Snowboarding Park is located at le Corbier

Location and Map

Where is St Jean d'Arves?

This ski resort is in the French Alps in Les Sybelles, Savoie.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to St Jean d'Arves is Chambery, 60 minutes drive away.

Annecy, Geneva, Grenoble, Lyon St-Exupéry, Lyon Bron, Turin Caselle, Turin Cuneo and Saint-Étienne airports are all within three hours drive.

Chambery is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 76 ski lifts are able to uplift 80,500 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 24km15 miles of ski runs, with 233 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is St Jean d'Arves open?

 Open from : December 19, 2020.

Usual opening is mid December, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in St Jean d'Arves, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the St Jean d'Arves Tourist Office for the latest.

St Jean d'Arves