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Located on the border of Isère and the Hautes Alps, the Sybelles massif is the fourth largest ski area in France, and the biggest in the Maurienne Valley. Formed in 2003, this resort gives ski access to Saint-Jean d'Arves (1,600m - 2,620m), Saint-Sorlin d'Arves (1,500m - 2,620m), Le Corbier (1,550m - 2,620m), La Toussuire (1,800m - 2,620m), Saint-Colomban-des-Villards (1,100m - 2,620m) and Les Bottières (1,300m - 2,620m). All are 100% connected via the peak of l’Ouillon, with excellent snow conditions at 2,431m altitude.

With spectacular views of the emblematic needles of Arves, peaking at 3,514m, rounded peaks, valleys, rocks, forests and cascading lakes, all make up its diverse landscape that is home to a large variety of wildlife and undisrupted mountain villages. 

Les Sybelles ski area information

The name is a play on words, the "Six Belles" (six beauties) being the six resorts that form the area. These are a mix of traditional villages and resorts designed with skiing in mind. We have selected the best that Les Sybelles has to offer.

At 1,800m altitude, La Toussuire is the ideal resort to go skiing with your family and is also great for beginners, especially with the beginners’ area located on the snow front. Its car-free centre lets you stroll between the numerous shops and facilities (swimming pool, skating rink, bowling…).

Le Corbier resort in Les Sybelles, ski Le Corbier with Peak Retreats

Le Corbier was built in 1969 with skiing built into its design, it's safe, practical and family-friendly (it holds the Famille Plus label). Its pedestrianised resort centre and convenient design means that its great for those who want to maximise their skiing time. It's set at 1,550m. There's a spectacular long blue piste down from the Pointe du Corbier at 2,265m to the village resort of St Jean d'Arves.

Ideal for families and rich in culture, St Sorlin d'Arves is a traditional mountain village. An optimal amount of sunshine, local cheese-making, original activities and range of shops, restaurants and cafes make this genuinely friendly (and relatively undiscovered) resort special. 

Some of our popular accommodation in Les Sybelles

Les Hauts de Comborcière in La Toussuire

Les Hauts de Comborcière in La Toussuire

  • Close to the slopes
  • Traditional Savoyard style
  • High-quality facilities
  • Indoor heated pool

More accommodation in La Toussuire 

Les Bergers apartments in St Sorlin

Les Bergers in Saint Sorlin d'Arves

  • Typical mountain style
  • Indoor heated pool
  • 350m from the shops
  • Resort shuttle bus

More about Saint Sorlin 

Etoile des Sybelles in Le Corbier

Etoile des Sybelles in Le Corbier

  • At the foot of the slopes
  • Indoor/outdoor pool
  • South-facing terrace
  • Environmentally friendly construction

More about Le Corbier

Practical information

Getting there

The easiest way to get to Les Sybelles is probably by car, since every resort is located approx 20 minutes away from a main road. However, if you are not keen on driving in the mountain, you can also travel by train to St Jean de Maurienne or by plane, Chambery is just an hour away.


By car: Highway A43 (direction Milan), junction no. 27 at St-Jean de Maurienne for the Arvan valley resorts; exit no. 26 and then heading for the pass of Glandon for the Villards valley.

By train: SNCF Station Paris to St-Jean de Maurienne takes just 3 1/2 hours from Paris and 1h45 from Lyon for resorts in the Arvan valley.

Flying: Chambéry airport is 74km from St-Jean de Maurienne; Grenoble airport ist 149km and Genève and Lyon is 159km.

Things to do

Les Sybelles SnowPark: accessible from La Toussuire with the Sybelles skipass. 
Opening times and access to the park may vary according to weather conditions.

Snow Bike: Downhill mountain biking on snow when the ski area closes! 800m of descent over 7 km. Thrills and giggles guaranteed. 

Outdoor pool: at the heart of the resort of Le Corbier, a large heated outdoor pool and a paddling pool for children where you can enjoy a swim surrounded by snow or even experience a night swim under the stars.

Ski Joering: Enjoy the unique experience of being pulled along by a horse... with your skis on, your snowboard or on a sledge! Activity open for all levels including beginners and small children. 

Paragliding Air Line: Discover the Sybelles area with paragliding with a professional. Accessible to skiers and pedestrians.

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