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Les Sybelles Ski Resort

Le Corbier, La Toussuire, Les Bottieres, Saint Sorlin d'Arves, Saint Jean d'Arves, Saint Colomban des Villards

Trail Map Les Sybelles

The Ski Resort

© OT La Toussuire / Clic Clac Photo

Les Sybelles, the resort with the fancy name, is among France´s biggest ski resorts. Since the ´six beauties´ (french: les six belles) Le Corbier, La  Toussuire, Les Bottières, Saint Sorlin d´Arves, Saint Jean d´Arves and Saint Colomban des Villards merged together, Les Sybelles for sure became comparable with the neighboring giant ski resort Les 3 Vallées in Savoyen. A total of 310 (192 miles) trail kilometers and the local mountain L´Ouillon invite young and old to hit the powdery white.
Thanks to 37 green and 59 blue trails, Les Sybelles is a great vacation spot for families, beginners and people who prefer skiing on the leisurely side. Every single one of the six ski resorts has some great training lifts to get used to standing on skis and making your first curves. Those with a greater confidence can move up the mountain. There are still mostly easy to extremely easy trails available. The green marked Le Boulevarde trail at La Balme or the blue marked  Tête de Bellard and Chalets d´Olle runs are some of them.

Les Sybelles basically convinces with wide and sunny slopes that rarely get icy or steep. Nevertheless it´s a great place for expert skiers because especially the ever-changing trails on the high plateaus Ouillon, Les Perrons and Grand Tuc offer a lot of space for advanced skiing pleasure. You probably should be athletic to hit the 1,5 kilometer (0,62 mile) long J.N. Run, starting from Pointe du Corbe.

Le Corbier is pretty family-friendly and has countless offers revolving around child care, kids clubs, entertainment, leisure and safety. It did not get the seal ´family plus´ without a reason. On 1550 meters (4921 feet) you can actually access the ski trails right from your lodging and you can even go shopping without getting wet feet. This is because the car-free city is made of buildings that are connected through transparent passages.
La Toussuire is similiar to Le Corbier. The highest town by featuring a vertical rise of 1750 meters (5741 feet) was build for winter tourism in the 60s. Functionality and simplicity dominate the town. The exact opposite are Les Bottières, Saint Sorlin and other towns that preserved their originality. Next to modern buildings and updated lifts you will still notice the ancient charm of the mountain villages.

Not only alpine skiers find the best conditions but also snowboarder and freestyle skiers will experience a dream come true. The terrain park at a height of 2100 meters (6889 feet) above sea level is know for being pretty snowsure. It´s location at the foot of the mountain Ouillon makes it easy accessible by the Torret lift. It obviously has areas that adapt to the needs of beginners and experts equally and boats challenges for everyone in the party. Practice your first jumps and tricks in the Easy Park if you consider yourself among beginners while all the Pros can show off their tricks right next to it on countless tables, rails and boxes.


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Interesting facts

  • Offering 193 miles of slopes and terrain, Les Sybelles is among the 3 largest Ski Resorts in France.
  • Les Sybelles is among the 15 best rated Ski Resorts in France.
  • It is among the 10 most family-friendly ski Resorts in France.
  • The vertical drop from summit to base is 4987 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in France is 2687 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long. The high point of the ski resort is located at an elevation of 8596 ft.
  • Average snow depth during the season is 45 " at summit elevation and 12 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 54 " at summit elevation and 13 " at the base.
  • Les Sybelles features 55 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in France is 55 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 13 sunny days.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

Snowmaking Share
Snow Making Machines: 622
Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)
(in ")

On Mountain Dining

If you decide for a winter vacation in the French Alps, you can´t miss out on local tastiness like raclette, fondue or Reblochonnades. Everywhere throughout the valley you´ll find countless restaurants right next to the trails who spoil hungry skiers with regional specialties and many other dishes. In general, most restaurants convince with understatement referring to interior - tons of wood, open fireplaces and especially good and hearty food. That´s what it´s all about here! As you walk out the base station of chairlift Choseaux you will see the restaurant Le Barock that gives you a cosy atmosphere combined with Savoyard cuisine. If you prefer having lunch time on the mountain, you can stop for a bite to eat in the Chalet 2000 at top station of the Sybelles Express chairlift or the Chalet le Foehn above La Toussuire.

Must-Ski Runs

Extra long skiing pleasure guarantees the run from Ouillon to St. Colomban. On about 7,8 kilometers (4,3 miles) it goes pretty descent in the valley, just at the start you´ll have to overcome a steeper part. 6,1 kilometers (3,7 miles) features the trail descending into the valley, Les Perrons, down to Saint Sorlin and then through the gorge of Combe Balme. It may not be super long but it´s surely beautiful. Carving-fans should head to the red marked trails Granges or Louis Buisson. Short and sweet is the Ramuz run at the mountain Ormet. Don´t forget the J.N. Auguste, that is on extreme skiers right and is a typical black run, that starts at Pointe du Corbier and off you go on the challenging terrain back to the base.

Longest Runs

Grand Truc – Les Bottières
Length: 4.7 km
Vertical Drop: 909 m
L’Ouillon – St Colomban
Length: 7.8 km
Vertical Drop: 1,290 m
Les Perrons – Saint Sorlin d‘Arves
Length: 6.1 km
Vertical Drop: 1,120 m

Most Difficult Runs

J. N. Augert
Length: 1.5 km
Vertical Drop: 585 m
P. Ramuz
Length: 0.4 km
Vertical Drop: 170 m


Nightskiing possible
Lighted runs: 0.30 km


Bienvenue aux Sybelles


If you want to take a day off from skiing, you will have countless possibilities in the Maurienne region. Explore the untouched winter landscape with your snowshoes or hiking shoes on. Well-groomed toboggan runs in Le Corbier brings tons of fun for the whole family. A dog sleighing ride is an experience of the special kind. After a short introduction course you can test your abilities as a ´musher´. Adrenaline junkies will love either speed-riding or paragliding. Speed-riding is a newly developed type of sport where you can, equipped with a small paragliding umbrella, get on the trails with your freeride skis. If you are rather looking for a source of relaxation then the Galaxy Spa in Le Corbier is your spot. Next to a heated outdoor pool you´ll have a ton of different saunas, a Turkish hammam and two jacuzzis to choose from and have some amazingly calming hours far away from snow and ice.
Number toboggan runs: 6

Après-Ski and Nightlife

First some sunny hours in a deck chair and then ordering a drink at the bar- that´s how an Apres-ski day looks like in Les Sybelles. End your day with one or the other Génépi, a typical herb liqueur, at Le Yéti in Le Corbier, the Roches Blanche or the L´Alpe in Saint Sorlin. Those who still can´t get enough can head to the Pop club in La Toussuire or Le Purple in Le Corbier to dance until the crack of dawn.

Dining and Restaurants

Popular in all restaurants of the six towns is local and Savoyard cuisine. Cheese specialties like fondue or raclette are typical for the region and in many restaurants you´ll find top quality and countless variations of it. Saint Moritz is among the most visited restaurants in the area, here are the ski legends Jean-Noël and Françoise Augert the owners. A comfortable interior meets hearty food. If you are lucky your server is even one of the two former ski professionals. L´Alpage and La Fontaine de L´Ours are also worth a visit and score points with yummy dishes and rustic atmosphere. Hors Piste in Saint Sorlin presents itself in a modern way. A simple design, sophisticated decoration and far eastern specialties like sushi and tender steaks meet traditional dishes on your plate. A real insider tip for all foodies!

Infrastructure & Rental

Getting here

© OT La Toussuire / Clic Clac Photo
By car
Take A43 to the exit St. Jean de Maurienne (No.27) and follow afterwards the Vallée de l´Arvan to reach all of the towns. Just Saint Coloban des Villards is only accessible by taking the exit La Chambre and the Route de la Combe.

By Public Transportation
The ski resort Les Sybelles is easily reachable by trains. Trains coming from Paris, Lyon, Marseille or Lille stop daily at the train station in Saint Jean de Maurienne or Saint Avre. From here you can just hop in a bus to get to the ski resort.

The next airports are Genf, Lyon– Saint Exupéry and Chambéry. Regular buses and taxis ensure the connections from the airports.

Current Offer

  • Accommodation as booked
  • 6 days lift pass Les Sybelles (value of lift pass up to €224) Exceptions see booking process
  • Access to public swimming pool (as per description)
  • Parking spaces (upon availability)
  • Snow Guarantee (01/01 - 15/03)
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last update on Nov 8, 2023
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Les Sybelles
Le Corbier
Phone+33 (0)4 79 83 02 55


Rate the Ski Resort
9 months ago
Love this place!
tim west
on 2023年1月31日

Mountain Stats

Elevation3609 ft - 8596 ft
Opening DayDec 16, 2023
Closing DayApr 12, 2024
Capacity 82372 Persons/Hr.
Hours9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Total 70

Skiable Terrain

192.6 miles
Overall Slope Length 192.6 miles
Number of Slopes 146

Weather (7431 ft)


1 day adult €56.40
1 day youth €56.40
1 day child €45.60
All rates & fees