St Sorlin-d'Arves, Savoie, Rhone Alps
Get to know the resort
At an altitude of 1600m, sitting on a high sunny plateau above the Maurienne Valley and surrounded by amazing peaks that includes the 3500m Aiguilles d'Arves and L'Etendard, the beautiful and authentic ski resort of St Sorlin d'Arves full of traditional Savoyard charm in a pretty location, sits at the foot of the Croix de Fer Pass.
Complete with wood clad farmhouses, narrow streets, Baroque Church, quaint shops and attractive chalets, St Sorlin d'Arves is located near the Franco - Italian border, in the Maurienne Valley, home to the huge 310km Sybelles network, the 4th largest ski domain in France. From St Sorlin d'Arves you have easy access into the gigantic Les Sybelles ski domain, which comes complete with the "Famille Plus" award thanks to its supurb care and attention as well as facilities for children.
Les Sybelles itself is made up of 6 villages that also includes the resorts of Le Corbier, La Toussuire, St Jean d'Arves, Les Bottieres and St Colomban des Villards. With skiing suited to all standards, snowboarders have the choice of two terrain parks that includes thirty modules.
Thanks to Val Thorens and the 3 Valleys being just to the North, the Sybelles villages enjoy frequent heavy snowfalls ensuring long ski seasons with opening from 21st December and not closing until around the 17th April. Locally, St Sorlin d'Arves boasts 120km of its own slopes via 34 pistes with the nursery slopes right by the village, but it is the access to the entire 310km of pistes in the Sybelles ski area that make things so excitng for owning a property in the resort.
Considered by some journalists to be the most beautiful ski area in France, for the connections across the domain owners and visitors will find superb well groomed and well signposted intermediate cruising terrain predominantly serviced by modern high speed chairlifts The relatively quiet pistes of Sybelles are made up of 25 green, 56 blue, 34 red and 9 black, while for those seeking off piste the potential is obvious with qualified local guides helping to find the best spots.
With a recent €35 million investment programe improving both the infrastructure and slopes across the Sybelles ski area, the future holds incredibly exciting times for St Sorlin d'Arves, with the link connecting the Sybelles ski area to the planned Alpe d'Huez - Les Deux Alpes ski area coming from the village, creating the worlds largest ski domain with 800km of skiing on your doorstep in 2025.
Getting to St Sorlin d'Arves is easy with all airports within easy reach:
- Geneva 2 hours 15 mins
- Lyon 2 hours
- Chambery 1 hour
- Grenoble 2 hours
- Turin 2 hours
The resort of St Sorlin d'Arves offers a wide selection of restaurants, bars and shops to enjoy when your not skiing. For those looking for Apres ski there is a choice of nightclubs (open until 5am) and late bars that includes one of the "Le Grotte du Yeti" apres ski bars in the village.
There is also plenty to entertain the children with a nursery and kids club for thise that need one, sledge run, bowling alley, cinema, snow play area to name a few.
In summer, St Sorlin d'Arves boast exceptional sunshine, making it an ideal summer resort to spend with the family or friends. At the heart of the worlds largest cycling area the "Maurienne Valley", it boasts 11 sublime mountain passes, 60 road routes and 20 mountain bike trails to choose from the resort forms a base for an exceptional summer of cycling. The Col de la Croixde Fer and Col du Glandon are exceptional places to test your stamina levels, enjoying stunning views while pedalling on the Tour de France, Criterium du Dauphine and La Marmotte courses.
With the chairlifts open from July - August, there are long or short pleasant mountain, forest or river hiking trails aplenty, all offering outstanding views with walks to choose from that include as little as a couple of hours to several days.
There are also many other activities to choose from including canyoning, trout fishing in the many lakes and streams, lake swimming, guided mountain climbing, donkey rental, horse and pony riding, high forest course, dog karting, mountainboarding, paragliding, bowls, leisure park, tennis and much more.
A firm favourits of Alpine Property Investments both in summer and winter, this resort is certainly on an upward trajectory thanks to the future megga ski domain connection direct from the resort. Please contact us to discuss properties for sale in St Sorlin d'Arves, Les Sybelles