LES SYBELLES®: 4th largest ski area in France

The Sybelles® ski area is located in Savoie, in the Maurienne valley, in the heart of a natural setting offering a total change of scenery. Les Sybelles® is a large linked ski area that brings together six village resorts: La Toussuire, Les Bottières, Le Corbier, Saint-Jean-d’Arves, Saint-Sorlin-d’Arves and Saint-Colomban-des- Villards. Les Sybelles® is one of the major interconnected ski areas. It is the 1st ski area in Maurienne and the 4th largest linked area in France with 310 km and 136 slopes for all levels spread over 393 ha between 1,100 and 2,620 meters above sea level and served by 67 ski lifts. At Les Sybelles®, everything is done for learning to ski and taking care of beginners of all ages – young and old with its 8 learning zones. The Sybelles® ski area seduces with the beauty of its unspoiled setting facing the majestic Aiguilles d’Arves, its grandiose landscapes offering 360 ° panoramas of the Alps and Mont Blanc, as well as the diversity and quality of its offer. ski and après-ski, thought for all. During the day and in the evening, many activities are offered to holidaymakers. Those who do not ski or who want more than skiing will discover many activities and activities to have fun with family and friends. At Les Sybelles®, the holidays take place under the sign of conviviality, sharing and discovery.

1 ski area, 6 resorts

Les Sybelles® are 6 resorts linked together by the slopes:
Le Corbier, Saint Jean d´Arves, Saint Sorlin d´Arves, Saint Colomban des Villards, La Toussuire and Les Bottières.

The first 3 are operated by MAULIN.SKI via its SATVAC / SAMSO subsidiaries which recorded 5.2 million passages and nearly 245,000 skier days during winter 19-20 (shortened by COVID-19 on March 15 2020).

Key figures of the Sybelles® ski area (winter 21/22):

  • 67 ski lifts 13 detachable chairlifts,
  • 15 fixed grip chairlifts,
  • 30 ski lifts and 9 beginners’ mats
  • 136 runs: 31 green runs, 58 blue runs, 36 red runs, 11 black runs
  • 1520 m of elevation between 1100 m and 2620 m alt.
  • 21 play areas
  • 47% of the area is covered by snow cannons

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SATVAC / SAMSO: our operating companies

SATVAC is the operating company for the Corbier and Saint Jean d´Arves ski areas.
It has 21 ski lifts serving 34 tracks between 1550 and 2400m alt.

SAMSO is the operating company for the Saint Sorlin d´Arves ski area.
It has 17 ski lifts serving 41 slopes between 1550 and 2620m alt.

Every year :

800,000 skiers transported
220 employees
40 permanent
180 seasonal workers

The SATVAC / SAMSO companies also provide transport for customers during the summer season for the practice of leisure


A village resort steeped in tradition, at the foot of the famous Col de la Croix de Fer, Saint Sorlin d’Arves offers a wide variety of accommodation.
With 2 ski school gatherings, it offers direct access to the Sybelles area and is the highest point (2620m).

Wild panoramas, long and wide tracks, multitude of activities and après-ski activities, Sorlin d’Arves cultivates tradition and modernity with harmony.

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A welcoming holiday promise in the heart of nature, it consists of 22 hamlets and offers a typical village atmosphere with renovated farms, chalets or residences.

With direct access to the Sybelles® ski area, it has a snow front set up for learning to ski and suitable reception facilities.
Amazing eyes and taste buds with its panoramas of the Aiguilles d’Arvès and the discovery of its heritage and terroir.

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Le Corbier is a 100% pedestrian and reassuring resort thanks to its snow front.
With its covered commercial gallery allowing to circulate up and down in the station, Le Corbier offers accommodation ski-in ski-out and sunny terraces.

Facing its ski area for all levels, the resort is labeled Famille Plus.

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