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Saint-Jean-d'Arves Resort & Transfer Guide

Saint-Jean-d'Arves is a charming village with working farms nestled in the beautiful Valley of Maurienne. There is a vast area to ski here and also some large Savoy glaciers. Saint-Jean-d'Arves is directly connected to the first ski area in the Maurienne valley Les Sybelles which also includes the resorts of La Toussuire, Le Corbier, Saint Colomban des Villards and Saint Sorlin d'Arves.

The resort combines authenticity, friendliness, grandiose panoramic view on the Arves peaks (3514 meters high), and access to the largest ski area in the Maurienne mountains: Les Sybelles. No doubts that you will spend a wonderful time in Saint-Jean-d’Arves!

Ski Resort Location

Saint-Jean-d'Arves is situated in the Northern Alps, in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. Saint-Jean-d'Arves is a little smaller than its neighbouring resort of Saint Sorlin, but, still the resort offers many outdoor activities such as, over ski and ski school, snowshoes with the mountain leaders, paragliding, mushers and hiking.

Those who appreciate traditions, snow-covered landscapes, beautiful large spaces without the crowd and spectacular panoramic views will enjoy their stay in Saint-Jean-d'Arves. There is a great selection of accommodation for the perfect holiday in Saint-Jean-d'Arves: hotels, chalets and ski apartments. The resort has shops, sports stores, restaurants, a French ski school, a cinema, a club 3km away (with free shuttle), 8 restaurants, 7 bars. 

Closest Airports to Saint-Jean-d’Arves

If you’re flying to Saint-Jean-d'Arves, be sure to arrive via one of the closest airports:

Closest Train Stations to Saint-Jean-d’Arves

The closest train station to Saint-Jean-d’Arves is Saint Jean de Maurienne. Still, you may find it easier to book an airport transfer from the airport where you land. Airport transfer is the most cost-effective and time-saving way of getting to the ski resort.

Transfer Times

These transfer times are approximate only. Weather and traffic conditions can significantly impact transfer times:

  • Chambery Savoie Airport (CMF) – 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Geneva Airport (GVA) – 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS) – 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Grenoble Airport (GNB) – 2 hours 40 minutes

How Much Will My Transfer Cost?

We carefully calculate all resort transfer services individually, to make sure that our customers never overpay. Whenever you choose to travel and whatever your final destination, Alps2Alps will get you there for the lowest possible price. However, we advise booking early to access the best possible deal. In addition, keep up to date with Alps2Alps for the latest offers, deals and discounts on Saint-Jean-d’Arves ski resort transfer services.

Transfer costs are calculated in accordance with the following factors:

  • Where the journey begins (your arrival airport)
  • The time of year and seasonal demand
  • Peak times during the day and week/weekend
  • The size of your group and the number of children
  • The length and duration of the journey

All of the above will only ever result in our base-rate for ski transfers going down – we never over-inflate our prices at any time or for any reason. We also offer substantial discounts for off-peak, off-season and midweek transfers to Saint-Jean-d’Arves. If looking for the best possible deals, travelling outside peak season or midweek typically results in the biggest savings. We offer midweek (Monday to Friday) prices with up to 60% discount than weekend prices.

Your transfer quote will also depend on vehicle availability, transfer schedule, vehicle utilisation and other costs like road tolls and airport parking charges. In all instances, we work hard to keep our prices low and are relentlessly committed to total value for money. Which is why we guarantee you won’t find a better deal on your Saint-Jean-d’Arves ski resort transfers, whatever your needs.

To discuss any specific requirements or plans to travel as part of a larger group, please get in touch directly so we can discuss your needs.

Resort Open & Closing Dates

Seasonal opening dates at Saint-Jean-d’Arves are of course dependant on snow conditions, though are currently listed as follows:

Saint-Jean-d’Arves usually opens mid-December and closes mid-April.

Ski Resort Essentials

The resort of Saint-Jean-d’Arves lies at an elevation of 1,600 metres, with a max vertical of 810m and its highest lift going as far as 2,260m.

There are a total of 20km of pisted ski runs in Saint-Jean-d’Arves, served by 12 ski lifts. Around 24% of the slopes are ideal for beginners, 37% serve the needs of intermediates, 29% of the slopes are for advanced users and the remaining 10% are far experts.

And it's important to remember that Saint-Jean-d'Arves is one of the 6 linked resorts of the wide ski area "Les Sybelles" with access to 240km of downhill skiing, with 220 marked pistes, served by a total of 155 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in St Jean d'Arves itself, 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.

Family Friendly/Kids

Saint-Jean-d’Arves is a perfect place for family holidays: there is a snow school organized by the French Ski School where skiing is taught from the age of 3. Saint-Jean-d'Arves is geared towards and offers numerous activities to discover: snowshoeing tours in the magnificent landscapes, hiking in the surrounding villages, dog sledding, visiting the local heritage and numerous events in the resort.

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Tourist Resources & Links

Being located facing the Aiguilles d'Arves, at the foot of the Croix de Fer pass and the Etendard glacier, Saint-Jean-d’Arves offers magnificent panoramic views. You should definitely taste the famous Beaufort cheese, which forms the main ingredient of cheese fondue, during your stay in Saint-Jean-d’Arves!

Find out more information at the following website:

How to Choose Transfers to Saint-Jean-d’Arves

While many people do use public transport to get to the ski resort, this may take up a long time to reach the destination. By booking an airport transfer you will get the added bonus of travelling in comfort. Not all resort transfer services can promise this – Alps2Alps guarantees a higher-level service for every passenger.

Travel with us to Saint-Jean-d’Arves and we’ll provide you with the following guarantees:

  • Outstanding value for money throughout the season
  • Flexibility and convenience for all customers
  • 24/7 customer service and English-speaking drivers
  • A family-friendly attitude and service with a smile
  • Total commitment to punctuality and reliability

Book Your Ski Transfer to Saint-Jean-d’Arves

Keep your eyes peeled for the kinds of deals, discounts and special offers that could make your trip even more affordable. If looking to secure your seats for the best possible price, booking as early as possible is advisable.

If you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, please get in touch with the Alps2Alps customer service team today. Otherwise, book your airport transfer right now and we’ll see you in the snow!

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