Holidays in Saint Jean d'Arves are perfect for...
-A ski break for all of the family to enjoy
-Exploring the surrounding valleys and hamlets
-A good range of eateries, from traditional fondue to modern, innovative cooking.
Located in the Savoie region of the Alps, St Jean d'Arves has the picture-perfect, Christmas card looks we dream of when we plan a winter holiday. It's also got access to the largest ski area in the Maurienne Valley, the Sybelles, with over 300km of pistes.
With very traditional virtues, St Jean d'Arves is good for families, and with good access to other local villages, it brings in a whole host of facilities. With skiing from 1,150m to 2,620m, there's a great variety of terrains and challenges for skiers of all abilities. And possibly best of all the local cheese Beaufort is a bit special too.
Magnificent panoramic views of the peak of the Aiguilles d'Arves at 3,514m put St Jean d'Arves in one of the most enviable locations in the whole Alps. It's really a collection of hamlets 28 of them says the official website rather than a single resort, and has fewer than 300 permanent residents. That changes in ski season of course, but the charm of the place is not diminished by the largely family crowd who love St Jean. It offers a host of extra activities, and the access to both skiing and further facilities in nearby resorts really make this a complete ski resort.