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Le Corbier

You can pretty much ski straight from your door and into the huge Sybelles region from Le Corbier – which with short transfers from Chambéry to boot makes holidays an absolute breeze.

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At a glance: • Les Sybelles ski area • Purpose built resort

Great for: • Doorstep skiing • Self-catering • Families

You can pretty much ski straight from your door and into the huge Sybelles region from Le Corbier – which with short transfers from Chambéry to boot makes holidays an absolute breeze.

Le Corbier Resort

Recently celebrating its fiftieth birthday, Le Corbier’s one of the newbies of the French skiing scene. It might not be built of old school wooden chalets – tall Corbusier-designed apartment blocks set the scene here – but when it comes to convenience, this place is spot on.

Doorstep skiing is the norm, with ski lifts setting off from the village centre. They connect you with La Toussuire and St Jean d’Arves in the mighty Sybelles ski area, the fourth biggest in France with a whopping 310km of pistes. The ski lift company just poured €30 million into the resort to update the ski lift system and create a beginner’s zone near the tourist office. Up top, the views over the Maurienne valley are spectacular.

Back at base, a big, covered shopping area has all you need for a holiday on the snow, and accommodation (mostly apartments) facing the slopes is within easy walking distance from everything. The whole place is car free, with a big parking area around the back of the resort to leave your wheels in for the week. Maurienne valley are spectacular.

Stats & FAQ

Location: Maurienne Valley

Established: 1967

Open: December - April

Downhill: 90km (310km Sybelles)

View our detailed Le Corbier snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Le Corbier snow history.

Nearest Airport & Transfer Time:
Chambéry (CMF)97km, 1h15
Lyon (LYS)174km, 2 hours
Grenoble (GNB)164km, 2.5 hours
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  • 37 runs (81 Sybelles)

  • 16 runs (34 Sybelles)

  • 5 runs (9 Sybelles)

Top Altitude:2600m (Sybelles)
Bottom Altitude:1300m
Resort Altitude:1550m
Longest run:3.6km
Slope Orientation:W N E
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Night Skiing:No
Glacier:No

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Downhill Runs:90km (310km Sybelles)
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Lift Pass Price: €178 (adult 6 day Le Corbier / St Jean d’Arves) €220.30 (adult 6 day Les Sybelles)
Nearby resorts: St Sorlin d'Arves, St Jean d'Arves, La Toussuire

Skiing/BoardingSkiing in Le Corbier

The beginner’s area is near the tourist office, with a series of gentle slopes served by magic carpets and a platter lift. For practicing, the Jardins run from the tourist office to the foot of the resort has been widened and fitted out with snow cannons. Escargot is a lovely, long, green-graded run to aim for come the end of the week.

Favourite blues include cruisey Racourts and Tortue which acts as an alternative route to village centre. The Lait run into St Jean d’Arves is worth a ski - named so for being the route that farmers take for milking in the summer.

If you’re looking for good reds in the local area, don’t miss the Chamois and Culbute pistes, or the Combe and Stade from the mid station. The real joy for intermediates here is exploring the whole Sybelles area – connect to La Toussuire via Renard or take the lifts up to L’Ouillon for the lovely Edelweiss run down towards St Sorlin.

Experts will only find a couple of black pistes locally - J. N. Augert is widely considered the most difficult in the area and Jonquilles serves up another steep challenge. The main thing to do is test your mileage touring the other Sybelles resorts, or get a guide to show you the off piste runs into St Sorlin, over to Toussiere and further afield.

Le Corbier Apres Ski

Most of the bars here double up as restaurants, letting you choose whether to spend your visit drinking, feasting or both. For a drink with a view, the outdoor seating at Le Charmun faces the Aiguilles d'Arves.

Le Yeti does drinks on the sun terrace, pizza in the restaurant and DJ evenings, while Roches Blanche is a favourite for wine and nibbles round the fire. At La Fontaine de l’Ours, the music comes accompanied with cracking fondue and raclette, and after getting to know the locals in cosy St Moritz, try the Savoyard food and you’ll want to take the chef home with you. To carry on the evening, Le Purple night club stays open late, often with themed evenings.

If you fancy a break from skiing, visit the local leather factory where you can buy locally made goods. Or, opt for a stint in the wellness centre for a dip in the heated pool, soak in the Jacuzzi or sizzle in the sauna. There’s a sledding area near the village for good old fashioned snowy fun, and husky rides, skidoos and snowshoe walks are also available.

Best time to go

Best time to ski Le Corbier

When is the best time to ski Le Corbier?

The Sybelles ski area has thirteen lift-served peaks above 2200m, and all of the ski area’s connections are above this height too. This puts the ski area in good stead for conditions all season long – helped by 584 snow guns if Mother Nature’s supply is lacking.

Peak Dates

Spend a relaxing Christmas in Le Corbier – exploring the Sybelles area with the luxury of being able to ski back to your apartment for board games and film nights.

Previous seasons have seen special children’s parties to celebrate the New Year in Le Corbier; yet another thing that makes this resort amazing for families.

A hassle free, relaxed ski resort makes Half Term in Corbier a super option if your main focus is being close to a big ski area.

Easter in Le Corbier is all about enjoying the sunny Sybelles ski area, and with many pistes over 2000m it’s usually in tip top condition.

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Families in Le Corbier

This is one of the elite resorts with the Famille Plus label – awarded by the French tourist board for places that really push the boat out for children and parents.

If you’re travelling with children who are too young to ski, the nursery looks after 6 month – 4 year olds. There’s also the Cosmos mini club for the next age group up, where 5-13 year olds can join a combined ski school and childcare programme. Both options offer half day, full day and week-long packages.

The car-free, ski in / ski out set up of the resort works brilliantly for families, saving the hassle of the morning ski school commute and meaning you can easily pop back to your apartment if need be during the day.

When it comes to the activities you can enjoy together, husky rides are a real treat and the toboggan area can bring hours of fun. The resort has a games library where you’ll find a range of books and board games to enjoy together. In previous seasons, the tourist office have arranged a “Family Day” including treasure hunts on the mountains, hot chocolate and games of BumperBall.

GroupsGroup Holidays Le Corbier

Being one of France’s biggest ski area ticks a big box for groups of mixed abilities. While those who’ve never skied before practice in the beginner’s area, anyone with more experience on the slopes can set off to explore the slopes around La Toussuire, St Jean d’Arves and further afield. Meet up on the mountain (we like the deck chairs at Charmun) or back in resort by the fireplace at Roches Blanche. One of our favourite group activities is the evening skidoo rides, which can be arranged through the Clin d'Oeil shop.

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