Saint Jean d'Aulps

Snowboard Guide rating 3 out of 10 “Quiet and uncrowded slopes with a quaint french village, but there's nothing here for any adventurous snowboarder”

Freeriding

30%

Some trees but little else

Freestyle

20%

Nearest park is in Ardent

Pistes

40%

A few long runs

Mountain stats

Top lift:1800
Vertical drop:
Bottom lift:950

LiftsLift count : 1 x Gondolas   3 x Chairlifts   10 x Drag-lifts  

RIDE AREA

Easy
45%
Intermediate
50%
Advanced
5%
Total Pistes:20
Longest Piste:

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £15.53 Day, £82.58 Week

St Jean d'Aulps is a small, french village, around 5 miles north of Morzine. Although it's quite separate from the other resorts, St Jean is a bonafied member of the whole Portes Du Soleil area.

The ski area itself is around 2.5 km from the centre of Saint-Jean's town. To travel between the two you can either use a car, or the free shuttle bus, which runs all season long. As well as the accommodation in the village, there's also accommodation available around the base of the slopes. If you take this option you've got direct access to the slopes, but you'll need to take the bus into town.

St.Jean village
St.Jean village
Photo: Gavin Hope

St Jean isn't suited to the snowboarder wanting to be in the heart of the Portes Du Soleil - with the best terrain at the top of their agenda. Simply put, you'd be better off picking somewhere closer to the action. However, for families or those looking for somewhere a little quieter, less resort-like, Saint-Jean may fit the bill. Uncrowded slopes, quaint french village and there's the rest of the Portes Du Soleil if you want it...

Written by Gavin Hope

Resort Information

Other resorts in the Portes du Soleil

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World Ranking

30th

Overall in France

  • #29 best freeride
  • #29 best freestyle
  • #27 best piste riding

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