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Serre Chevalier

Thinking of skiing in Serre Chevalier? Serre Chevalier is a friendly resort with a large sunny ski area and excellent snow record.

 Why Serre-Chevalier Ski Resort?

  • A large ski area with a mixture of wooded/open runs
  • A good snow record and an excellent sunshine record
  • Friendly resort ambience

Serre Chevalier Resort Information

Serre Chevalier is the resort name for the four main villages located in a sunny, south-facing valley (300 days of sunshine/year) at the foot of the most beautiful peaks in the Ecrins National Park.

All linked by 250km of ski runs and a local bus service, they stretch between the Lautaret pass and fortified Briançon, the highest town in Europe. There are actually 13 villages in total that make up Serre Chevalier’s skiing.

Chantemerle (Saint Chaffrey or Serre Chevalier 1350 as the locals call it) is a mixture of modern and traditional ambience and offers a good selection of mini supermarkets, restaurants, bars, nightlife and a fitness centre. Chantemerle village centre is at the foot of the slopes.

The other villages close by are Villeneuve, Briançon and Mônetier les Bains. Villeneuve is a purpose- built ski village at 1400m offering great central access to the Serre Chevalier ski area. It also has traditional cobbled streets giving it a real French resort feel - and is well catered for with shops, bars and restaurants. Briançon is a town rather than a village and Mônetier les Bains is home to the Serre Chevalier Spa.

Driving on ice at the Circuit de Glace and ice-skating are just two popular winter pursuits you can try here. You can also go horse riding, swimming at the Piscine Couverte des Iscles, use the fitness suite and thalasso-therapy at the Espace Thalasse Forme, and try snow scooting or parapenting. You can even learn to drive a piste groomer! For those interested in the night-life during their Serre Chevalier holiday, the Baita disco stays open till 5am.

Serre-Chevalier is rated by Peak Retreats clients amongst the top resorts for good weather. That’s not really surprising as the resort is actually part of the Provence Cote d’Azur region and the average number of days of sunshine is indeed greater than most resorts in the Alps. That said, snow conditions have a track record of being excellent too.

Peak Retreats offers a range of Serre Chevalier accommodation. Choose from 4* self catered ski apartments or hotel. All our accommodation is hand-picked and provide an ideal base for a Serre Chevalier ski holiday.

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Serre Chevalier ski facts:

  • Ski area: Grand Serre Che
  • Resort height: 1326m-1400m
  • Resort top height: 2800m
  • Grand Serre Che (Serre Chevalier, Briancon)
  • Km piste: 250
  • Lifts: 62 (2 cable cars, 5 gondolas, 21 chairlifts, 28 drag lifts, 6 other lifts)
  • Snow cannons: 59 (1/3 of ski area covered)
  • No. of slopes: 101
  • Green slopes: 24
  • Blue slopes: 28
  • Red slopes: 37
  • Black slopes: 12
    • Beginners 3 stars
    • Intermediates 4 stars
    • Experts 3 stars
    • Freeride 4 stars
    • Boarders 4 stars
  • Driving distance from Calais: 613 miles (9hrs 50)

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