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Serre Chevalier Overview

Season Start/End: 12/12 - 24/4
1200m - 2800m
23%| 29%| 35%| 13%
Lift Tickets
from €34.00 to €48.50
Complete list of skipass prices
Serre Chevalier - ©Agence Zoom - Francis BOMPARD

Situated close to the Ecrins national park, the Serre Chevalier valley is made up of Briançon (a world heritage city declared by UNESCO) and 3 other villages Saint-Chaffrey/Chantemerle, Villeneuve / La Salle les Alpes and Monetier Les Bains. With 250 km of marked ski pistes the Serre Chevalier Valley is the no.1 non-linked ski area in France. There are ski slopes suitable for all snow sports, skiing through either the large natural gulley's or exploring the huge larch forests. The high alpine area is renowned for its off-piste and every aspect of this ski resort give the town a sporty and fun reputation. There different zones in the ski area where skiers can learn about the various dangers in the mountains. The Arva Park allows budding off-piste skiers a training area for the use of avalanche transceivers. It's worth a note that in Serre Chevalier the ski runs are left in their raw state after a snowfall. There is minimal grooming of the snow, allowing powder skiers to make the most of their day in safe and natural conditions. A true taste of the backcountry. Finally, there is an area which is dedicated to snowboarding, friendly and safe, its right in the middle of the ski area, between the snow park and the border cross course. The area is finished off by the "cool zone" with music and a barbeque. Serre Chevalier Valley also has a wellness centre, Les Grands Bains, a 4500m2 expanse dedicated to ‘relaxation' and aesthetics. The centre has interior and exterior thermal baths that rest at a very pleasant 44 ° C. In the Serre Chevalier valley, visitors can combine skiing and mountain activities with cultural activities: discover of the local sundials, the churches, chapels and religious heritage, the Sacred Art Museum, music festivals and the "Snow Culture" tour in which people can learn about the local history, cultural events, art, nature and the local population, all in a very original way. As a "Family Plus" certified ski resort, the Serre Chevalier valley is a stress free place to holiday with the family. After the warm local welcome there are activities for families to enjoy all together. Special entertainment and events suitable for all age groups are organised throughout the season, families receive discounted rates making the stay that bit easier on the pocket.

Serre Chevalier - ©Agence Zoom - Francis BOMPARD

There are about a dozen restaurants on the mountain and almost 100 in town. Types of cuisines ranging from French and Italian, greek to chinese, to Mexican. There are more than many shops, banks, post offices, petrol stations, bars, cinemas, and a couple of laundrettes. Child care available for ages 6 months to 6 years old; french language spoken by care givers. Two ski schools are offered at the resort.


  • 2800m
  • 1600m
    Vertical Drop
  • 1200m


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  • 7
  • 3
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  • 34
  • 61


  • Beginner Runs


  • Intermediate Runs


  • Advanced Runs


  • Expert Runs


  • Runs


  • KM Pistes

    250 km

  • Terrain Parks


  • KM Night Skiing

    10 km

  • Skiable Terrain

    410 ha

  • Snow Making

    154 ha

  • KM Snow Making

    100 km

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening Ski Season: 12/12/2015
  • Projected Closing Ski Season: 24/04/2016
  • Years Open: 75

Serre Chevalier Reviews

  • Tom Peters

    • 5
    25th March 2016

    Full review

      First time. Would return for another go. Plenty of skiing possibilities throughout including a must to visit Montgenevre for upper elevation resort...
  • Uros Uki

    • 5
    13th March 2016

    Full review

      One of the most beautiful places were i ever been, ski pistes is so good, i have a lucky that i had...

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Hôtel Plein Sud

42 rooms of which 33 south facing with balcony for this hotel in Serre Chevalier Restaurant open midday and evening Terrace and ga...
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