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Related Regions: Southern Alps, France, Hautes-Alpes, Europe, Le Grand Serre-Che, Briançonnais

Closed
Season Start/End: 07/12/2018 - 22/04/2019
Altitude
:
1200m - 2800m
Pistes
:
6%|36%| 46%| 12%
Lifts
:
59
Lift Tickets
:
from €34.60 to €50.50
Complete list of skipass prices

Overview

A somewhat underrated resort, Serre Chevalier has a smorgasboard of goodies to offer its visitors. From a laid back style and friendly locals to excellent food and cheaper prices than those of its northernly neighbours, and, an abundance of quality and diverse terrain – all in all it’s really quite something.  If the journalists love it, you know you’re onto a good thing and many are a fan of Serre Chavalier.

The ski area is not a single resort, rather, it is made up of a dozen villages including Briançon, Chantemerle, Monêtier les Bains and Villeneuve which are connected by a bus service. The area comprises 250km of well-linked pistes along the Serre Chevalier Valley between Briançon and Le Monêtier-les-Bains and forms part of the Grande Galaxie ski area. This vast region provides access to 530km of alpine skiing, with 264 individual pistes and is served by 151 ski lifts.

The resort’s altitude ranges from 1200m to 2800m so you can enjoy great skiing in a high mountain atmosphere. The runs, cut in and above a large larch forest, are on the North side of the high long ridge. There are loads of bowls, valley descents and high off-peak faces.  Serre Chevalier has phenomenal tree skiing too and is famed for its off-piste.

Snow cover is exceptionally good which is down to the resort’s north facing position. Slopes are colder for longer and they tend to hold onto more of the white stuff.  The majority of the skiing is on the top half of the mountain and the trees protect the lower slopes. Snow making machines protect the base of the valley pistes and the grooming is consistently well done.

Snowboarders love it here too and there is a dedicated freestyle zone, located in the ski area next to Villeneuve, which is divided according to level of expertise.  There’s also a boardercross zone in Chantemerle with banked turns and modules which are perfect for slalom addicts. If you’re not quite ready to bomb down the mountain, there are many highly regarded ski schools which can help you reach your goals. We rate Ski Connections and ESI Monetier.

Serre Chavalier is an attractive resort, with narrow cobbled streets and pretty shops lining the village’s main road. Most of the accommodation consists of small chalets, family run B&B’s, or is self-catered.

Altitude

  • 2800m
    Summit
  • 1600m
    Vertical Drop
  • 1200m
    Base

Lifts

  • 7
  • 0
  • 8
  • 3
  • 7
  • 1
  • 1
  • 32
  • 59
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    6%

  • Intermediate Runs

    36%

  • Advanced Runs

    46%

  • Expert Runs

    12%

  • Runs

    82

  • KM Pistes

    250 km

  • Terrain Parks

    4

  • KM Night Skiing

    10 km

  • Skiable Terrain

    410 ha

  • Snow Making

    158 ha

  • KM Snow Making

    100 km

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening Ski SeasonProjected Closing Ski Season07/12/201822/04/2019
  • Days Open Last Year
    135
  • Projected Days Open
    135
  • Years Open
    77

Best Serre Chevalier Hotels

3
Front of hotel Plein Sud.
, 5330
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
4
Route de Grenoble 1350 Serre-Chevalier, 5330
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
4
Au coeur d'un écrin de verdure
Villeneuve Serre Chevalier Serre-Chevalier, 5240
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

Serre Chevalier Reviews

Simon Glass
7th February 20184
We travelled in the forst week of February from Luton to Serre Chevallier via Turin for the first time last year. The...Full review
10th January 20184
This was a fantastic Mountain range with a wide variety of riding. When it snows here, an absolute blast, long beautiful runs...Full review
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