The Valley and Ski Area
Serre Chevalier is known as one of the best kept secrets in France, with 250 km of runs it is one of the largest ski areas in the Alps.
Serre Chevalier is predominately orientated North East and is known for its exceptional 300 blue sky days a year. It has an excellent snow record and an excellent snow making network to ensure good skiing for the whole season.
It is made up of 4 main areas: Briançon, Chantemerle, Villeneuve and Monetier which are all very well interlinked with high speed chairs.
It is great for all levels, with greens and blues running from the top of the resort down into the village. It equally has its share of blacks and all terrain slopes, but it is equally known for its excellent tree skiing and off piste runs.
For freestylers there is a snow park and boarder cross. Along with these zones you will find a unique “Melezone” area and many natural half pipes.
Serre Chevalier is made up of 13 villages along the valley. This means that you have a huge resort, but in the evening its villages remain relatively quiet.
There are over 205 km of pistes ranging from 1200m to 2800m of altitude. At the far end of the valley it touches the Ecrins National Park.
Interactive Piste Map
A Few Stats About the Ski Area.
107 ski runs ranging from the most gentle to difficult blacks.
The lift system has recently been modernised and comprises of 63 lifts.
2 Cable Cars
9 High Speed Chairlifts
12 Standard Chairs
35 Drag Lifts
146 ha of ski area covered by snow making facilities.
For other information, check out The Tourist Office Website.
Choice of Transport to Resort
Milan 204 km (3hrs)
Turin Caselle 105 km (1.5hrs)
Marseille Provence 250 km (3 hrs)
Grenoble St. Geoirs (2hrs)
Lyon St. Exupery (3hrs)
It is possible to travel to Serre Chevalier by train.
A night train arrives into Briançon from Paris.
TGV into Oulx (40 mins coach transfer) 4hours 40 mins from Paris.
Overnight coach transport from the UK either via the Euro Tunnel or Ferry crossings. The motorway brings you within 100 km of Serre Chevalier.
A coach in resort means that you can choose a hotel that is not necessarily at the bottom of the slopes. This means a short transfer into resort each day, but it will equally give you an unbeatable value holiday.