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Serre Chevalier
Serre Chevalier
Tree runs
Family friendly
Large area
Historic region
Large off-piste area
 

Serre Chevalier is really a mountain range and a cluster of small villages along a valley. It has a surprisingly large ski area of 250km that’s served by around 60 lifts. One of the highlights of this region is Briançon, a 17th century town and Europe’s highest. In the Serre Chevalier region you’ll find a mix of modern buildings in the bigger more mainstream areas and traditional villages offering a more rustic feel.

In the valley there are a number of main areas, or communes, each made up of a collection of small villages which tend to blend into one another. There are far too many names to remember and it all gets very confusing very quickly. Essentially there are three main areas in the valley: Briançon from where you can board the Prorel 1 gondola; Chantemerle which gives access to the Ratier gondola and Beltonet chair and has the most direct access to the main ski area; and Villeneuve which has the most upward options. A road busy with busses and cars links the areas in the valley

The area has plenty of trees, which grow up to strangely high altitude - well over 2000m - which makes it great for skiing when conditions are variable. We have absolutely no idea why the tree line is so high here but we’re not complaining. The lifts are of variable ages but the ski terrain offers plenty of options for all abilities.

 

Total ski area:250km
Pistes:111
Number of Lifts:58
Snow parks:1

1 day area pass:€49.40
6 day area pass:€251

Official website
http://www.serre-chevalier.com/

Linked areas:
Briancon

 
  • By air
    Serre Chevalier is well served by airports meaning cheap flights from most European countries can usually be found. Approximate transfer times from the main airports are: Chambery 2 hrs 30 mins, Grenoble 2hr 15 mins, Geneva 3 hrs, Lyon 2hrs 40 mins.

  • By car
    Heading to Serre Chevalier by car? If coming from Paris, Lyon, Turin or Nice take the A43 motorway (via the Frejus Tunnel from the north) and exit at Oulx, Montgenèvre which gets you to 35km from Serre Chevalier. If coming from Marseille or Montpellier you’ll want the A51 motorway via Aix en Provence, Sisteron. Exit at “La Saulce” which is 90 km from Serre Chevalier. 

  • By train
    Serre Chevalier is well served by rail as Briançon station is right at the resort and is accessible from Paris and a number of other French towns such as Lyon and Grenoble.

2735m Highest Lift
1535m Vertical Drop
1350m Resort Altitude

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