Set in the beautiful Hautes-Alpes district in south eastern France, Serre Chevalier is a mostly north-facing, sun-bathed ski resort set in a tree-lined valley which enjoys approximately 300 days of sunshine per year.
Serre Chevalier is a large ski area made up of a network of charming Alpine towns and villages, connected by 61 ski lifts which connect the town of Briançon (a UNESCO World Heritage site) with rural villages Saint-Chaffrey/Chantemerle, Villeneuve/La Salle les Alpes and Monêtier-les-Bains.
On the fringe of the picturesque Écrins National Park, Serre Chevalier has 250km of slopes between 1200m and 2800m above sea level. You will find 136 ski slopes just waiting to be explored, with 13 green slopes, 26 blue slopes, 29 red slopes and 13 black slopes. This makes Serre Chevalier particularly well-suited to intermediate skiers, but also caters very well for both beginners and more experienced skiers.
Open for the winter season from mid-December until mid-April, Serre Chevalier’s more southern location and unique setting enables the ski resort to frequently enjoy mild weather. However, the access to high-altitude skiing network of ski cannons ensures that ski conditions are dependable and often optimal, even well into the springtime.
As a ‘Famille Plus’ resort, Serre Chevalier has been approved and recognised as a family-friendly ski resort. There is a wealth of non-skiing activities to be enjoyed by all the family, with mountain karting, bob sledding, tobogganing, go karting, dog sledding, cinema, and much more. For those looking to relax, Monêtier-les-Bains has large thermal spa named Les Grands Bains, with swimming pools, steam rooms and saunas, set in a stunning timber chalet-style spa.
Due to its more rural setting, the après-ski scene in Serre Chevalier is often quieter than its more commercial neighbours. However, you will find a good selection of restaurant options to enjoy local gastronomy, and a few bars to enjoy a drink amongst friends.
The nearest airport is Turin in Italy, which is 2 hours by car, however the resort is also approximately 2.5 hours’ drive from either Grenoble or Chambéry airports.