You may or may not know that Serre Chevalier is actually the collective name for just over a dozen villages and hamlets which are dotted along the Guisane Valley like freshly-baked croissants in a patisserie window. But enough talk of French fancies, the real star of this show is over 250kms of skiable piste which opens up a vast array of terrain in some quite fantastical pine-pitted scenery. Feel on top of the world (well, Europe at least) with a visit to Briancon. At 1,326m, this is the highest city in the EU, steeped in history and well worth exploring
The Skiing and Boarding
With wondrously wide nursery slopes and excellent ski schools, Serre Chevalier offers groups the perfect introduction to winter sports within a truly gorgeous location. With two swooping bowls in Villeneuve and Chantemerle there are loads of chances to practise without getting lost and as you progress and explore the mountainside you’ll find some excellent intermediates above the tree line. If you fancy an advanced experience then check out the Olympic black runs at Chantemerle although, the terrain at Monétier-les- Bains is equally as hair-raising. Big air, natural half-pipes and all the lumps and bumps that you’d expect from a snowpark can be found in the Alpage sector which means that whatever level or whatever mode of transport, Serre Chevalier’s got it tapped.
Make the most of indoor-heated swimming pools, ice-skating rinks, pizzerias, discos, bum-boarding slopes and live ice hockey because evenings back home never get to be this good.
- Indoor heated swimming pool
- Ice skating
- Floodlit skiing
- Briancon town visit
- Ice Hockey Events