Serre Chevalier – France

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Despite the extensive snow sure pistes and great sunshine record Serre Chevalier is one of the least known ski resorts in France. As you look at a map it is located in the bottom right hand corner of the country! Serre Chevalier (Sair cheval-ee-ay) borders the Ecrins National Park and has views of stunning glaciers and the border with neighbouring Italy. The location gives plenty of options in terms of access with reasonable transfer times from Grenoble, Turin and Marseille airports.
The resort consists of three villages and the town of Briancon at 1200m and the locals are exceptionally friendly compared to other parts of France. Luc Alphand, world champion 1995-97, is probably the area's most famous son - so famous he has his own beer! Groups with non-skiers should consider Serre Che as a serious option due to the high number of off-slope activities. One highlight is the Grotte du Glace, a 100m long ice cave filled with magnificent ice sculptures.

  1. Try Go-Karting on ice - great fun.
  2. Try a spot of skiing by torchlight, any Tuesday or Thursday evening.
  3. Head to the wonderful Mojo Bar for an evening of good food and entertainment.
  4. Up on the mountain enjoy a Gin and hot chocolate at Le Bachas.
  5. Having a go at snow shoeing.

Serre Chevalier blogs

Group skiing in Serre Chevalier

Posted by Ski holiday stories on 13th February 2013

A great friend of MadDogSki, Kathryn, has just come back from a group ski trip to Serre Chevalier and has shared her holiday experiences with us. If you would like to put your holiday up on our site just send an email to


Go home to the mountains this winter

Posted by Duncan Newbury on 20th January 2012

Hello, and thanks to our friends at MadDogSki for asking us to blog from the Serre Chevalier valley this season.

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At a glance

Resort altitude1350 m - 1500 m
Highest lift2730 m
Lowest lift1350 m
km of piste250
Number of lifts63
Beginner pistes48%
Intermediate pistes38%
Advanced pistes14%
Snow parks2
Nearest airportTurin
(114 km)
Lift pass price€238 / 6 days
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