Serre Chevalier is great for...
Big ski area
Families
Advanced
Beginners
Intermediates
Snowboarders
Traditional charm
Foodies
Non skiers

Welcome to Serre Chevalier Ski Resort

Serre Chevalier is made up of four villages in the south-western end of the French Alps next to the Ecrins national park and is considered something of a gem. It’s beginner friendly with easy slopes leading to all resorts and a total of 81 runs totalling 250km to choose from, mostly in the blue to red range. It’s also known for its bluebird days – Serre Chevalier seems to get more sunshine than elsewhere, but because 80% of pistes are above 2,000m there’s always enough snow. In short, this is a great family-friendly resort with lots of cruisy corduroy and plenty of terrain for boarders.
Resort Information
Resort Altitude
2491m
Total Piste KM
250km
No. Skilifts
59
Snow Range
1200m-2800m
Serre Chevalier ski runs & ratings
TOTAL: 250km
Beginner(Distance: 138km)
55%
Intermediate(Distance: 80km)
32%
Advanced(Distance: 33km)
13%

Best time to ski in Serre Chevalier

The resort opens mid December and runs all the way through to mid April. The snow is always pretty reliable in Serre – most runs being not only above 2,000m but north facing. Snow cannons also cover 30% of pistes in case it’s a lean year. One of the area’s biggest draws is the fact it’s a bit more low key and not as well known as some of the more famous French resorts which means it’s great value and doesn’t get as crowded. If you’re looking for the quintessential winter experience, go early season, but if you’re looking for spring skiing and lots of sunshine, aim for March onwards.

Things to do in Serre Chevalier

Serre Chevalier offers a whole suite of unique and fun winter activities on, off and above the slopes. You could try whizzing down a giant zipline between Grand Serre, 2,491m and Grand Alpe, 2,193m), a 1.1km vertical drop in just over a minute. On the snow there’s a 4k toboggan ride called Deval’Bob (from 12 years) or try descending a 2km course on three-wheeled snow-adapted karts. There’s also night skiing in Villeneuve and Briançon for something a bit special.
Children having fun in snow on sledge

Hotels & Apartments in Serre Chevalier

Our top recommended hotels and apartments. To find the perfect one for you, speak to one of our specialists

Alliey & Spa Piscine

Serre Chevalier, France
  5 minute bus

Appartement Crocus

Serre Chevalier, France
  4 minute walk

Auberge de Violaine

Serre Chevalier, France
  5 minute bus
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