Serre Chevalier is not just a ski resort, it’s a skier’s resort. It’s simply unlike any other winter sports offering in France.
Stunning, with snow-sure slopes surrounded by soaring larch trees, Serre Che is set above a string of ancient villages dotted along the prettiest of valleys.
Serre Che is simply spectacular
The “flock of hills” ski area boasts 81 slopes offering everything from forest-fringed pistes to freeride powder, sweet top-to-bottom descents to sunshine skiing.
Visitors find Serre Che a refreshing change from the massive resorts elsewhere. With crowd-free descents and well-groomed trails, the north-facing slopes are maintained by one of the biggest snow-making networks in Europe.
Serre Chevalier is the perfect playground for beginners and intermediates alike with plenty to challenge red run risk-takers and black piste bon vivants.
Where is Serre Chevalier?
Situated in the Haute-Alpes region near the Italian border, Serre Chevalier is around two hours from the nearest airport of Turin.
The ski resort loops around the town of Briançon and takes in the villages of Chantemerle and Villeneuve, with Le Monêtier-les-Bains, the smallest and most unspoilt ancient settlement of the bunch.
Serre Che is served by just one main road which links the four settlements to the city of Grenoble, 100 km to the north west.
What is the ski offering at Serre Che?
The ski resort of Serre Chevalier is split up into four distinct sectors. The 410 hectares of pistes have long held the reputation of a premier playground for intermediates.
The slopes are covered by around 60% of forest which makes Serra Che one of the finest resorts in Europe to ski in bad weather. Not that bad weather is common – there’s an average of 300 sunny days a year here.
The best beginner areas are in the valley at Villeneuve and Le Monêtier, as well as higher up the hill at Serre Ratier. You’ll also find some superb children’s programmes dotted around the resort.
With all levels of tree skiing (runs split roughly 50% beginner, 35% intermediate and 15% advanced) the terrain offers an abundance of natural half pipes, challenging steeps and wide-open alpine bowls.
Serre Che and its valley villages offer relaxed apres-ski with a family-friendly and relaxed ambience throughout the valley. The resort still, somehow, remains largely undiscovered. That simply cannot remain for much longer, so plan your next skiing break at Serra Che before the hordes finally descend.