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Serre Chevalier

Serre Chevalier Ski Holidays France

Serre Chevalier is a rustic mountain region with a collection of unique buildings spread out along a large valley. These vary between ultra-modern hamlets to old-style, traditional villages.

It also has the advantage of some of the best lift access, with both a gondola and a cable-car to whisk you up into the midst of the wider ski area and further lifts to take you even higher. Often considered the hidden gem of the southern French Alps, the resort is comprised of four villages that share a vast 250km of ski terrain. With something to suit skiers and boarders of all abilities, Serre Chevalier is the ideal destination for families and groups alike.

Transfer time
  • Grenoble
  • Turin

At a Glance

Resort Altitude: 1,350m

Resort Skiing: 2,800m

Total Ski Area: 250km

Lifts: 55

Green Runs: 54km

Blue Runs: 84km

Red Runs: 80km

Black Runs: 32km

Cross Country: 35km

Ski Areas

Serre Chevalier has one of the best ski areas in the Alps; with a total of 250km of tree-lined, north facing pistes. There is a huge variety of skiing too, whether you like fast groomers, weaving through trees, powder bowls or big jumps in the park, Serre Chevalier has got something for every type of skier or snowboarder.

Serre Chevalier accommodations

Accommodation

Skiing

Beginner skiers will find the runs around Frejus suited to their level with many long, easy pistes to build up technique. Intermediates have plenty of great, well-maintained pistes in between Chantemerle and Villeneuve to carve their way down. Serre Chevalier is a freeride paradise and there is a plethora of full-on, freeride sections that you will struggle to get through in a week of skiing.

Snowboarding

Snowboarders will be well suited to Serre Chevalier. Beginners can find some great nursery areas for learning on but may feel grieved by the number of drag lifts in the area. Intermediates and advanced riders will have the most fun as there are plenty of fast, long slopes and cruisey wide blues. Freeriders will have plenty of off-piste that they can access without having to hike to the best sections. Serre Chevalier also has one of the best terrain parks in the French Alps.

Ski Schools

In Serre Chevalier we recommend New Generation Ski & Snowboard School who offer fantastic private and group tuition for all ages and abilities in the resort. 

Crèches

The ESF has a Piou-Piou Club for children from the age of three years old who are taking their first steps on the snow. The Garderie des Poussins is an ESF daycare that looks after children from eight months to six years old.

Restaurants

Serre Chevalier has a good amount of restaurants, all of which have their own character and serve fantastic food. La Marotte is one of the most popular restaurants and is known for its superb steak tartare and innovative cuisine. If you’re looking for your typical Savoyard experience there isn’t any better than Allo Raclette.

For a cheap and cheerful lunch try Le Relais de Ratier on the slopes for some extremely affordable and tasty dishes.

Après Ski

Serre Chevalier is a fairly quiet resort, so those looking for a more lively party should head to the neighbouring town of Les Deux Alpes. La Grotte is the town's most popular bar, with a happy hour in the evenings. L’Alpen is a British run bar which is also extremely popular with seasonnaires and visitors alike.

Le Frog is another bar that is frequented mainly by the British after the lifts shut, and has everything you’d want from a pub including modest prices and live music.

Non-Skiers

For the non-skier, there is quite a choice - Serre Chevaliers' famous ice racing circuit, snowshoeing, quad biking, paragliding, skijoring (a horse pulling you on skis), rides in horse-drawn carriages or try climbing ice falls. In Monetier, you will find Les Grands Bains, an establishment with inside and outside thermal swimming pools supplied by natural hot and mineralized water.

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