Serre Chevalier is one of the largest ski areas in Europe. Famed for its tree lined pistes, it offers an excellent variety for all levels of expertise. Serre Chevalier has grown over the last 70 years into a modern well-equipped resort with all you need for the perfect Snow Holiday. With an impressive 250km of pistes there are nearly 10 times that amount of accessible free-ride and off-piste options all hosted in an area of outstanding beauty. Stretching from Briançon at one end to Le Monetier at the other the variety of snow sport opportunities is matched by a wide variety of accommodation. There are plenty of good bars and restaurants, and Les Grands de Monêtier are a must-visit.
Facts and Figures:
Snow Resort: Based on 4 locations - Briancon, Chantemerle, Villeneuve and Monetier.
Piste Area: 250km or over 1000 acres.
Height: From 1350m-2800m. Most of the ski area is above 1850m
Total number of slopes: 81
Lowest Piste: 1200m
Highest Lift: 2800m
Resort Altitude: 1350m
Max. Vertical: 1600m
Snow Cannons: 60 - over a third of the total area.
Snow Record: Strong, see link http://www.onthesnow.co.uk/southern-alps/serre-chevalier/historical-snowfall.html
Transfer times with Snow Cab (see link for prices)
Open: from 16th December to 22nd April
Snow Holiday’s Ratings:
Snow Holiday Pros: The hot spas & the board park
Snow Holiday Cons: It can take a little while to get from one end of the resort to the other
The Grand Aigle Hotel & Spa is a beautiful 4* hotel perched at 1400 meters above sea level in the heart of Serre Chevalier. There is easy access to the pistes as it runs right past the hotel, and it will take you down to the Pontillas lift located only 350 meters away.