The resort: Grand Serre Chevalier is one of the largest ski areas in Europe. It has grown over the last 70 years into a modern well-equipped resort with all you need for the perfect Snow.Holiday. Apart from an impressive 250km of pistes there are nearly 10 times that amount of accessible freeride and off piste options all hosted in an area of outstanding beauty.
The piste’s: Famed for its tree lined pistes, Serre Chevalier offers an excellent variety for all levels of expertise. It has free-ride areas, snowparks and beginner trails.
Facilities & Apres-ski: The friendly locals are keen to help the holiday maker and there are good local ski schools and plenty of bars, restaurants and local facilities if you need them. The volcanic spa pools at Monetier are a must for the holiday maker.
Facts and Figures:
Snow Resort: Based on 4 locations -Briancon, Chantemerle, Villeneuve and Monetier.
Piste Area: 250km or over 1000 acres.
Height: Up to from 1350-2800. 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 http://www.snow.cab/ )
Open: from 16th December to 22nd April
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.
Le Hameau du Rocher Blanc, Serre Chevalier
The Le Hameau du Rocher Blanc is a self-catering ski apartments in Serre Chevalier are located in the village of Chantemerle, and are a maximum of 200m from the ski lifts, ESF ski school, the resort centre and shops. A free public shuttle bus service operates throughout the resort. The property is made up of seven chalet-style residences (3/4 storeys with lifts) divided into 2 complexes and housing 108 apartments in total.
Le Grand Aigle, Serre Chevalier
The Grand Aigle Hotel & Spa is a beautiful quality 4-star hotel perched at 1400 meters above sea level in the heart of Serre Chevalier. You can access the piste that runs right past the hotel and that will take you down to the Pontillas lift located only about 350 meters away.
Club Med Serre Chevalier
For your next skiing holiday, Club Med welcomes you at its Serre-Chevalier Resort 1,400 metres (4,590 ft) high in the heart of the Southern Alps. With an all-exclusive Club Med skiing holiday, all you have to do is get the very most out of each day's skiing on Serre-Chevalier's vast skiing area.