Visit Serre Chevalier (Provence, France)
Serre Chevalier is an extensive ski resort in the southern Alps, based around Briancon - and one of the biggest ski areas in the Alps. The ski region - known informally as Le Grand Serre Che - consists of Briancon, and several other towns and villages including Villeneuve-la-Salle, Chantemerle, Les Monetier-les-Bains and others in a beautiful environment near the Ecrins National Park.
The Serre-Chevalier ski resorts
It is not possible to define the 'character' of Serre Chevalier, since it consists of numerous villages and towns, most of which broadly follow a line below the mountains, but you are assured of spectacular scenery in a ski resort that can perfectly meet your requirements.
Due to the southerly location, the resort also has a very high number of sunny days in the year - and also usually has very good snow conditions in season, helped by having north-facing slopes and the snow cannons when on the lower slopes when necessary (although the season is a bit shorter than some of the higher, more northern Alpine ski resorts).
The extensive ski slopes of Serre Chevalier are accessed by numerous ski lifts, and the wide range of slopes, with 115 ski runs available at altitudes from 1200 metres up to 2800 metres, ensures there are suitable options for skiers of all levels and abilities (24 green runs, 31 blue runs, 44 red runs and 16 black runs, supported by more than 300 snow cannons when necessary).
Among the highlights are the ski runs that give the opportunity to ski through the larch forests of the lower Alps.
There are several ski and snowboard schools operating here, some specialising in beginners while others focus on more advanced and off-piste skiing.
Summer in Serre-Chevalier
As with all the major ski regions, Serre Chevalier is also popular during the summer months for the outdoor and mountain related activities it provides, such as hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and mountain climbing.
There are chairlifts in operation at Briancon, Chantemerle, Villeneuve and Les Monetiers-les-Bains during the summer months to provide access to the high mountains.
Photo of Serre Chevalier by Fredrik Lähnn
Photos taken within 10 km
Address: Serre Chevalier, Hautes-Alpes, Provence || GPS: latitude 44.9769, longitude 6.64
Map of Serre Chevalier & places nearby
Highlights close by
Ecrins National Park 23km
Suggested tourist attractions to visit near Serre Chevalier, France
- Vallee de la Claree - grand site of france (2km)
- Briancon fortifications (Vauban fortifications) - heritage site (8km)
- Briancon - secteur sauvegarde (8km)
- L'Argentiere-la-Bessee - recommended detour (21km)
- Jardin alpin du Lautaret - remarkable garden (25km)
- La Meije - site of natural beauty (26km)
- La Grave - most beautiful village (27km)
- Aiguilles d'Arves - site of natural beauty (29km)
- Queyras - regional natural parc (32km)
- Mont-Dauphin place forte (Vauban fortifications) - heritage site (34km)
The French version of this page is at Serre Chevalier (Francais)