Altitude: 1200-2800 Meters

Serre Chevalier in short

  • Plenty of long runs for cruising
  • Stunning tree-lined ski slopes
  • Great off-piste skiing

Serre Chevalier is a spread-out ski area made up of 13 smaller and very varied mountain villages, meaning there's plenty of choice of places to stay here. The ski slopes of the Serre Chevalier ski area are a real paradise for skiers who like to cover many kilometres of pistes on their ski holidays, offering them the opportunity to cruise the seemingly endless valley runs. Serre Chevalier is also known for its off-piste terrain. The ski area is about a 2-hour drive from Turin Airport.

The two most popular villages in Serre Chevalier are Monêtier les Bains and Briançon, the latter of which dates back to the 13th century and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ski area of Serre Chevalier, one of the largest single-resort ski areas in France, offers 250km of slopes for everyone from beginners to expert skiers! The ski area has the best of both worlds, with 300 days of sunshine a year and north-facing slopes that guarantee good snow cover. The infrastructure at Serre Chevalier is modern and efficient, with fast lifts and extensive snowmaking facilities. Serre Chevalier is on its way to being 100% sustainable, with a variety of green initiatives that you'll see throughout the ski area.

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Overview of slopes and lifts in Serre Chevalier


Ski lifts

Additional information

Green slopes54 km Drag lifts28Start of the season5 December
Blue slopes84 km Chair lifts20End of the season18 April
Red slopes80 km Gondola lifts7Glacier
Black slopes32 km Train0Min. altitude1200 m
Total250 km Capacity79840 Pers./HourMax. altitude2800 m

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Skiing in Serre Chevalier

The Serre Chevalier ski area is best suited to intermediate skiers, who can enjoy the ski slopes that run through the Parc National des Écrins in some of the most stunning scenery in the French Alps. These include the endless red runs from the Prorel, Aiguillet and Eduits. For those who like to name names, there is the famous “Olympic Luc Alphand” black run just waiting to be tackled! Freestylers can choose from several boardercross runs and snow parks, including one that's made of natural features and winds its way through the forest. Serre Chevalier offers night skiing on floodlit slopes during certain weekdays of the French school holidays.

Off-piste & freestyle in Serre Chevalier

Snow parks 4Tables
Half pipeBoxes
Quarter pipeRails
BoardercrossOff-piste allowed
KickersOff-piste zone

Ski pass prices (low season)

Low season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
Grand Serre Chevalier EUR 175.30 EUR 217.60 5 Years old

Ski pass prices (high season)

High season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
Grand Serre Chevalier EUR 218.60 EUR 272.00 5 Years old

Blogs about Serre Chevalier

22 September 2020 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

Flying into Grenoble for the holidays? Your ski trip just got a little easier! With many airlines operating flights to the UK, Grenoble Airport is a logical choice. And once you get there, there are loads of ski resorts within easy reach. Rent a car or book a transfer and you'll be there in no time. We've put together a list of easily accessible ski resorts close to Grenoble Airport - whether you're flying with the family or with a group of mates, you're sure to find one that will tempt you. So,... More ›
(Photo: © Thijs Termeer)

29 February 2020 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

Tree-lined slopes offer many advantages: they can hold their snow better, they're easier to navigate in flat light and they're sheltered from the wind and snow. Plus, they're so fun! Unfortunately, it's not always easy to find runs through the trees in the Alps (shout-out to North America where there is gladed skiing for every level!). On this list you'll find some in-bounds tree skiing and some off-piste tree skiing, all of it awesome on a powder day! Always remember to be properly avalanche-eq... More ›
(Photo: © Ana Pacheco)

25 April 2019 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

Turin (also known as Turin-Caselle) isn’t the first airport you think of when you’re planning your ski holiday in the Alps, but this airport in Piemonte is actually within reach of some of the best ski resorts in Italy, France and even Switzerland. What’s more, the ski resorts near Turin Airport generally boast high-altitude slopes with stunning mountain views and no crowds, making it a fantastic skiing destination no matter what your level. Turin itself is a lovely city worth spending a day or ... More ›

22 March 2019 by Danielle in 'General''

Serre Chevalier is working hard to become the first-ever 100% sustainable ski resort in Europe.  Through investments in green energy and paper-free lift passes, this French ski resort is setting an inspiring example for other ski resorts in Europe.  Here are some ways Serre Chevalier is making an effort to minimise their impact on the environment.... More ›
(Photo: © Alternative Media)

Snow report
Serre Chevalier

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The information applies for the ski area of Serre Chevalier (Grand Serre Ché). During the ski season information is updated daily.

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