Ski holidays in Serre Chevalier

Serre Chevalier is actually a group of 13 villages stretching along a valley in the southern French Alps. We offer a range of chalets, apartments and hotels in the resort.

Serre Chevalier is located in the Southern French Alps and is a jewel of a ski area. Appreciated by many including the Editors of Where to Ski & Snowboard (who rate Serre Chevalier as one of their favourite places), the skiing in Serre Chevalier is a delight, a challenge and a pleasure.

With the increasing appreciation of Serre Chevalier as a ski area - there has been additional flight routes into Turin and Grenoble which offer the best flight options. It is also possible to take the train to Briancon - one of the Serre Che villages or the day train to Oulx.

Skiing in Serre Chevalier

One of our all-time favourite ski area for the Directors at Zenith, Serre Chevalier is a gem of a resort although it remains less well known on the British market than it should.

The ski resort of Serre Chevalier vallee

If you arrive from Grenoble over the Col du Lauteret the first village is Monetier Les Bains – which, as the name suggests, is a spa village. The final town at the far end is Briançon which, at 1,200m above sea level is the highest town in Europe and boasts more than 300 days sunshine a year. All the villages are linked by one ski area – the Grand Serre Chevalier.The old town of Briancon is a fortified town built by Vauban and is now protected by Unesco. Extra activities in resort - Ice rink, ski doo, ice driving track, indoor swimming pool, Spa (sauna, jacuzzi,massages etc), Paragliding school, Riding school, Cinéma.The new thermal baths in Monetier Les Bains, has natural thermal waters which are heated to 45 degrees and the complex has lots of different spa facilities designed to help you relax

More than 80% of the ski area is above 2000m which means that the area is snow sure from mid December through to end of April.

Staying in Serre Chevalier

There are a range of chalets, hotels and apartment.

Doing more in Serre Chevalier

Serre chevalier offers a wealth of activities for enjoying on the snow or ice as well as having activities for non- skiers - some of the activities we can arrange include paragliding, skidoos, helicopter trips, ice driving and dog sledding. 

For non-skiers:

Other activities include paragliding, skidoos & dog-sledding

Getting here:

The airports of Turin and Grenoble are similar distances and we can offer transfers from either 

The most cost effective option is to self-drive and we can assist with ferry or tunnel crossings.

You can also take the train - Take the Eurostar to Lille or Paris and then either an overnight train to Briancon or a train to Grenoble (France ) or Oulx (Italy) and we can pick you up to bring you up to Serre Chevalier.Briancon is only 15 minutes and Oulx is a little under an hour.

Got some questions about the resort?

Call us on 0203 137 7678;  email us your questions or;

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- see other French ski resorts

 

Ski area

  • No of km skiing (full area): 250
  • No of lifts: 63
  • Snow cannons on exposed slopes: 1
  • Cross country runs: 35
  • No of km of cross country routes: 35
  • Mountain restaurants: 13
Altitude (max): 2800
Altitude (min): 1200

What we like

  • Excellent skiing for all levels
  • Plenty of sunshine
  • Retained a very French feel

At a glance

Top 5 things to do

  1. The thermal baths in Monetier
  2. Piste Basher driving school
  3. Apres ski at the Grotte (on a live music night!)
  4. Kite Surfing lessons with Kite Legend (Col du Laut)
  5. Ice Driving
  6. (I know it's supposed to be 5, but there are too many to choose from!) Ski down the Casse de Boeuf black run. Watch this here

  • Residence Le Chalet L'Eterlou

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    16 APARTMENTS SLEEP UP TO 6 PEOPLE WIFI AT RECEPTION IS FREE OF CHARGE INDOOR AND OUTDOOR PARKING SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY SELF CATERED

    This new residence offers a Savoyard-style interior in harmony with its environment, and also enjoys an excellent location.

    The first slopes, the ski lifts and the village centre and shops are less than 500 metres away.

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  • Residence L'Aigle Bleu

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    SLEEPS UP TO 10 PEOPLE DEPENDING ON APARTMENT TYPE COVERED PARKING - CHARGED AT €22 PER WEEK FREE WIFI IN RECEPTION WELLNESS FACILITIES SELF CATERED

    Situated just minutes from the lifts and shops, the Residence L'Aigle Bleu has a fantastic location for those keen on getting on the slopes or making the most of what Briancon has to offer.

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  • Residence du Temple

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    2 - 8 PEOPLE DEPENDING ON THE APARTMENT TYPE WIFI ACCESS PARKING IS AVAILABLE IN THE CHAMP DE MARS CAR PARK

    The Résidence du Temple is situated in the heart of the Briancon old town, a world heritage UNESCO site, famous for it's blue skies, endless sunshine and outstanding air quality.

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  • Residence Chantemerle

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    APARTMENTS FROM 4 - 6 PEOPLE WIRELESS INTERNET AVAILABLE IN PUBLIC AREA 20,00 € PER WEEK LEISURE FACILITIES SELF CATERING

    These apartments are set in the heart of Serre Chevalier located just 400 metres from the slopes.

    They provide excellent value for money and are well equipped apartments allowing access to the excellent ski area of Serre Chevalier Vallee.

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  • Les Chalets du Jardin Alpin

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    SLEEPS 2 - 8 SELF-CATERED WIFI AVAILABLE

    These recently renovated self catered chalets sleeping from 4 up to 8 people are situated next to the Pontillas lifts and lake in Villeneuve.

    Ski holidays: The chalet is offered on a self-catered basis and includes channel crossing as standard (prefer catered and/or airport transfers - get in touch and we can quote)

    Summer activity holidays: the chalet is offered self-catered on sole occupancy - see our activity packages

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  • Hotel Vauban

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    The Hotel Vauban is in a convenient position in the town of Briançon at the southern end of the Serre-Chevalier valley, just a few minutes’ walk to the ski lift.

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  • Grand Hotel

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    The Grand Hotel is situated opposite the Olympic piste called the "Luc Alphand" and at the foot of the lifts. It has a lovely south facing terrace perfect for catching some of the sunshine Serre Chevalier is known for.

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  • Hotel Alliey & Spa

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    The Hotel Alliey & Spa is a charming three star hotel located in Monetier les Bains, the highest of the valley villages in the resort of Serre Chevalier.

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  • Hotel Le Grand Aigle

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    ROOMS FOR 2, 3 AND 4 WIFI AVAILABLE

    This newly refurbished hotel in the picturesque village of Villeneuve has an unbeatable ski-in, ski-out position opposite a blue run linking to the Pontillas cable car, providing easy and speedy access to the vast skiing area of Serre Chevalier.

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  • Hotel Plein Sud

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    Hotel Plein Sud in Chantemerle is only 250m from skilifts and Serre Chevalier pistes, well situated in the centre of the village of Chantemerle.

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  • Hotel Rock Noir

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    Boasting two fantastic restaurants, a great wellness centre and a superb location, the new 4 star Boutique hotel offers a luxurious base in the popular village of Villeneuve.

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  • Parc Hotel Soleil de Serre Chevalier

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    At the heart of the "Brianconnais" , near Gap and just 15km of the Italian border you will find The Parc Hotel. At the heart of the city, close to all amenities, it allows easy access to the ski area, thanks to the cable car of Prorel located just 300 metres from the hotel.

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  • Residence L'Adret

    £80- £286

    (£pp on std occ)

    52 APARTMENTS 2 - 8 PEOPLE PER APARTMENT FREE WIFI HEATED INDOOR/OUTDOOR POOL, FITNESS ROOM AND SAUNA 1 FREE UNDERGROUND PARKING SPACE PER APARTMENT SELF CATERED

    Formerly known as the Chalet 52 - the four star Residence L'Adret which opened in 2009 has been a fabulous addition to Serre Chevalier.  

    It is located just a short walk from the main lifts in Chantemerle and many of the apartments look out towards the ski runs.

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  • Residence Le Hameau du Rocher Blanc

    £113- £377

    (£pp on std occ)

    APARTMENTS FOR 4 TO 10 PEOPLE 108 APARTMENTS INDOOR HEATED POOL AND FITNESS ROOM SELF CATERING CAR PARK CHARGED FOR LOCALLY WIFI AVAILABLE IN RECEPTION AND CHARGED FOR LOCALLY WELLNESS FACILITIES

    These apartments have a fantastic location in Chantemerle just 200 metres from the resort centre and lifts.

    Ski holidays: The apartments are offered on a self-catered basis and include a channel crossing per apartment

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  • Residence L'Alpaga

    £125- £310

    (£pp on std occ)

    APARTMENTS FROM 2 - 8 220M TO LIFT CAR PARKING PAYABLE LOCALLY WIFI IS CHARGED LOCALLY SELF CATERING

    Located in the heart of the mountain village of Villeneuve – La Salle Les Alpes, the Pierre & Vacances L’Alpaga residence at Serre Chevalier draws inspiration from an architecture unique to the department of the “Hautes Alpes”

    Ski holidays: The apartments are offered on a self-catered basis and include a channel crossing per apartment

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  • Chalet Ridon

    £183- £385

    (£pp on std occ)

    15 PEOPLE SELF CATERED 8 BEDROOMS SKI TO DOOR WIFI

    The Chalet Ridon is perfectly situated at the bottom of the Aravet lift in Villeneuve and conveniently offers ski in and out access! The chalet can sleep up to 15 people in 8 bedrooms and has a lounge with a log fire, kitchen and separate TV room.

    Ski holidays: The chalet is offered on a self-catered basis and includes channel crossing as standard (prefer catered and/or airport transfers - get in touch and we can quote)

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  • Chalet Valentine

    £212- £349

    (£pp on std occ)

    SLEEPS 15 SELF-CATERED 4 ROOMS 3 OR 4 CARS

    Located in the heart of Serre Chevalier at l’Aravet in the village of Villeneuve la Salle, the Chalet Valentine sits in a great location yet is peacefully tucked away in a wooded setting 50 metres from the foot of the pistes and only 200 metres (3-4 minutes walk) from the ski lifts, ski-school meeting point and l’Aravet centre.

    Ski holidays: The chalet is offered on a self-catered basis and includes channel crossing as standard (prefer catered and/or airport transfers - get in touch and we can quote)

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  • Chalet Refuge

    £225- £767

    (£pp on std occ)

    5 5 10 PEOPLE WIFI CATERED (WINTER) - SELF CATERED AVAILABLE

    New for Zenith in 2015, Chalet Le Refuge has been a welcome addition to our program in Serre Chevalier. Sleeping 10 people in 5 bedrooms, this recently renovated chalet has a fabulous location with easy lift access.

    Ski holidays: The chalet is offered on a catered basis and includes airport transfers (prefer self catered - get in touch and we can quote)

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  • Chalet Les Clarines

    £308- £701

    (£pp on std occ)

    SLEEPS 15

    Situated in the beautiful resort of Monetier Les Bains, Chalet Les Clarines is a large luxurious chalet with fantastic views, 400 metres from both the ski slopes and thermal baths.

    Ski holidays: The chalet is offered on a self-catered basis and includes channel crossing as standard (prefer catered and/or airport transfers - get in touch and we can quote)

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  • Hotel Club L'Alpazur

    £422- £746

    (£pp on std occ)

    ROOMS FOR 2, 3 AND 4

    With a bright and open view over the entire "Serre Chevalier" Valley and with its warm and open spaces, the Hotel Club L'Alpazur welcomes you for a delightful holiday in the village of Monetier les Bains.

    Ski holidays: The hotel is offered on a half board basis and includes airport transfers

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