With incomparably pure air, exceptional snow conditions and 300 days of sunshine a year, welcome to Serre Chevalier Briançon, the largest ski area in the Southern Alps!
Although that sunny statistic may make some snow lovers nervous, Serre Chevalier’s north facing slopes, reaching high with a big proportion above the tree line, together with extensive snow making capabilities (more than 490 guns covering more than 158 hectares of trails on lower slopes, make the resort relatively snow sure).
Located close to the Italian border, Serre Chevalier (“Serre Che”, as it’s known to its friends) is made up of mountain villages linked to the town of Briançon; its base is spread out for 6km (4 miles) along the Guisane Valley floor from the old town of Briançon, Europe’s highest and the location of France’s first ski school in 1902, up to the Col du Lautaret. The resort has tried hard to avoid the ‘concrete-monolith-mentality’ of some of the other big French resorts, and there is a good proportion of traditional buildings and authentic architecture in the villages, despite Serre Chevalier’s success and inevitable growth.
The three mountain villages which make up the valley of Serre Chevalier link up with the town of Briançon, with fortifications classified UNESCO World Heritage, to form the largest ski area in the Southern Alps: Serre Chevalier Vallée. This is a 410-hectare area with endless larch forests for really great skiing. Winter sports, thrilling sensations, relaxation and culture combine to charge up your batteries! It’s the ideal combination for a revitalising winter of sport and culture in our authentic and unspoilt valley in the heart of the French Alps.
Grand Serre Chevalier