Serre Chevalier Ski School

Serre Chevalier is home to some of the best tree-skiing in the French Alps – an abundance of widely-spaced larch trees has a lot to do with this. Amazingly, the resort remains relatively undiscovered, so you can expect quiet pistes even in peak weeks. Serre Chevalier offers excellent value for money and southern alpine sunshine.

Gavin and Mel have run our Serre Chevalier ski school for the past 20+ years. Gavin offers private coaching and ski lessons for all levels and ages. If you’d like to learn a new skill in a single focused session like how to ski off-piste, avalanche safety, couloirs, carving, bumps or are feeling nervous, why not book ski lessons with us in Serre chevalier valley?

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Serre Chevalier at a Glance

Ski Resort Guide

Pisted Ski Area

250km

Total Lifts

59

Longest Run

8km

Snowparks

4

Night Skiing

Yes

Ski Pass Area

Serre Chevalier Vallée Briançon

Resort Altitude

1491m

Nearest International Airport

Turin or Grenoble

Snow
Lifts
On-Piste
Off-Piste
Beginners
Nightlife
Green Runs

18

Blue Runs

31

Red Runs

35

Black Runs

15

Serre Chevalier Piste Map

Meet our Serre Chevalier Ski School

Serre Chevalier Ski Instructor Team

Meeting Point

Where you’ll meet your instructor

Our main base is Le Monêtier les Bains (the highest sector in Serre Chevalier, far right on the piste map). During peak weeks e.g. February Half Term, we ski from our Monêtier meeting point.

Subject to availability and only when pre-arranged, we can meet you at any of the lift stations e.g.

  • Monêtier (our main base, at the bottom of the BACHAS chairlift)
  • Villeneuve-Le Bez (at the bottom of the Fréjus bubble)
  • Chantemerle (usually outside Café Soleil, Ratier)
  • Briançon (Prorel)

Custom Experiences

Tailored for each client
Adaptive Ski Lessons

Adaptive ski lessons are enabling more people to participate in snowsports with the greatest possible level of independence.

Bespoke business packages
Corporate Lessons

Whether it’s making lunch reservations using our extensive local knowledge, or taking your group heliskiing. So why not let us organise your corporate booking this year?

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Serre Chevalier FAQ’s

Our Ski Lesson Costs are from

* quoted prices are for 1 – 2 pupils in non-peak weeks. Additional pupils can be added for a fee and prices in peak weeks are higher.

Turin or Grenoble are the closest airports to Serre Chevalier ski resort.

Fly

Serre Chevalier is just 1.5hrs from Turin airport, 2hrs from Grenoble. Local firms offer airport transfers e.g. SnowCab and Resalp –  LinkBus.

Train

It’s only 35 minutes drive from the TGV train station at Oulx (Italy), direct from Paris.

Drive

You can drive from one of the northern ferry ports in 10 hours. 

For a more detailed look at how to get to Serre Chevalier, click here.

Serre Chevalier ski resort is at 1491m altitude.

There’s no better way to find out than checking Serre Chevalier’s webcams, just click here.
And have a look at the live lift and snow depth info here and here.

You’ve picked a fabulous resort for skiing – and a fabulous resort to keep your non-skiers happy too!

At the lower end of Serre Chevalier, enjoy BRIANCON and it’s fortified town – the Cité Vauban. Cobbled streets steeped in history, cafés (must stop: Café Turin), art galleries, tourist office, restaurants all overlooked by the Croix de Toulouse and the peaks that surround this alpine town.

The highest end of Serre Chevalier (LE MONETIER LES BAINS) boasts one of Europe’s largest thermal baths Les Grands Bains. Indoor and outdoor steaming pools, jets, plunge pools of differing temps, sauna, waterfall, … A must for skiers and non-skiers alike.

Because Serre Chevalier is a working valley, with farms and all-round businesses and it’s main town of Briançon, you will find everything you would expect to keep the locals and holidaymakers happy: theatre, cinemas, ice-rinks, no less than three large swimming centres, free bus service (with guest card), historic tours and all the usual winter activities such as snow-shoeing and dog-sledding.

Serre Chevalier has a dedicated Ski Bus that serves the whole valley using the main valley road (Route Nationale). Expect to pay around 2€pp for each journey or 4€pp for a day bus ticket.

If you’re looking to simply get from and to your accommodation to the nearest lift (in your sector e.g. staying in the village of MONETIER LES BAINS and want to get to the BACHAS chair lift), use the local buses (or Le Petit Train in Villeneuve. These services are FREE with your lift pass or guest card (for non-skiers).

Serre Chevalier isn’t as expensive as highly popular international resorts like Val d’Isere or Courchevel. The prices in the ski area is reasonable, although eating on the mountain and staying in high end accommodation will require you to spend more.

There are plenty of budget options for the whole family, including cozy style chalets, self catered apartments and snack style places to eat.

Serre Chevalier is a great place to go for first timers with 18 green runs and 31 blue runs to explore. There are special areas designated for beginners with gentle nursery slopes and interactive games for kids to discover. If you’re a beginner and contemplating Serre Chevalier vallée for your next ski holiday, then you’ve made a great choice!

There are plenty of ski schools to choose from and ski lessons for all ages and abilities. If you’re looking for private ski lessons, we have private instructors who can help boost your confidence and teach you how to make the most of your time on the mountain.

Serre Chevalier valley is nestled in the southern alps, close to the Italian border. Serre Chevalier is pretty reliable when it comes to snow quality and coverage throughout the winter. Most of Serre Chevalier’s slopes are north facing, meaning the snow stays in the shade for longer.

Serre Chevalier usually opens in early December. Check the official Serre Chevalier opening and closing dates here.

Each lift station in Serre Chevalier has a childcare centre, whether it is a local creche or an ESF-run ‘garderie’. There are very few childcare options other than these so we’ve ensured that our friends at independent travel company EurekaSKI will advise you on the most suitable option for your child/ren based on where you’re staying. From time to time they have a nanny service, so get in touch quick!

We’ve handpicked some Serre Chevalier websites and resources to help you discover more about the resort:

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UK office: +44 1462 674 000
Lines open: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 17:00 UK

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