Serre Chevalier Ski School

Serre Chevalier is one of France’s largest ski resorts with 250km of pistes, and some of the best tree-skiing in the French Alps – an abundance of widely-spaced larch trees have a lot to do with this.

Amazingly, the resort remains relatively undiscovered, so that you can expect quiet pistes even in peak weeks. Serre Chevalier offers excellent value for money, southern alpine sunshine, and our experienced team can help transform your holiday.

Mel and Gavin, who run our Serre Chevalier ski school, know the mountains inside out and is looking forward to sharing them with you. Whether you’re looking for lessons and coaching, a bespoke package for your corporate trip or to find the best lunch spot, our experienced team have got it covered.

Get to know us

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 the Team

Serre Chevalier Ski School Instructors

Ski School Meeting Point

Where you’ll meet your instructor

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) or Briançon (Prorel).

During peak weeks e.g. February Half Term, we ski from our Monêtier meeting point.

Choose Your Lesson Type

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

Serre Chevalier is just 1.5hrs from Turin airport, 2hrs from Grenoble, and is only 35 minutes drive from the TGV train station at Oulx (Italy), direct from Paris. You can drive from one of the northern ferry ports in 10 hours. Local firms offer airport transfers e.g. Resalp –  LinkBus.

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

Arts et Vie
A very recent 4-Star ski-in and out residence – serviced apartments for up to eight guests, situated right opposite the village’s thermal baths, Monêtier.

Chalet Lumiere Bois
Beautiful chalets in Serre Chevalier valley

Chalet Prestige
You won’t get a better standard of accommodation than that offered by this relatively new chalet company. Expect a higher price for your winter holiday – but it’s worth it! Monêtier and further.

Crystal
Ski & Snowboard package holidays in Serre Chevalier, Monêtier, Villeneuve and Chantemerle

EurekaSKI
For independent travelers looking for high-quality accommodation (many with spa facilities); make the most of the additional services such as ski coaching and guiding, transfers, catering, childcare, …

Hotel L’Alliey & Pré des Ors apartments
A beautiful hotel (with serviced apartments) that sees lots of returning guests. Make sure it’s ½ board so you can enjoy their ‘Maison Alliey’ restaurant, Monêtier.

Hotel L’Europe
Sarah & Pascal Finat always provide a warm, French welcome – and treat you to some inventive French cuisine and a relaxed bar (Sarah speaks English – she is English!), Monêtier.

Inghams
Ski holidays in Serre Chevalier, catered chalets and hotels in Villeneuve

Ski Miquel
Great value catered chalet and hotel packages, Monêtier. Their Chalet Charlotte was completely renovated in 2013. Gavin visits the chalet at ski tea Sun-Tue.

Snowed Inn Chalets
A fantastic three-man team Jo, Steve and Matt, run catered chalets in Serre Chevalier. They do a fabulous job, guests return year after year.

SNO
Ski deals and cheap holidays with the biggest tour operators in Serre Chevalier.

Zenith Holidays
A niche tour operator with two chalets and a number of hotels in Serre Chevalier, mainly in Chantemerle and Villeneuve.

Alpenglow Ski
A specialist chalet agent with a wide range of catered chalets to suit all budgets

There’s no better way to find out than checking Serre Chevalier’s web cams, just click here.
And have a look at the live lift and snow depth info here and here.
We’ve handpicked some super Serre Chevalier websites and resources to help you discover more about the resort:
www.serre-chevalier.com – Tourist Office website
www.eurekaski.com – Independent news & useful articles
http://wtss.co.uk/the-book (printed bible of ski resorts – thoroughly recommend)

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.

We (Gavin and Mel) have lived in Serre Chevalier since 2001 and tested a few restaurants along the way! Here is our list of restaurants in Serre Chevalier along with some handy links:

LE MONETIER LES BAINS (OUR SKIING BASE)

Auberge du Choucas Auberge du Choucas
Chez Finette (Le Casset village) Tel: +33 (0)4 92 24 43 27
L’Aquisana Tel: +33 (0)4 92 24 10 10 L’Aquisana
La Belotte Web link
La Brasera Tel: +33 (0)4 92 52 25 46 Web link
Le Montagn’art Web link
Le Chazal (Les Guibertes village) Web link
Le Kawa Web link
La Cagette Web link
Maison Alliey Web link

VILLENEUVE – LA SALLE

Eau Petit Pont – our favourite place to eat in Villeneuve! Web link
La Marrotte
Le Chazelay
Le Frog

CHANTEMERLE

Bruno’s (Hotel Plein Sud) – themed evenings and creative menu
La Cabassa – popular pizzeria
L’Estable
Le Loup Blanc – always fabulous, even their midday menus
Le Petit Chalet
Le Triptyque – international cuisine at its best

BRIANCON

Au Plaisir Ambre * – for a special night out
L’Alpin
Le Gavroche * – medieval menus worth a look
Le Bistrot de la Paix * – great menu and desserts!
Le Péché Gourmand – the valley’s only Michelin star restaurant
Le Pied de la Gargouille * – cooked on the fire
Le Rustique * – home to Briançon’s own tasty fondue!
Les Ecrins * – family run, varied menu, always lovely
L’Etage * – French with Italian-influence (our favourite place to eat in Briançon)
Mamma Mia * – genuine Italian, fast service, sometimes a bit erratic but great value!

* these restaurants are in or just outside the magnificent medieval (old walled town) of Briançon

Serre Chevalier has a dedicated Ski Bus that serves the whole valley using the main valley road (Route Nationale). NOTE: From winter 2017/18 this service is payable when boarding and we are awaiting exact tarifs; expect 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).

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!

Need help with your booking?
Give us a call, we’re here for you.

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

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