LARCH FOREST ABOVE MONETIER VILLAGE – SERRE CHEVALIER

Serre Chevalier in the southern French Alps is ranked 13th for snow depth according to Sports-Hiver.com. Our Serre Chevalier team is enjoying a base of 115cm (lower slopes) to 240cm (2830 metres) this week.

IF YOU GO DOWN TO THE WOODS TODAY…

Simone aka ‘Simo’ has had his GoPro out and spends his evenings editing fine little videos like this one which shows what the team was up to at the weekend.  It’ll get your hearts racing – take a look at what it’s like skiing the fields and trees off the Cibouit chair lift in Monêtier and hitting some fairly impressive jumps too! JUST YOUR AVERAGE SATURDAY!

 

SERRE CHEVALIER PISTE MAP – The orange star shows where the team were skiing while shooting the video above!

Piste map

Serre Chevalier is one of France’s largest ski resorts with 250km of pistes and a tree-skiing winter paradise – the openly spaced larch forest is Gavin and Simone’s second, well ok, third home. For first-time off-piste skiers, the forest provides a great training ground and is accessible immediately from the BACHAS chair lift. That’s the beauty of Serre Chevalier: there are many itineraries, for all types of skier, and the team will only make you walk up the mountain if you’re after one of the bigger challenges such as Jacksons or the Tête de Grand Pré and Cucumelle descents.

Simone enjoying day off powder

Off to Jacksons

Gavin and Simone run a dedicated off piste programme in Serre Chevalier, you can download the brochure here. If you’re a Level 5 skier or above, give us a shout if you’d like to start thinking about skiing off-piste in Serre Chevalier. Join an Intro to Avalanche Safety session, have a Trees & Powder adventure with friends or challenge your skills in the couloirs above Monêtier on an advanced off piste performance course which takes place on three afternoons. If you would like to enquire/book call 0844 770 4733 or click here for more information.

Serre Chevalier off piste flier image

 

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