Serre Chevalier

Ski resorts in France
Lifts (0/59)
Slopes (0/81)
Snow depth
9186 ft
3937 ft
18.5 in
0 in
16°F
25°F
South French "Serre", the sunniest place in the Alps? Yes, the statistics, which show 300 days of sunshine a year, claim that it is. The area may suffer from long periods of no snow if the precipitation comes from the north, but when the storms come in from the south, Serre is first in line. The sparse larch forest will keep the snow cold and dry for a long time. Serre is most known for its larch trees, the forests Tabuc and Aiguilette, but also the local speed freak, Luc Alphand, who got a lot of attention during the Alpine World Cup in the nineties.

Larch trees have the nice quality of losing their needles, stifling all possible undergrowth and creating an exemplary sparse forest. It also make it somewhat easier to look straight ahead in the woods. The region was named after one of the peaks along the mountainside which makes up the ski area and you can stay in the villages Monetier, Villeneuve and Chantemerle, or in Briancon, which is a real town. Ski buses run between these places quite regularly.

When it comes to nightlife, this is not exactly one of Serre's strengths, but people in Villeneue and Chantemerle tend to find ways to entertain themselves anyway. If you don't mind getting in a car you can go over to La Grave and Montgenevre, which are located approximately an hour away.

Serre Chevalier Snow forecast

  • Saturday
    2 in snow
    Snow
    21°F
    1 mph
  • Sunday
    1.7 in snow
    Snow
    15°F
    4 mph
  • Monday
    0.3 in snow
    Fog
    7°F
    5 mph

Facts about Serre Chevalier

Number of slopes:81
Learning / beginner Green slopes:13
Easy Blue slopes:26
Intermediate Red slopes:29
Advanced / Expert Black slopes:13
Evening skiing:2 number of slopes
Artificial snow:35 number of slopes
Longest slope:22966 ft
Total length of pistes:155.3 miles

Lifts (Total: 59)
Gondola lift:5
Aerial tramway:2
Chair lifts:20
Lift capacity:  77000 persons/hour

Vertical drop
Serre Chevalier Vertical drop
Highest Point: 9186 ft
Vertical drop: 5249 ft
Base Point: 3937 ft

Season
Start:11 December
End:24 April

Cross country skiing
Tracks:21.7 miles
Lit tracks:0 miles
Artificial snow:0 miles

Areas
Snowparks:3
Childrens area:2
Country: France
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Reviews for Serre Chevalier

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Camilla R
08/11/2021
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Nice area with very good skiing. Unfortunately, we scored a holiday week for French school children, so there was a lot of ski school activity on the ... Read more (30 words)
Pillard
21/12/2018
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In competition with Val d'Isere, the best ski resorts I tried in the Alps. Here you will find everything, cruising forests, good high-speed trails and... Read more (201 words)
lepe
01/12/2017
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Serre Chevalier, the forest and the sun's mecka. After two seasons in this place it's so Serre Chevalier also called '' Serre '' can be described in ... Read more (790 words)
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arne
17/08/2015
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Were in the Serre Chevalier easter 2015 with UCPA family week. We had amazing weather (+18 degrees and sun in the village). + The sun and the weath... Read more (148 words)
Wily
07/08/2014
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We visited Serre Chevalier in January 2014 and got really good with snow! When it happens, it's a fantastic offpiste place with lots of sparse forest ... Read more (85 words)
Snowjunkie
01/02/2012
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Cozy area, but do not go there to adjust the powder strings. It's so unbelievable that it dumps a few larger amounts that the odds are very bad for fa... Read more (142 words)
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Magnus (Guest)
12/11/2010
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Read Ingo's review below and agree to 100%. We have been to Serre Chevailler for three consecutive years, becoming one fourth this year (2 families... Read more (213 words)
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blomba (Guest)
23/03/2010
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This year, for the third time, I liked Serre with UCPA, after a couple of years of stay, but it felt like coming home. Serre Chevalier is not the high... Read more (138 words)
jespersundstrom
23/03/2010
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A really good ski resort, has been there 4 years. On the mountain there is everything needed (besides really good lifts) for a happy day whether yo... Read more (104 words)
Ingo
Ingo (Guest)
23/03/2010
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Were there on week 2 2010. Went with Langley, flight to Grenoble. Stayed at the Langley Hotel La Vielle Ferme in Villeneuve. Plus: * Good snowfa... Read more (331 words)
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Most popular photo

Rider: Paula Ljunggren Photo: Gustav Holmer

Trail map

Trail map Serre Chevalier

Nearby ski resorts

Montgenévre6.8 miles
Puy Saint Vincent8.7 miles
Bardonecchia11.2 miles
Sestriere14.3 miles
Sauze d'Oulx14.9 miles
La Grave15.5 miles
Valfrejus16.8 miles
Valloire18 miles

Airports near Serre Chevalier

Torino Airport
Driving time: 1 hour, 50 minutes (79 miles)
Distance: 55 miles
Grenoble Alpes-Isère Airport
Driving time: 2 hours, 18 minutes (95 miles)
Distance: 68 miles
Chambery Airport
Driving time: 2 hours, 20 minutes (107 miles)
Distance: 60 miles
Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport
Driving time: 2 hours, 39 minutes (124 miles)
Distance: 91 miles
Nice Côte d'Azur Airport
Driving time: 4 hours, 18 minutes (229 miles)
Distance: 93 miles