Reasons to ski in Serre Chevalier

14th October 2016, by Abi Butcher

Serre Chevalier is the largest ski resort in France not connected to other resorts

Serre Chevalier is the largest ski resort in France not connected to other resorts

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It’s been snowing this week and Serre Chevalier Vallée is receiving a good share of the white stuff. The largest ski resort in France not connected to other resorts, it is offers wonderful piste skiing but also has some other tricks up its sleeve to make it a must-see.

Getting back to nature, the resort has developed a “Brut de Neige” zone of challenging ski runs and natural ungroomed snow — skiing like it used to be. If you’re new to off-piste, give it a go to feel what skiing away from groomed pistes is like without being completely lost in the wilderness. 


Be the first on the slopes with the Serre Chevalier First Tracks programme

If you like skiing with no one else around then Serre Chevalier and its First Tracks programme is ideal.  Be the first to arrive on the slopes (great for early birds) in the morning before the lifts open and see this stunning resort in all its morning glory. Open the resort’s slopes with the ski patrol team and be the first to ski the slopes. Book early to avoid disappointment on this unique opportunity.

At the other end of the day, night-skiing is also a great experience, plus it’s free. Various festive winter activities are on offer including games, music, DJ and theme nights.

This winter Serre Chevalier’s VideoZone takes on a new route and involves a timed slalom. It’s an area equipped with cameras to film you throughout the course that you can then post on social media to display your ski skills.


Have fun in the Serre Chevalier VideoZone

Serre Chevalier Vallée encompasses three typical Alpine villages (Le Monétier les Bains, Villeneuve-La Salle les Alpes, Chantemerle-Saint Chaffrey), and the town of Briançon - a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Skiing into a town with this status, rather than a modern ski resort, is something special and one to remember.  Briançon’s 17th Century fortified old town — the highest in France — is a delight with its traditional auberges, patisseries and restaurants.

There are also other activities that do not involve skiing, such as the snowcat tours followed by a dinner in one of the mountain restaurants, or breakfast if it’s in the morning. Learn all about the work carried on throughout the night to create the perfectly pristine pistes you find in the morning; witness the work of the snowplough drivers, the artificial snow technicians by visiting a snow-making factory.

Remember to #WeAreSerreCheAddict to meet other Serre Che lovers and share photos and experiences of this gem of a resort. 

Serre Chevalier has some amazing ski deals this season that you’ll find hard to beat

Season-opener
10-17 December 2016 from just €217pppw*

New Year
7-28 January 2017 from just €279pppw*

End of season
11 March – 23 April 2017 from just €220pppw*

For more information visit serre-chevalier.com, email resa@serre-chevalier.com or call us on +33 (0)4 92 24 98 98. 

*based on 6 persons sharing

Images ©Agence Zoom



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