Brit pair launch Serre-Chevalier holidays

15th August 2011, by Chris Gill

Extensive intermediate slopes, wooded and open. [(c) / C Gill]

Extensive intermediate slopes, wooded and open. [(c) / C Gill]

A new independent tour operator is offering affordable tailor-made holidays to Serre-Chevalier in the French Alps.

British couple Alison Dickie and Duncan Newbury have set up Chez Serre Chevalier with the flexible holiday in mind. The couple, both experienced professionals in the outdoor industry, are offering winter and summer opportunities in the resort. They currently feature 15 chalet and apartment properties.

The idea is that guests can package their own holiday requirements, whilst keeping the costs affordable. Alison and Duncan live in the resort too, so can offer personal service throughout the holiday.

Dickie said, ‘Over the past seven years I have been aware of the increasing frustration some of my friends and family have experienced in trying to find the right holiday for them at the right price, so we have decided to do something about it ourselves! Duncan and I are extremely excited to be offering skiers and snowboarders a tailor-made service, which will let them enjoy their holiday to the fullest while remaining within an affordable budget.’

All Chez Serre Chevalier holidays include self-catering accommodation and airport transfers. The company also offers a range of ‘package’ add-ons that guests can select: meal arrangements, lift passes and rental equipment, as well as excursions and childcare.

The lodging is located mainly in the two central villages of Villeneuve and Chantemerle, but also in Le Monêtier and the quiet hamlet of Bez. All of these bases have lift access into the Serre-Chevalier domain.

The chalets are sold on a sole occupancy basis, for self-catering and exclusive use of the property – suited to mid-sized groups. Smaller chalet-apartments are available too (sleeping 4-6 persons), and the smallest dwelling sleeps two people.

All of these properties are fully equipped, but the company can arrange breakfast deliveries and evening meals (either waiter-serviced or delivery of the food). So, guests have the choice of a catered chalet service if they wish; all parts are individually priced.

Chez Serre Chevalier can assist with away days to other ski resorts too; the company has also teamed up with Go-Montgenè, a similar outfit operating in the nearby area.

Links to more information: Chez Serre Chevalier

Or visit their stand at the London Ski and Snowboard Show: 19-23 October 2011

About Serre-Chevalier:

Serre-Chevalier boasts 250km of slopes spanning a long valley between Briançon (France’s highest town) and Le Monêtier. Most of the villages have retained traditional, charming centres and a very French atmosphere. Whilst popular with French families, the area is still often overlooked by British visitors – and yet it is about two hours from Grenoble and Turin airports. The resort is also among one of the cheaper French options in our RPI surveys. Read our review: here>>

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