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Serre Chevalier, France

Serre Chevalier Ski Holidays

Serre Chevalier is located in the Southern Alps of France. It is split into three main villages and the historic town of Briancon. They are all linked up by ski runs, an efficient lift system and regular bus service. The heart of the resort is Villeneuve which has a quiet main street lined by cosy bars, hotels and restaurants. Chantemerle has a lovely church and good nightlife with the old sector just a couple of minutes walk from the lifts. Le Monetier is at the top of the valley and has one main access lift reached by bus or a 10 min walk. This is the smallest, quietest and most unspoilt of the main villages with a Provencal feel to its streets. Briancon has a gondola from the town to mid mountain. The area round the lift station has a large selection of modern shops, bars, restaurants, hotels and a casino. The upper quarter is more traditional with narrow cobbled streets, traditional restaurants and patisseries. Ski chalets, apartments and hotels are all available to book for those perfect Serre Chevalier ski holidays
 

Serre Chevalier Ski Holidays
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Serre Chevalier Skiing and Boarding

Serre Chevalier is fantastic for extensive high altitude skiing, plenty of sunshine, spectacular tree lined mountain scenery and value for money. The 250Km of pistes are spread across the four main villages. Villeneuve has the most extensive skiing reaching way back into the mountains and spreading over five bowls. All four sectors have nursery areas and there are some easy high runs to progress to in Chantemerle. Serre Chevalier’s slopes are ideal for intermediates though as there are a huge amount of options to choose from across the entire area. More advanced skiers will find moguls on the higher slopes above Le Monetier and the runs beside these lifts form a great playground in good snow. There is a huge amount of off piste terrain throughout the area both high up and in the trees. Definitely hire a guide for any off piste expeditions you are planning and they will take you to the best challenging spots. Snowboarders will just love the natural playground that is the area of Serre Chevalier as there are plenty of natural obstacles to take on. The cross country opportunites are excellent with 35Km of tracks along the valley floor.

Serre Chevalier Ski Holidays
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Serre Chevalier Apres Ski

Nightlife revolves around the local bars with each resort having a variety on offer. Off the slopes there is a leisure complex in Briancon and you can take in an ice hockey game which is fun. In Le Monetier there are thermal baths, indoor and outdoor pools, saunas and steam rooms. Chantemerle, Villeneuve and Briancon have ice rinks and there are also good walking trails throughout. For something different you can also learn to drive a piste grooming machine.

Serre Chevalier Childcare

Chantemerle
“Le club Piou-Piou”
From 3 years old , at the foot of the Luc Alphand piste, area with a magic carpet and two rope tows. Possibility to book together with the kindergarten.
Email: esfserrechechevalier1350@wanadoo.fr
Garderie Les Poussins.
Ph.: 33 (0)4 92 24 03 43
Every day from 8.45 am to 5 pm, booking required. Takes children from 8 months old.
Les Petits Aigles
Ph.: 33 (0)4 92 24 29 31. Email: mairie-st-chaffrey@wanadoo.fr
Takes children from 3 to 6 years old (from monday to friday during the french school holidays).

Villeneuve
Mini club Piou Piou
From 3 years plus, next to the Frejus Gondola, fitted with 2 ropes. Can be combined as a package with the kindergarten les Schtroumpfs.
Email: resa@esf-villeneuve.com
Halte Garderie Les Schtroumpfs
Ph.: 33 (0)4 92 24 70 95, Fax : 33 (0)4 92 24 98 45
Takes children from 6 months. Booking required

Monêtier
Le Jardin des neiges
From 4 years old, at the bottom of the ski area.
Ski tuitions : Information with the Ecoles de ski français and internationales
Email: esfserreche1500@wanadoo.fr
Garderie Les Eterlous
Ph.: 33 (0)4 92 24 45 75 - 33 (0)4 92 24 42 66, Fax : 33 (0)4 92 24 50 43. Email: esfserreche1500@wanadoo.fr
Takes children from 9 months to 6 years old

Serre Chevalier Ski and Board Hire

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Serre Chevalier Ski Schools

New Generation Ski and Snowboard School - Serre Chevalier

New Generation (formerly Eurekaski) is a small British run ski school based in Serre
Chevalier. New Generation enjoys an excellent reputation amongst the International
ski community. New Generation was voted ‘No.1 Ski School’ by the ‘Which Guide’
and the ‘Snow Awards’. The small team of English speaking instructors is led by
Gavin Crosby, an experienced coach and examiner in the British instructor system
(BASI). The school offers an excellent range of lessons from groups (beginner to
intermediate) to Technical Refresher Clinics (Intermediate to advanced) to private
lessons. If you are an experienced skier looking for something different then sign
up to one of their PRO range programmes which cover everything from off-piste
adventures to video feedback assisted learning. If you fancy a one off session to
work on a specific skill (bumps, park, off-piste, ice etc.) then join a SkillSession (Only
55 Euros!). At peak periods they run children’s lessons in the morning so adults
have time to explore or join lessons themselves. All lessons are in English and the
groups are small.
You can book ski or snowboard lessons with New Generation on their website
(www.skinewgen.com), by email info@skinewgen.com or by contacting their office
0033 479 01 03 18 or 0844 484 3663 (UK only).

ESF
www.esf-serrechevalier.com

Eureka Ski School
www.eurekaski.com

 


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Serre Chevalier Key Facts »
Resort height:1200m
Slopes:1200-2735m
No. of lifts:68
Pistes:250Km
Snow Canons:30%
Snowboard parks:Snowboard parks
Transfer Time:2hrs 30 mins
Off Piste:****
Apres Ski:***
Beginners:****
Intermediates:****
Advanced:***