One of the largest stand-alone ski resorts in Europe, Serre Chevalier Vallée is a family-friendly destination with several villages and hamlets, ranging from traditional to modern, spread out along a long-south-facing valley between the Col du Lautaret and Briançon.
December 16, 2017 – April 21, 2018
There’s 250 kilometres of trails between 1,200 and 2,800 metres accessed by 61 lifts. They include 13 green runs, 25 blue, 30 red and 13 black. There’s also seven terrain parks.
Luxurious chalets and hotels in traditional-style wooden buildings.
Where to stay in Serre Chevalier Vallée
There’s an aquatic centre, bowling alley and covered ice skating rink, as well as snow groomer rides, dog sledding, snowshoeing, paragliding, snow kiting, tobogganing, snowmobiling, ice climbing, squash and laser games.
Getting to Serre Chevalier
If you come to the Hautes Alpes from North…
Serre Chevalier Vallée Briançon is accessible via The Lautaret, The tunnel of Chambon is open !
Estimated travel to come to Serre Chevalier Vallée-Briançon via Frejus tunnel
- Paris : 726 km / 7h15
- Lyon : 260 km / 3h10
- Genève : 243 km / 2h55
- Grenoble : 188 km / 2h24
Serre Chevalier, 250km…of runs and quite as much as long-distance footpathes. Imagine the distance without traffic !
Two Motorways take you to within 100 km of the resort :
– From Paris, Lyon, Turin or Nice, Motorway A43 (via Frejus Tunnel from north) : Exit Oulx, Montgenèvre, 35km from Serre Chevalier.
– From Marseille, Montpellier, Take A51 motorway via Aix en Provence, Sisteron. Exit “La Saulce” at 90 km from Serre Chevalier. Much of the road is 3 lanes.
Info Line : +33 (0)4 65 03 00 05
Traffic info online for the passes : Lautaret and Montgenèvre
Carpool with Mountainrideshare
Cost effective, sustainable and social way of getting to
Nearest international airports :
– Lyon-St Exupéry (160 km)
– Turin-Caselle (110 km)
Many flights from several cities in Europe
Briançon railway station is in the heart of the resort
A direct night train links Paris to Briançon.
Other services connect with the major french towns and some european capitals : Lyon, Grenoble, Marseille, Brussels, Amsterdam.
Ski area spread on several boroughs
- Puy Saint André
- Puy Saint Pierre
- Chantemerle (St Chaffrey)
- Villeneuve (La Salle les Alpes)
- Le Monêtier les Bains
Do you know the Serre Chevalier villages?
One of the peculiarities of the area is the names, in the local dialect, given to the inhabitants of the different villages.
The commune of Saint Chaffrey covers several villages and hamlets: Saint Chaffrey (the ’Tabazaou’), Chantemerle (the ’Macciafave’), Villard Laté (the ’Tartalis’), and Le Poncet…
The commune of La Salle des Alpes covers La Salle (the ’Salati’), Le Bez (the ’têtes gelées’ or frozen heads…), Villeneuve, Les Pananches, Moulin Baron, and La Chirouze.
Finally there is the commune of Le Monêtier Les Bains whose main village is Monêtier Les Bains (the ’Tripes Chaudes’ or hot guts…) but it also includes the following hamlets: Le Casset, Le Lauzet, Les Boussardes, Les Guibertes, Le Freyssinet and Le Serre Barbin.