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Serre Chevalier

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Serre Chevalier Ski Resort Guide

Serre Chevalier, France

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length250km155 miles
Highest Lift2,800m9,186ft
Resort Height1,350m4,429ft
 Nearest AirportsTurin Caselle and Grenoble
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Serre Chevalier

The ski area of Serre Chevalier is in the French Alps at an altitude of 1,350m4,429ft, with 250km155 miles of marked runs.


Serre Chevalier is part of the Grande Galaxie ski area with access to 531km330 miles of downhill skiing, with 264 marked pistes, served by a total of 150 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Serre Chevalier itself (250km155 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Grande Galaxie ski resorts of Les Deux Alpes and Puy Saint Vincent.

Serre Chevalier comprises the villages of Briançon, Chantemerle, Monêtier les Bains and Villeneuve.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Serre Chevalier offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Serre Chevalier.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Serre Chevalier is 8km5 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'L'eychauda'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Serre Chevalier?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Serre Chevalier.

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Snow Forecast by day for Serre Chevalier

Ski Area Stats

Serre Chevalier Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
1532km20 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
4280km50 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
3281km50 miles
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
2557km35 miles
Total Length
250km155 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
35km22 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Grande Galaxie Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
531km330 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Serre Chevalier Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,800m9,186ft
Resort Altitude (Serre Chevalier)1,350m4,429ft
Lowest Piste1,200m3,937ft
Max Vertical1,600m5,249ft

Ski Slope Aspects


Serre Chevalier has ski slopes facing north (good for keeping the snow).

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Serre Chevalier
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in Serre Chevalier

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Ski Lessons in Serre Chevalier

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To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Serre Chevalier Ski Schools and Serre Chevalier Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Serre Chevalier?

This ski resort is in the French Alps in La Salle-les-Alpes, Briançon.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Serre Chevalier is Turin Caselle, 117 minutes drive away.

Grenoble, Chambery, Turin Cuneo, Lyon Bron, Lyon St-Exupéry, Milan Linate, Annecy, Genoa and Geneva airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 77 ski lifts are able to uplift 70,500 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 146km91 miles of ski runs, with 493 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Serre Chevalier open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is mid December, and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Piste Map

Serre Chevalier Piste Map
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