A detailed look at Serre Chevalier

Serre Chevalier is a renowned hotspot for ski enthusiasts across the globe. It is not a sole resort but instead encapsulates several villages located near Ecrins National Park. It is an impressive ski resort with around 250km of slopes, alongside 300 days of sunshine to offer. So let’s take a more detailed look at Serre Chevalier.

Slopes

There is certainly no shortage of slopes to choose from at Serre Chevalier, and if you are a beginner, it is an ideal place to learn. Over 50% of the runs are blue runs, and blue runs are the beginner-friendly ones. As this piste map of Serre Chevalier shows, beginners can ski throughout the resort and get from village to village without having to embark on any hard slopes.

If you are more of an intermediate skier, then there are plenty of black runs to challenge yourself with, particularly Casse De Boeuf that goes through the trees and the notably long black run Luc Alphand. Alternatively, if you are after some off-piste skiing there is plenty of easy-to-access terrain to put your off-piste skiing skills to the test.

Accommodation and hospitality

There is plenty of choice for accommodation, and depending on what you prioritise you will be able to choose from 3-star hotels, family-run hotels, as well as large apartments and fashionable chalets. Remember to be aware of the location of your chosen accommodation as you will want to avoid staying too far out and having to waste time commuting up and down to the slopes.

Nearby you can find villages and hamlets in the region that feature very French cobbled streets with authentic cafes and charming restaurants and bars. It is worth noting that you will have to drive to these places, but they are certainly worth a visit.

Nightlife

Serre Chevalier is not necessarily known for its après-ski, there are a few bars around as well as a cinema and ice rink. The two known bars in Serre Chevalier are La Grotte, which has good music, DJs and all-important bar games such as pool and table football. The second bar is found at the bottom of the Luc Alphand slope and is your typical Irish bar that stays open until 2 am. It offers happy hours and live music so you can get your après-ski fix.

Serre Chevalier has recently caught the attention of ski enthusiasts as it has been pointed out as an up and coming resort. Whether you are going as a family, with friends or even as a solo serious skier, Serre Chevalier can cater to the needs of everyone. All in all, it is a beautiful resort with a lot to offer. Before you go, be sure to check out this piste map of Serre Chevalier.

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