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If you have not already choosen your ski resort for this winter, take a look on the Telegraph. Serre Chevalier, is a lovely resort in the french Alps half way between Grenoble and Turin
112 runs from 1200m to 2800m for a real good value !
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winter in Serre Chevalier




  • We stayed in Monetier Les Bains and loved it.
  • We stayed in Chantmerle, one of the small towns along the valley in Serre Chevalier. The old town is full of character and seems to be huddled near the main chairlift Le Bletonet. The Old and the new sit side by side and are easy on the eye, a credit to the town for not putting up with too much 60’s type architecture.
  • We stayed in Monetier and it has a lovely alpine feel about the place.
  • The accommodation is very reasonably priced. We paid the same for a 3 bedroom apartment (sleeps 6) in Monetier as we pay for a one bedroom flat in Belevedere, Meribel (sleeps 2), and in Monetier the price includes access to a fabulous spa facility with heated outdoor pool


  • The scenery is absolutely outstanding.  An alpine valley, beautifully kept pistes, discreet sign-posting and soaring mountain tops.  What could be better?
  • Spectacular mountain scenery right in front of you and to your left and right as you look up and down the valley. It really is stunning.
    I’ve been to many European resorts (all the big one’s) and this is by far the best!


  • Our abilities ranged from complete novice to fairly advanced.  Serre Chevalier had everything including a variety at each level.  Alpine pistes, huge open motorway-style pistes, great off-piste for those who want it. This place is a hidden gem for us Brits!
  • The area is large and you’d have to ski very fast and hard for 5 days to get everywhere. It feels as big as Les Arcs, has fantastic varied terrain suitable for beginners to experts and is easy to navigate.
  • We found the piste signposting and marking extremely easy to follow and in fact a lot better than many other resorts we have been to.  They have large signs up directing skiers to the different villages, and giving the name/s of the lifts the piste or track takes you to.  We were there for 2 weeks and within a couple of days we were hardly looking at the piste map at all.
  • We didn’t encounter any big queues at all throughout our holiday.
  • We thought the Piste grooming was excellent.  It was done every night for hours and was meticulous
  • An intermediates paradise
  • Great choice of mountain restaurants and more importantly, very reasonable prices.

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All the information about the ski area of Serre Chevalier in the french Alps: snow record, sun, runs, lifts…
Serre Chevalier waits you for Christmas Holidays with a great snow coverage !
115cm in the valley and 250cm on the summit
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Serre Chevalier‘s insight:

If you sear the pisteur prudent free badge, you promise to :
– ski safely whenever you are on the pistes
– Spot irresponsible skiers or riders and encourage them to get a better attitude
– Be polite and stay calm
speak to one of the ski patrollers to find out more or come and see us at the ski patrol office

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You or a friend of yours is a ski beginner ? It’s up to you !

Adult beginners from 15 years old ski for free in Serre Chevalier Vallée on December the 15th, 2012

A free collective tuition with the French ski school in the morning with one of the 4 ESF schools (from 9am to 12pm). Possibility to ski in the afternoon on all the skiarea.
Booking required the day before at 2pm with the french ski schools. Tuition in the beginners areas regarding snow conditions

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The ski resort Serre Chevalier has been distinguished by, the world’s largest test portal for ski resorts, as the World Test Winner 2012 in the category “Slope Offering”

Serre Chevalier has also been presented with 17 awards based on the test report from 2012-03-22.

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The French Ministry of Tourism has issued a national seal of quality for members of the tourism sector, reinforcing France’s commitment to service in the hospitality industry, and its role as a quality tourist destination. The objective is to unify the already existing quality programs under one single label, Qualité Tourisme, and to better impact consumers.

The mark will help you, the traveler, to choose with confidence an itinerary that is of utmost quality in France.

The conditions to receive the mark of Quality Tourism were developed with governmental as well as professional French industry partners.

A logo incorporating the colors of France was created and will be used to identify the chosen sites.

The mark of Quality Tourism will unite under one symbol all the quality programs already established to satisfy visitors. It is a guarantee of high quality for welcome, service, professionalism, reliability and security, all of which are considered essential values.

Serre Chevalier has just become the first ski resort Tourist Office in the Southern Alps with this mark of quality. We are proud of it and invite you to discover our sense of hospitality 🙂

For more information on the Qualité Tourisme label, visit