Sere Chevalier is a famous tourist attraction spot in southeastern France endowed with a large skiing area spanning 250 kilometers. It is a popular place that is always flocked by tourists throughout the year. Serre Chevalier is characterized by a lot of snow all year round; you might be surprised that there is sunshine for most parts of the year. Or to avoid being vague, the city has over 300 days of sunshine. Today, it is owned by Compagnie des Alpes which is a public listed company in France. The town of Briancon and the village of Villeneuve, Le Monetie-Les-Bains, and Chantemerle all makeup Serre Chevalier.
Skiing in Sere Chevalier
With pistes around 250 kilometers, Serre Chevalier is one of France’s most extensive skiing areas. Also. Its altitude ranges from 2800meters to 1200 meters, and that indicates a vertical drop of 1600 meters. Most of these runs are at a height of above 2000 meters, which means that the snow stays in good condition for most parts of the year. Another important fact is that nearly two-thirds of the pistes are treeline, which makes it the right place when trees’ availability enhances skiing as visibility. For the tree-less resorts, it would be white-out. Access to the runs is enhanced by the availability of the gondolas, cable care, chairs, and ski tows.
Serre chevalier welcomes all levels of skiers. It has everything for a beginner to an expert skier. For a beginner, each of Serre Chevalier villages has a school that teaches beginners how to ski. Also, Rtier Telecabine is magic has a spot with a gentle slope and a magic carpet that beginners can enjoy the mountain views too.
Intermediates are the people who will enjoy most being in their Resort. They can ski through the Parc national des Ecrins, which is endowed with beautiful scenery. Other options are the red runs at Propel, Edits, and Aiguillette.
For an expert, they can find a good number of some of the advanced pistes and black runs that are found in the area. Perhaps you will love skiing in the place that a famous world black run champion Luc Alphand was born and raised.
Visitors can also enjoy snowboarding. Snowboarders can revel in cruising the slopes that are in this region. Powdered off-piste even provide snowboarders with a fantastic free ride. Also, there are lots of trees to weave through and extreme steps. Let’s not forget that there are the Serre-Che Snow Park and ‘melezone.’
Other activities at Serre Chevalier
Indoor swimming: Do you enjoy swimming? There is a pubic pool that is located at the foot of the slopes and covers an area of 24-meters. It’s an ideal place to go, especially in the evening when it’s sunny. Because it’s a public place, it’s an excellent socializing place that can help alleviate any stresses you had.
Les Grand Bains: This is a place that has always attracted a large number of people over the years. Les grand Bains has both indoor and outdoor pools. The 300 square meters outdoor pool hat is equipped with lay rivers, fountain jets, spa baths, and relaxation areas that are always open throughout the year. The indoor pool, which occupies the same size as the outdoor pool, has a natural supply of warm water, spa baths, underwater shower columns, and micro-bubble zones.
City Vauban, Briancon: History says that in 1624 and 1692, Briancon had to wildfires that nearly brought the city to the floor. However, it was later rebuilt by a person known as Vauban. Away from history, this is a perfect place for evening strolls in, and it’s had a lot of shops, restaurants, souvenir shops, and craft specialists.
Eating out: Do enjoy French cuisine? Head out to CHantemerle, which has numerous eateries. Le Loup Blanc has some of the mouthwatering desserts that you can eve find. Le frog has traditional Scottish foods. Here you can try a Scottish smoked salmon.
Partying: Serre chevalier is a lively town that has bars and clubs that springs to life in the evening. For an apres ski, head out to these clubs and enjoy drinks and music.
How to get to Serre Chevalier
The nearest international airports are Geneva (GVA), Milan (MXP), and Lyon (LYS). A regional airport that is only 110 kilometers away is in Turin and can be used by travelers from Europe and the UK. As part of your Ski Package, Italy Luxury Tours will provide you with a Private Transfer to and from your Hotel
Where to stay
The decision on where to stay will depend on the experience that you are seeking. Your Ski Package will include accommodation in 4* Boutique and 5* Luxury Hotels and Chalet that provide access to the slopes via lifts.
Are you impressed with Serre Chevalier? Book a Ski Package with Italy Luxury Tours to have a fantastic experience. Contact us at 1 855 539 0045
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