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Serre Chevalier

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 Length155 miles
Highest Lift9,186ft
Resort Height4,429ft
 Nearest AirportsTurin Caselle and Grenoble
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Serre Chevalier

The French ski resort of Serre Chevalier is in the French Alps at an altitude of 4,429ft, with 155 miles of marked runs.


Serre Chevalier is part of the Grande Galaxie ski area with access to 330 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 (155 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 5 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'L'eychauda'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Serre Chevalier?

The next notable snow forecast is 7in, expected on 1 June.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Serre Chevalier

Ski Area Stats

Serre Chevalier Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
1520 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
4250 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
3250 miles
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
2535 miles
Total Length
155 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
22 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
330 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Serre Chevalier Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift9,186ft
Resort Altitude (Serre Chevalier)4,429ft
Lowest Trail3,937ft
Max Vertical5,249ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Serre Chevalier
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Rental in Serre Chevalier

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Ski Lessons in Serre Chevalier

Find a Ski Instructor

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 Grande Galaxie, Hautes-Alpes.


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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 St-Exupéry, Lyon Bron, 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 91 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.

Trail Map

Serre Chevalier Trail Map
Serre Chevalier

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Serre Chevalier, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

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