SERRE CHEVALIER 1350 Chantmerle - Information
Serre Chevalier ski resort is situated in the Southern French Alps between the Col du Lautaret and Briançon. It makes up part of the Ecrins Mountain Range, the 2nd highest in France and the 4th largest ski area. Serre Chevalier is situated 200 km from Lyon airport and only 105 km from the Italian airport of Turin. Serre Chevalier ski resort is in fact made up of 13 villages spread along the Guisane valley, the main ones being Monêtier, Villeneuve and Chantemerle. Each village is different, some are traditional and others modern but they all share the same skiing which stretches along the valley. The skiing is excellent for intermediates and beginners and has plenty of potential for advanced skiers. Each resort is served by a good lift system and it is easy to ski between the resorts. Serre Chevalier doesn't have the feel of a ready made resort. It's really a ''high Alpine valley'', and the perfect place for skiing in a laid back, traditional atmosphere.Lots of new lifts have been introduced in recent years as ‘Serre Che’ continues to compete with its rivals further north in the Alpine chain. The linked runs that stretch for more than 19km down the southern side of the valley provide a playground that will test the most advanced skier and rider, but at the same time there is an easy route down to the valley from each lift. Of the different sectors, Monêtier is the most appealing and usually the least crowded. This is the best end of the circuit for accomplished skiers and riders.