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About Briancon

Briancon is mountain town at 1,350 meters above sea level in the Hautes-Alpes department of Provence. It is located close to the French border with Italy and surrounded by alpine mountains. This is a rare opportunity to combine alpine skiing and snowboarding with real, historical tourism. The uniqueness in Briancon area is hiding in Briancon city. With 11 000 inhabitants it is considered to be the highest French city. It was built in Roman times and there are multiple fortifications, churches and architectonic treasures. Briancon is an Alpine town with UNESCO world heritage status.

Briancon ski resort

Briancon resort is a part from one of the largest European skiing and snowboarding resorts - Serre Chevalier, French Alps, with access to 250 km of downhill skiing, 111 individual pistes, served by 77 ski lifts. From Briancon you can also ski to the other villages – Chantemerle, Monetier Les Bains and Villeneuve. Briancon is a medium sized ski resort with 9 ski lifts that offers skiers an incredible 1301 meters of vertical descent. Briancon ski area provides 23 different pistes, most of them are marked as advanced and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. There are 7 snow parks and a half-pipe in Briancon for snowboarders.The busiest time in the city is in winter when the streams of alpine sports enthusiasts are flowing to Briancon resort and also as it is a family resort, it gets especially busy in the February/March when there are French school holidays. A lot of people traveling to different areas of Serre Chevalier choose to stay in the Briancon city as it provides lots of accommodation opportunities and more authentic cultural environment than the hotels in near pistes.

Seasonal activities

This wonderful resort will fulfill your day with joy and happiness. Not only winter but all the other seasons are like an adventure in Briancon:

  • Summer for cycling - Briancon town has often hosted starts and finishes of stages of the Tour de France, Giro d`Italia and Dauphine Libere. It is a popular base for cyclists.
  • Spring for kayaking - Briancon is situated around the confluence of the Durance river and its tributary the Guisane which are fed with snow melt in this season. Tourists come from around Europe to kayak and raft on the resultant whitewater rivers and their tributaries - the Onde, the Gyronde, the Guil, the Rabioux, the Ubaye and others. Mostly they are basing themselves in Briancon.

Use Briancon transfer

For those who are planning a trip to Briancon we can expose that there are three Airports within two hour drive to the ski resort, so skiing or snowboarding weekends or just a short winter holidays to Briancon are entirely possible. Briancon transfer times from the closest airports are following:

  • Chambery Airport (2 hours)
  • Grenoble Airport (2h 30min)
  • Lyon Airport (2h 50min)

We recommend you to use our provided private or shared Briancon transfer from the airport to the resort. You will get the high-class service for low-cost price. Book your Briancon transfer now and enjoy your winter holidays.