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Serre Chevalier Ski Resort & Transfer Guide

Serre Chevalier, which is also called the "Big Serre-Che", is one of the largest French ski resorts and the biggest in the Southern Alps. It occupies the Guisan Valley from Briancon to Montier les Bains and offers 250 km of excellent trails of different levels. Due to its favourable location in the vicinity of the Ecrins National Park and close to the Italian border, Serre Chevalier is an ideal holiday destination both in summer and in winter for the French and the Italians.

Serre Chevalier Valle differs from most other things in that it is not built from scratch, a specially designed resort for winter recreation. There already existed settlements, notable in the history of France, and also became known as places of rest 150 years ago.

From a historical point of view, this region today is a notable cultural centre, primarily due to the historical heritage of Briancon. This small town is located at an altitude of 1350 meters above sea level, and some of its urban fortifications are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. In this regard, Serre Chevalier is markedly different from other winter resorts, and not only French ones. Briancon even was chosen for permanent residence by many celebrity people in France. In addition to the famous Vauban fortress, you can visit churches with frescoes from the 15th century and see other sights.

Ski Resort Location

Located in the department of the Upper Alpes, the Serre-Chevalier ski centre is considered one of the southernmost resorts in the Alps and the fifth largest ski area in France.

Like many other alpine resorts of the country, Serre-Chevalier is a vast (more than 250 sq. Km.) Slope area that stretches for 6 km along the Guisane river valley between Le Bez and Villeneuve, in 3-9 km north-west of the city of Briancon and 15 km from the Italian border.

Serre Chevalier was established in 1941 with the construction of a cable car to the summit of Chantemerl Serra-Chevalier (2483m). The Serre Chevalier ski station is situated on the border of the Ecrins National Park founded in 1973. This resort is really huge. It unites three communes, which in turn include thirteen villages.

The total length of the trails is also impressive - 250 kilometres. As it was previously mentioned,  this is one of the southernmost alpine resorts, but, thanks to the heights and proximity of the sea, the snow cover here is stable throughout the winter season.

The ski area covers four separate tourist areas, which in 2011 merged to create a single brand - "Serre Chevalier Valley" (Briancon, Serre Chevalier – Chantemerle, Serre Chevalier-Villeneuve and Serre Chevalier- Le Monetier-les-Bains).  Each of the four towns has its own open-air ice rink, bars and restaurants, jazz clubs, cinemas, shops, supermarkets and all kinds of pools with thermal water, Turkish baths and other delights of civilization.

Closest Airports to Serre Chevalier

If you’re going to visit «Big Serre-Che», you should be travelling via one of the nearest airports:

Closest Train Stations to Serre Chevalier

If you’re travelling by train, you should get to know that the closest train station to Serre Chevalier is Briancon. 

Transfer Times

These transfer times are approximate only. Traffic jams and weather conditions can significantly impact these times:

  • Briancon – 15 minutes
  • Geneva Airport -  4 hours
  • Chambery Airport – 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Lyon St Exupery Airport – 3 hours 40 minutes
  • Grenoble Airport – 3 hours 40 minutes
  • Lyon Saint-Etienne-Boutheon Airport – 4 hours 50 minutes
  • Turin Caselle Airport – 2 hours 20 minutes

How Much Will My Transfer Cost?

Travelling to Serre Chevalier you can count on the most dynamic and flexible pricing system. Alps2Alps always uses all the possibilities to low transfer prices for our customers. Every little aspect of your trip will not be left without our attention and you will guarantee to get the most beneficial price for your transfer at any time of the year.

Transfer cost to Serre Chevalier will be dependent on:

  • Number of adults and children in your group
  • Airport of your arrival
  • Season and seasonal demand
  • Date/day of the week of the trip
  • Travel time and distance from the airport to the ski resort
  • Available discounts at the time of booking

In Alps2Alps we promise to deliver you to Serre Chevalier with maximum comfort and reliably and, besides, at the lowest possible price.  We never overstate prices for our clients at any time or for any reason.

Besides, we are ready to offer you large discounts for the transfer in a low-season period and on mid-week days.

If you are looking for the best transfer services, be aware that travelling outside the peak season or in the middle of the week will let you save the most.

We offer prices from Monday to Friday with a discount of up to 60% than on weekends. Final quote of your transfer will also be dependent on the availability of the car, the transfer schedule, the use of the vehicle and some other costs (road tolls and airport parking fees).

If you are a very demanding ski traveller, and you have any specific requirements or you want to clarify information, for example, you will travel in a large group and have some additional requests, don’t delay of calling us, and we will discuss all the details of your future trip.

Resort Open & Closing Dates

Season opens – 7th December 2018

Season ends – 22nd April 2019

Ski Resort Essentials

There are many different routes suitable for calm skiing and are also in the forest zone - among pines and larches. This is the southernmost among the major alpine resorts of France and therefore the sunniest. The trails are quite high - usually, there is snow until the end of April. In the lower part, in addition, work snow cannons.

  • 250 km of trails
  • 81 slopes
  • 13 Black runs
  • 30  Red runs
  • 25 Blue runs
  • 13 Green runs
  • Vertical Drop – 1600m
  • 61 Ski lifts
  • 8 discovery and nursery areas
  • 8 playful spaces

Family Friendly/Kids

All tourists will be pleased with the variety of entertainments provided by «Big Serre-Che».

The resort is focused specifically on winter active holidays. Both adults, children, beginners, experts, and freeride fans will all be able to find suitable routes for themselves.

After skiing, you can visit 4 open skating rinks (in each of the towns), numerous bars, restaurants, clubs, cafes, discos, cinemas and shops. In Chantemerle there is a fitness center with sauna, hammam and jacuzzi, beauty salon and karaoke bar; in Villeneuve - a heated indoor swimming pool (open daily from 2 pm to 8 pm) and a children's pool, a fitness center, a spa center and an ice climbing ground, in Le Monetier - a large thermal center (mineral water of local springs is famous for its wellness properties); sauna, Jacuzzi and Turkish bath, as well as many sports clubs. In addition, numerous excursions are organized to the nearby national park of Ecrins and to its famous glaciers.

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Tourist Resources & Links

If you’re heading over to Serre Chevalier this year or next, don’t doubt to visit some of those useful links before you set off:

How to Choose Transfers to Serre Chevalier

Alps2Alps provides a full package of high-quality transfer services and the lowest prices. When it comes to maximum flexibility, reliability and punctuality, you will not find a better solution than Alps2Alps.

Choosing us, you will guarantee to get:

  • Lowest transfer prices to/from Serre Chevalier
  • 24-hour support - our customer service team always ready to help you solve all issues
  • Family-friendly approach - whatever we do to help you with the children, simply ask
  • Good drivers speaking English fluently
  • Safe, clean and comfortable vehicles    
  • Punctuality – with us you always be in place on time

Book Your Ski Transfer to Serre Chevalier

In order to take a benefit of the lowest possible prices and tranquilly wait for your holiday, just make a booking as soon as possible. And don’t forget to contact our team if you need any additional information about ski transfer services.

Let today’s transfer booking become the amazing start of your ski holiday!

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