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Serre Chevalier

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hautes-Alpes

Serre Chevalier is the largest ski resort in the Southern Alps. It is located in the Guisane valley in the Hautes-Alpes. Near the Ecrins National Park, the ski resort was created in 1941, taking advantage of the installation of the cable car from Chantemerle. Near the Italian border, it has an ideal location to enjoy the joys of winter sports and tourism.

The ski area Serre Chevalier spans the towns of Briançon (world heritage city by UNESCO), Puy-Saint-Pierre, Puy-Saint-André, Saint-Chaffrey, La Salle-les-Alpes, Monêtier- les-Bains and Pelvoux. Its 250 kilometers of ski slopes have made it famous especially among athletes worldwide. It is also one of the largest ski areas in Europe with no less than 410 hectares marked.

Lovers of mountains, beautiful scenery and sports will love this family friendly site.

Serre Chevalier is a ski resort that is part of the municipalities of Briançon, Le Monêtier-les-Bains, Saint-Chaffrey, La Salle-les-Alpes

Geographical information

Ski resortSerre Chevalier
Tourism label
Latitude44.9456517 (N 44° 56’ 44”)
Longitude6.5594085 (E 6° 33’ 34”)
AltitudeFrom 1200m to 2760m
PrefectureGap (94 km, 1h30)

Nearest cities & towns

La Salle-les-Alpes1.9 km (5 min)
Saint-Chaffrey4.6 km (7 min)
Le Monêtier-les-Bains5.9 km (7 min)
Briançon9.7 km (16 min)
Villar-Saint-Pancrace12.7 km (19 min)
Puy-Saint-André14.1 km (22 min)
Puy-Saint-Pierre14.3 km (23 min)
Val-des-Prés16.6 km (25 min)

Things to see and do

The ski resort of Serre Chevalier offers great entertainment panel and other activities for a fulfilling holiday.

The first tourist interest Serre Chevalier remains its skiing and numerous winter sports activities. Labeled family more, the resort offers entertainment for the whole family, as well as suitable accommodation. The area extends from 1200 to 2800 meters above sea level and offers different types of slides including technical skiing. Beginners and experts find their happiness by hamlets and selected tracks. There is a space for snowboarding with a snow park and a boardercross and a Coolzone lively. There are about 35 km of trails for Nordic skiing. Also open in summer, Serre Chevalier Station provides an introduction to the bike with a bike park, some 200 kilometers of cross country trails and a BMX track.

The white water sports, climbing, hiking, swimming, or the via ferrata are also possible. Also note that Serre Chevalier home centers wellness to recover from sports days.

For a more cultural tourism, the city of Briançon offers the opportunity to admire including the Vauban fortifications listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. Visible include the city walls, forts Salettes, Heads and Randouillet and the Asfeld Bridge.

mountain chapels, churches and other religious sites also abound in the various municipalities that make up the field Serre Chevalier.

The estate also has a beautiful natural heritage that results in interesting excursions like winter, like the cascade of Piss in Saint-Chaffrey, regional nature reserve Partias to Puy-Saint-André, or even the site of the Aiguillette du Lauzet.

A Monêtier-les-Bains, it is possible to enjoy a sacred art museum with statues in polychrome wood, Aubusson tapestries or processional crosses.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Markets are held throughout the week in different hamlets that make up the Serre Chevalier station.

Entertainment is provided throughout the year with guided tours of villages, concerts on the ski slopes or sports competitions of all kinds. Note in particular the Hell J in January with various activities to thrill the Skolf Trophy in March with the installation of a temporary golf in which you go to ski, or 2000 Aravet the trophy in March with various giant slalom course.


Saturday 10 december
Min. 6°C - Max. 6°C
Sunday 11 december
Min. 2°C - Max. 2°C
Monday 12 december
Min. 4°C - Max. 4°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Ski trekking in the Queyras valleys
Sports sensations65 € Arvieux (23 km)
Canoe-kayak on the rivers of Hautes-Alpes
Sports sensations32 € to 115 € Saint-Crépin (26 km)
Rafting - Inflatable canoe
Sports sensations36 € to 68 € Réotier (31 km)
Visit a sundial workshop
Arts and CraftsFreeMont-Dauphin (31 km)
Rafting on the River Guil or Durance
Sports sensations28 € to 45 € Guillestre (33 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Lakes and Snake Laramon
HikeIntermediate3h30Névache (8.9 km)
Long and Round lakes
HikeIntermediate4h30Névache (8.9 km)
Refuge Adèle Planchard
HikeAthletic6h45Villar-d'Arêne (16.9 km)
Descent from the Col du Galibier
Mountain bike itineraryEasy1h10Le Monêtier-les-Bains (17.7 km)
Hiking to the Pavé Lake
HikeAthletic4h25Villar-d'Arêne (18.1 km)


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Vacation rentals