With Briancon as a main town in the ski area, Serre Chevalier is one of the major ski resorts in southeastern France, in the Hautes-Alpes department of the Alps. Near the Parc National des Ecrins, it enjoys a large skiing area, with 251 km of slopes and favourable weather, boasting 300 days of sunshine a year. In Serre Chevalier, 80 km of the slopes are covered by snow cannons to supplement natural snowfall.
Serre Chevalier consists of the town of Briançon, with the villages of Chantemerle, Villeneuve, and Le Monêtier-les-Bains.
The maximum elevation for skiing is at Telesiege Yret at 2,800 m above sea level, and the minimum is 1,200 m, a total vertical drop of 1,600 m. One of the outstanding features of Serre Chevalier is the wooded nature of the slopes. The timber line is at 2,150 m, yielding about 700 m of vertical drop of tree-lined slopes. The ski area is having 61 lifts: 1 Cable Cars, 5 Gondola Lifts. There are 20 Chairlifts in total, 10 High-Speed Detachable Chairlifts and 10 Fixed-grip chairlifts. There are 28 Surface Lifts, 3 Ski tows and 4 Magic carpet lifts. A new 8 passengers gondola has been built recently giving access to Serre Ratier Plateau within 5 minutes.
Below you can find ski area maps of Serre Chevalier, Sestriere and Via Lattea (Italy), as well as a map of the town of Briancon and the location of Aigle Bleu, the place where we will be staying for the week.
Under the maps you can find information about the representative from Marmoto, who will be together with you for the week in Briancon.
Zanko is one of the new members in our team. He has been skiing for years already and since the beginning of our trips he has always been helping us with the organisation of the trips. Now, it is time for him to be already in charge of our trips and we believe that he will be a great organiser. In his past Zanko has organised a number of different events and happenings, so this is just the natural continuation of his experience combined with his love for the winter sports.
Also, do not try to compete with him in “basin downhill” (do not worry if you haven’t heard of that discipline, it is relatively unknown) as he is like a master in it … if he doesn’t hurt himself meanwhile 🙂
Welcome on board, Zanko!
Doti is one of the newest members in our team. Apart from being very polite and sweet, she is also an excellent organiser with a number of events organised in the past. This year Doti will be taking the position of a co-organiser of our trips and we strongly believe that she will be of a great help for all of us.
Apart from that, Doti is a passionate skier and she has been skiing with Marmoto for quite some years. During all these years she has shown quite some progress, so do not get surprised if you cannot catch her down the ski slopes 🙂
Welcome in the team, Doti!