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.
Tony is one of the best organisers one can meet. With dozens of events as main organiser she is significantly contributing to the success of Marmoto. Combining these skills with her passion for winter sports makes her a very important member of the Marmoto team. And her constant smile is a guarantee for a great ski trip.
Being a very good skier after years of skiing, you can count that she is even a better party person, so just sticking around her you will never have bad time 🙂