A great place for skiers and snowboarders!
A great place for all types...
The area is well interlinked, travelling is easy, with the bonus of simply bussing back if you are tired or relaxed. The runs, cut in and above a large, larch forest, are on the North side of the high long ridge. There are many bowls, valley descents and high off-peak faces. There is a good selection of reasonable off-piste which either feeds back to the system, or goes to another area included in the lift pass. Serre Chevalier's snowcondition is exceptionally good. Three factors make for good snowconditions; it is North Facing, the majority of the skiing is on the top half and the trees protect the lower slopes. Cannons build and protect the base of the valley pistes and the grooming is good.
Cross country skiing
Serre Chevalier cross country skiing area runs through all the villages of the valley. From Saint Chaffrey to the bottom of the Lautaret pass.
There are 45 km of pistes including 10 km of skate lanes in the valley.
You will discover magnificent tracks mostly through the larch woods with mountain scenery that make Serre Chevalier such a charming resort.
In the surrounding area - within a 5 mile radius of Serre Chevalier - there are 282 km of cross country pistes, 71 km of tracks and 38 km for pedestrians and snowshoe walkers. More information at Haute Alpes Ski du fond