Serre Chevalier is a collection of French mountain villages which includes the walled city of Briancon, Europe’s highest town, at one end, and Le Monêtier-les-Bains, famed for thermal springs, at the other. In between are the other two main villages of Chantmerle and Villeneuve. The area also lays claim to over 300 days of sunshine a year.
Schools love the authentic Alpine feel combined with a high standard of facilities and attractions you would expect in one of France’s top resorts. The resort is just over 14 hours from Calais by coach and within 2 hours of its nearest airport.
It would be difficult to beat the Serre Chevalier ski area which has many entry points to minimise queueing at peak times. There are a huge variety of runs of all levels over 50 for beginners, another 50 for intermediates and 20 more for the experts. Skiing is possible from the lowest height of 1200m in Briancon to almost glacier height (2860m) above Monetier. School groups will sample wide open snow bowls at higher altitudes as well as stunning runs back through the trees to resort level. In the Monetier section, you can drop the best part of a mile in altitude without a stop. Great progression from wide and plentiful nursery slopes and an enviable snow record (the high north and east-facing slopes keep their snow until May) makes it ideal for any school group.
- One of France's top resorts
- Large and varied ski area
- Totally snow sure