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- Sleeps 8 - 10
- Catered chalet
spacious lounge is a real focal point with big picture
windows letting in the sunlight and great views of the mountain. The
balcony is the perfect spot for enjoying the sunshine with your
afternoon tea and cake, relaxing with friends old and new.
Ski lift - 800m to the Pontilast lift
Ski school meeting point - 800m
Resort centre - 800m
- Daily cooked & continental breakfast
- Freshly prepared afternoon tea with cake & biscuits everyday
- Appetising four-course evening meal with a selection of complimentary wines on six nights
- Free Wi-Fi in public areas, iPod docking station, TV, DVD & board games for your entertainment
- Daily housekeeping with towels provided
- Free guiding and coaching service with mountain experts
Sleeps 10 people in 5 ensuite twin or double rooms.
Ground floor: Ski and boot storage. Two club twin rooms.
First floor: One economy double room with en-suite shower & wc. The kitchen/dining area is on this floor.
Second floor: One club double room and one club twin room.
Bright and spacious split level lounge area with floor to ceiling
windows and a large balcony ideal for taking in the fantastic views of
the surrounding mountains. The lounge features comfortable seating for
all, TV, DVD player and stereo.
Note: Club twin or double rooms have either balcony or terrace and either shower or over-bath shower & wc.
Meals: Catered Chalet Board.
energising hot and continental breakfast every day. Daily afternoon tea
with freshly baked cake and biscuits. A delicious four-course evening
meal including pre-dinner appetisers with a glass of wine before a home
cooked, regionally inspired dinner on six nights, all served with a
selection of complimentary wines and fresh after-dinner coffee.
your non-inclusive meal night, head out to explore the resort. Your
chalet host can recommend and book tables for you if you wish.
Please note: Chalet host lives in. Children under 15yrs are welcome when part of a group booking the whole chalet and generous discounts may apply.
Some facilities may incur a local charge.
Serre Chevalier Resort Info
'Serre Chevalier', home of Luc Alphand, the downhill world champion from 1995 to 1997, is found near the Italian border. Offering indirect links to Montgenèvre and the Milky Way, it has its own 250km of pistes and another 900km available with the Grande Galaxie Pass. The resort itself is very much an intermediates' paradise, good for beginners, and there is still plenty to keep the more advanced skiers happy. More accomplished skiers are best advised to head for Monetier for some good black pistes, or a considerable variety of off-piste terrain. Two-thirds of the mountain enjoys wooded surroundings and, as the slopes are north-facing, they do hold snow. Boarders will find masses to do, particularly those more advanced, with a specialist park and good off-piste.
The overall impression of Serre Chevalier is one of traditional, almost 'provencal' charm, particularly in Monetier. It is an atmospheric venue, of good value and unpretentious, also with a strong French feel. The restaurants serve good local fare, a car is a good option, allowing you to try each village's eateries but there is also a bus linking up the resorts. Briancon is a great destination if you are looking for off-snow activities. Families may be particularly attracted, with a very good ski school and decent childcare provision. Turin and its airport are two and a half hours away
More Serre Chevalier resort information
Serre Chevalier Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 24 Feb 2017|
|Last snowed|| 12-Feb-2017|
|Fresh snow||5 cm|
|Lower slopes||20 cm|
|Upper slopes||145 cm|
|Piste state||Hard packed|
|Runs to resort||Spring snow|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||The best conditions can be found on the upper slopes|
Snow Overview - France (snow news updated 26-Feb-2017)
Thursday 23rd of February was yet another sunny day in France. The general story is of hard packed slopes up high and where the most traffic is but soft, spring like conditions on resort runs. Overall, conditions are very variable on piste. Off piste skiing is limited at the moment due to the warm temperatures and a lack of new snow but looking at the weather forecast, this could all be set to change.
Some of the best conditions in France can be found in Les Arcs (48/152cm). Slopes, especially at the top, are well groomed and grippy. They can be hard in places, especially with the amount of holiday traffic, but remain very good overall. Conditions were also good in Montgenevre (150/260cm) where slopes were wel-groomed. They were packed and grippy in the morning but softened up throughout the day.
The snow line has been visibly receding in the Chamonix (20/200cm) area recently. Strong sunshine today means that slopes lower day are softening up fast. Up high, however, slopes can be hard packed but are still ultimately very enjoyable.
There were early spring conditions in Morzine (30/50cm) and the rest of the Portes du Soleil today. When the slopes begin to soften up, head to Avoriaz (80/110cm) for the best snow.
European Weather Outlook
It has been a tough week all over the Alps recently with heavy rain, warm temperatures and strong sunshine all negatively impacting snow quality. However, a change is coming and the early signs of its arrival are visible already. Cloud cover will gently increase throughout today as much needed fresh snow and cold temperatures move in tonight. Tomorrow will see cloudy snowy conditions all over the Alps with light to moderate snowfalls expected. The freezing level will quickly drop which means it will snow all the way down to the valley floor.
Beyond this sudden change Saturday will bring slightly warmer temperatures by the afternoon with Sunday being a mostly sunny day. A large snow storm is currently is forecast to bring very heavy snowfalls to the Alps next week. It would seem winter is returning from its brief summer vacation, and not a moment too soon.
In the Pyrenees a mostly sunny weekend is ahead, no significant snowfall is expected before Tuesday 28th.
In far north Scandinavia a slight change to the normal pattern of dull overcast weather. Moderate snowfalls are expected over the next few days. Powder days are unlikely but certainly enough to create excellent on piste conditions.