Cosy quirky hotel close to the village centre with access to wellness facilities
- Bed and Breakfast
- Bar & veranda
- Ski & Boot Room
- Games room
- Free Wi-fi
The Christiania hits all the right notes for a traditional French ski stay. It’s in La Salle Les Alpes, a few minutes’ from the gondola and slopes in Villeneuve, and has a homey, welcoming feel that’ll make you want to come back time and time again.
There are quirky touches all over here, from the tables in the bar shaped like giant blacksmith bellows to the vintage snowshoes and mountain climbing tools on the walls in the restaurant. As for the rooms, ski-themed artwork, faux fur throws and wood panelling give each one it’s own look and feel.
Fancy a little downtime after skiing? Take a seat on the veranda and listen to the trickling stream below as you sip an après drink, or pay a little extra to pop to the spa area for a session in the sauna and steam room.
2 minutes' walk to the centre of La Salle Les Alpes
2 minutes' walk to the Aravet gondola and nursery slopes
5 minutes' walk to the ski school meeting point
7 minutes' walk to the centre of Villeneuve
All rooms are non-smoking and have a flatscreen TV, hairdryer, telephone and safe.
Double room - sleeps 1-2: Double or twin beds, private bath or shower and WC.
Triple room - sleeps 2-3: Double bed, single bed, private bath or shower and WC.
Cots are available to hire, free of charge, on request.
Restaurant and veranda
Bar and lounge (7.30am – 8pm)
Extra charge for Spa Calazen with sauna, steam room and fitness room
Extra charge for massages and treatments
Games room with darts and board games
Free WiFi in the rooms
Offered on a bed and breakfast basis, breakfast will include a selection of hot and cold options including cereals, fruit, yogurts, freshly baked breads and pastries, and fresh coffee and tea.
About Serre Chevalier
'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.
Briancon has many activities including their famous ice skating ring where the ice hockey team Briancon will play their home matches.
Choice of Restaurants
Easy Slope Access
Great for Mixed Abilities
Large Ski Area
Torch Light Descents
Le Christiania Hotel & Spa
• Le, Rte de Pré-Long, 05240 La Salle-les-Alpes, France
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