Office du Tourisme Serre Chevalier Vallée - Briançon

Office du Tourisme Serre Chevalier Vallée - Briançon

Office du Tourisme Serre Chevalier Vallée - Briançon
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An exceptional destination. Welcome to our little world where ereything is immense. Serre Chevalier Vallée Briançon is at crossroads of the 5 unspoilt alpine valleys and is an exceptional playground.
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Nigel G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Although we were there in school holidays we found the level of people on slopes and lift queues very manageable, and especially compared to La Plagne where we visited the previous February. It's hard to understand how another reviewer got the opposite impression! The only difficulty we found was the bottom of the Vallons slope which is a bottleneck at certain times but that's a minor complaint.

Overall impression: beautiful mountain environment, nice and fun slopes for all levels, friendly and helpful staff. Value for money is reasonable although the family discount for ski passes is a bit mean compared to some other resorts.

Special mention for the Cabane à Sucre in the Prorel sector - this is a must-visit place if you have children, and in a beautiful and peaceful setting.

We hope to come back again soon.
Written 23 February 2024
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scuppercup
East Preston, UK77 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
I will preface this review by stating we were in SC during school holidays. There is a possibility things could be better in a less crowded week.

Overall we were shocked by the number of people on the slopes. We actually couldn’t ski for the week - we just spent a few hours each day trying to avoid being crashed into by large numbers of completely out of control skiers. On some runs it felt like there was a swarm of ants everywhere. There were accidents and crashes everywhere we looked. In our opinion, there are waaaaay too many people allowed on the mountain. Lift queues were long and as noted in other reviews, lift facilities feel antiquated. There was no management or coordination of lift queues, just a complete free for all. The whole experience was very disappointing.

We would not return to this resort.
Written 13 February 2024
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Hello, We are sorry to hear that your experience on the ski slopes of Serre Chevalier did not live up to your expectations. We understand your frustration with the high volume of skiers during the school holidays. As far as queue management is concerned, don't hesitate to use lifts that are less used than others. The ski aerea is vast and there is plenty to choose from. As far as the state of the ski lift facilities is concerned, a great deal of investment has been made over the last ten years, including the Cote Chevalier, Clot Gauthier, Vallons, Rocher Blanc, Croix de la Nore and Ratier chairlifts, and this winter the new Pontillas gondola, which replaces 2 older lifts. Other projects are in the pipeline to further improve access to the resort. We would like to apologise for this disappointing experience and hope that you were able to enjoy some time on the slopes. We value your feedback and will take it into account as we continue to improve our service and the overall experience of skiers in our resort. We understand your decision not to return to our resort but we hope that you will have the opportunity to discover Serre Chevalier outside of the busy periods. Yours sincerely SCV Domaine Skiable
Written 21 February 2024
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James T
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
First time to SC and really liked the resort. Plenty of variety for intermediates and more advanced skiers and a surprising amount of great off-piste which I wasn't expecting. We stayed in Monetier which I think is the place to stay if you want more of a village feel. It's at the opposite end of the SC valley from Briancon, but only 2 lifts to get over to the main action, so to speak. The Vallons lift is the final lift to take you back to Monetier region from the middle of the resort. It's quite quick, even though it looks a long way on the piste map, and a great long red from the top of Vallons back into Monetier.
We travelled in the last week in March so the slopes were gloriously empty and there were NO lift queues at all. However, I have been advised that this is not the case in half-term when it's a lot busier. Will definitely return to SC but not in busy weeks so check the French holidays dates as it's a resort that attracts the southern coast French mainly.
Written 16 April 2023
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay in Serre Chevalier on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found a wide variety of slopes for intermediate and advanced skiers, as well as some excellent off-piste skiing. We are also delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Monetier and that you enjoyed the village atmosphere of the area. It is true that Monetier's location, at the other end of the valley from Briançon, allows easy access to the ski area and also a "high mountain" environment. We are pleased that you were able to enjoy the peace and quiet of the slopes during your visit in March, and we understand your advice to avoid the busy weeks. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to Serre Chevalier in the future, and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need help planning your next trip. Kind regards, The ski area team
Written 4 May 2023
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Caroline R
Warwick, UK219 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I visited here with my teenage son for some late season ski practice with youtube's favourite ski coach - Darren Turner. First time skiing in France, having mainly skied Austria, Switzerland and Austria. We enjoyed it so much that the whole family is already booked in return in Feb 24. The ski area is great for mixed ability groups because you have everything from easy greens to more challenging black runs and everything in between. I like the fact that the mountain is split into different sections accessible along the valley depending on where you stay. We stayed in Villneuve or Le Salle Des Alpes (as it also seems to be know). I think this is a good option because you are in the middle of the ski area. There is a bus that runs regularly along the valley and an all day unlimited ticket is 3 euros. This means that wherever you end up at the end of the day you can get the bus back to where you're staying. As a beginner I did not venture over to the menitier side of the mountain because I knew that the only way back to villneuve was via a red run. However, I could have got the bus. If you are a competent skier, everywhere is accessible without having to come back down to village level. We experienced variable conditions as we visited 19-26th March so it was warming up and by the end of the day the snow was getting slushy and sticky at the bottom of the mountain. I found the resort has a lovely atmosphere and everyone we spoke to was friendly and helpful. Whilst there we took the afternoon off and visited the Grands Bains (in menitier, we took the bus). Grands Bains is a natural thermal bath and also has other facilities like sauna, steam room, cool plunge pools etc. well worth a visit. If you are after nightlife then I suggest you look elsewhere. Whilst there are a selection of bars, it's all quite low key (which suits me!). All the mountain huts we stopped at were characterful, reasonable priced and has spectacular views. I would highly recommend the hut near the rocher blanc lift with fantastic views across the moutains. It's about half way down the blue chauvet run on the Col du Proprel side. The green and blue runs from the rocher blanc lift were my favourites, followed by the barres run at the top of the frejus cable car. This isn't a particularly well know French ski resort but don't let that put you off. We are very much looking forward to returning next ski season. My son, who is much more accomplished on skis recommends the Casse De Bouef black run for those who like something more challenging.
Written 14 April 2023
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Thank you very much for sharing your experience in Serre Chevalier! We are delighted that you enjoyed the varied slopes and the friendly atmosphere of the resort. We look forward to welcoming you back next ski season.
Written 15 May 2023
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Mojca IŠ
Ljubljana, Slovenia137 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
We skied here for a week in January and were quite disappointed. Considering the of the ski area and price of the ski pass, we expected a ski resort similar to other French ski resorts where we have already skied (Val Thorens, Meribel, Courchevel, Tignes, Val d'Isère, Espace San Bernardo), but unfortunately it was not like that. The devices are old, slow and stop too often. The tracks are poorly maintained; the black tracks are not trampled at all, even some red ones remained untrampled 3 days after the snowfall.

The location of the ski resort is extremely inconvenient, as the sun does not shine at all on many slopes in January. All tracks are at least partially in the shade at all times. We were very surprised by the piles of snow several meters high next to the snowmaking machines right in the middle of the tracks. The toilets were very dirty.

The good side is good off-piste skiing opportunities. Probably, the entire ski area is more pleasant in March, because there is more sun.
Written 28 January 2023
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We regret that you did not enjoy your ski holiday in Serre Chevalier. We hope that you will have the opportunity to return for a better experience. We look forward to welcoming you.
Written 2 March 2023
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Lucy
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022 • Couples
Fantastic kayaking experience with Fabien at rafting experience based T plan d’eau Salle des Alpes, Serre Chevalier.
Excellent instruction.
Written 16 July 2022
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LadyLottie
Sydney, Australia37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Brilliant resort and couldn’t fault it. Loads of runs, with numerous options for skiers of all levels. Absolutely loved the exceptionally long blue and green runs, enabling you to ski for 45 minutes without needing to go near a chairlift. Good quality signage and maps with lots of amenities, cafes and restaurants dotted throughout the mountains. All lifts seemed very new, robust and effective.

We stayed in La-Salle-Les-Alpes, at the Rock Noir hotel (separate review) and had a wonderful time skiing here. Will definitely be back And actually wouldn’t think about going to any other resorts now either!
Written 28 February 2020
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Kung-S71
Lund, Sweden173 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
When there is (fresh) snow, this place is magic, loads of off-piste opportunities with different difficulty level. The slopes are well prepared and it does not feel too crowded, however there are bottlenecks as some lifts has low capacity or is the only way to cross a ridge. That said, it is still a high quality place. Located in the south makes it sensitive to mild winters, but a lot of slopes are on the north side of the mountain, so the snow is not too bad even if the temperature is high.

Few restaurants in the slopes and in general relatively expensive. Some places are genuinely great, while others feels like a scam.

In all a very good place to go.
Written 27 February 2020
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tintin630
North Yorkshire, UK340 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We really enjoyed skiing the slopes of Serre Chevalier in mid January. The resort has an excellent variety of runs with lots of long cruisy blues. Lifts are good and during our stay they were very quiet. The resort is very extensive so you feel you cover a lot of area over time. Signposting is clear throughout. The snow was very good and all runs were well groomed so rarely icy. Good restaurants are dotted all over the slopes. We stayed in Briancon which is a characterful French town with lots of good accommodation options and restaurants. I've visited a number of ski resorts throughout Europe and to date Serre Chevalier is probably my favourite.
Written 2 February 2020
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zowiezowie
UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Great ski area and had many runs to ourselves in January. Good lifts and well maintained. Could improve some signage.
Written 12 January 2020
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