Located in the Guisane valley, the winter sports resort of Serre Chevalier benefits from an exceptional natural environment, bordering the Ecrins National Park. Its 410 hectares of skiable area make it one of the favourite playgrounds for lovers of all kinds of winter sports. The area, which extends over several communes, also offers the opportunity to discover a rich heritage, as in Briançon, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Between outdoor activities, varied leisure activities, entertainment, architecture and culture, here are all the good reasons to stay in a resort in Serre Chevalier for the next winter holidays.

Serre Chevalier, a paradise of outdoor activities and mountain leisure

As the largest ski resort in the Southern Alps, Serre Chevalier is the perfect place for outdoor activities. In winter, when the area is covered in a thick blanket of snow and the sun shines generously, conditions are ideal for winter sports. Starting with downhill skiing and snowboarding. The slopes are suitable for beginners as well as for experts looking for a thrill. Serre Chevalier attaches great importance to welcoming families. Children and adults can take lessons, have fun on the ice rinks or in the swimming pool. The youngest join the clubs to get a good start on the snow while leaving free time for parents. "Serre Che", as it is called, also offers the possibility of gentle activities and walks that will take your breath away. With the Écrins massif in sight, you can enjoy snowshoeing, cross-country skiing or dog sledding.

And don't forget to try out some fun and unusual activities! There are a thousand and one ways to have fun while contemplating the breathtaking beauty of the high mountain landscapes: fatbike rides, speed-riding, go-karting on snow, ice climbing, snowmobiling, sledding.

Comfortably installed in a resort, one benefits from ideal conditions of stay with restaurant to taste the local flavours, terrace in the sun to relax around a glass, animations, spectacles and activities of relaxation. In this respect, Serre Chevalier offers a place of choice for a moment of pure well-being: the Grands Bains du Monêtier. Spa, massages, pools with naturally warm waters, all you need to do is relax and relieve your muscles after the effort.

Heritage and culture are also on the agenda!

If Serre Chevalier is a winter sports resort which is very popular with holidaymakers, it is because of the great diversity of its offer and its overflowing dynamism. To vary the experience, you can plan a trip to the superb fortified town of Briançon. Its exceptionally beautiful Vauban fortifications have been on the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage list since 2008. A stroll through the city also allows you to photograph its colourful facades, and leads to the foot of monuments with a long history. These include the Temple House, the Pope's House, the Asfeld Bridge, the Communication Y and the famous Collegiate Church of Notre Dame, whose modified plans were also the work of the great Vauban. Other buildings await the walkers within the villages of the domain with the parish church of Saint-Chaffrey-Chantemerle and the elegant snow-covered chalets of La Salle les Alpes-Villeneuve and Monêtier-les-Bains.

Finally, it should be noted that the ski resort comes alive during the winter season, with numerous events not to be missed in the area. Special animations for Christmas, fanfares for New Year's Eve, the various communes await the visitors during convivial moments. Moreover, this winter, Serre Chevalier celebrates the 80th anniversary of the inauguration of its cable car. Shows and concerts will therefore punctuate the entire domain, and the programme is to be watched closely.