Serre Chevalier, (or Serre Che) is a large ski resort located in the southern Alps, close to the Italian border. The resort is spread out over several villages, all of which are between 1350m and 1600m above sea level. The skiing goes up to 2730m too. Serre Che is very much an undiscovered gem as far as the Brit ski market is concerned and therein lies its attraction. It still feels like a proper French resort, English is spoken everywhere but not to the same extent as resorts such as Meribel and Val d’Isere where it is practically the official language. The slopes outside of French holidays and the weekends are quiet and the ski area itself is very big indeed, certainly more than enough for a weeks holiday.
The main villages that we feature accommodation in are Villeneuve, Chantemerle and Briancon but there is also Monetier and Salles Les Alpes. Briancon is actually a proper town (the highest in Europe apparently!) and has all the amenities you would expect, supermarkets, bars, restaurants etc. You don’t get the feeling of isolation that you do in some of the purpose built resorts in France. The resorts themselves (especially the old town part of Villeneuve and Monetier) are very picturesque, the medieval fort in Briancon is even a UNESCO world heritage site. As far as nightlife and après-ski goes, Serre Che is relatively low key but more than able to keep most groups amused.