Ski Region: The Best of the rest
|Ski area:||Grand Galaxie|
|Resort height:||1350 m|
|Highest lift:||3300 m|
|Total Kms pistes:||554 kms|
|Transfer time:||2 hrs|
|Driving Time :||10/12 hours (Calais – Serre Chevalier)|
|Pistes/Lift info||Local Area||Whole Area|
Serre-Chevalier is made up of a string of villages set on a valley floor, linked by a busy road.
The area is big, and with more than a dozen points from which to access the ski area there are few bottle-necks getting up to the most snow sure terrain, which is located up above the treeline at 2000 metres. Runs for all abilities are spread around the mountains so you shouldn't get stuck with only a tough route back if you're beginner, or only near flat terrain in front of you if you're an expert.
The appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Grande Galaxie ski resorts of Briançon, La Grave, Les Deux Alpes and Puy Saint Vincent.
- Tree lined rins
- Value accommodation
- Friendly atmosphere
In Chantemerle at 1350 Le Pub Ullivan is a good choice and there's a rare French Karaoke bar, L'Escapade. The resort's two discos La Baita and Bam Bam are both located in Villeneuve.
- A six-day area pass (or rather your receipt) covers a day in each of Les Deux-Alpes, Alpe-d’Huez, Puy-St-Vincent, Montgenèvre/the Milky Way, and a 25% discount on a La Grave day pass. All of these outings are possible by bus, but are easier by car.
- Driving via Grenoble you use the Col du Lautaret, which can be closed.
- Le Monêtier is the smallest, quietest and most unspoiled of the main villages,
5 day forecast.