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Encyclopedia > Serre Chevalier
Serre Chevalier Summit and the "Grand Serre" Chairlift
Serre Chevalier Summit and the "Grand Serre" Chairlift
Serre-Chevalier 1500, Yret and Cibouit summits
Serre-Chevalier 1500, Yret and Cibouit summits

Serre Chevalier is one of the major French ski resorts. Located in the south part of the Alps, close to the Parc National des Ecrins, it enjoys a large skiing area (250 km of slopes) and very sunny weather, boasting 300 days of sunshine a year. Serre Cheavalier lies close to the town of Briançon, with the villages of Chantemerle, La Salle Les Alpes, Nique-Tamair and Monêtier nearby. The ski champion Luc Alphand was born in the valley of the resort. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Categories: France geography stubs | National parks of France ... Briançon is a town and commune in the French départment of Hautes-Alpes (Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur), of which it is the sous-préfecture. ... Luc Alphand (born in Briançon, France, August 6, 1965) is a French Occitan former alpine skier, who is now a race car driver. ...

One of the best things about Serre Chevalier is the wooded nature of the slopes. There's a lot of variety, and the slopes are wooded till about 2/3 of the way up the mountains. It also has pretty good snow. There are still high, exposed areas for those who want them. It's also pretty good for snowboarders, as there are few flat spots. Then again, there are still lots of drag lifts and in a couple of places there are is only one link between adjoining mountains. A snowboard with boot bindings A snowboard is the main piece of equipment used in snowboarding. ...

It is also a picturesque village with an excellent museum showing the town's beginnings and industries. There is also a weekly 'Skiing fair' in which there is an excellent show of all the existing styles of skiing, stunts and clothing which is certainly worth a look. Culinary festivals are also regularly held, the most famous being the "Fete du Slip", celebrating the making of a traditional alpine sausage.

In the summer Serre Chevalier becomes an area dedicated to kayaking, walking, cycling, mountain biking, climbing, rock climbing, sledding, paragliding and generally enjoying one of the most gorgeous mountain areas in Europe.

The nearest airports to Serre Chevalier are Turin in Italy and Grenoble in France. These are served by some of the UK's budget airlines such as EasyJet and RyanAir, providing easy access from many European cities. For other uses, see Turin (disambiguation). ... Grenoble (Arpitan: Grasanòbol) is a city and commune in south-east France situated at the foot of the Alps where the Drac joins the Isère River. ...

External Links

  • Serre Chevalier Tourism Office Official website
  • Serre Chevalier Ski Area Official Website

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Serre Chevalier (1243 words)
Serre Chevalier is a big south-facing valley, between the Col du Lautaret and Briançon with 13 villages dotted along it going from ultra-modern hamlets to old-style villages.
Serre Chevalier means a wide range of activities for everyone and for all the family: sport, fun, culture, relaxation.
Serre Chevalier gets all lit up and invites children to celebrate a Christmas full of wonders in this series of shows which will also be enjoyed by their parents who will find things in them to dream about…..
Goski.com France - Serre Chevalier (1721 words)
Located close to the Italian border, Serre Chevalier is one of the most southerly resorts in the Alps and claims 300 days of sunshine per year.
Serre Chevalier is one of the world's big ski areas with 250km (156 miles) of trails.
Serre Chevalier is in the heart of the Alps, as it was at the beginning of the century with its old villages, but the possibility and equipment of today's development.
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