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Serre Chevalier is one of the major French ski resorts. Located in the southern part of the Alps, close to the Parc National des Ecrins, in the Hautes-Alpes department of the French Alps. It enjoys a large skiing area (250 km of slopes) and boasts 300 days of sunshine a year!
Serre Chevalier Ski Area
The lowest skiing is at 1200m and the highest Telesiege Yret at 2800m. One of the outstanding features of Serre Chevalier is the wooded nature of the slopes. The Treeline stops at 2150m, which means there is approx. 700m of vertical treelined slopes. The slopes are managed by the CDA. There are 63 lifts : 35 drag lifts, 21 chairs (among which 6 six passengers chairs, 3 high speed quads), 2 cable cars and 5 gondolas. There are 107 slopes (23 Green, 31 Blue, 39 Red, 14 Black). With its great natural terrain Serre-Chevalier is widely regarded as one of the top snowboarding destinations in France.
Serre Chevalier Summer
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. Serre Chevalier often plays host to various Mountain Biking and BMX Biking championships. Culinary festivals are also regularly held, the most famous being the "Fete du Slip", a yearly celebration of the making of a traditional alpine sausage. 4 lifts reopen for the summer months to take walkers and mountain bikers up the mountain.