FAQ about Serre Chevalier
Here you find some of the most common questions, and of course answers to them, that people usually have about Serre Chevalier regarding the trip there, skiing, things to do, accommodation etc.
- Can I go to Serre Chevalier from Nice?
- Does Serre Chevalier have a unique microclimate and how does it affects skiing conditions?
- What are the unique features of Serre Chevalier's ski terrain that set it apart from other Alpine ski resorts?
- What is the Ski Joëring experience in Serre Chevalier?
- What's the history behind the name Serre Chevalier, and what does it signify?
Can I go to Serre Chevalier from Nice?
Yes, it is absolutely possible, even though it is not exactly around the corner. By car it takes about four to five hours to drive if you take the toll road. By the toll road it is about 230 kilometres to drive, but since you need to drive through the mountains it takes longer than usual. Another option is to take the toll-free route, but it takes about half an hour more.
It is also possible to take the train from Nice to the nearby village of Briançon. The train ride takes about 8 hours and you would have to change train at least once. From Briançon it is a short drive to Serre Chevalier, best case scenario 10 minutes but it all depends on where you are staying when there.
You can also go by bus from Nice to Serre Chevalier but it requires a few changes and usually takes more than 10 hours.
Does Serre Chevalier have a unique microclimate and how does it affects skiing conditions?
Serre Chevalier's is famous for having its own microclimate that benefits from a mix of Mediterranean and Alpine influences, resulting in excellent snow conditions and plenty of sunshine, making it a coveted skiing destination.
What are the unique features of Serre Chevalier's ski terrain that set it apart from other Alpine ski resorts?
Serre Chevalier boasts diverse terrain that spans 250 kilometers of slopes, including wooded areas, open pistes, and off-piste opportunities, providing a wide range of skiing experiences.
What is the Ski Joëring experience in Serre Chevalier?
Ski Joëring is a thrilling activity where skiers are pulled by horses. You can experience this at certain locations in Serre Chevalier, adding a touch of adventure to your skiing trip.
What's the history behind the name Serre Chevalier, and what does it signify?
"Serre Chevalier" refers to a group of villages in the Guisane Valley in the French Alps. "Serre" means mountain ridge, and "Chevalier" pays homage to the medieval knights who once roamed the region.