Understanding Serre Chevalier’s lift system
Serre Chevalier stretches all the way from the main town of Briançon at 1200 metres altitude to the alpine spa village of Le Monêtier les Bains at 1500 metres altitude. The ski area inbetween elevates up to 2830 metres altitude (the top of the Y’ret chair lift to the right of the piste map), offers 250km of marked pistes and boasts an abundance of off-piste and tree-skiing opportunities, particularly towards ‘Monêtier’, its highest sector.
For most skiers, the best value for money lies in buying the ‘Serre Chevalier’ lift pass and not one which is limited to just one of its four sectors.
Serre Chevalier 6 Day Lift Pass 2016/17 Public Prices
6 day ADULT pass 251 €
6 day CHILD pass FREE (< 6 years old) *
6 day CHILD pass 201,80 € (6-11 years old)
6 day SENIOR pass 226,40 € (65-74 years old) *
* Children under six years old, and seniors of 75 years or over do not pay for a ski pass. They need to collect a FREE lift pass from the kiosks at the bottom of the ski area or from their tour operator.
Note that usually the first and last weeks of the winter season run at discounted prices (Contact Us for prices). Less lifts may be running and some pistes may be closed.
I‘ve never skied before, which pass should I buy?
If you’re new to skiing Serre Chevalier has several free lifts (Villeneuve and Monêtier rope tows) and also Beginner Lift Passes (ranging from 12 € to 17 € per day depending on where you want to ski). Beware however: you may need a ‘bigger’ lift pass on Day 2 or Day 3 if you’re skiing with a ski school whose aim is to progress your skiing quickly and confidently. Contact Us if you would like any advise.
Is there a Family Deal?
Serre Chevalier offers great savings for families and includes children up to 21 years of age. Read our separate article on lift passes for families.
I arrive at lunchtime on my first day and have a couple of hours to spare – can I ski?
Get on your skis or board! If you haven’t already bought a lift pass and you’re staying for the usual week long holiday, then you may as well buy a 7 day lift pass and save 5,50 € by doing so! If you already have your 6 day pass but it’s not valid until a day later, get yourself a three hour pass for 41,50 € (adult price).
I love skiing but I wouldn’t mind a bit of flexibility to have a day off here and there
Serre Chevalier has a Semaine Cool offer, five days of skiing out of seven, for just 241,80 € (adult price). Discounted prices are available for the first week of the season and the last two weeks of the season.
“Actually, I won’t be skiing”
No problem! You can still use the ski lifts with an ‘on foot’ lift pass. We have written a handy article for non-skiers in Serre Chevalier here.
Can we buy our passes online?
Always check with your tour operator or travel agency to see if they can get you a better deal. Our guests, for example, will benefit from discounts throughout the season. Otherwise yes, you can buy online via Serre Chevalier’s secure site here.