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It's never too soon to plan next season's family ski holiday

27th July 2012 Print

Serre Chevalier Vallee, the popular ski resort in south eastern France, Hautes-Alpes, is offering a ski season deal not to be missed. Book 7-nights self-catering from just 192 Euros pp which includes a 6-day lift pass, while children 6 – 11 years can benefit from the same deal from 166 Euros pp and seniors 65 – 74 years from 179 Euros pp. As in previous seasons children under 6 years receive a free lift pass. But don’t delay, this offer is for selected dates only*. And ask us about the special 7-night/6-day lift pass deal for families of four (2 adults + 2 children)**.

Still comparatively little known to the English, Serre-Chevalier Vallee is the collective name for 13 villages stretching 15km along the Guisane Valley to Briançon, France’s highest Alpine town and UNESCO site, with the main ski stations in Briançon, Chantemerle, Villeneuve and Monetier.

Over 250km of snow-sure, larch-lined slopes – most over 2000m – are perfect for skiers and boarders on this big, varied mountain which offers skiing for all abilities. Families are especially welcomed by friendly, English-speaking locals who offer good value hotels, restaurants and chalets. There are ski school facilities in every village and the whole family will enjoy the Melèzone picnic area in the woods and the Ecrins National Park, a protected environment at the foot of the most beautiful peaks in the Alps.

The resort boasts an average of 300 days sunshine every year and with 80km of slopes covered by snow cannons to supplement natural snowfall there’s always a guarantee of fabulous weather conditions together with snow covered slopes for skiers and snowboarders.
And it’s not too late to grab a summer break this season. The whole area is dedicated to kayaking, walking, cycling, mountain biking, climbing and paragliding so call direct to check on summer availability and great prices.

The fabulous Grand Bains du Monetier, a mecca of indoor and outdoor pools over several floors offering spa and wellness facilities for relaxation, health and beauty, are great at any time of year. As ever, an exciting calendar of ski and music events will ensure the mountains around Serre Chevalier Vallee will rock this season.
Many happy British skiers are reporting an excellent stay in Serre Chevalier Vallee: “We had an absolutely fantastic holiday – we enjoyed the resort and the snow was the best we have ever seen, stunning scenery and the friendliest people,” says Nicola who visited the resort for the first time last March with friends and a toddler. “There’s plenty to do and a great selection of runs for all abilities. This resort is undersold!”

Serre Chevalier Vallee is easy to reach, about 8 hours by car from Calais on a super-efficient network of motorways; by rail direct to Briançon; and a choice of airports: Turin, Grenoble and Lyon, serve the resort within easy transfer time.

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*Offer date applies: 15.12.12 to 22.12.12

**Offer dates apply: from 25.12.12 to 06.01.13 and 16.02.13 to 16.03.13

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