Although we are famous for skiing in winter, there’s a lot of things happening in the valley over the summer months too.
Check them out. Walking, climbing, via ferrata, cycling, mountain bikes and many more. Don’t forget the white water sports on the River Guisane and Durance either.
The lifts begin opening from 30th June until the 2nd September. See the Tourist Office for more details on dates and opening times.
Less strenuous pursuits are available. Walk in the flower-filled meadows to rustic restaurants in 17th century villages, visit the walled Vauban town of Briancon and visit the Medieval festival or Bastille day re-enactments.
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If these have whetted your appetite, please contact us for current availability at Chalet Chamoissiere during July.
I know we may find it hard to believe, but not every visitor to Serre Chevalier wishes to ski or snowboard. But what can they do here? Most think of a ski resort as high altitude, loads of pistes, and not much else, and while Serre Chevalier has those things too , we have plenty of other activities to enjoy
- The thermal baths in Monetier-les-Bains should be at the top of everyone’s list. It is a great apres-ski activity too for the skiers and boarders. Open daily, only children under 4 are excluded. You can also book spa treatments as well as enjoy the Roman-styled baths.
- Book a guided snowshoe walk with the International Ski School in Monetier-les-Bains. See the resort from another angle and visit the larch forests.
- Get on the regular ski bus, and take a trip into the old walled citadel of Briancon. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, on a sunny day you can while away a couple of hours, have a real Italian coffee or ice-cream, or even have a mediaeval style lunch in one of the restaurants. Take a look in the collegiate church for some good examples of religious icons.
- Join the skiers up the mountain for lunch. There is pedestrian lift access to several of the mountain restaurants. The best choice is probably at Serre Ratier, which is served by the new panoramic gondola from Chantemerle, The Chapka and Flocon restaurants in the Monetier sector can be reached on the Bachas chairlift.
- Chill out on the terrace with your own special view of the mountains at Chalet Chamoissiere and watch the skiers returning from their day on the mountains with a glass of wine in hand.
- Don’t forget a visit to the local markets, best of all is in the bottom part of Briancon near the Parc de la Schappe on a Wednesday. Monetier’s market day is Friday, perfect for some souvenir shopping.
With the ski season drawing to a close, spring has arrived. Why not enjoy a weekend or longer stay in the mountains and enjoy the clear air and lengthening days?
The melting snow gives great white water for kayaking and rafting. Days are cooler than in midsummer for walking.
The pool and sauna will be open at weekends and French public holidays, then daily from mid-June.
Use the contact from above to enquire about prices or visit our availability and booking page by clicking the button below
For a chance to win a short break at Chalet Chamoissiere, why not visit the SnowHeads stand at the British SKi show, Birmingham NEC and subscribe to the site?
Visit at snowheads.com and join on the day to be entered into a prize draw. As well as the accommodation, Eurekaski have donated a two hour ski lesson, and there are custom footbeds from Solutions for Feet, a ski tuning lesson from Jon’s ski tuning, and magazine subscriptions from Fall-Line amongst the prizes.
We have arranged to have the telephone line and broadband installed for the winter. This should allow us to respond to our rental queries more quickly, and guests can check weather forecasts etc.