Over 250km of well-groomed piste
Fantastic range of après-ski activities
Suitable for all levels
Another great option for mixed-ability groups, a school ski trip to Serre Chevalier offers spectacular skiing for all levels. Made up of 13 villages spread across three valleys, Serre Chevalier is the gateway to Ecrins National Park. A south-facing ski resort, Serre Chevalier is famous for its sunshine record and is one of the largest ski areas in France. The villages are all well-served by an excellent lift system and the largest, Briançon, is both the highest city in the European Union (and only Davos is higher in Europe) and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are loads of après-ski activities in the local area, including swimming, ice-skating, pizzerias, discos, bum-boarding and ice hockey matches.
This is a fantastic resort to choose if you want to use your school ski holiday to introduce your students to snowsports for the first time. The wide nursery slopes and excellent ski schools are ideal for beginners to have the space and support they need to get skiing. And there’s great skiing for intermediates too, with some great runs above the tree line. There’s even something to satisfy the advanced skiers in your group, with Olympic black runs! But what about snowboarders? Well, don’t worry, Serre Chevalier has that covered too, with a fantastic snow park!
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Hotel La Renardiere
With 73 beds, this great hotel offers groups sole-occupancy just 200m away from the resort's main ski lift and ski school meeting point.
The 19 guest rooms sleep 1-5 and all offer en-suite bathroom facilities.
The on-site restaurant offers the option of providing a packed lunch or a buffet lunch, giving you the choice of whether to stay out on the slopes or return to the warmth of the hotel during the midday break.
There's also an activity room at the hotel, for your group to enjoy a number of evening activities.
UCPA Serre Chevalier
The UCPA centre in Serre Chevalier is located at the foot of the piste, in the main village of Villeneuve - which has both the best lift access and a good bus service. You can ski straight from the centre in the morning and back in the evening.
The centre is housed in a modern building with a fantastic sun deck overlooking the slopes, as well as an outdoor heated pool!
Student rooms are multi-bedded, with facilities shared between two rooms. Staff will usually be in twins.
All the usual UCPA services are present, including a ski room,free WiFi, dining room and plenty of social areas and seating, plus a lovely bar for staff to relax in!
Aprés-Ski at Serre Chevalier
Fancy having a go at tobogganing? Slide down 4km of tracks, wind your way round 26 bends and drop a cool 573m! Definitely one for thrill seekers!
ice skating of villeneuve
Enjoy a spot of outdoor ice skating.
ice skating briancon (indoor)
Ice skating is a great choice of activity for school ski groups!
night skiing ...
Night skiing is an unmissable experience that your students will never forget!
This great sports centre offers facilities for squash, badminton, indoor golf and aquabiking.
Challenge your students to bowling in Chantemerle.
swimming pool briancon
A great way to ease those aching muscles after a day on the slopes, swimming is a fantastic choice of activity. The aquatic centre in Briançon has several indoor and outdoor pools and even a wellness area with steam room and sauna.
luge de montgenevre
Enjoy an exciting ride down one of the longest sledge rides in France! You'll snake through the forest and cross two tunnels as you navigate the 1400m run. Plus, the track can be illuminated for nighttime runs!