The perfect warm up run for the Luc Alphand black run below it. Also a useful linking run between Villeneuve and Chantemerle.


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This newly named run used to be called Luc Alphand, named after the local ski legend like the black run below it.

Perhaps it got confusing having a blue Luc Alphand and a black Luc Alphand.

Or perhaps Luc objected to having an 'easy' run named after him! Whatever the reason, the name Mélèzes suits it much better.

Meaning larch in English, you'll soon see why it has this name as it cuts a swathe through the larch forest typical of Serre Chevalier and the Hautes Alpes.

In fact, given the predominance of larch trees all over Serre Chevalier, nearly all the runs could be called Mélèzes.

But that might get confusing...