The 10 Finest Freeride Lines in Serre Chevalier

With everything from mellow bowls to steep couloirs, there is something for every freerider at Serre Chevalier. Here are 10 lines that shouldn't be missed!

Charlie Boscoe




Serre Chevalier is a fabulous resort, with reliable snow and terrain of all types facing all aspects. Its more famous neighbour, La Grave, gets the headlines but for many skiers Serre Chevalier is a better place to ski because it is slightly lower and less wild than La Grave. The skiing is still serious and takes you well away from the lifts and pistes, but there are no seracs or crevasses to worry about here like there are in La Grave.

The lines described here are all lift accessed and there's everything here from beginner lines through to steep, wild couloirs. Get stuck in!

And if you want to step it up a bit after skiing these lines, get to La Grave and work your way through our guidebook for the area -


Prorel East Couloir

A glorious couloir and technically the easiest of the Prorel’s couloirs. To cap it off it transitions into some fantastic tree skiing.

Les Combes from Eychauda

Cruisy skiing and breathtaking scenery in a nature reserve that is entirely outside the resort’s boundary.

Vallon de Chambran

A wonderful and technically accessible descent in a wild uninhabited valley outside the resort. You’ll need to arrange transport to get home.


A Serre Chevalier classic. No hiking, just 1300 vertical metres of leg burning, big mountain riding.

Les Guibertes Couloirs

Epic, wild terrain with tricky route finding. If in doubt, go with a local instructor or guide.

Cabane du Berger

A largely open, undulating descent in a huge southeast facing bowl – ideal for entry level off piste.

Tour du Prorel

A popular and easily accessible descent - a wide open bowl followed by excellent trees.

Crêtes des Lauzières

A tree lined ridge, gentle at first then with a long steep pitch. Perfect for those bad weather days.


A beautiful wide open bowl leading into some wild and wonderful tree skiing