Guidebook

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!

Description

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 -

https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/17/la-grave-classics

Prorel East Couloir
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Prorel East Couloir

Serre Chevalier
907 m
37 °
E
16 m
3.0 km
A glorious couloir and technically the easiest of the Prorel’s couloirs. To cap it off it transitions into some fantastic tree skiing.
Difficult
Private
Les Combes from Eychauda
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Les Combes from Eychauda

Serre Chevalier
1,021 m
38 °
SE
24 m
6.5 km
Cruisy skiing and breathtaking scenery in a nature reserve that is entirely outside the resort’s boundary.
Difficult
Private
Vallon de Chambran
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Vallon de Chambran

Serre Chevalier
1,569 m
36 °
SE
56 m
7.9 km
A wonderful and technically accessible descent in a wild uninhabited valley outside the resort. You’ll need to arrange transport to get home.
Difficult
Private
Montagnolle
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Montagnolle

Serre Chevalier
1,126 m
36 °
NW
1 m
4.6 km
A Serre Chevalier classic. No hiking, just 1300 vertical metres of leg burning, big mountain riding.
Difficult
Private
Les Guibertes Couloirs
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Les Guibertes Couloirs

Serre Chevalier
1,296 m
39 °
N
26 m
4.0 km
Epic, wild terrain with tricky route finding. If in doubt, go with a local instructor or guide.
Difficult
Private
Cabane du Berger
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Cabane du Berger

Serre Chevalier
573 m
27 °
SE
7 m
2.4 km
A largely open, undulating descent in a huge southeast facing bowl – ideal for entry level off piste.
Moderate
Private
Tour du Prorel
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Tour du Prorel

Serre Chevalier
620 m
30 °
N
37 m
2.0 km
A popular and easily accessible descent - a wide open bowl followed by excellent trees.
Moderate
Private
Crêtes des Lauzières
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Crêtes des Lauzières

Serre Chevalier
701 m
37 °
N
6 m
2.6 km
A tree lined ridge, gentle at first then with a long steep pitch. Perfect for those bad weather days.
Difficult
Private
Cibouit-Tabuc
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Cibouit-Tabuc

Serre Chevalier
602 m
43 °
NE
1 m
1.7 km
A beautiful wide open bowl leading into some wild and wonderful tree skiing
Difficult
Private
Notre Dame des Neiges
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Notre Dame des Neiges

Serre Chevalier
354 m
39 °
SE
1 m
1.2 km
Steep SE facing lines that come into their own in perfect spring snow.
Difficult
Private