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Grand Hotel (Chantemerle)

Serre Chevalier,
 France
Your holiday includes
  • Flights from Gatwick, Manchester or Birmingham
  • Resort transfers
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Half board meals
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
About the hotel
  • Great mountain views
  • In the resort centre
  • Full renovation planned for 2016/17
  • South-facing sun terrace
  • 25m to the lifts
About the resort
  • 250km ski area
  • Resort altitude: 1400m
  • Perfect for intermediates & advanced
  • Lots of off-piste
  • Varied nightlife
  • Excellent choice of après activities

The Grand sits in one of the best spots in Serre Chevalier. The main gondola and ski school meeting point are right outside the front door. You'll also not be far from the nightlife of Chantemerle which comes as lively or relaxed as you want it to be.

 

The hotel plans a full renovation for 2016/17. All public areas and rooms will have new furnishings and a fresh, contemporary style. The staff though will still be as welcoming and friendly as before. They help create the wonderful relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere in the hotel. It's a really fun place to stay.

 

 

From the hotel to…

Nearest lift: 25m to Chantemerle gondola

Tuition meeting point: 25m

Resort centre: 100m

 

 

About the resort

Serre Chevalier is made up of four separate villages lying in the south-facing valley above the medieval fortress town of Briançon – a World Heritage site. Our accommodation is based in two of them; Chantemerle is traditional with more charm and shops whilst Villeneuve, being more recently built, is ideal for easy mountain access and some lively après ski. There's plenty to do off the slopes including impressive thermal baths at Monêtier.

 

 

On the mountain, everything is big. Big terrain and big areas for beginners, intermediates and advanced skiers and snowboarders. Journey between the well-connected pistes linking the four peaks and the numerous tree lined runs threading through pretty larch forests.

 

The red runs of Chantemerle and Villeneuve offer a real challenge, as well as some serious off-piste expeditions. And don't miss the infamous Rocher de l'Enfer run - you'll need an hour in the hot tub after that thigh burner

 

Resort stats

Area size: 250km

Linked resorts: Not linked, but your lift pass includes the option to ski one day in Alpe d’Huez, Les Deux Alpes, Puy St Vincent and Montgènevre. Transport is not included.

Resort altitude: 1400m

Skiing altitude: 1400m to 2830m

Number of runs: 103

Range of runs: 22% green, 28% blue, 38% red and 12% black

Lifts: 35 drags, 21 chairs, 5 gondolas and 2 cable cars

Night skiing: Yes

Cross country trails: 35km

Snowmaking: 18% of runs covered

Resort bus: Yes

 

 

Food and drink

Half board is available at the Grand Hotel with a buffet breakfast and four-course buffet style evening meal. There's a lobby bar to enjoy a drink or a après-ski nibble, not to mention the range of bistros and bars in the resort's centre.

 

 

Rooms

There's a good selection of rooms with 86 to choose from. All rooms are planned to come with an ensuite bathroom with bath or shower, hairdryer and wc as well as a flat-screen TV, telephone with wake-up call facilities and a mini-safe. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

 

The majority of the south facing rooms have balconies and breathtaking views of the village and the mountain. Interconnecting rooms are also available on request.

 

 

Hotel features

Official rating: ***

Two restaurants

Alpine bar with large open fire

Sun terrace

Free Wi-Fi throughout

Ski and boot room

 

 

Travel info

Departure airports: Gatwick,Manchester or Birmingham

Departure day: Sunday

Arrival airport: Turin

Flight duration: 1 hour 55 minutes to 2 hours 20 minutes

Transfer time:  approx. 1 hour 45 minutes