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
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
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.
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.
Official rating: ***
Alpine bar with large open fire
Free Wi-Fi throughout
Ski and boot room
Departure airports: Gatwick,Manchester or Birmingham