L'Alpe du Grand Serre ski holidays
Established in 1910 the French ski resort L'Alpe du Grand Serre lies at 1400 metres altitude in the Dauphiné - Isère region of the French Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2200m the area is not snow sure. Over 3 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 1km of trails, which equates to around 47 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to L'Alpe du Grand Serre is Lyon at a distance of 150km or approximately ? minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.
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Skiing in L'Alpe du Grand Serre
30 pistes and trails means approximately 2.1km of runs. 15 L'Alpe du Grand Serre lifts have capacity to transport 12000 per hour. The longest run in the French ski resort is over 2km.
The mountain has 10% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 40% intermediate, 40% advanced slopes and 10% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km ? run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can ski L'Alpe du Grand Serre after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.
Rating for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Snowboarding in L'Alpe du Grand Serre
Of the 15 ski lifts, 12 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good L'Alpe du Grand Serre is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 0 terrain parks and 0 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 0 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.
Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
L'Alpe du Grand Serre Apres Ski
Off-Slope activities include:
7 apres ski bars 8 restaurants 0 bowling 0 night club 0 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 0 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 0 saunas 0 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 0 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 0 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Winter Hiking.
Rating for apres ski gets 2 stars out of 5 overall
"L'Alpe du Grand Serre" by any other name
The French resort is also known as and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various L'Alpe du Grand Serre slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. L'Alpe du Grand Serre has slopes facing SW N.
Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
L'Alpe du Grand Serre reviews, 2.3 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.