Chalet Rivière, Serre Chevalier

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4.0 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
The food was excellent. There was a good variety of typical French meals, and quite good quality wine included. The other guests were very outgoing and friendly, they lived it up to the full! The staff were very sociable and managed the chalet well. The chalet was in quite good proximity to the pistes, about a... + more
Alan Hince, Hampshire
4 out of 5
This chalet was my husband’s choice. The chalet host was not good. He was too juvenile and he couldn’t cook. Also you couldn’t vary the heating and it was so hot we had to sleep with our doors propped open. I don’t really like sharing a chalet with other guests. We had one of the better rooms (room 3) and i... + more
Gill, Isle of Anglesey
4 out of 5
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Location - where is Chalet Rivière

  • Ski lift - 800m to the Pontilast lift
  • Ski school meeting point - 800m
  • Resort centre - 800m

Overview - chalet description - Chalet Rivière description

This warm and homely 10 person chalet is new for Winter 2013/14 and a great addition to our programme. Furnished in a tasteful mountain style the Rivière is located in a quiet corner of Villeneuve in Serre Chevalier and has fantastic views from its large lounge windows.


Facilities - Chalet Rivière features

What's included:

  • Warming drink on arrival to welcome you to your chalet
  • Hearty cooked breakfast with bread, jams & cereals on six mornings
  • Delicious afternoon tea with freshly-baked cake, pastries or biscuits every day
  • Wonderfully appetising three course evening meal on six nights, including a weekly regional dish, leaving one evening free to enjoy a local restaurant
  • A selection of wines, hand-picked by a Master of Wines & matched to each evening’s meal
  • Free Wi-Fi, iPod docking station, TV, DVD & board games for your entertainment
  • Daily housekeeping with towels provided

† Some facilities may incur a local charge.


Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

Rooms: Sleeps 10.Ground Floor: Three twin rooms with balcony or terrace and en-suite shower and wc.

First Floor: Double room with balcony and en-suite bath & wc. The kitchen/dining area is on this floor.

Second Floor: Bright and spacious split level lounge area with floor to ceiling windows and a large balcony ideal for taking in the fantastic views of the surrounding mountains. The lounge features comfortable seating for all, TV, DVD player and stereo.

Child discount: When your party fully occupies a chalet, up to 2 children aged 2-11 years receive a 25% discount.

Please Note: Chalet staff live in. Children are welcome when part of a group booking the whole chalet and generous discounts may apply.


Meals - food and drink in Chalet Rivière

Chalet Board.An energising breakfast including granola, cereals, yoghurt, bread, preserves, porridge, fruit juices, tea & coffee everyday, plus a cooked breakfast (e.g sausage, egg, bacon & tomatoes) on six mornings a week. Daily afternoon tea with freshly baked cakes, pastries or biscuits. A delicious home cooked three course evening meal on six nights served with a selection of complimentary wines and fresh after-dinner coffee.

We update Chalet Rivière's details often, but facilities do change. e.g. some extras listed by the supplier as "free" or included might only be for the first time you use them, or for one time per party, then charged for further use. If any specific feature is essential to your holiday, make sure you ask us to confirm the details of it before you book your holiday.
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Resort - about Serre Chevalier - about holidays in Serre Chevalier - about ski holidays in Serre Chevalier - about ski holidays in Serre Chevalier France

Excellent snow Large ski area Scenery & character

You get those hulking ski resort titans, and then there’s Serre Chevalier: a group of smaller villages that just happen to share one stonkingly big, seriously scenic ski area. Whether you’re based in family-oriented Chantemerle, lively Villeneuve, romantic spa town Monêtier or historic Briancon, 250km of wonderful terrain awaits.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Families Groups Couples Après Non-skiers

Serre Chevalier webcam

Snow Report: Top 30cm, Bottom 20cm

Snow Forecast: 3cm expected this week

Snow History: November average depth 17.17cm

Serre Chevalier trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Turin110 km, 2 hours
Region:French Hautes-Alpes
First opened:1984

Serre Chevalier lift pass price last reported as 214€ (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Chalet Rivière.
Night skiing: Yes
Serre Chevalier has N facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing December - April.

Town altitude: 1200m-1500m
Top of slopes: 2830m
Bottom of piste: 1200m
Vertical drop: 1630m
Total length of trails:250km
Longest piste:7km
Spread across a number of villages and hamlets, the Serre Chevalier valley’s not your usual alpine resort – but that’s what we like about it. While you won’t find a main hub of restaurants, bars and accommodation, a stay in one of the villages gives you a more ski-focussed, budget friendly week on the mountains. Briancon, Chantemerle, Villeneuve and Monêtier are the four main bases, each with their own character, but all with terrific lift access to the mountain. Typical French Briancon sits at the fa...
With some of the best conditions in the French Alps (80% of the slopes are above 2000m) the ski area includes wide-open, sunny plateaus, scenic tree lined runs and a perfectly groomed blanket of white beneath your skis or board. The piste can be accessed from all four towns and nursery slopes run from each allowing beginners to gain some confidence in peace - with help from the excellent ski schools in the area they’ll be progressing higher in no time! Beginners will find a number of gentle blues and steady ...
There’s never a dull moment here and with four different towns oozing character you’re sure to find something to suit you. Ski down the home run at Chantemerle to find the popular station bar where après ski begins with a happy hour or if you’re based in Villeneuve, the Grotto at the base of the slopes is the place to be for that après ski buzz! 1420 in Briancon is perfect for an evening of sophisticated drinks. The liveliest après is found at Villeneuve with a number of bars for evening drinks - The Frog ...

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"No grumbles at all"

Alan Hince, Hampshire
4/ out of 5
The food was excellent. There was a good variety of typical French meals, and quite good quality wine included. The other guests were very outgoing and friendly, they lived it up to the full! The staff were very sociable and managed the chalet well. The chalet was in quite good proximity to the pistes, about a 10 minute walk along the flat. There was a bus but we didn’t need it. Our room had a nice balcony with very nice views over a stream and the forest. We didn’t have any grumbles at all (and to be honest we normally find something to grumble about). I was a happy little bunny! We like variation and to go somewhere different each year, that said I’d have no hesitation in going back to this place.

"Bad host and could get noisy, but good location"

Gill, Isle of Anglesey
4/ out of 5
This chalet was my husband’s choice. The chalet host was not good. He was too juvenile and he couldn’t cook. Also you couldn’t vary the heating and it was so hot we had to sleep with our doors propped open. I don’t really like sharing a chalet with other guests. We had one of the better rooms (room 3) and it was spacious with a nice bathroom. We had a bath with a shower over it and a balcony. The doors were not well insulated so it can get noisy. I imagine that if some people came back late at night you might get woken up. I definitely wouldn’t recommend it for a family with young children for this reason, although it would be great for a big family group if they had the place to themselves. The ski bus stops right out the back of the chalet and runs at sensible times. It’s a fast 5 minute walk into the village.
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