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.
The latest great skiing area, located close to Grenoble, at the meeting point of two massifs, Oisans and South Dauphiné. This is a fast growing resort with brand new pistes ( the ski area has doubled in size in a few years), offering real mountain skiing with a link to Saint Honoré 1500. Both are charming and atmospheric mountain villages.
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View our detailed L'Alpe du Grand Serre snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our L'Alpe du Grand Serre snow history.
|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||€? - €?|
|Resort Opens||Dec 2020|
|Resort Closes||Apr 2021|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|total length of L'Alpe du Grand Serre trails|
|Longest Lift-Served Run||2km|
|longest piste or trail reachable by lift|
|Slope Orientation||SW N|
|direction L'Alpe du Grand Serre area faces|
|top station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of L'Alpe du Grand Serre ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 800m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
The mountain has 10% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 50% 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
Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Off-Slope activities include:
Rating for apres ski gets 2 stars out of 5 overall
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 ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons
The official ski/board school is called Ecole du Ski Français and has 30 teachers teaching in English, French, Spanish and taking students from a minimum age of 4.? ? 721841
L'Alpe du Grand Serre for beginners gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
L'Alpe du Grand Serre for intermediates gets ? stars out of 5 overall
L'Alpe du Grand Serre for expert skiers gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
L'Alpe du Grand Serre for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
L'Alpe du Grand Serre snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in L'Alpe du Grand Serre: 20km X C ski trails, Lessons available? N
Easy XC Ski Trails: 5km Intermediate XC Trails: 15km Difficult XC Trails: 0km
Telemark Tuittion: Y Telemark Rental 1 Paragliding schools: 1
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km
L'Alpe du Grand Serre snow fun - off slope winter activities
Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0
Prepared Winter Walks: 0 Snowshoeing: 0 Hang Gliding : 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 1
L'Alpe du Grand Serre non skiing facilities also include Winter Hiking.