Winter - Spring Activities in Serre Chevalier
Our perfect location in the heart of the pictureque village of Monetier les Bains in the Serre Chevalier valley and our amazing mountain spa and outdoor heated pool make Hotel Alliey & Spa the perfect place to stay during your ski holiday in France this winter.
Serre Chevalier is the largest resort in the southern Alps and boasts 250km of ski trails and endless ski touring possibilities. This awe inspiring Alpine landscape provides a feast of winter adventures and activities including; skiing, snowboarding, freeriding, freestyling, ski touring, snowshoing, cross-country skiing, ice skating and parapenting.
We are located just 300 metres from the ski lifts, ski schools, cross-country ski trails and childcare.
Besides being an adventure lovers paradise, this stunning valley is also a haven of wellness and relaxation and contains a historical treasure. You can read more by clicking on the links below.
Les Grands Bains de Monetier - are located 150 meters from Hotel Alliey & Spa
Monêtier-les-Bains was an important stopping point along the Roman road stretching between Briançon and Grenoble. The Romans sought treatments from the hot thermal waters. Today the spa is called "Les Grand Bains", encompassing 4,500 m², it is fed by naturally heated hot water and offers a wide variety of water features and effects.
The Fortifications of Vauban in Briancon, a UNESCO world heritage site - are located 14km from Hotel Alliey & Spa
Briançon has gained noteriety over time, first through trade and its many fairs, and then its military fortresses, notably the Fortifications of Vauban, which is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Briancon, located at are at an altitude of 1,326 metres (4,350 feet) is the highest city in Europe. The famous Fortifications of Vauban which tower over the city were built between 1633–1707 by Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, Marquis de Vauban.
Several of the 12 groups of fortified buildings that make up the site are classified by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites, these include; the city walls, Redoute des Salettes, Fort des Trois-Têtes, Fort du Randouillet, ouvrage de la communication and the Asfeld Bridge.
The historical centre is a strongly fortified town, built by Vauban to defend the region from Austrians in the 17th century. Its cobbled streets are steep and narrow, and incredibly picturesque.
Briançon was the Brigantium of the Romans and formed part of the Kingdom of King Cottius. It is an area steeped in history and is a wonderful place to visit during your stay.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING SKI HOLIDAYS:
How can we book ski passes in advance?
HOLISKI 6 Area Pass - 6 ski areas with one single card & low cost. Pay only for the days skied and enjoy loyalty day passes for just 1€.
Serre Chevalier Tourist Office - check ski pass prices for this 2014-15 season
Serre Chevalier Tourist Office - book ski passes for this winter 2014-15 season
Where can we book ski rental equipment in advance?
We reccommend Stawug - whatever your level or preferences of equipment, save time by booking it in advanceit will be waiting for you when you arrive at the shop, which is located just 200 meters from our hotel.
Is there a cloakroom to store our ski equipment?:
Below the ski slopes there is a cloakroom available from 8:30am to 5:30pm with an apparatus for drying shoes.
In our garden we have ski lockers accessed with a secure code.
Is there Daycare?
There's a nursery at the bottom of the slopes: 350m² with a capacity of 30 children. The daycare is licensed by DDASSs and PMI and welcomes children from 6 months up to 6 years. Meals possible, midday nap and dormitories.
Should we take the car?
There is no need to use your car while here The Alpine Transfer Company provide transfers direct to our hotel from the airport. And the slopes are 150meters from the hotel If you don't like walking much, there are the following shuttle busses to the ski slopes and also to the neighbouring villages and ski stations withing the Serre Chevalier valley:
Monetier Village Shuttle Bus - stops 10meters from the hotel and drops you at the slopes from 9am to 5pm, bus every 20mins.
Serre Chevalier Vallée Shuttle Bus - Free with a ski pass or guest card, goes to Briançon Monetier between 7:50am and 6:20pm and the night bus runs from 19:30 to 23:00.