Posts Tagged ‘Serre-Chevalier’
Following one of the warmest and driest Novembers on record, in both the UK and Europe, it now seems as if winter is truly upon us. As temperatures dropped over the weekend all eyes became focused on the snow reports, hoping and praying that it could only mean one thing…snow is on the way!
After weeks of waiting and speculation on when the snow was going to arrive, Saturday evening witnessed the first substantial fall of the winter across the Alps. As curtains twitched on Sunday morning it came to the delights of many that winter had arrived, and as reports started circulating the UK media and social networking sites on Sunday I’m sure I wasn’t the only person to breathe a sigh of relief!
Not only did it snow on Saturday night, it continued into Sunday, Monday and it’s still snowing today in many European resorts. In Val d’Isere up to 80cm of fresh snow has fallen over the Fornet Glacier, 50cm over Solaise and 30cm over Bellevarde. Meribel, Courchevel, Les Deux Alpes and Val Thorens have also been blanketed by snow, however the clear winner with close to a metre of snow is Serre Chevalier which now has an upper base of 190cm, the best in Europe! Read the rest of this entry »
As like many of you, I never look at the back of a piste map. All you’re interested in is which run goes where and almost as importantly, where the on-mountain restaurants are for the well earned 11 ‘o’ clock hot chocolate & plate of “frites” at lunch time. However, upon recent inspection of the back of the Serre Chevalier piste map you could be missing out on valuable information!
Serre Chevalier has a whole host of new activities for 2010/11, some of which should not be missed if you’re heading that way this season. All detailed on the back of the piste map! Read the rest of this entry »