Serre Chevalier

The Serre Chevalier Vallée

The New Haven Ski Club will return to the French Alps in 2022. Like previous NHSC destinations Chamonix and Val d'Isere, the Serre Chevalier Vallée provides vast ski areas and spans 13 villages in four communes. Again, a Club Med--this one located in the commune of La Salle-les-Alpes ("Villanueve"), base elevation 4,500'--will provide our members with an all-inclusive vacation experience. In addition to the cozy and comfortable accommodations, three gourmet meals are provided each day along with full-day guides for group lessons and tours, an open bar, spa services, and free wi-fi.


January 22 - 30, 2022



Available Spots



Club Med

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Only a few spots remain for this trip! See Chris Chaltas if you're interested.

Download the flyer or explore more of the details of this trip below.

You must be a paid member to sign up!

Proof of COVID vaccination is required for travel to France.

What if COVID shuts us down? If France closes its doors to travelers from the U.S., our trip will be canceled but we will retain a credit with Club Med that will be usable for future Club Med trips. Your payments are not refundable, so if you are not able to join a future trip, you will have to find someone to buy out your spot.


Vertical Feet

Summit Elevation


Staying at Serre Chevalier

Our Club Med Serre Chevalier accommodations include:

  • All meals: breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner. Club Med provides gourmet meals at buffets and specialty restaurants with table service.
  • A lift pass and a full-day guide for skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoeing tailored to your ability level.
  • Ski-in, ski-out. The unusual Double Monocable (DMC) Pontillas cable car, with a 20-person capacity, is just down the hill from the resort. The Bez trail will bring you back home.
  • Access to an open bar and snack service all day.
  • Spa services, a sauna, a small indoor pool, and an exercise facility.
  • Nightly entertainment.

Club Med

Skiing at Serre Chevalier

  • At 9,900 acres, the Serre Chevalier ski area is one of the largest in Europe. 102 slopes cover more than 150 miles and include some of the best tree skiing in Europe.
  • The area provides 68 lifts, including three cable cars, six gondolas, 20 chair lifts, and 39 surface lifts.
  • Click here to download (16 Mb) a high-quality piste map.
  • With a base at around 5,085' and a summit of 11,350', it offers over 5,200 feet of vertical.
  • On-piste trails are marked black (advanced, 14%), red (medium, 38%), blue (easy, 27%), or green (very easy, 21%).
  • Five terrain parks, including a Big Air area, a snowcross, and a half pipe
  • Night skiing and cross-country skiing

Getting there and back

Proof of COVID vaccination is required for travel to France.

  • On January 22, 2022 (exact time is TBD), a bus will bring us from the Harugari club to JFK International.
  • We will depart from JFK at 7:45 pm on Swiss International Air flight #23, a direct flight into the Geneva International airport (GVA) in Switzerland. We'll ride an Airbus A330 for 7 hours and 35 minutes.
  • After arriving at 9:20 am on January 23rd, we'll take a three-hour bus ride to get to Club Med.
  • On January 30th, we will have an early morning departure for the return bus ride from Club Med to Geneva International.
  • We depart from Geneva at 11:40 am on Swiss International Air flight #22, a direct flight back to JFK. We'll take another Airbus A330 back home for about nine hours, arriving at JFK at 2:40 pm.
  • A bus will then return us to the Harugari.

Swiss Air


  • A $500 deposit is due at signup.
  • A second $500 payment is due by October 15, 2021.
  • Your final payment is due on November 1, 2021.
  • Checks may be made out to the New Haven Ski Club.
  • The club also accepts Venmo payments to @newhavenskiclub.
  • A $500 penalty will be assessed for cancellations before November 1.
  • No refunds are available after November 1.


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