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Alpe du Grand Serre

The Alpe du Grand Serre, a rich history

The Alpe du Grand Serre is a resort that has its origins around 1938. Initially named « La Morte », the locality evolved only towards the Sixties thanks in particular to the setting up of the ski lift. The latter is then extended with the contribution of the company SAGASA.

However, it was necessary to wait for the end of the war so that the work resumes normally thanks to the company SATELAM. Since 2015, the station is operated commercially by the « régie des remontées mécaniques de la station de l’Alpe du Grand Serre ».

A small resort on a human scale

This is not a « dormitory resort », but truly a village from charm of 134 inhabitants in the year, on which some residences of tourism are built, of reasonable sizes.

The station is surrounded by the Taillefer massif and the Grand Serre mountain. Between the valley of the Romanche and the Roizonne. The ski area has a altitude average altitude around 1,776 meters.

The station offers a varied domain with 55 kilometers of ski runss, including many trails for beginnersand 20 kilometers of cross-country skiing area.

A destination for the whole family

Accessible by shuttle from the station of train of Grenoble, the locality appears as a magical place for the lovers of alpine villages. With a breathtaking panorama and a preserved nature, the resort also offers activities various activities throughout the year.

  • In summerIn the summer, walking and mountain biking are very popular. A Bike Park, climbing routes, multi-sports fields as well as various animations are also available at any time during this period.
  • In winterIt is now the turn of alpine skiing, Nordic skiing and snowshoeing to come into play.

The ski area of the Alpe du Grand Serre

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️Alpe du Grand Serre
CommuneLa Morte
MassifTaillefer massif
MountainNorthern Alps
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm):55
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm) :55
Longest downhill ski run (in km)6
Name of the ski areaAlpe du Grand Serre
Connected station(s)No
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m)1 367
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m)2 184
Average altitude of the ski area (in m)1 776
Total height of the domain (in m)817
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha)10
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs5
Number of blue trails19
Number of red trails12
Number of black runs2
Total number of downhill ski trails38
? Ski lifts ?
Ski lifts11
Children’s treadmill0
Fixed grip chairlifts3
Detachable Chairlifts0
Cable cars0
Total number of lifts14
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area)3
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm):20
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark:Yes
Presence of an aquatic complex and spaNo
Trails accessible on foot from the village :Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village)130
Slogan of the stationSimply the mountain
? Access to the resort ?
Nearest train station:Grenoble
Bus shuttle to a train station:Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers)615
? Price survey in the station ?
Price list of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 29 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 141 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 100 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 50 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 350 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 550 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transportation and food) 832 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transportation and food) 1 287 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 1 650 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 2 150 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 99 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 215 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 108
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the stay rate / 108
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 106
Note on the diversity of activities offered (except skiing) / 105
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 107
Note on the average cost of a stay / 108
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /107
? Final station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 107,0
? Ranking according to ? 121st position on 232 stations in France

Map of the ski slopes of the Alpe du Grand Serre

alpe du grand serre ski slopes map
Map of the ski runs

The Alpe du Grand Serre in Questions / Answers

  • What are the activities in winter in Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre ?

The resort of Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre is a very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities such as:

Hiking Snowshoeing : this resort also offers snowshoeing tours. They are perfect to discover the nature of Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre.

On board the Dameuse This activity offers an immersion in the profession of groomer. You will be accompanied by a professional groomer to discover the backstage of the ski resort.

Dog sledding You can enjoy a privileged moment with these great balls of hair and explore the resort and its surroundings.

Alpine Skiing Like most ski resorts, the resort of Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre also offers downhill skiing. With its 55 kilometers of slides you will be filled.

  • What are the activities in summer at the resort of Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre?

The resort of Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre also offers many summer activities such as :

Swimming area The Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre has a lake perfect for cooling off in hot weather. It is perfect for all kinds of water activities like paddle boarding etc.

Climbing Whether you are a beginner or a professional, the climbing walls of the waterfall will offer you the sensations you are looking for.

Bike Park This resort also has a Bike Park perfect for all mountain bike enthusiasts and professionals.

Hiking Hiking: just as in winter, it is also possible in summer to enjoy the beauty of this resort. Perfectly adapted for young and old, this activity will not leave you indifferent.

  • What to visit in Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre and its surroundings ?

Among these places that you must visit in Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre, we can mention : Domaine de Vizille museum of the French revolution, The Image Mine, The Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette and Matheysin Museum.

  • Where to eat in Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre ?

The resort of Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre offers more than 30 restaurants among which we can mention : Chez Marie, The Larch and The trendy eternity.

  • Where to sleep in Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre ?

Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel Mont Thalor, Lappart De Serre Che and Relais du Silence The Jackdaw Inn.

  • How big is the ski area of Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre?

The ski area of the resort of Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre has a size of 55 kilometers, divided into 33 trails. This area also has 20 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre?

This area has an altitude between 1367 meters and 2184 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre ski pass?

Their ski passes start at 29 euros per day and 141€ per week.

  • What is the average price of a rental apartment in Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 350 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 550 euros.

  • Does the resort of Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre have a bike park?

Yes it has a bike park, it has 7 trails and measures 23 kilometers. The longest track is 2.6 kilometers long.

  • How to get to Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre by train ?

You can easily get there from the Grenoble train station. Then you can take one of the available shuttles to get to Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre.

  • What is the postal code of Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre ?

The zip code of Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre is 39250.

  • In which department is located the resort of alpe du grand serre ?

The resort of Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre is located in the department of Isère.

  • Does the resort of Alpe Du Grand-Serre have a tourist office?

The resort of Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre is part of the tourist office of Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre. It is located at 636 route de La Mure, 38350 L’Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre.

  • Are there any webcams in Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre ?

Yes, there is a webcam, which you can find at this web address

  • Where to find information about the weather in Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre ?

You can find the latest weather report for the Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre station at

  • What is the opening date of the lifts in Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre?

In Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre, the lifts usually open the first week of December, until the beginning of April, but it all depends on the snow conditions of the massif.

  • Is there an ESF school in Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre?

Yes, it is at the address La Blanche, 38350 Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre, France.

What is’s opinion about Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre?

In the end, gives the resort of Alpe-Du-Grand-Serre an average rating of 7/10, which puts it in the top 8e French ranks. Its strengths are : the evaluation of the Internet users, the cost of a stay, average snowfall.


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