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Super September!

Winter has arrived...

Believe me when I tell you, that Winter isn't coming as we keep hearing (thanks for that one Game of Thrones), but Winter is most definitely here in Serre Chevalier! Gone are the days of sunbathing by the lake or hiking and biking along the mountain trails in nothing but shorts and T-shirts. We have packed away the Summer clothing and dug out our Autumn/Winter attire ready for the frosty mornings and chilly nights. That is not to say we are sad, in fact quite the opposite..We cannot wait! This means we are that extra bit closer to our favourite time of year- Ski season :) In the meantime we get a treat for the eyes in the coming months of the ever changing landscape of Serre Chevalier. We will go from sunny days, to snow up on the mountain tops. The colours of the mountains will go from the lush green they have been to an fabulous rainbow of reds, oranges, and yellows, to a snowy white winter wonder land.

Winter has arrived...
Family Fun

Family Fun

Living in the Alps is a dream come true, the only down side is our family living back home. So, it was an absolute pleasure to have our family come and visit this week so we could show off our amazing home in Serre Chevalier. We have had a super busy week hiking, sight seeing and eating our own body weights in delicious French cuisine. We part drove/part hiked up the Col du Galibier and the Col du Lauteret to view the snow covers peaks of Serre Chevalier and have a picnic at +2000m, even though warmer in the valley it was definitely a little cooler up top so luckily we were prepared with our Winter coats. Then we took them for a walk around the old walled city and forts of Briancon, a World Heritage Site. If you are ever visiting the area in Summer or Winter this is a must see, it really is a beautiful city to see. Finally I would like to tell you about all the delicious food we consumed and the divine wine we sampled but we would be here all day. So I will just mention a gorgeous little restaurant called Le Refuge only 5 minutes walk from out chalet, many of our guests have been and have given this place great recommendations. Not only was our family treated to the fantastic French hospitality of the owner, but the traditional food we had was simply superb (think lots of cheese, wine and a steak the size of a ski helmet)! Its safe to say they had a thoroughly enjoyable week and will be back to visit soon.

Preparation is key...

So, now our Summer months have gone and we have some down time before the Winter season starts, it is time for us to knuckle down and prepare for what is already shaping up to be a fantastic season! We have some new mouth watering ideas to test out and update our menu, but don't worry we will still be keeping our favourites such as the traditional Sunday roast and Tartiflette. As big 'foodies' ourselves this is of huge importance to us ;) If you have any favourites that you would like to see on our menus this year then let us know. We are pleased to share with you the news that we have added new members to our team this year. With the passion, motivation and enthusiasm to give our guests great service and standards we know this season is going to one of our best yet! Finally, Serre Chevalier is due to open on the 16th Dec, but if like last year we have great early snowfall we could open early again. If so we will test those conditions thoroughly for you and prepare for your arrival. See you on the slopes......

Preparation is key...

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Just wanted to let you know I had a great holiday last week thanks and wanted to say that the staff were all really friendly & helpful. Wouldn't hesitate to return.


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Just a quick note to thank you all for hosting the Bennett clan the other week, we had a great time and are hoping to return with Hucksters for the new year.