Get ready to hit the slopes in style! The 2024 NFYFC ski trip is heading to Serre Chevalier, France - a winter wonderland that's a must-visit for any ski enthusiast.
With 250 km of pristine pistes and four distinct areas to explore, you'll be spoilt for choice. The resort has 13 villages spread over four areas: Briancon, Chantemerle, Villeneuve la Salle and le Monetier les Bains, at the gates of the Ecrins National Park.
Whether you're looking for high mountain thrills, peaceful skiing in the mélèzes woods, or family-friendly slopes, Serre Chevalier has it all. And with snowboarding and off-piste adventures on offer, there really is something for everyone.
We have partnered with Outgoing and UCPA in Serre Chevalier, France to offer this exciting YFC package.
Places are available on a first come, first served basis, so don't miss out - secure your place today!
Tickets go on sale at 8pm on Friday 29 September 2023.
7 nights’ accommodation at the Serre Chevalier UCPA centre
Full board food (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Hire of equipment - choice of skis or snowboard and boots
Ski lessons included (12 hours & ski only) - all levels
6.5-day Full area ski pass (Serre Chevalier)
In house Apres ski programme
Outgoing resort reps on hand throughout the week
Flexible payment plans
Check in is from 6pm - 7:30pm on Saturday 6 January 2024 with the first meal being the evening meal that night and check out is by lunch on Saturday 13 January 2024. The last meal will be lunch on departure day.
The 6.5 days ski pass starts from Sunday 7 January 2024 until a half day (morning pass) of Saturday 13 January 2024 just before your last meal and departure from the resort.
Rooms are on a shared basis with your group, and you will allocate who shares which room pre trip once bookings are closed. Room sizes are typically for four to six people.
In the evening, meet up with friends around the UCPA bar or take advantage of the entertainment on offer in Serre Chevalier which has the following in the heart of the town:
Check out the dates of events held in the town here. https://www.serre-chevalier.com/en
The area is well interlinked and travelling is easy with the bonus of simply bussing back if you are tired and worn out. The runs, cut in and above a large larch forest are on the North side of the high long ridge. There are many bowls, valley descents and high off-peak faces.There is a good selection of reasonable off-piste, which either feeds back to the system, or goes to another area included in the lift pass. Serre Chevalier's snow condition is exceptionally good. Three factors make for good snow conditions; it is North facing, the majority of the skiing is on the top half and the trees protect the lower slopes. Cannons build and protect the base of the valley pistes and the grooming is professionally done.Skiers and snowboarders call it the Grand Serre Ché, and yes, it is the second largest ski area in the world. Serre Chevalier is familial and passionate, authentic, and above all, a great place!
All of this for just £859 per person (including the booking fee). All you need on top is spending money, return flights and airport transfers. YFC Ski is offered on a first come first served basis so please book early to secure your place.
You need to be 18 years old at the time of booking and securing your place with a deposit
Bookings are going live at 8pm Friday 29th September 2023.
A holiday deposit of £199 is payable at the time of booking. Full payment is due by 24th November 2023, six weeks before travel.
Things you will need to be able to make your booking:
You will need an outbound flight on Saturday 6 January 2024 and we suggest this is a morning flight to allow for a transfer to Serre Chevalier in time for the latest UCPA checking in by 7:30pm and in time for your evening meal.
For return flights, we would suggest you book flights later on in the day for departures (Sat 13 January 2024) so that you can fully experience your last day in Serre Chevalier as you will still have breakfast, a half day ski pass for the morning, and lunch. You have to check out after lunch and leave the UCPA centre at that time.
The nearest airports to the resort are Turin (Italy), Grenoble (France), Chambery (France) and these are both serviced by multiple airlines from regional airports across the UK.
Snow Express offers affordable travel to the alps. All hold bags and any ski bags are included in the price. The coaches travel through the night from London Victoria to the resort, typically arriving after lunch directly at the centre.
The nearest train station to Serre Chevalier is Briancon which is 10km away. From there the best way to get to resort is via public bus – it is a good local network. See Rome2Rio for more information.
It is possible to drive to Serre Chevalier, but it is important to note that driving can become extremely challenging on the mountain pass by La Grave if the conditions turn significantly wintery – snow tires and chains may be essential. There is some free parking at the centre but it is not possible to book in advance.