The Serre Chevalier ski area links 13 villages and 250km of pistes along the Serre Chevalier Valley between Briançon and Le Monêtier-les-Bains, 15km northwest. To get to the slopes (and warm-season trails) directly from Briançon, take the Télécabine du Prorel lift, located by the river – on the western edge of Ste-Catherine – 1.8km from the Cité Vauban.

Beginners should head to the Fréjus area, but with numerous red runs, Serre Che is best for intermediate skiers and boarders. Col de la Cucumelle is especially scenic and will lead you towards the highest point of the mountain, Pic de l'Yret (2830m).