Serre-Che e-News

# 2
15 th January 2008

° Editorial by Isabelle °

Happy New Year to you all! I wish you lots of happy moments, especially on your skis!
Since last month, it has been regularly snowing and we can currently admire beautiful snow covered mountain tops.

Thinking of you from the slopes, Isabelle

° THE news °

The resort of Serre-Chevalier is fully open and we can ski among or along the larches or take the afternoon for an off-piste skiing moment. The last fall of snow brought about 50 cm more on the slopes! Imagine the pleasure of skiing in the forest in the light powder snow.

But please keep security in mind as the risk for avalanche is very high: level 4 on a scale of 5.


° Key dates °

25th January: Trophée Andros (car race on ice)
2nd February: PACA Snowboard Tour
20th February: O K2 Ride (Freestyle in the snowpark)

For more information, contact the
tourist centre.

° Did you know…? °

… the difference between the South-facing slope and the North-facing slope? Obviously,
one is facing South and the other one North which gives quite different durations of sunshine,
especially in winter when the sun is very low in the sky.

This has also an impact on the day temperature.
Consequently, the altitudes of vegetation levels differ from the exposed slope to the underexposed one.
Vegetation will grow in higher altitude on the warmer slope. The difference of the daily sunshine duration can make one flower blossom on the South-facing slope while the same flower on the ‘cold’ slope will blossom only 2 weeks later.

Valley at the bottom of the Lautaret passfond

The slope on your right is a South-facing slope

At the back, Briançon

The slope at your right is a North-facing slope

You will notice that the North-facing slope is covered by trees while the South-facing slope

(more sunshine and then drier ground) is covered with alpine grass, fields and bushes.


° Picture of the month °

After one week of lessons, pupils are skiing so fast that I can barely follow them!



Season 2007 / 2008


snow depth

15th Décember

15th January

15th February

15th March

15th April

** @ first ski lift level

35 cm

120 cm




** @ hight ski lift level

145 cm

240 cm




Last snow fall

10 th december

15 th january




Number of sunny days
(from 1st Jan. 2007)

314 days

to be announced






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Isabelle SABATER
Quartier du Roy

Tel : 06 81 50 22 19

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