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France, Serre Chevalier

Snowkite season

Open all season

11 Nov – 1 May

Level required

Beginners welcome

Beginners are welcome to our base camp. After a couple of lessons, you’ll be able to travel to our snowkite destinations.

Travel

Access

Closest airports : Turin (1h30 by car, coach available), Grenoble (2h by car, coach available), Lyon (2h30 by car). Night train from Paris to Briançon.

Area

Monêtier-les-Bains

A small alpine village, located in Serre Chevalier, the fifth largest ski resort in France.

Where to stay

Chalet/Hotel

We have range of different hotels and a private chalet for you to choose from.

Other activities

Low wind conditions

Serre Chevalier has a number of different activities to do in case of low wind conditions. Feel free to browse all other available activities down below.

Kit rental

Available on location

All ski/snowboard equipment is easily available for rent and kites will be provided by the snowkite school.

Instructors

Qualified instructors

Your instructors can arrange to pick you up from your hotel or if possible drive yourself to the kite spot (20 min drive).

Base camp Serre Chevalier

 

Pack description:

Learn to snowkite at the Lautaret pass, where one of the world’s most famous snowkiting school is located. This weekend training is strongly recommended for any future snowkiters with no prior experience. When the course is completed you will be able to come to all our snowkite destinations. Our snowkite instructors are pioneers in the discipline. Therefore, you will have the chance to snowkite amongst some of the best. They will teach you everything you need to know and make sure you enjoy yourself safely as much as possible. The kite spot is about a 20 min drive from your hotel in Monêtier-les-Bains. If you opted to rent a car you may want to drive yourself up. If not your instructors will come and pick you up. Serre Chevalier valley offers a wide range of other winter activities in the unfortunate case where the wind is a no show.  To learn about our exclusive training course please fill out the enquiry form below.

Snowkiting:

At 2058 meters above sea level the Lautaret pass benefits from very good snow conditions, beginning November through to May, easily accessible thanks to a good road. Its prime location offers frequent and steady winds as well as plenty of open space for you to snowkite in peace. Due to the spot world popularity people from all over the world come to snowkite on this spot. The diversity at the Lautaret pass is incredible.

Available dates

11 November – 1 May

Accomodation:

The Monêtier-les-Bains village has numerous great hotels for you to choose from. Depending on the package you select we can recommend the best hotels within your price range. If you’re in luck you might also be able to rent our private chalet. Currently in renovation, this chalet isolated from all other properties, has 9 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 20 people. You will also be able to enjoy the luxury of a private chef who will look after you throughout your stay.

  • We partner with a brand new 4-star hotel who has an amazing restaurant and an incredible view on the mountains.
  • 3-star hotel with its own spa mainly suited for couples or families. The spa is an amazing place to relax your soar muscle from a full day of snowkiting.

In case of low wind conditions:

Unfortunately, as you would know if you kitesurf on a regular basis, the wind even in perfect and renown kiting spots doesn’t always pan-out.

Serre Chevalier is the fifth largest ski resort in France and covers 250km of slopes at altitudes between 1200 and 2800m. It is also the sunniest place in the country with 300 days of sun per year. From your hotel, you will only be a 10 min walk from the slopes. In terms of winter sports Serre Chevalier offers a wide range of activities such as: freeride, freestyle, Nordic skiing, cross country skiing, private lessons, dog sledding and ice climbing. You could also give ice karting a go. For more thrilling experiences you may want to try out our heli-skiing package.

But if you feel more like relaxing, then you must go to the Monêtier-les-Bains iconic hot springs which offers a very relaxing after ski/snowkiting session with exclusive body massages.

And why not finish your day visiting the fortified city of Briançon built by the world renowned architect, Vauban and spend the evening dining in one of its many amazing restaurants.

Transfers:

Closest airports : Turin (1h30 by car, coach available), Grenoble (2h by car, coach available), Lyon (2h30 by car). Night train from Paris to Briançon.

Silver package €€: 

This package is recommended for those who wish to focus their holiday on snowkiting only and are not too concerned about comfort or luxury. This usually includes cheaper accommodation.

Gold package €€€:

The Gold package is for customers who want to appreciate their snowkiting holiday alongside a full board tour of the country heritage. We will tell you where the best bars and restaurants are hidden, as well as the local attractions. This package combines both tourism and snowkiting. In addition, we will book you into nice hotels and you’ll get to enjoy little surprises from us at Snowkite Sensation.

Silver package weekend for 1:
  • 2 snowkite lessons
  • 2 nights 3 star hotel
  • Ski equipment rental 2 days
  • Repatriation insurance
All included=

 

Silver package weekend for 2 = €
Gold package weekend for 1:
  • 2 snowkite lessons
  • 4-star hotel with view on ski resort with breakfast included
  • Premium skis 2 days
  • Complimentary surprise gifts
  • Repatriation insurance
  • 24h advice on the best bars and restaurants in the village
All Included = €

 

Gold package weekend for 2 =

Get A Quote

Silver package €€:
This package is recommended for those who wish to focus their holiday on snowkiting only and are not too concerned about comfort or luxury.
This usually includes cheaper accommodation.

Gold package €€€:
The Gold package is for customers who want to appreciate their snowkiting holiday alongside a full-board tour of the country heritage.
We will tell you where the best bars and restaurants are hidden, as well as the local attractions. This package combines both tourism
and snowkiting. In addition, we will book you into nice hotels and you’ll get to enjoy little surprises from us at Snowkite Sensation.

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