Residence Cristal Lodge

  • France, Serre Chevalier

  • 3

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The Hotel Cristal Lodge is an eclectic Alpine hotel with a central location inChantemerle, one of the main districts of Serre Chevalier. The hotel benefits from being a short walk away from the ski lifts and resort centre, where you can find a range of shops, bars and restaurants. After a day of adventures, head back to the hotel for a drink or two at the tapas bar, or unwind in the wellness area.

Cosy and comfortable

The hotel has a modern feel to it, with eclectic touches including disco balls and a phone box adorning the lobby and reception area. The apartments are excellent choice for groups of families and friends looking for self catering apartments in Serre Chevalier. We offer apartments which can sleep up to eight people, with each apartment having its own fully equipped kitchen, lounge area and comfortable bedrooms. The apartments are furnished in a simplistic Alpine design, and provide a comfortable place to stay in a great location. 

Family friendly

The lounge area is a great spot to chill after a day of skiing or snowboarding, there is also a playroom for the little ones and a nearby Savoyard style tapas bar - perfect for sampling some of the regions specialities. 

Unwind and relax

After a day of skiing or snowboarding on the slopes of Serre Chevalier, relax and rejuvenate at the wellness facilities included with your stay. Unwind and recharge in the sauna and hammam, or take a soak in the hot tub to ease any aches and pains. For a moment of complete and utter relaxation, spoil yourself with a spa treatment or massage.

Serre Chevalier

  • Ski to 2,800 metres 
  • Transfer time of 2 hours 30 mins by coach from Turin airport
  • 250 kilometres of skiable terrain

The resort of Serre Chevalier takes its name from the peak that dominates the Guisane Valley and is made up of four separate villages. This fantastic ski area has 250 kilometres of well interconnected pistes, ample off piste opportunities above Villeneuve and Monetier and probably more trees than any other resort in Europe. We've chosen accommodation situated in the villages of Villeneuve and Chantemerle for their good selection of bars, restaurants and shops. 

Skiing and snowboarding in Serre Chevalier

Beginners are well catered for with the ski areas 'discovery' zones which are made up of green pistes, perfect for gaining confidence before expanding your terrain. The 'Petits Domaines' area are great for those of working up to an intermediate level with access to some easy, cruisy blue slopes and a range of red runs to whizz down. You'll also find plenty of slopes here to challenge you if you're an advanced skier or boarder, with 15 black runs with some very steep descents down from the peaks. Serre Chevalier offers some quick powder fixes or whole days of off piste with opportunities for you to go with a guide to really make the most of what these mountains have to offer. The ski area provides some fantastic opportunities for free riding as the whole area is essentially one huge snow park - there are plenty of tight, tree lined runs, ravines and long steeps slopes for you to really push your skills to the limit. 

Where to stay in Serre Chevalier

Across the villages of Villeneuve and Chantemerle, we have a range of 3 and 4 star hotels and apartments available. All of our accommodation is family friendly and located either in the centre of resort or within a 2-3 minutes' walk away. It's also between a 1-3 minutes' walk to the nearest ski lift, so no matter where you decide to stay, you'll have easy access to the ski area and a range of bars, restaurants and shops. You'll also find a range of spa facilities in each property including swimming pools, fitness rooms and saunas as well as spa treatments available at a local charge. 

Bars and restaurants in Serre Chevalier

Staying in Serre Chevalier, you can enjoy traditional French cooking. Across resort you'll find a number of atmospheric restaurants and cafes. Some of our favourites include restaurant l'Étage which serves mountain specialities including Fondue Savoyarde, Raclette sur rampe, Tartiflette and Pierrade and restaurant Le Gavroche which cooks traditional dishes using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients.

Serre Chevalier is a fairly quiet resort, however the Villeneuve side of resort is where all the après ski scene is and you'll still be able to stop somewhere for a drink and a dance. Le Royal is a bar located at the bottom of the Chantemerle slopes and has great music as well as a warm, welcoming atmosphere. They also serve small bites here including crêpes, so it's a good choice for an after ski snack and drink.

What's included in an Inghams Ski holiday to Serre Chevalier 

Flights, transfers and accommodation based on self catering, bed & breakfast or half board Please see the 'Ski extras' tab below for information on the optional extras including ski hire, lift pass and tuition. 

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Skiing levels
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 250 km
Runs 13 26 29 13
Longest run 9 Km

1 snowpark

Lifts Drag lifts 32, Chairlifts 17, Cablecars 1
Slope direction NE,E,SE
Ski/resort bus True
  • No. of rooms: 43
  • No. of buildings: 2


  • Check in: 5pm
  • Checkout: 10am
  • Official rating: 3

Local Fees and Taxes

  • Resort tax: up to €4 per person per day (under 18s free of charge)
  • Refundable security deposit of €600-1000 is taken on arrival (credit card accepted)


One bedroom + cabin apartments are around 49-55m²and sleep two to six people. These apartments have one double bedroom and a small cabin room with bunk beds, and an additional pull out sofa bed in the lounge.  

Two bedroom apartments are around 54-66m² and sleep two to six people. These apartments have one double bedroom and one twin or double bedroom, and an additional double pull out sofa bed in the lounge.

Two bedroom + cabin apartments are around 64-71m² and sleep two to eight people. These apartments have one double room, one twin bedroom,  a small cabin room with bunk beds and an additional pull out sofa bed in the lounge. Some apartments may have two WCs. 

Apartment facilities

  • Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Balcony or terrace
  • TV
  • One bathroom with shower or bath
  • Fully equipped kitchenette with fridge, oven, microwave, grill, ceramic hobs, dishwasher
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Cleaning kit 
  • Hairdryer
  • Beds are made on arrival
  • End of stay cleaning is included except the kitchen


  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

The Residence Cristal Lodge has adapted apartments available on request. Please give our Reservations team a call to book this room type, so we can ensure it meets your needs.

Longitude: 6.5866920
Latitude: 44.935813

  • 400 metres from the centre of Serre Chevalier
  • The nearest ski lifts and ski school are around 300 metres from the hotel
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wellness area with jacuzzi, sauna and hammam 
  • Massages and spa treatments (pay locally)
  • Lounge
  • Tapas bar serving Savoyard-style tapas (pay locally)
  • Playroom
  • Parking (pay locally)
  • Heated boot room

The Residence Cristal Lodge are self catering apartments. Each apartment has an equipped kitchenette, the well stocked supermarket is less than a five minute walk (400 metres), as are the resort bars and restaurants. 

Board basis options available

  • Self Catering

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