Enjoy the mountains safely

Understand the ski area and its rules in winter: check out the workshops offered by our Ski Patrol: *

Pist’Ecole

Do you know what the different signs and markers mean on the slopes? Visit the Pist’Ecole to learn how to ski safely around the resort as you follow this fun and informative run.
Where: on the Goulet run near the Fréjus emergency station (Villeneuve)Pist'Ecole Serre Chevalier
Free access every day from 22nd  December 2018 until 22nd  April 2019
(subject to change and / or depending on snow and weather conditions).

 Rider Leader

Rider LeaderAs part of the health and safety duties of the Ski Patrol, prevention plays an increasingly important role. To be effective these actions need to relate to all users of the ski area and be adapted to their needs. The Rider Leader concept is based on the Ski Patrol’s mountain craft experience, particularly regarding group behaviour, and the need to identify a leader who has the right skills to take action and make the right decisions when necessary so that the mountains and skiing are synonymous with safety and pleasure.

Join the Serre Chevalier area Ski Patrol*, learn and reinforce your safety skills to minimise the dangers, particularly of Free Riding  and become ambassadors of good skiing practice in the Serre Chevalier Vallée!
Watch out skiers: the budding ski patrol are on the slopes to help put a stop to dangerous behaviour!

Serre-Chevalier-Prévention

Sessions will run from 25th  December 2018 to 16th  April 2019, with 3 levels of skill (limited places):

Level 1: Bronze Rider Leader

Meeting place: Vallons rescue and first aid point (Top of the Vallons chair lift – Villeneuve) every Tuesday at 2pm
Duration: about 30 minutes
Objective: to learn about off-piste safety (preparation, reading the terrain, safety distances, warnings and use of safety equipment ( Transceivers: DVA – Avalanche Victim Detector).

Level 2: Silver Rider Leader

Meeting place: Vallons rescue and first aid point (Top of the Vallons chair lift – Villeneuve) every Tuesday at 2pm
Duration: about 30 minutes
Objective: to learn how to give the alert and free a victim using the V-shaped conveyor shovelling technique

Level 3: Gold Rider Leader

Meeting place: Vallons rescue and first aid point (Top of the Vallons chair lift – Villeneuve) every Friday 2pm
Duration: about 30 minutes
Objective: Dealing with a real life avalanche situation on the side of the black “Choucas” run (Monêtier) 
• Giving the alert
• Transceiver DVA Search (Avalanche Victim Detectors)
• Freeing the victim.

* subject to change and / or depending on snow and weather conditions & availability of the Ski Patrol – priority is always given to emergencies –

Test your own device at the DVA Check Points