Briançon is a french village of 12054 inhabitants. It is located in the region of Provenza-Alpi-Costa Azzurra, a few km away from Sestriere, between the rivers Guisane and Cerveyrette.
Briançon, with its 1325 mt above the sea level, is the second highest town in Europe, after Davos, in Switzerland.
The village is the centre of the Serre Chevalier district, the most important ski resort in the Southern Alpes. With 250 km of ski slopes, is the fifth most important village in France. The district consists of four villages: Briançon, Chantemerle, Villeneuve and Le Monetier Les Bains, with slopes appopriate for everyone.
There are 100 ski slopes: 13 blak slopes, 35 red ones, 29 blu, 23 green and 8 areas for beginners. There are also 61 skilifts: different kind of cablecars, twenty chairlifts, 4 tapis roulants. One third of the district is covered by a programmed artificial snow machine, providing the snow all over the year.
There are also several fun park and snow parks: SnowPark, where you can learn freestyle practice, VideoZone where you can be filmed while going through a playful path, BoarderCross where you can run on a 100 mt drop, FunnyCross in the valley of Col du Prorel and Brut DeNeige, nine black slopes controlled but not widely-known, where you can feel the thrill of “rough ski” in total safety.
Finally, in this district, there are several off piste promenades and, on the Italian side, eliski and kite snow at Col du Lutaret.