Chez Bear Ski Lodge

Serre Chevalier - Briancon, Southern Alps, France: half board, sleeps 8/12 Chez Bear offers the services of a private hotel with the added comfort, warmth and character of a luxury chalet.

Chez Bear Ski Lodge

A beautifully restored 17th century farmhouse exquisitely decorated to reflect characteristics from its long history including an open plan living area with original stone work and larch beams. Exclusively available for 7 nights from December to April Chez Bear offers all the services you expect from a private hotel but with the added comfort, warmth and bespoke services of a luxury catered ski chalet.   The lodge is positioned high above Briançon giving spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and of the valley below.  Briançon's Prorel telecabine is only 4 minutes drive courtesy of the lodge's chauffeur driven 9-seat Landrover. Guests choose any ski departure point in resort, then arrange or call for collection ensuring there is no need to walk anywhere with ski equipment. Ski to and from wherever; never wait for a ski bus, never walk in ski boots or carry skis. 


The lodge offers 4,000 sq. ft. of accommodation over 4 floors.  Five charming chalet bedrooms with deep baths, walk in showers and breathtaking panoramic views of snowy mountains and valleys.  Four double bedrooms, two with deep baths and two with walk-in showers. The fifth bedroom, a twin room, has a walk-in shower. Four of the bedrooms feature a mezzanine level, accessed via drop-down stairs, adding one or two additional single beds.     The lodge's linen is from Sheridan, the towels from Christy, the bathrobes from Richard Howarth and the bath products from Molton Brown and Cowshed. The vaulted games room is equipped with pool table, sauna, wet room, spinning cycle cinema screen with projector and multimedia (Apple TV, Netflix, Sky TV, Wii console, DVD).  Open plan lounge with log fire, bar with pizza/bread oven and dining room for up to 12 people. Panoramic views from the balcony overlooking the valley of La Guisane. 


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Current Promotions for Chez Bear Ski Lodge:


Dates: 21 Dec 19 - 28 Dec 19 Come and experience the magic of Christmas at Chez Bear. Self-catered prices available from just €5,000 for exclusive hire. Catering can be arranged at an extra cost. Please get in touch for more details.

Double deposit discounts available Winter 19/20

Dates: 04 Jan 20 - 25 Jan 20 *Now takings bookings for 2019/2020*

We can’t quite believe we only have a few weeks left of this winter. What a year! ☀️


bar,  barbecue,  billiard room,  boot dryers,  computer,  cot/highchair,  games console,  games room,  garden,  home cinema,  hot tub (outdoor),  iPod docking station,  laundry facilities,  open fireplace,  pets allowed,  private parking (open),  satellite/cable TV,  sauna,  wifi (free in-room),  wifi (free public area),  wifi/internet access


We are extremely passionate about our food and wine - a gourmet evening meal is served on 6 evenings with carefully selected house wines. The afternoon tea of delicious cakes, confectionary and drinks is served everyday in front of a wood burning oven.  Evening meals have strong Italian and French influences - every dish is prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced and grown locally. Gluten free, vegetarian and other dietary requirements are catered for with pleasure. Chalet guests are invited, and kindly encouraged, to discuss tastes and requirements before arrival allowing our chef to create bespoke menus that you will love - a unique service we are proud to offer.  Fine French and also Italian wines are carefully selected and served with all chalet meals - many of the Italian vintages are sourced directly from Cantina Comunale di La Morra in the heart of the Barolo wine region.


  • Seven breakfasts; continental style with fresh fruit, pastries and baguettes, toast, savouries, homemade jam, porridge, scrambled eggs and cereals.  
  • Seven afternoon teas; homemade cakes, confectionaries, teas, coffee, hot chocolates, marshmallows and a log fire. 
  • Six 3 course evening meals prepared by our private chef. 
  • Bar; a range of wines, beers, spirits, mixers, teas, coffee, Nespresso and hot chocolate.
  • Private resort chauffeur; the lodge's 9 seat Landrover and driver for 7 days 8am-12noon and 2pm-5pm. For groups of more than 8 a second vehicle and driver is included.
  • Toiletries from Molton Brown & Cowshed. 
  • Rooms and lodge are serviced daily.
  • Piste-side ski storage.

Available through your concierge :

  • Ski passes; we'll offer advice for your group's passes and collect them on your behalf.
  • Ski school; booked in conjunction with the international ski school.
  • Private ski lessons; booked with the resort's best private coach Darren Turner.
  • Airport transfers; booked in conjunction with The Alpine Transfer Company.
  • Equipment hire; using the best independent local suppliers sourcing the highest quality, value and service.

Resort & location information:

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Resort name: Serre Chevalier - Briancon

Ski area: Serre Chevalier Country: France Amenities: accrobranche,  adventure park,  bars and restaurants,  beauticians,  biathlon courses,  bob luge,  bowling,  bus station,  bus stop,  canoeing,  canyoning,  cash withdrawal facility,  casino,  childcare,  cinema,  climbing wall,  cross country skiing,  cycling,  doctor,  dog sled rides,  fishing,  fitness centre,  free shuttle bus,  freelance catering,  golf,  gym,  gym classes,  hairdressers,  half pipe,  high altitude restaurants,  hiking,  horse drawn skiing,  horse driven sleigh rides,  horse riding,  huski dogs,  ice climbing wall,  ice driving,  ice kart racing,  ice rink,  indoor golf,  indoor tennis,  lake,  massage,  mountain biking,  mountaineering,  night skiing,  night sledging,  nightclub,  off piste guiding,  paragliding,  parapenting,  pilates classes,  piste basher course,  piste basher driving,  rafting,  railway station,  ski school,  ski touring,  skidoo safaris,  skiing,  skiing/snowboarding,  sledging pistes,  snow mobiling,  snowboard school,  snowshoe walking,  spa,  supermarket,  swimming pool (indoor),  swimming pool (outdoor),  tennis,  thermal springs,  toboganning,  torch lit descents,  tourist office,  via ferrata,  wine tasting,  yoga classes
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Guest reviews:

Review posted online by Alex L

"Recently stayed at Chez Bear Ski Lodge and had the most wonderful week. Every aspect of our ski holiday was better than imagined, the food was exquisite, the chalet luxurious and hosts brilliant. We were so well looked after, and really hope to go back sometime soon. If you haven't been to Serre Chevalier before, i'd highly recommend it, the town is beautiful but not quite as beautiful as the mountains surrounding it.
It's a shame TripAdvisor doesn't allow me to rate more stars."
12 Apr 18

Review posted online by Craig

"Just returned from a weeks skiing and couldn’t have been more happy. The Serre Chavalier ski area was fantastic for all abilities of skiers and the snow conditions were fab.
Joe, Josy and Georgia couldn’t have been more accomadating as nothing was too much trouble. The lodge was of a great standard and more than we expected and the food was to die for.
Definitely going back"
12 Apr 18

Review posted online by Maxim

"Everything in the chalet was fabulous, we enjoyed our time there, felt very comfortable, liked the food, the hostess was very friendly and made her best to make us feel as comfortable as possible. During the whole stay we had no issues to complain about. Our preferences for food and drinks were asked about in advance, and everything was prepared to the highest standard.

Thank you a lot Josy for your warm welcome and your care!"
12 Apr 18

Review posted online by Barry J

"We were a group of 6 adults, so took over just 3 of the 5 rooms. We wondered who we would be sharing with but need not have worried. The other people who joined us were very friendly and we all enjoyed our meals and down time together with some lively debate. The cinema room was used just the once, but a great place to chill with a glass of wine and a film. The hot tub was in constant use after the skiing and always hot, if a little friendly - just how many can you squeeze in! Joe was in constant demand for trips back and forward to the lifts and nothing was too much trouble. The food was fantastic and freshly cooked by Josy and paired with different wines served each day. The rooms were spotlessly clean and very cosy. It really was home from home, but with the advantage of being waited on hand and foot by Joe, Josy and, of course, Georgia, our fabulous chalet girl. We thoroughly enjoyed the skiing area - lots of variety through the trees and above the tree line - a great resort for mixed ability groups." 12 Apr 18

Review posted online by Stu and Helen

"The best ski chalet we have stayed in, absolutely stunning with loads of character and facilities, wood fired hot tub, pool table/cinema room, sauna, bar with pizza oven. Great hosts amazing food and wine paired with each meal which was superb. 5mins ride to the lift from the owners and picked up each day. Short 2hr transfer from Turin instead of the 3.5 hr slog we usually have. Really relaxing week thank you for an amazing week hope to come back soon.
Kind regards
Stuart and Helen"
12 Apr 18

Review posted online by Kate D

"Joseph, Josy and Georgia are a brilliant team who made me feel as though nothing was too much trouble. They love the area and are so knowledgeable about the skiing and the historical Briancon. Chez Bear is a gorgeous barn conversion which has been tastefully done and is warm and comfortable. The bed is too nice to get out of in the mornings but then breakfast awaits, Joseph's crepes or scrambled eggs, Georgia's porridge, Josy's full English plus croissants, bread, yogurt, fruit - oh so much! There's always a cake of some sort waiting in the afternoon and the evening meal is 3 course plus cheese plus canapés. All yummy. For those who want to relax, the hot tub is stoked every day or there is a sauna, pool table, large screen/cinema or just chill upstairs in the comfy sofas and take in the views.
I love this place so much that I want to come back in the summer to experience some alpine walks. Can't wait"
12 Apr 18

Review posted online by John F

"The husband and wife couple make a great team running this chalet. The organisation and expertise was outstanding during my stay. This skill resulted in outstanding food fit for a King , or Queen! Although the chalet was a few minutes from the slopes this was not an issue as Joe ran people to the lift and collected them on request.
The facilities were outstanding with a cinema room, outside hot tub ( always kept hot) and sauna. The quality of the accommodation was very good and the Molton Brown goodies were a great idea.
Chez Bear has a commanding view over the mountains and is a quiet spot ideal for a restful break. Transfers to airports are easy and not too expensive.
Serre Chevalier is an amazing ski resort with plenty of intermediate skiing and in March 2018 had outstanding snow conditions.
Well done Chez Bear team you did a great job."
12 Apr 18