1. Serre Chevalier
  2. Monêtier les Bains

Monêtier les Bains – A Skiing Holiday in a Roman Thermal Bath Monêtier les Bains (1500 m)

The northernmost ski resort in the Serre Chevalier skiing region has unmistakenably retained its alpine mountain village’s authentic charm. The separate districts in Monetiêr les Bains, which are scattered across both sides of the Guisane (a whitewater glacier-fed river), are characterised by the region’s agricultural tradition.

At the same time Monêtier les Bains provides the comfort of a modern spa town and winter ski resort, yet without compromising the original and untouched character of the lush and natural landscape.

Monêtier les Bains’ roots go back to the Roman Empire, when the natural thermal spring’s healing effects were first discovered and used on site. Monêtier les Bains was established as an actual thermal health resort in the 18th and 19th centuries. Back then a proper swimming pool was laid out for the hot spring water as well as the first hotel, which provided enough space for about 140 summer spa guests, who mainly wanted to cure rheumatic and dermatological ailments.

Ski resort Monêtier les Bains Detailed information:

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Ski school
  • Ski kindergarten
  • Day nursery
  • Cinema
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Ice rink
  • Bar
  • Sport shop
  • Toboggan run
  • Supermarket
  • Bank
  • Cashpoint
  • Wellness

Further information

Skiing Fun Meets a Pampering Spa Experience

Monêtier’s conscious transformation from a spa town to a winter resort finally followed in the 20th century. In 1948 the first lifts were built and from 1984 Monetier les Bains’ skiing area was connected with the neighbouring ski resorts Villeneuve and Chantemerle and consequently with a part of the Serre Chevalier skiing region.

250 kilometers of pistes of all levels of difficulty plus 9 deep-snow slopes are available here to winter sports enthusiasts. Off-piste skiers can also practise the use of modern avalance tranceivers in the Arva-Park for added safety on the backcountry skiing tours.

Throughout the region there are 2 boardercross zones, 2 snowparks and a halfpipe available to snowboarders. Cross country skiers can enjoy the wonderful landscape along the river on 8 different cross country slopes, which all run through the wonderful Serre Chevalier Valley.

Despite the development into a modern ski resort, Monetier les Bains once again returned to its roots as a thermal resort in 1999 and revived its spa industry. Initially this was only on a smaller scale, but from 2008 it took the form of the XXL Thermal Centre „Grands Bains“ with an area of more than 4500m².

A large 300m² indoor pool awaits wellness fans here, with jacuzzi beds, massage showers, water fountains, neck showers and jacuzzis. There is an even larger pool outside with a current channel, water jets and jacuzzi beds. There is also a spacious sauna area with 2 inside saunas, an outdoor sauna, 2 steam baths and a jacuzzi, which is reserved for adult bathers. Several special features include a music grotto and the so-called roman trilogy with a frigidarium, a tepidarium and a caldarium – 3 different types of bathing pools which are filled with cold, tepid and hot water.

Grands Bains’ range of activities is completed by an inviting spa for various beauty treatments, a restaurant with a panorama terrace and its view of the surrounding summits as well as a comprehensive programme for different aqua-aerobics courses.

Those who fancy alternative outdoor activities away from the slopes, can also look forward to a large variety of leisure facilities in Monetier les Bains. The toboggan run at the foot of the slopes with its own moving walkway, the Monetier les Bains’ natural ice rink, a group snowshoe hike or an excursion on dog sledges are all ideal for children and families. Experienced skiers on the other hand can also try and set a new speed record – either by skijöring, which involves being pulled across the snow on skis and is similar to waterskiing except you are pulled by a horse, or by speedriding, where skiers can fly much more quickly across the pistes thanks to a large snow-kite.

There are numerous restaurants and bars plus a cinema available to ski tourists in Monetier les Bains, which provide an entertaining après-ski programme.

Ski passes Serre Chevalier

For every ski pass purchased through us, you will receive the below mentioned discount.

Serre Chevalier
06-11
Discount
208,20 €
-30,00 € -
12-64
Discount
259,00 €
-30,00 € -
65-74
Discount
233,60 €
-30,00 €
Age Serre Chevalier Discount
06-11 208,20 € -30,00 €
12-64 259,00 € -30,00 €
65-74 233,60 € -30,00 €
  • Official ski pass prices in EUR
  • Ski passes are paid for at the same time as the rest of your booking (no deposit required!).
  • Ski passes with different duration are available on request.
  • Ski passes can be modified or cancelled up until 3 days before the start of your holiday.
  • Ski passes for those 5 years old and younger free of charge (only available on site, ID required).
  • Ski passes for ages 75 and over free of charge (only available on site, ID required).
  • Discounted family ski passes are available on site (ID required).
  • Within the booked period, the "Serre Chevalier" ski pass (if valid for 6 days or more) can be used in the "Grande Galaxie" network of ski runs for 1 day each in Deux Alpes, Alpe d'Huez, Puy-Saint-Vincent and Montgenèvre (snow conditions permitting, information avaliable from the local lift ticket offices). Only valid for the period 23.12.2017-30.03.2018.
  • Serre Chevalier ski passes valid for 6 days or more also allow visitors to ski at night (subject to opening times) and to make use of the cross country routes for 1 day (further information available on site).
  • For the weeks 06.04.2019-12.04.2019 we offer you for every ski pass (12-64 years old) valid for 6 or more days one free ski pass (06-11 years old) for the same period. The number of children has to be specified when booking the ski passes.
  • The ski pass insurance in case of illness or injury is not included in the price. Some skipass insurance policies cover even if the ski area closes due to the bad weather (at least 50% over a longer period). Further information, prices and conditions are available at all ticket offices of the lift companies or on the internet at www.assuranceski.com. Claims for reimbursement otherwise cannot be guaranteed.
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Monêtier les Bains 49 Accommodations

  • free
  • special offer
  • on request
  • occupied
  • internet
  • sauna
  • swimming pool
  • fireplace
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