In the southeast of France lies Hautes Alpes. The region is adjacent to Italy. The ski areas in the region have got a total of 900 kilometers of slopes. The most popular winter destination in the region is the town of Briançon. It is located at an altitude of 1.300 m, making it Europe’s second highest town. Serre Chevalier, the neighbouring village, has 250 kilometers of slopes and is therefore the biggest resort for skiing and snowboarding in the region. In the snowpark which is situated at an altitude of 2,300 m freestylers will find what they were looking for. On more than 16,000 square meters with boardercross and halfpipe, they can enjoy themselves. Those seeking a challenge in a different way, are at the right place in the 2,720 m high ski resort Les Orres, because also in Hautes Alpes the rule applies that the higher you get, the steeper it gets. With 20 km of black slopes the experienced skiers will feel at ease here. For families, especially the ski resort Abriès – Ristolas with 27 kilometers of manageable slopes, which are composed of mainly green and blue marked slopes, is very attractive. These slopes are best suited for beginners and intermediate skiers.