Serre Chevalier is offering 25 percent off season passes purchased in advance; order forms for season passes will be available online starting Sept. 20, 2009.

Normally it costs €795 for an adult and €636 for a child or senior citizen to ski Serre Che all winter long. A 25-percent discount rewards skiers who order before Dec. 1, 2009. A season pass ordered ahead of time costs just €596 for an adult and €476 for a child or senior citizen.

Mountain lovers wishing to explore Serre Chevalier both in winter and summer should order even earlier. For every season ski pass purchased before Oct. 31, 2009, the resort offers a free pass for summer 2010.

With the downloadable order form available on the resort's Web site the passes are delivered directly to your home. There's no need to lose time at the ticket office when the resort opens Dec. 12, 2009.

13 villages make up Serre Chevalier, divided into four sectors: Briançon, Chantemerle, Villeneuve la Salle, and Monêtier les Bains. The season pass offers access to all four areas, with a choice between gentle skiing through luscious forests, family skiing in designated, protected zones, or adrenaline-pumping descents on the towering summits.

France's fourth largest ski area, Serre Chevalier also claims 300 sunny days per year. With altitudes reaching 2930 metres, even that much sun can't threaten the resorts snow coverage.

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