Skiing in Montgenevre
Situated on the border between France and Italy at an altitude of 1860m Montgenevre is not only one of the oldest ski resorts in France but also one of the highest and is an excellent place for a ski holiday.
Over many seasons, Montgenevre has proved itself as a great resort for families, improving skiers and those looking to enjoy a convivial environment with a great ski record.
Skiing & Boarding in Montgenevre
Montgenevre is a beautiful village resort which, whilst it has seen quite a lot of development over the last few years, is still a great resort for a ski holiday - particularly a family ski holiday.
The ski resort has still retained its French village character and with the Monty luge added a few years back, the resort is a firm favourite for a family ski holiday.
The ski area in Montgenevre is great on its own and you can get day passes just for this area, if required.
If you like to add up the KM whilst you are skiing you may prefer to buy a Mont de La Lune pass which includes the neighbouring Italian resorts of Claviere and Cesana. This covers 100km of slopes and is the pass that most people buy.
The Monts de la Lune pass also includes a day skiing the Milky Way in Sauze D'Oulx, Sansicario and Sestriere, where the 2006 Winter Olympics were held so you can test your skill on the Olympic runs. Any Monts de la Lune pass of 6 days or more also gives you a free days skiing in any of the other Grand Galaxie resorts (Serre Chevalier, Puy St Vincent, Alpe D'Huez, Les Deux Alpes or Italian Milky way).
A 6 day lift pass also entitles you to a reduced price ride on the Monty Express (to be taken Mon - Fri). This is Montgenevre's luge track which descends from the top of the Chalvet cable car and is the longest luge in France. We're told you can reach speeds of 40kmph!! The liftpasses in Montgenevre use the keycard system.
The resort hasn't stopped investing either - the next project is to join the club of resorts with skiing above 3000m - this will be with the addition of a lift on Mt Chaberton and the development will even have a blue run from this height - you'll have to come back later for this though as it won't be finished just yet.
Staying in Montgenevre
We offer a range of catered chalets, self catered chalets as well as hotels and apartments. Details of all the ski accommodations can be seen at the accommodation list below
The resort has seen a range of new residences opening over the last few seasons and there is an excellent range of options now in Montgenevre
If we can advise on the options, do give us a call or email us from here
Doing more in Montgenevre
There is also a new spa facility that has opened in the 15/16 winter season - located nearby to the Chalet de Clautre.
It is called Durancia and is a great addition to the resort
Other activities include paragliding, skidoos & dog-sledding
....and of course, a visit to Durancia - see above.
Montgenevre is 20 minutes (by car or bus) from the old town of Briancon and this is a popular excursion for those who are not skiing or who are taking a few days off from the slopes.
The closest airport is Turin (just 90km away) - but there are alternatives.
Grenoble airport is 2h30 from Montgenevre.
The most cost effective option is to self-drive and we can assist with ferry or tunnel crossings.
You can also take the train - Take the Eurostar to Lille or Paris and then either an overnight train to Briancon or a train to Grenoble (France ) or Oulx (Italy) and we can pick you up to bring you up to Montgenevre.
Briancon and Oulx are less than half an hour from resort.
Our transfers are generally shared transfers but if you prefer a private transfer, do let us know and we can quote for your group
Got some questions about the resort?
Call us on 0203 137 7678; email us your questions or;
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