Skiing in Montgenevre

Montgenevre is a beautiful village resort which has seen some excellent development over the last few years

It is an ideal resort for a ski holiday and particularly suited for a family ski holiday.

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.

Getting here - fly, drive or take the train:

The resort is most easily reached from Turin airport but we can offer transfers from Grenoble or Chambery at a supplement.A popular option is to take the train to Oulx from where it is less than 30 minutes to resort. If you need details on driving directions, transfer options or train times - send us your dates and transport preferences from here

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.

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

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Doing more in Montgenevre

  • Tobogganing
  • Skidoos
  • Snowshoeing
  • Ice Rink
  • Sledging

There is also a new spa facility that has opened - located nearby to the Chalets de Clautre. It is called Durancia and is a great addition to the resort

For non-skiers:

Other activities include paragliding, skidoos & dog-sledding

Getting here:

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.

Ski area

No of km of skiing (local area): 110
No of km skiing (full area): 400
No of lifts: 86
Snow cannons on exposed slopes: 1
Cross country runs: 6
No of km of cross country routes: 17
Mountain restaurants: 8
Altitude (min): 1760
Altitude (max): 2680
Important info:

Currency: €

Time difference from the UK: +1hr

What we like

  • Runs to suit all levels of skier
  • Ideal family resort- it has been recognised as a Famille Plus resort
  • Very relaxed and friendly resort

What we would change

  • More mountain restaurants - there are now 4 mountain restaurants in Montgenevre ski area as it has been extended to include more in Italy (although the restaurants in the resort are very accessible from the slopes).
  • Open the button lift nearest the Clautre to open earlier to help getto morning ski school - for now, book ski school through us and we will take you there from the chalet

Top 5 things to do

  • Ride the Monty Express at speeds of up to 45kmph.
  • Enjoy an evening mountain meal - taxi to Claviere, skidoo up the mountain and enjoy a delicious meal in a mountain restaurant.
  • Eevening guided snowshoe walk to the teepees near Montgenevre, enjoy some local produce and learn about some of the history of the area
  • Ski to Sauxe D'Oulx using the free one day Milky way extension included in your Mont de la Lune lift pass
  • Spend an evening doing your own 'Dancing on Ice' routine on Montgenevre's outdoor skating rink

For the youngsters

  • Nannies
  • Resort creche

....and the Monty luge will please the young and old!

  • Anova Hotel


    (£pp on std occ)

    ROOMS FOR 2, 3 OR 4

    This delightful and modern hotel, which opened for the first time in the summer 2011 season, welcomes you to Montgenevre at the heart of the fabulous ski area of La Voie Lactee (400km of ski slopes), between France and Italy.

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  • Les Villages Club du Soleil


    (£pp on std occ)

    Les Villages Club du Soleil is a great option for families and those wanting everything included. From lift passes to childcare, meals and ski equipment, it's just 150 metres to the nearest lift hence why it's a popular family choice in Montgenevre.

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  • Le Hameau des Airelles

    £123- £351

    (£pp on std occ)


    These lovely 4 star apartments with an outdoor heated pool are in the new quarter of Montgenevre close to the Chalvet cable car and at the foot of the slopes.

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  • Residence Le Napoleon

    £198- £596

    (£pp on std occ)


    This recently built four star residence is perfectly placed for easy access to all the shops and restaurants in the heart of the resort of Montgenevre. It is ideally located opposite the ski slopes and the huge "front de neige" and just 100 metres from the ESF ski school.

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  • Le Chalet des Dolines

    £229- £528

    (£pp on std occ)


    Le Chalet des Dolines is in an excellent location in the ski resort of Montgenevre providing easy access to the extensive slopes of the Milky Way.

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  • Chalet Clautre

    £383- £746

    (£pp on std occ)


    The chalet is a typical alpine wooden chalet and has 6 ensuite bedrooms (2 double bedrooms 2 twin bedrooms and 2 triple bedrooms).

    Ski holidays: The chalet is offered on a catered basis and includes airport transfers (prefer self catered - get in touch and we can quote)

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