Ski Holidays Montgenevre
Ski holidays Montgenevre

Ski Holidays in Montgenevre

Montgenevre is a French ski resort about 2km from the Italian border and is linked into the popular Milky Way ski area that it shares with Claviere, Sauze d’Oulx and Sestriere.

Montgenevre has made great improvements in recent years so that it is now traffic free as it is now buried in a tunnel and many new upmarket accommodations have been constructed. The lift system is not so improved, some of which are slower and older in style, however, lift queues are seldom a problem. For skiers who are hitting the under exploited off piste areas the lift speeds are less important.

For beginners, there is a truly excellent nursery slope by the Gondrans sector with excellent progression runs back to the village below. Montgenevre is regarded as one of the best places to learn to ski.

The cruising runs are ideal for intermediate skiers, especially around the Chalvet sector, however, the wider area of the Milky Way is ideal for intermediate skiers of all levels.

The off piste skiing will certainly appeal to advanced and expert skiers which are neglected by others who visit here. The black runs aren’t too steep. You can find some excellent powder stashes and booking a guide here is a good idea too. It’s possible to also go Heli-skiing from the Italian side.

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Why Ski in Montgenevre?

Montgenevre is located at 1850m just on the French side of the Italian/French boarder and is linked in to the Italian Milky way circuit, in fact its on the snowiest part of the Milky way ski area.

The local ski of area Montgenevre is linked to Claviere and consists of around 100km of pistes. When you include the Milky Way area you have over 400km of linked pistes which include the villages of Sestriere, Sansicario and Sauze d’Oulx. The lift pass exchange with Serre-Chevalier and Puy St Vincent is well worth the visit and can be easily reached by car.

Montgenevre is a road side narrow village just 2km from the Italian boarder, low priced shops, bars and restaurants line the road that leads down to the village’s nursery slopes. Thankfully the traffic that blighted this area now is diverted through a tunnel, so the village no longer suffers from through traffic on its way to Italy.

The ski range in Montgenevre is between 1760m and 2630m and is served locally with 31 lifts (82 lifts in the full area of the Milky Way and a ski range of 1390m to 2825m)

The Milky Way circuit is reached via a link just above Claviere which can be reached from Montgenevre either via a blue run via the Le Chalvet side of the mountain or via a series of reds and blues from the main mountain.

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Montgenevre Piste Map
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Beginners skiing in Montgenevre

Montgenevre is a perfect resort to learn to ski or snow board, the north facing nursery slopes hold snow well even on sunny days, the progression to longer slopes is simple with a fantastic blue leading back down to the village finishing up on a green run. Its unlikely that beginners will need a full area pass, for the first week at least.

Intermediates skiing in Montgenevre

Many of the runs are over classified meaning that most of the black runs are ideal for the adventurous intermediates. Other intermediates will enjoy the fine selection of reds on the local slopes. Within the full ski area of the Milky Way to be had, the choices for all levels of intermediates is perfect.

Advanced skiing in Montgenevre

On the local mountain there is little to excite advanced skiers and snow boarders, many of the local runs are over stated, so a black here might be a red in another ski area. However there is plenty of off piste terrain that will please and delight. Heli-skiing can be arranged on the Italian side which reaches some wonderful powder bowls.

Snowboarding in Montgenevre

For beginners Montgenevre is ideal, the nursery slopes hold great snow and some long varied terrain is available locally. For better boarders the off piste is great, offering some natural hits and jumps. The only draw back are a few drag lifts which with planning, can be avoided.

Après ski in Montgenevre

The variety of night life is somewhat limited, however there are some good bars, for party animals we recommend you head for the “Blue Night Disco” which stays open late.

Activities off the slopes in Montgenevre

Limited in terms of non ski activities, there are some good mountain walks. A bus connects to the attractive old mountain town of Briancon which is well worth a visit.

Accommodation in Montgenevre

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