Montgenèvre ski resort is a small village set at an impressive 1,850m between France and Italy at one end of the big cross-border Milky Way network. There is plenty of accommodation right on and close to the slopes, along with a good amount of restaurants and bars. The ski resort claims to be the oldest in France and is the 5th largest skiing area in the world with 400km of pistes to explore. The Grand Montgenèvre ski pass allows you to head to neighbouring Italian ski resorts Cesana, Sestrière, Pragelato , Sansicario and Sauze d'Oulx.
Montgenèvre ski resort proudly boasts French charm with an Italian flair, offering a fantastic combination of a record of 300 days of sunshine a year, one of the best snow records in France and a range of wide and uncrowded pistes to suit skiers and boarders of all abilities.
In recent years, Montgenèvre ski resort has stopped traffic going through the main village. This means the town itself is far more peaceful now. The après ski atmosphere is very much a relaxed one with quiet bars to unwind in. Enjoy traditional French and Italian cuisine in the dozen of restaurants in the area.
You can fly into Turin or Chambery airports, both of which have a reasonable hour and a half transfer time into the ski resort.
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Resort Altitude: 1,850m
Resort Skiing: 2,840m
Total Ski Area: 400km
Blue Runs: 95km
Red Runs: 220km
Black Runs: 85km
Cross Country: 80km
Montgenèvre ski resort is fortunate enough to be part of the Milky Way network, meaning you can extend Montgenèvre’s 60km of slopes to a much larger 400km, ranging up to 2,840m. This guarantees good snow throughout the season. There's a huge amount of reds, a few challenging blacks, and some easier blues and greens around the base of the resort; overall providing a good mix of skiing terrain.
Montgenèvre ski resort is great for all levels of skier however it leans mostly towards intermediates. There is a perfect nursery slope at the foot of the Gondrand sector for beginners, whilst intermediates have a plethora of blues and reds to cruise down. Experts and freeriders will find ample freeride terrain to explore around Vallon de la Vachette. There are also some great carving pistes on the Les Anges and Le Querelay trails.
Beginner snowboarders have some good options, as do intermediates with plenty of wide, cruising blues that are wonderfully quiet and peaceful. Freeriders will also find a good amount of options here - we recommend heading to Le Chalvet for the best off-piste territory. Freestylers will be happy to know there is a terrain park with a well-maintained half-pipe
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Montgenèvre ski resort has comprehensive childcare available for children who are six months and older. There’s a non-ski nursery for children aged six months to five years in a modern state-of-the-art facility. The ESF also runs a ski nursery, Piou-Piou Club, for children aged two and up where children can discover the joys of skiing in the snow garden.
There are more than a dozen restaurants in Montgenèvre ski resort, most blending traditional French food with the influence of the nearby Italian culture. Le Trio is a great place to dine out serving some fantastic dishes - definitely try the foie gras and frogs legs. Kilt Ristorante Pizzeria truly has some influence from the resort's neighbours and serves the best Italian food in the resort. On the mountain we suggest you visit Les Chalmettes for lunch, they have fantastic dishes and are very well priced.
Après ski is low-key in Montgenèvre ski resort but there are a few places that are worth visiting for a beverage or two. Le Refuge attracts the ‘straight off the slopes’ crowds while Le Graal and the bar in the Les Rois Mages Hotel pick up in the evening.
Montgenèvre ski resort offers some good alternative winter sports activities for non-skiers to enjoy. There are plenty of snowshoeing activities as well as snowmobiling and tobogganing. If you’re looking for something more leisurely there are a few spas in the resort to kick back and relax in.