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Montgenevre Ski Resort, France

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  • Resort height: 1850m
  • Highest lift: 2700m
  • No. of lifts: 70 (Milky Way)
  • No. of slopes: 59 (local) / 165 Milky Way
  • Total piste: 100km (local) / 400km (Milky Way)
  • Transfer times: Currently self-drive only

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Overview of Montgenevre

A French ski resort situated 2km from the Italian border and connected with one of the most vast ski areas in Italy - The Milky Way ski circuit - offering 400km of runs and incorporating the well known resorts of Sauze d'Oulx and Sestriere. You can also easily access Serre Chevalier and Puy St Vincent by car, as well as Les Deux Alpes and Alpe d'Huez if the road conditions are favourable.

The village itself, perched on a sunny slope at 1,850m, is traditional yet becoming more modern in recent years with a number of new accommodations offering fabulous access to the slopes.

3 Things We Love About Montgenevre

  1. Access to the vast slopes of the Milky Way ski area
  2. Large swathes of underused off-piste and loads of perfectly groomed slopes for beginner skiers
  3. Possesses the hallmarks of a big-name resort but remains understated and peaceful

Skiing and Boarding in Montgenevre

This is a great mixed-ability resort. If you're only just finding out about it, don't let its relatively unknown status fool you - Montgenevre has been a French favourite for years. The vast majority of the 100km of local area slopes are geared towards beginner and intermediate skiers (around 70%) with the remaining black runs varying in difficulty too. As a bonus, there is also masses of off piste skiing to be had throughout the Milky Way.

An altitude of 1850m and the position of Montgenevre lends itself to both consistent snowfall (often better on the French side than the Italian) and also regular sunny days. These kind of conditions are perfect for long ski days exploring the 400km and 7 resorts of the Milky Way ski area: Sauze d'Oulx, Sestriere, Claviere, Pragelato, Sansicario, Cesana and of course Montgenevre itself.

Lift Passes in Montgenevre

Montes des Lune - The 'local' pass is pretty substantial and you may find it perfectly sufficient for a week's ski holiday. Bear in mind the slopes of Montgenevre and Claviere offer 100km+ of skiing which is a fair amount in itself. With this pass you can also ski one day in the Milky Way - Sauze d'Oulx is the most popular choice - or remain in France and drive to Serre Chevalier for a ski-away day (part of the partnered 'Grande Galaxie' area).

Full Area - If you're keen to put some serious miles into your ski boots, the Milky Way full area pass is available from Montgenevre and includes all the resorts in the Milky Way plus one day in each of the Grand Galaxie resorts.


Activities in Montgenevre

As well as skiing there are other activities on offer in and close to the village:
  • Snowshoe tours
  • Tobogganing
  • Paragliding
  • the 'Monty Luge'
  • Spas
  • Outdoor Ice skating
  • Ice hockey


Après Ski in Montgenevre

Although Montgenevre isn't a big party resort, there are a few haunts which will keep you entertained...
  • Le Graal - A familiar style of apres venue, with a large sun deck, ample seating indoors with sports on the big screen, a long drinks list and good selection of pub-grub style food. Popular with locals and tourists alike.
  • Le Tourmente - A traditional cellar bar which is popular with the locals. Daily happy hours after the lifts close, which is a great opportunity to sample a cocktail, or three!
  • Exit Pub - If you have the energy later in the evening, get your dancing shoes on and head for the Exit. Always a vibrant nighttime atmosphere.


Places to Eat in Montgenevre

Within the village you'll find a good number of restaurants for eating out, mostly serving French or Italian cuisine. Here are a few:
  • L’Estable - Popular for the classic alpine dishes such as fondue, raclette and tartiflette. Good for groups and usually pretty busy!
  • Le César - If you're on a budget this place has you covered - pizzas, crêpes and other alpine cuisines.
  • Le Transalpin - Looking for somewhere a little more special? Italian-inspired dishes from seafood to steak, cooked with skill and presented with care.
  • Le Graal - A basic menu of family favourites such as burgers, fish & chips and other grilled meats. Ideal if you have kids in tow.

Family Facilities in Montgenevre

The resort offers some childcare facilities for children from as young as 6 months:
  • Kids Club - ESF operate the kids ski school in Montgenevre. 'Piou Piou' is for children 3 and older to learn to ski in a recently designed fun 'snow garden' area, complete with magic carpet.
  • Espace Partenaire - If you need a creche for children aged 6mo to 6yrs, Espace Partenaire is located on the front de neige in the village. Places must be pre-booked in advance.
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    Ski essentials in Montgenevre

    Organising ski hire has never been easier. Select your preferred departure date and see what discounts we offer when you pre-book. (Please note helmets are not included. Please call if you'd like to hire one).

    Up to
    15% off

    Bronze Silver Gold Platinum Ski Saver
    Adult   (14+ yrs) Skis | Poles £99 £84 £145 £123 £177 £151 £207 £176 Book your ski hire at the same time as purchasing any lift pass and save an additional
    £20 per person
    Ski | Poles | Boots £122 £104 £166 £141 £207 £176 £239 £203
    Snowboard £145 £123 £177 £151
    Snowboard | Boots £166 £141 £207 £176
    Child   (6-13 yrs) Skis | Poles £95 £80
    Ski | Poles | Boots £117 £100
    Snowboard £95 £80
    Snowboard | Boots £117 £100

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    Ski essentials in Montgenevre

    A lift pass is a necessity for every ski holiday and often a sizeable chunk of your holiday budget. As a result, and using our 35 years of experience, we have sought great value prices for you, so browse via resort and date to see how much you can save!

    Six Day Local Area Pass Ski Saver
    Senior   (65-74 yrs) £186 Book your ski hire at the same time as purchasing any lift pass and save an additional
    £20 per person
    Adult   (15-64 yrs) £187
    Child   (6-14 yrs) £165

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    Ski essentials in Montgenevre

    No matter what level you are – first time skier to seasoned pro, everyone can find ski tutorial to suit their level. Browse our ski lessons via date to see our current rates. Prices based on morning lessons – subject to availability.


    Ski School is now available for the 19/20 winter season. Please call our ski experts on 0330 102 8004 for advice and to book lessons.

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